Old Maids Walk - Town - Ross-on-Wye 6 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receps  
Guide Price  £325,000  

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Full Description

2 Reception Halls, one with Georgian stairwell, 3 Reception Rooms, Study, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms with W.C., Workshop & Utility Room. Gas Fired Central Heating. Some Double Glazing. Extensive Vaulted Cellars. Lawned Front Garden, Sun Terrace and Parking Area for at least 2 vehicles. Extensive town facilities within minutes walk. A unique and intriguing property.
(reference: 001208)

Location & Description

Clairville lies just a short way south of Ross-on-Wye town centre, occupying a corner position at the junction of Old Maids Walk and Copse Cross Street.

The principal aspects are to the south and east, the superbly proportioned and numerous sash windows allowing the penetration of the high degree of natural light.

The property is of Herefordshire Old Red Sandstone construction, the main accommodation being on three levels, but with an upper half storey and vaulted cellars beneath.

The garden extends southwards from the faηade towards the part gravelled parking area, and there is a second principal access to the western elevation, the far door opening to a delightful, circular Georgian staircase.

As currently used, the property is partially sub-divided into three units, but the whole could easily revert to a large single dwelling, since there are interconnecting doors, as well as two stairwells.

The property has immense character, and has been in the same ownership for the last 47 years. Most purchasers are likely to want to refurbish the property, but hopefully retaining as much of the Listed character as possible. In detail, the gas centrally heated accommodation comprises the following generously proportioned accommodation.

Principal Residence - Entrance Hall approx 5.79m (19'0") x 2.67m (8'9")

Having two large, multi paned windows to east elevation admitting excellent light. Flagstone flooring. Part exposed stonework and exposed ceiling beams. Part panelling to lower walls. Lockable door to Apartment 1, and further glazed door to:-

Inner Hall - with coat hooks and door through to:-

Workshop/Utility Room approx 4.60m (15'1") x 3.81m (12'6")

Again, a pleasingly light room with two large windows to east elevation. Plumbing for washing machine.

Jacobean style stairs lead from the inner hall up to the:-

First Floor Landing

With antique pine panelled doors and surrounding architrave.

Living Room

A superbly proportioned room of overall max dimensions approx. 23’2 x 15’3 and being a wonderfully light room with two, deep shuttered windows to south elevation, complete with window seats, and additional window and seat to east. Decorative fireplace surround with mantel and dentil frieze over. Massive ceiling beams and triple arm, brass central ceiling light fitting.

Study 2.59m (8'6") x 2.01m (6'7")

With sash window to east elevation and range of built-in cupboards.

Kitchen/Breakfast approx 4.62m (15'2") x 4.04m (13'3")

Again having two deep sash windows to east elevation admitting excellent morning light. Double bowl stainless steel sink, plumbing for dishwasher and four ring gas hob with gas oven alongside. Range of floor and wall mounted cupboards. Cork tiled floor. Ample room for dining table.

Second Floor Landing

Approached via the original Jacobean style staircase. Wired glazed skylight over admitting natural light, and two small hatches to void over.

Bedroom 1 approx 6.30m (20'8") x 2.67m (8'9")

With probably the original wide plank door leading to a particularly light room with windows to both east and south elevations, admitting excellent natural light. Outlook across Copse Cross Street, Walford Road and the junctions with Alton Road, Sussex Avenue and Old Maids Walk. Exposed ceiling and wall beams.

Bedroom 2 approx 4.39m (14'5") x 4.37m (14'4")

With window to south elevation and exposed ceiling beams.

Bath/Shower Room & W.C.

Recently partially refitted with white suite comprising easy access bath with thermostatic shower over and glazed side screen, wash hand basin and low level w.c. Cork tiled floor. Fitted cupboards to corner with hot water cylinder. Window to west elevation.

Boiler/Utility Room approx 4.70m (15'5") x 4.19m (13'9")

With original ceiling and wall timbering and wide sash window to east elevation. Wall mounted to one corner is the Vaillant mains gas central heating boiler together with programmer and time switch.

Third Floor - Bedroom 3 approx 4.72m (15'6") x 3.86m (12'8")

With sash window to south elevation enabling outlook across the front garden and Dean Hill Park towards wooded Chase Hill. Virtually the whole of one wall has wood fronted, fitted wardrobes/storage cupboards.

Bedroom 4 approx 4.72m (15'6") x 3.61m (11'10")

With sash window to north elevation enabling far reaching outlook across Ross-on-Wye town towards wooded hillsides beyond. Extensive storage furniture to one wall.

APARTMENT 1 (Ground Floor)

Reception Hall

With part glazed door to exterior and door through to:-

Living Room approx 5.16m (16'11") x 4.04m (13'3")

With superb, double glazed bay window to south elevation admitting much light. Exposed ceiling beam. Central ceiling light fitting.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room approx 3.25m (10'8") x 3.15m (10'4")

Having a range of floor mounted cupboards with marble effect working surfaces over. Complementary wall mounted cupboards. Tiling behind working surfaces. Space for breakfast table. Wall mounted to one corner is the Potterton mains gas fired central heating boiler, whilst to the opposite corner is the airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. Plumbing for washing machine. Window to north elevation.

Bathroom & W.C.

Having white suite comprising panelled bath, low level w.c. and wash hand basin with cupboards beneath.

Bedroom/Potential Reception Room approx 5.51m (18'1") x 4.32m (14'2")

Of overall max dimensions approx. 18’1 x 14’2 into the superb, double glazed bay window to south elevation. Exposed ceiling beam. Lockable door through to reception hall of principal residence.

APARTMENT 2 (Ground & First Floor)

Impressive Reception Hall with flagstone base and superb large windows admitting much light to the beautiful, elegant, curving Georgian stairwell and stairs. Arch topped window with stained glass approaching the landing. Cornice to ceiling. Side recess with door down to Cellar (see later).

First Floor Landing

With access to:-

Living Room/Kitchen approx 5.54m (18'2") x 4.90m (16'1")

Having two, superb, large windows, one to south and one to west elevation, the south elevation being double glazed. Range of floor and wall mounted cupboards to west wall incorporating single drainer stainless steel sink. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Fitted carpet to living room, cork tiled base to kitchen area.

Bedroom approx 5.13m (16'10") x 3.33m (10'11")

With large window to north elevation

Bathroom & W.C.

With white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level w.c. Corner cupboard with hot water cylinder.


This divides itself into three sections, each with vaulted ceiling, the principal sections being of approx. dimensions being 23’4 x 11’6 & 14’5 x 14’1, with an additional section being max 20’6 x 10’9. Window to east side of central cellar section.


Vehicular approach to the property is directly off Old Maids Walk onto a Part Earthen, Part Gravelled Parking Area currently providing space for two vehicles. This parking area could be increased in size relatively easily.

A Gravelled Pedestrian Path leads northwards from this area towards the house, past the Neat Level Lawn, this being of approx. max dimensions 55’ x 30’.

A substantial Brick & Blockwork Wall borders the east side of the garden, shrubs and young trees positioned against this wall including Yew, Mahonia, Variegated Laurel, Viburnum, Holly, Sumaca, Winter Jasmine, Cotoneaster and others.

Positioned to the western boundary are further shrubs including Buddleia, Seneccio, a Young Prunus, Rosemary, Raspberries and others.

The area immediately adjacent to the front wall of the property comprises a Gravelled Forecourt of approx. max dimensions 40’ x 15’. A pedestrian path along the western side of the house leads to Apartment 1 and Apartment 2.


Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are connected. Each of the three sections of the overall house have their own independent, mains gas fired boiler for central heating.

OUTGOINGS: Council Tax Band: Main House – D, - Apartment 1 – A, Apartment 2 - A

To View

Strictly and only please by prior telephone appointment through Morris Bricknell Chartered Surveyors. Tel: 01989 768320. Out of hours, try Norman Bricknell on 01989 564689.


Leave the stone built market house in the centre of Ross, proceeding southwards up Copse Cross Street. Take the 1st turning right into Old Maids Walk, and immediately on your right hand side you will see the vehicular entrance and parking area for Clairville.

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Floor plans

These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by ourselves. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.

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Contact Details
To view this property or request more details, contact

Morris Bricknell Chartered Surveyors
30 Gloucester Road

Tel : 01989 768320
Email : info@morrisbricknell.com
Web : www.morrisbricknell.com
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