Howle Hill, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A truly rare opportunity to acquire a unique property. A sympathetic, high quality conversion of a village church dating back to 1875. There are an abundance of original features combined beautifully with all the modern conveniences. Undoubtedly, the envy of all who visit.

A truly rare opportunity to acquire a unique property. A sympathetic, high quality conversion of a village church dating back to 1875. There are an abundance of original features combined beautifully with all the modern conveniences. Undoubtedly, the envy of all who visit.


St Johns is situated in a tranquil, rural location along a no through country lane within the sought after hamlet of Howle Hill. The market town of is approximately 3 miles away and offers a good range of shopping, social and sports facilities. Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham are approximately 16 miles, 18 miles and 25 miles respectively. There are excellent road links from Ross-on-Wye to the Midlands via the M50/M5 and South wales via the A40/M4.

The property is entered via:

Original gothic arched front Porch with quarry tiled flooring. Lighting and vaulted timber ceiling. Original wrought iron gate and impressive oak door leads through to:

Reception Hall: 14'5" x 11'2" (4.4m x 3.4m).

A beautifully light and airy room with 12' (3.66m) high ceiling with inset spotlights. Feature leaded stained glass Gothic window to south westerly aspect. Original font which will no doubt be a talking point. Fitted oak effect full height book shelving and concealed column radiator. Oak door to understairs storage cupboard. Fibre broadband to the property and modem. Solid Oak cottage door to:

Stunning Drawing Room: 19'11" x 19'9" (6.07m x 6.02m).

So many fabulous original features in this room which certainly has the 'wow' factor. Notably the large recessed stained glass leaded Gothic style windows with stone reveals. Original stone pulpit, 12' high ceiling with down lighters and additional wall up lighters. Oak flooring with central feature of original iron heating grates set in providing additional area for feature lighting. Two column radiators. A superb 10' high 5' wide original gothic style arch with three Travertine steps leading up to:

Open plan Kitchen/Dining Room: 21'6" x 15'2" (6.55m x 4.62m).

Dining Area: 15'3" x 11'7" (4.65m x 3.53m).

Stained glass stone window, travertine flooring, arched timber ceiling. Column radiator, stone Gothic feature arch, storage cupboard power point and oak panelling.

Kitchen Area: 15'7" x 9'10" (4.75m x 3m).

Featuring a truly magnificent Gothic style original stained glass window to the easterly aspect through which the morning sun floods. Further stained glass windows to the southerly aspect. The kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of oak fronted base and matching wall cupboards with solid granite worktops over. Integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave. Kensington stainless steel electric double oven and grill with five ring ceramic hob and extractor hood over. Feature Piscina (stone basin) situated to the rear of the cooker. One and a half bowl undermounted sink. Window seating. High vaulted pitched pine ceiling.

Utility Room: 9'7" x 9'6" max (2.92m x 2.9m max).

Fitted with oak fronted base units with worktop over. Plumbing for washing machine. Slate flooring, power points, column radiator. Original door to outside. High vaulted ceiling with beams. Gothic style stained glass window. Additional opening double glazed window to rear. Oak cottage door into:

Boiler Room:

Oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Unvented hot water cylinder. Stone Gothic arch.

From the reception hall, cottage door leads into:

Ground Floor Bedroom: 9'9" x 7'9" (2.97m x 2.36m).

With oak flooring. Column radiator. Full height Gothic style part stain glass window with additional double glazed opening window. 12' (3.66m) high timber ceiling with spotlights. Column radiator, power points, TV point. Door into:

En-Suite Shower Room:

Beautifully fitted with corner quadrant shower cubicle with mains shower. Travertine tiled walls. Concealed unit low level WC and overhang wash hand basin. Large Gothic style stain glass window with stone reveals giving plenty of natural light. Inset ceiling spotlights. Chromium heated towel radiator. Extractor fan. Travertine flooring.

From reception hall, full turn staircase in pine leads to:

First Floor Landing:

With column radiator. Ceiling spotlights. Access to insulated roof space. Painted pine floor boards.

Master Bedroom: 13'4" x 10'9" (4.06m x 3.28m).

An exceptional feature of the room is the beautiful ornate Gothic style westerly facing double glazed window, bringing in dappled, colourful natural light. High vaulted ceiling, exposed timbers, column radiator, power points. wall uplighters, painted timber flooring. Oak cottage door into:


Glazed and Travertine tiled walls with mains shower and rainfall shower head. Low level WC. Travertine counter with circular wash hand basin and mono block mixer with storage beneath. Additional recess with Travertine tiled shelving. Exposed ceiling timbers. Chromium heated towel radiator, shaver points, ceiling spotlights.

Bedroom 2: 13'7" x 10'9" (4.14m x 3.28m).

Again with beautiful timber vaulted ceiling. Gothic glazed arch looking towards the ornate stained glass window of the kitchen area. Window to rear aspect. Column radiator, power points, uplighters. Door into:

En-Suite Shower Room:

Corner glazed and Travertine tiled shower cubicle with electric shower and glazed screen. Pedestal wash hand basin with mono block mixer. Low level WC. Travertine tiled flooring. Chromium heated towel radiator. Exposed timbers. Ceiling spotlights. extractor fan.

Bedroom 4: 11'1" x 6'6" (3.38m x 1.98m).

Accommodating a double bed with again a lovely exposed ceiling timbers. Window to rear with lovely rural aspect. Column radiator. spotlights.

Family Bathroom: 8'5" x 7'8" (2.57m x 2.34m).

No shortage of space in this lovely characterful bathroom having roll top claw foot bath tub with free standing mono block shower mixer. Travertine washstand with tiled splashback, inset mirror and lighting. Exposed ceiling timbers, spotlights, wall up lighter. Chromium heated towel radiator. Travertine tiled flooring.


The property is approached via gravelled driveway from the no through country lane with double five bar gated entrance leading into large block paved parking and turning area with bin store. Pedestrian access is gained through the lovely stone boundary wall by original wrought iron gates with stone pillars.

To the front of the property is a walled garden interspersed with fruit trees and shrubs, again flanked by the original stone boundary walls. Raised decking area. Productive green house.

To the side of the property there are numerous raised vegetable beds. Gravelled pathway and again, the original stone boundary wall. Power points. The area leads through to a barked area currently used for a chicken enclosure. Decked area providing a lovely afternoon sunny space to sit and take in the beautiful environment. The rear is predominantly gravelled providing a lovely shaded area for evening sun. There is a pretty aspect through the adjacent majestic Beech trees to the rural outlook.

Garden Shed: 6' x 4' (1.8m x 1.2m)

Garden Workshop: 8' x 5' (2.4m x 1.52m).

Power points & lighting.


From Ross-on-Wye proceed south on the B4234, after approximately one mile turn left signposted Howle Hill. Take the next right again signposted Howle Hill. Proceed to the top of the hill and turn left at the staggered crossroads signposted Howle Church and the property will be found after approximately 500 yards.

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Richard Butler & Associates

15 Gloucester Road, Ross on Wye


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