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Holly Bush Farm, Ross Road, Longhope

  • Fantastic opportunity to acquire a mixed-use property comprising a range of refurbished commercial space, a substantial 4 bedroom dwelling, holiday let and agricultural land.
  • Situated in an idyllic setting with excellent transport links to the surrounding areas and further afield via the M5/M50 Motorway Network.
  • Potential for a variety of uses subject to the necessary consents being obtained.
  • A video of the property can be viewed here.

The property is accessed via a sweeping private driveway which leads to a large car park giving access to all areas. The property has undergone a significant refurbishment program in recent times. The site extends to approximately 40 acres and includes a range of commercial buildings, a substantial dwelling, holiday let and agricultural land which has been used in part for recreational purposes.

There is a generous parking allocation on site with external seating areas set in an attractive landscaped environment.


The commercial space comprises a range of converted agricultural buildings of steel portal frame and stone construction and the majority are currently occupied as an award-winning artisan brewery, Hillside Brewery.

The accommodation includes a brewing room, bottling room, stores (including chilled), a shop and office accommodation.

The main barn has been fitted out as a hospitality venue to provide a seating area, bar, commercial kitchen and shower and WC facilities on the ground floor with further seating at mezzanine level and on an external terrace. Access to the mezzanine is by way of a steel staircase.

One of the buildings has been converted for use as a holiday let and the accommodation includes a double bedroom, kitchen/living area, shower room and utility room.

The site has a 5-star food hygiene rating and benefits from a premises licence.


The property is a detached, extended farmhouse with extensive gardens and an orchard to the rear.

It offers flexible living accommodation throughout including an exceptional reception hall with 2 fully glazed elevations and eye-catching overhead walkway, which links the first floor of the original building to the modern extension at the rear.

The property also includes a fully fitted kitchen, family bathroom with walk-in shower, 3 reception rooms, 4 double bedrooms (2 with en-suite) and the master bedroom also benefits from a balcony.

There are a number of accesses to the exterior including 2 bi-fold doors from the reception hall and double doors from the drawing room.

The total area of the dwelling extends to approximately 203 sq m (2,185 sq ft).

The property has an EPC Rating of D.


The site has 2 incoming mains water supplies and benefits from its own water supply from a bore hole and there has been a significant investment in renewables.

It has two 3-phase electricity supplies.

3 air source pumps are included in the sale and there are large ground source pump and 50KVA of solar and their associated RHI contracts which are available by separate negotiation.

An interactive tour of the commercial space and land can be viewed here.


The property is located in Longhope, a village and civil parish in the north of the Forest of Dean about 5 miles from Newent, about 4 miles east of Mitcheldean, 8 miles west of Gloucester and 9 miles south west of Ross on Wye.

The area enjoys great road communication links to the M50 and A40 giving access to the M5 motorway onto Birmingham, Bristol and beyond. Hollybush Farm is situated in an idyllic setting just off the A40 Gloucester to Ross-on-Wye trunk road.


The approximate gross internal areas are as follows:

Main Barn

Ground Floor: 407.23 sq m (4,383 sq ft)

First Floor: 107.98 sq m (1,162 sq ft)

Terrace: 52.64 sq m (567 sq ft)

Cellar: 20.28 sq m (218 sq ft)

Basic Store: 189.61 sq m (2,041 sq ft)

Cask Cold Store: 23.09 sq m (249 sq ft)

Bar: 16.73 sq m (180 sq ft)

Warehouse: 195.57sq m (2,105 sq ft)

Brew House: 25.76 sq m (277 sq ft)

Shop and Offices

Ground floor: 51.74 sq m (557 sq ft)

First floor: 20.65 sq m (222 sq ft)

Cold Store and Office:

Ground floor: 38.30 sq m (411 sq ft)

First floor: 29.79 sq m (321 sq ft)

Holiday Let: 53.61 sq m (577 sq ft)

Total approximate gross internal area

1,232.98 sq m (13,272 sq ft)

3 bedroom dwelling: 203 sq m (2,185 sq ft)


The Rateable Values appearing on the Valuation Office Agency website are as follows:

Hillside Brewery: £23,500

Holiday Let: £1,600

Land used for War Games: £8,600

Rate in £ 2020/2021: 0.499

The dwelling is listed within Band D for Council Tax purposes.


The property is used as a microbrewery with associated offices, shop and storage with hospitality and leisure facilities including a campsite also provided.

It includes a dwelling and holiday cottage, and consent has been obtained to convert redundant buildings to provide further holiday lets.


The property is offered freehold with vacant possession.

Offers are invited in the region of £2.25 million.


The property is not elected for VAT.

Legal costs:

Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred in the transaction.


Ash & Co 

Simon McKeag: 07737 691453

Harry Pontifex: 01242 255242

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