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Residential development site at Leys Hill, Walford, Ross-on-Wye

Full planning consent has been obtained for the erection of 5 contemporary houses designed by Graham Frecknall Architecture & Design with each property offering 6 bedrooms, 2 of which have en-suite facilities as well as large reception rooms and open plan kitchen/dining areas. The accommodation to comprise a utility room and study.

Externally the houses will be approached by a private driveway giving access to double garage and pathway/steps to the front entrance, with terraced gardens overlooking the Wye Valley. Each property set within a site of approximately 3/4 of an acre.

The layouts have been designed to maximise the scenic location with far reaching views yet retaining modern living arrangements finished to a high specification.

We are advised that services exist within the locality and confirm that we have not tested any of the service installations. Any prospective purchaser must satisfy themselves independently as to the state and condition of such items.


Ross on Wye is an attractive, riverside market town, close to the Welsh Border, situated on the National motorway network, being at the southern end of the M5 motorway, which provides access to the Midlands.

There is also dual carriageway access via the A40 to the M4 at Newport. Ross on Wye is a popular tourist centre for visitors to the Wye valley and the Royal Forest of Dean. The property it situated approximately 3.5 miles from Ross on Wye and some 6 miles from Monmoth.

It is situated in the Wye Valley which is classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty and the proposed dwellings will enjoy panoramic unspoilt rural views of the area including Symonds Yat and the River Wye.


The Local Authority have indicated they would consider a revised scheme of 9 units which would comprise the following:

Plot 1

4 Bedroom detached.

Gross External Area: 240 sq m

Plot 2

4 Bedroom plus Office.

Gross External Area: 288 sq m

Plot 3

4 Bedroom plus Office.

Gross External Area: 240 sq m

Plot 4

4 Bedroom plus Annexe.

Gross External Area: 320 sq m

Plot 5

3 Bedroom plus Office.

Gross External Area: 196 sq m

Plot 6

3 Bedroom plus Office.

Gross External Area: 225 sq m

Plot 7

3 Bedroom detached.

Gross External Area: 228 sq m

Plot 8

3 Bedroom detached.

Gross External Area: 232 sq m

Plot 9

3 Bedroom

Gross External Area: 238 sq m

All dimensions and areas are approximate.


The dwellings would be assessed for Council Tax purposes at completion.


Full details can be viewed on the Herefordshire County Council website at: Property reference P161689/F.


The property is offered freehold with vacant possession.


The site 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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