This historic house for sale has far-reaching views over the River Wye and is close to the town centre. 

River House, in Ross-on-Wye, is Grade II listed, dates back to the 1800s and forms part of the “historic streetscape” of the area. 

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The open living room on the ground floor. (Morris Bricknell)

The property spans four storeys, and over the past three years has been upgraded and refurbished throughout, while retaining character features such as panelled walls, period fireplace surrounds and chandeliers. 

The ground floor comprises one large open living room, with a kitchen to one end, with “elegant” shutters, a character fireplace surround and exposed beams. 

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The sitting room, with two bay windows. (Morris Bricknell)

Upstairs, there is a sitting room with two bay windows that feature window seats and river views, plus chandeliers. 

Also on the first floor is one bedroom, a shower, and a separate WC, while the principal suite sits on the top floor with built-in cupboards and an adjacent bathroom. 

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The views from the property. (Morris Bricknell)

As well as the three storeys of living accommodation, there is a sizeable and ancient cellar with a vaulted roof housing laundry equipment, and a workshop. 

The property is being sold by estate agents Morris Bricknell Estate Agents for a price of £459,000. 

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The main bedroom. (Morris Bricknell)

The agent commented: “River House comprises an exceptionally attractive, four story property occupying an elevated site in historic Wye Street, and being just a few hundred yards west of the Market House in Ross town centre and a few minutes stroll from the banks of the River Wye.

“Wye Street was formerly the only western approach to the town centre, and in its early days was named Dock Street, since the road led down to the thriving boating activity, both commercial and leisure, on the River Wye. 

“In the early 1800’s, a brand new access road, Wilton Road, was created, and thus most principal traffic now uses that rerouted road, leaving the upper end of Wye Street as a beautiful curving row of older property facades.

“Since acquiring the property some three years ago, the current owner has invested a substantial sum in upgrading and refurbishment of the property, resulting in the stunning interior that we see today.”