For sale: Closed Chase Hotel, Ross-on-Wye, has potential homes

A PERTE hotel in Herefordshire is up for sale for bids in excess of £5million.

The Chase Hotel in Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye closed in 2019 and owner Camanoe Estates Limited said it wanted planning permission for around 100-120 apartments and also five houses on the land .

But no application has been made to Herefordshire Council for the town center site since it closed in 2019, but there have been conversations with planners.

Knight Frank agents said the Georgian house became a hotel in 1927 and there were later additions and extensions,

This means there is a “significant built footprint” with ample parking adjacent, and are asking for offers in excess of £5m.


The existing building spans 27,190 square feet on the site, or 11.81 acres.

Agents said the building has conversion potential and the land has further potential for new build development, subject to planning agreement.

They said it was an “exclusive development opportunity” with residential, care or mixed-use potential.

Agents said the current owners have entered into pre-application discussions regarding development of the site, including redevelopment of the existing hotel and additional residential development on the land.


These documents include arboreal, ecological, landscape, heritage and asbestos assessments and reports. Prospective buyers will receive the pre-application submission and response, but are advised to undertake their own investigations of planning prospects and development potential.

There are 38 hotel rooms, staff quarters and service areas spread over the basement, ground floor, first and second floors. The original residence spans the basement, ground floor and first floor with second floor accommodation available in a later south extension to the original property.

The basement has previously been used for storage purposes, including beer, wine and other consumer goods. It is accessed by an internal staircase located in the historic element of the building.


The ground floor space offers a commercial kitchen, staff reception, office, lounge, restaurant, ballroom, conference rooms and other services and storage areas.

The ground floor is accessed via the main internal communication areas and includes a variety of external exits to the wider grounds, rear yard and service areas.

The first floor comprises double, single and shared hotel rooms with en-suite bathrooms, varying in size, office space, further conference rooms, a meeting room and general service and storage areas.

These areas are all accessible via the main decorative staircase core of the original residence and a variety of secondary staircases in later extensions to the building.

The second floor includes other double, single and shared hotel rooms of various sizes, an office, stores and circulation areas. This space is accessed via two stairwells in the southern extension of the original building.

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