The Close, Llangrove

An exclusive and award-winning development of 6 contemporary properties.


Following the success of this ‘What House?’ design award winning scheme at The Avenue, The Close at Llangrove utilises the successful housing typology of the Ross-on-Wye scheme and remodels the well-planned living spaces and simple palette of materials within a rural context, with scale and positioning suited to take advantage of the outstanding natural surroundings.

The difficult balance of housing density and open space has been achieved across the scheme and with high-quality living in mind and communal garden areas located in and around the development, the proposal is not short of green space which, with the predominately stone and timber boundary treatments, will nestle the scheme into its context.

Freeman Homes adopted the site with an interesting but (as seen by some) flawed extant permission. With early pre-application feedback from the Local Authority, the design team set about rationalising the masterplan to both introduce the new housing type, while improving accessibility, massing and form. This ambitious redesign required initial consultation with the Local Authority’s selected Case Officer, which continued in conjunction with ongoing Parish Council consultation meetings to ensure all concerns - both local and wider - were addressed. With careful consideration during the design development stages, the final proposals ensured the scheme was the best solution for both the local residents while achieving the site’s best potential and upholding quality.

Design & Style

Each of these 6 executive homes have beautifully well-appointed and planned living spaces creating the ultimate in luxurious rural living. The well-proportioned private gardens with living areas have been designed to bring the outside in, allowing optimum use of the garden space for living and entertaining.

Location & Amenities

Set in the quiet but friendly village of Llangrove, the development takes full advantage of the beautiful countryside surrounding and exceptional views as far as the Black Mountains. The Close is within an easy commute of both Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye. Conveniently tucked down a quiet country lane, The Close benefits from the nearby M50 offering good links to Hereford, Newport and Cardiff as well as Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bristol.

Energy Saving Technology

All of the homes feature the latest in heating technology. Heating and hot water is delivered by an air source heat pump (ASHP) providing a renewable and cost effective energy source. The ASHP is placed outside. It absorbs heat from the outside air which efficiently heats underfloor heating, radiators and hot water in your home. It uses electricity to run but produces more heat than it uses energy.

Their benefits are:
• Lower fuel bills - savings up to 40% of traditional heating methods
• Lower home carbon emissions
• No fuel deliveries required
• Requires little maintenance
• Renewable energy source

Throughout the development we have tried to source low maintenance or maintenance free materials where possible to ensure a long life span. The use of aluminium windows and doors, colour-through render and natural therawood cladding should mean that owners can live in these properties for years to come without worrying about expensive maintenance costs or having to find the time to do annual care to them. We also carried this through into the properties by sourcing superior quality materials and appliances that have extended warranties or guarantees to ensure peace of mind for buyers.


We are delighted to announce that we are the proud winners of Best Residential Development at the 2016 UK International Property Awards. The Close was awarded Best Residential Development at the UK Property Awards. The awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all areas of the property industry and is a recognised mark of world-renowned excellence.

The Close, Llangrove, Nr Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6EZ


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