Mooove into The Avenue this Summer


To mark the launch of their flagship development The Avenue, Freeman Homes commissioned a painting by local cow artist Jackie Spurrier.  Following a competition on Facebook which attracted over 350 entries, the cow has been named Floella.  Floella, the Freeman Homes cow is a Hereford cow painted with the iconic view of Ross behind her.  She now stands proud above the double sided woodburner which divides the large open plan living area from the dining space which is encased by floor to ceiling windows which open back to bring the outside in. 

Local cow artist, Jackie Spurrier from Taunton painted Floella after being contacted by Sales and Marketing Senior Manager of The MF Freeman Group, Hayley Coombs.  “I needed to add the finishing touches to the show home and wanted something local and fun to bring the house alive.  I came across Jackie’s work and thought it was perfect to display in our brand new show home.   The show home is now home to 12 of Jackie’s masterpieces including Milly, Molly and Mandy, Eavis and Minty.  All of the cows Jackie paints have a story to tell and they really are truly fabulous, they make me smile every time I look at them.  They each have their own personalities, I just don’t know how Jackie makes them look so alive!  Of course Floella is our favourite!”

House hunters who attended the exclusive launch of new development The Avenue the new flagship development by Freeman Homes in Ross-on-Wye were wowed by the new homes.  Contemporary in design with no detail overlooked.

Visitors enjoyed Champagne and canapés while viewing the 3,000 square foot property which offers four large bedrooms, each with en-suite.  The attention to detail is second to none with Hansgrohe taps operated by the push of a button, Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware and large format Porcelanosa tiles.  

The cows which are scattered around the house provide a great talking point and add a bit of fun to the large contemporary rooms.  “The storage space is amazing”, added one house hunter, all the rooms have built-in wardrobes and the top floor also have additional cupboard space too.  Some new home designers don’t focus on storage and as a result they lack space but the Avenue certainly doesn’t fall into this category.

Jackie Spurrier visited the show home to deliver the cows prior to the opening and was pleased with their new home!  “The house is fantastic, it’s so spacious and I loved the Primalite glass in the bathrooms that turns opaque at the flick of a switch. Amazing!”

Homes at the Avenue are now available to buy following the launch event last Wednesday.  The houses will be ready for occupation in June while the 2 single story lodges, which offer two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, each with a private garden, will be completed in August.  The main house which was home to the Chestnuts nursing home has been renovated to create three spacious apartments, each finished to the same exacting standards.  The ground floor apartment has a private entrance and patio which apartments 2 & 3 share an entrance and have use of the landscaped gardens which have been designed by Garden Designer, Cheryl Cummings from Monmouth. 

The Avenue is something completely different from anything else available in the area bringing homes that are ordinarily seen in Cheltenham or Bristol right here to Ross on Wye.   "We've had great feedback on the Avenue.  We wanted to bring contemporary designed homes to the area which offer the ultimate in modern living, the specification is fantastic and I am so pleased to be able to bring these homes to Ross on Wye and indeed, the Avenue”, says Luke Freeman, Joint Chief Executive of the MF Freeman Group.

Located in one of the most desirable areas of Ross-on-Wye, homes start at £195,000 - £745,000.  The show home is available to view by appointment.  To book a viewing call 01989 567900 or email or go to

Jackie’s work can be viewed and bought on her website

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