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  • Bedrooms: 3
An exquisite and quintessential country cottage, beautifully tucked away on a tranquil lane within a wonderful plot featuring gardens and paddock approaching 1½ acres.

Owners Comments

“Meadow Cottage has been a super family home where we have endeavoured to create all the comforts of modern living whilst presenting the charm and character of the property's era.”

“The paddock has allowed our daughter to keep her horse at home which was a real benefit while she was growing up.”


This elegant period home is believed to have origins dating back more than 300 years as the original farmhouse and retains a wealth of character evocative of its era whilst subtly combining all the comforts of modern living. Original exposed timbers, Inglenook fireplaces and authentic latch doors are representative of this home's heritage, which fuse seamlessly with the impressive more recent improvements to the layout incorporating the superb kitchen breakfast room and first floor family bathroom.

The enchanting history of this home is apparent from every consideration and its magnificent setting is truly magical backing onto picturesque countryside and farmland, as every view from every window paints a different picture. Our clients have lovingly restored this home to its original splendour with every historic detail having been carefully considered for restoration or replacement. Although wonderfully quaint, the accommodation is surprisingly spacious exceeding 3600sq.ft. offering four practical bedrooms accompanied by a versatile host of reception rooms resulting in a truly striking and individual family home. The accommodation is supplemented by the Granary perched on staddlestones, recently re-thatched original Peat house, an English Heritage constructed double garage hosting a workshop and tack room.

This rare gem enjoys a delightful setting within gardens of 0.5 acre and an excellent adjoining paddock of approximately 0.8 acre which may suit the equestrian enthusiast with idyllic riding nearby. Plaitford is a picturesque rural hamlet with wonderful scenic walks and countryside offering a peaceful haven yet enjoying walking access to nearby Sherfield English and the local amenities of Wellow. It is also only a short drive to the more comprehensive facilities of the market town of Romsey or cathedral city of Salisbury.


Upon entering Meadow Cottage you are immediately immersed in the era with beautifully preserved oak beams and stunning Inglenook fireplaces. Traditional style latch panel doors lead into the kitchen breakfast room with terracotta tiled floor offering an informal dining venue whilst filled with charm. A cosy brick fireplace is an attractive focal point equipped with the bread oven and granite worktops flanking the claret oil fired Aga. There is space for further appliances in addition to an integrated dishwasher.

It is the host of reception rooms in Meadow Cottage that offer versatility and individuality. The lounge is simply stunning, beautifully bright, centred upon an impressive Inglenook fireplace with inset oak mantle hosting a Jotul wood burning stove and exposed ceiling timbers. The dining room features a Cotswold flag stone flooring, which continues into the hallway and shower room, appreciating a dual aspect with the French doors allowing access and vistas to the stunning setting and grounds. An inner hallway serves as a rear passageway incorporating a boot room hosting the boiler, walk in larder, airing cupboard and luxurious shower room. The music room/bedroom four is versatile whilst a separate office completes the ground floor.

The first floor is accessed via two separate staircases, one from the kitchen the other from the lounge. The landing allows a practical flow to the three well-proportioned bedrooms all with their own built in storage. The character continues within the exposed wall and ceiling timbers, period fireplaces and traditional doors, served by the beautiful family bathroom equipped with Imperial wash hand basin, W/C and panel enclosed bath.


Double wrought iron gates opens into the gravelled driveway and turning area fronting the well structured English Heritage double garage which houses a lockable workshop and tack room. The thatched Peat house, still of its original construction, is currently used as a hay store adjacent to the original Granary perched on staddlestones. Further outbuildings include the annex with power and hot and cold water, the outside utility room and a separate store room. The gardens are wholly impressive and so beautifully manicured that they provide a setting that can only be described as magical with extensive lawns bordered by established shrubs and mature trees. The formal country gardens extend to 0.5 acres encompassing the house comprising lawned areas and an attractive Yorkshire flagstone patio creating an ideal summer entertaining venue. The paddock extends to approximately 0.8 acre immediately to the side of the garden and has its own access from the road, a stable bordering attractive farm and meadow land with far reaching views.


Plaitford is a sought after village positioned on the Northern fringes of the New Forest National Park. It boasts a church, village hall, public house amongst other local amenities. It is approximately 20 minutes' drive to Southampton, the cathedral city of Salisbury and half hour's drive to Winchester. It a short distance from the M27 motorway providing excellent access to the South coast and London via the M3. The local market town of Romsey provides a range of amenities including healthcare, supermarkets, leisure centre, boutique outlets and excellent choice of schooling.

Agent Note

A grade II listed thatched cottage served by oil fired heating and private drainage. The rateable value for the property is Band G.


From our offices in West Wellow proceed along the A36 towards Salisbury into the village of Plaitford turning right into Sherfield English Road. Proceed for approximately 1 mile and Meadow Cottage can be found on your left hand side on a bend.

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Charles Powell

Suite 14d, Chatmohr Estate, Crawley Hill, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire

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