This secluded home, surrounded by woodland and in Southampton's most sought after postcode, could be yours for £1.25 million. 

The isolated five bedroom property, in Roman Road West, Chilworth, lies in a plot approaching two thirds of an acre and is approached via a leafy lane. 

The house, built in 1914 as a forester's cottage for the Fleming Estate, has stunning views in all directions, bordering mature woodland and fields, as well as a separate studio apartment above the garage.

Daily Echo: Roman Road West, Chilworth

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The property is also ripe for expansion, with planning permission already granted to create a superb open plan kitchen / family room with bi-fold doors and a larger master bedroom above. 

But the existing layout already boasts everything needed by a growing family. 

The spacious hallway, with a guest cloakroom, leads to the three reception rooms and a large conservatory benefitting from under floor heating.

Daily Echo: Roman Road West, Chilworth

The kitchen has been combined with the adjacent family room to create a sizeable open plan space ideal for entertaining.

Upstairs, two of the five bedrooms have en suite facilities, while the fifth bedroom, with its diamond shaped window, is currently used as a dressing room. 

The family bathroom completes the upstairs. 

Daily Echo: Roman Road West, Chilworth

The grounds are approached via wooden gates with an intercom entry phone/camera leading to the driveway. 

The extensive parking area can accommodate numerous vehicles and footings have been laid for a five-bay carport.

Two further sizeable wooden outbuildings are provided and there is also a brick built detached double garage with a studio apartment above that is approached via an external staircase. This space is ideal for an Air B & B, long term guests or to provide rental income.

Daily Echo: Roman Road West, Chilworth

Simon Edser, associate valuation director for estate agent Charters Southampton said: “ It is rare to find a totally remote property so close to the city boundaries.

"It adjoins mature woodland and a paddock and offers total seclusion as it is set well back into the plot that is almost three quarters of an acre in size."

Chilworth has long been considered Southampton's premier address, due to its impressive properties, leafy outlook, and proximity to parks and open spaces, the city, and transport options by road, rail and air.