King's Somborne


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Formerly part of the Compton Estate, this most stunning period cottage occupies an ideal elevated position enjoying far reaching spectacular views from every aspect across the beautiful surrounding countryside of the highly sought after Test Valley village of King's Somborne.

Owners Comments

“We have loved living here. A rural hideaway but just 2 minutes from Kings Somborne and 20 minutes from Winchester.”

“Our tiny community is very supportive and friendly. Our kids grew up spending time in the woods.”


Having undergone an elegant schedule of extension and improvement by our client over the years, this delightful home retains much of the original character and charm associated with its era including wood panelled walls creating a cottage feel which fuse seamlessly with all the comforts of modern living. The property features a fabulous annex converted from the original garage ideal for dual occupancy or a guest suite if required. Inside there are three double bedrooms, a family bathroom and two spacious reception rooms accompanied by a spacious kitchen living room offering comfortable family living. The property is enhanced by cottage gardens have been delightfully landscaped featuring formal lawns, attractive trees and productive growing areas with generous parking space to the front. The quintessential Hampshire village of King Somborne offers a wealth of traditional village amenities and beautiful local walks with excellent local schooling and commuter accessibility.


The front door opens into the entrance hall providing access to the principal reception rooms. The sitting room is part of the original cottage, which features a brick fireplace with inset wood burner and fire side cupboards featuring wood panelling to the walls providing a distinctly cottage feeling to the room. The kitchen is fitted with cream coloured eye and base level units supplemented by a useful pantry style cupboard with ample worksurfaces. There is space and plumbing for an oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher if desired. A stone tiled floor extends into the dining area which features French doors providing light and access out to the garden. The kitchen is supplemented by the generous utility/boot room completed in a ‘shaker' style with wooden worktops and cream units with ample space for washing machine, dryer and rear door to the side aspect. There is a cloakroom and access to a dual aspect reception room currently utilised as a music room. The landing features a large study area leading to three well-proportioned bedrooms, enjoying individual charm and pleasant views from every aspect. The three bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with panel enclosed bath and shower over, low level W/C and wash hand basin.


Converted from the original garage the annex features two rooms, the smallest one with a wood burning stove, with French doors to the rear whilst served by a stylish shower room with W/C and wash hand basin.


7 Furzedown Cottage is and approached from a country lane via a gravel driveway leading to the ample parking and turning area. The front garden features a small lawn with brick paved steps leading up to the front door with a wooden side gate to the rear gardens. Here there is an attractive patio terrace ideal for summer entertaining. The garden is defined into two areas, the first being more formal with attractive lawns, pretty well stocked flower bed borders and a productive growing area to amuse the most avid gardener. The gardens back onto paddocks and rolling open farmland beyond.


King's Somborne is a delightful rural village, shrouded in countryside yet enjoying easy accessibility to Romsey, Winchester and its neighbouring boutique town of Stockbridge. Lying in the valley on the edge of the River Test, the village is perfect for picturesque walks and cycle rides. Typical village amenities include a post office, reputable local schooling, church, public house and village shop. The village hall is central to the vast array of activities within this strong local community.

Agents Notes

The property features oil fired central heating and private shared drainage. The rateable value is Band D.


From Romsey, take the A3057 towards Stockbridge and continue for approximately 7 miles. Upon reaching the village of King's Somborne, take a right hand turn into Church Road and continue onto Furzedown Road the cottage can be found after approximately one mile on the right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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

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