King's Somborne


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2

Occupying an idyllic village setting within a stone's throw of the River Test, boasting access to glorious walks along the Test Way quite literally from its doorstep is this attractive semi-detached two bedroom Victorian cottage. Originally built as a Railway cottage to serve the nearby Horsebridge station, the property retains some lovely character features including a cast iron log burning stove, wood panelled doors and traditional suspended Victorian clothes airer complemented by modern styling including engineered oak flooring throughout. The principal rooms all enjoy a dual aspect thus ensuring a naturally light and airy feel throughout this charming cottage.

The property is bordered on three sides by attractive gardens and mature hedgerow, with a parking space to the front.


An original wooden front door opens to the entrance lobby with engineered oak flooring and an alcove with fitted shelving which leads to the utility room and kitchen breakfast room. The kitchen is equipped with a range of cream Shaker style cabinets beneath wood block working surfaces with an inset Butler sink, dishwasher, freestanding electric cooker with extractor over and built-in wine rack, with additional space for a family dining table. A door leads to the dual aspect sitting room which centres upon a cosy dual-fuel stove with a Sycamore wood beam over and built in shelving. The ground floor also hosts a sizeable utility room which provides plumbing for a washing machine and space for two additional appliances with an electrically heated towel rail and useful wooden shelving. Access is provided to the rear garden whilst a door leads to the guest cloakroom comprising modern white sanitary ware. Stairs lead to the first floor landing which also features engineered oak flooring, a built-in wooden bookcase and access hatch to a partially boarded loft space. There are two well-proportioned double bedrooms with the dual aspect master bedroom offering fitted concertina blinds to both windows and newly installed Sharps wardrobes (complete with 10 year warranty). Bedroom two boasts double proportions and enjoys a dual aspect capturing views over the rear garden with both windows dressed with black-out blinds. The bedrooms are served by a family bathroom which has been beautifully fitted in a period style white suite comprising bath with both rain-head and hand-held shower facilities, pedestal wash hand basin and WC with attractive Travertine tiling to the walls and heated floor. There is also a heated towel rail and an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and linen shelves.


Externally, a white picket fence with mature hedgerow encloses the front garden and parking area for one vehicle. A gate provides access to the pretty side gardens which have been beautifully planted with traditional cottage flowers including climbing roses, lavender and grapevines. There is also a productive herb garden and fruit trees. A path leads through to the rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn with attractively planted flower and shrub beds which have been thoughtfully designed to provide all-year colour. There is a paved terrace and a gravel play area adjacent to the cottage with the rear of the garden offering an additional gravel seating area beneath an ornamental cherry tree. An archway leads through to a concealed area housing various soft fruit trees, a vegetable patch and a large, recently-erected timber shed which has power and light with an additional open store.

Agents Note

UPVC double glazing. Modern electric radiators. Mains drainage.


The property is situated in Horsebridge, just a short walk to the nearby King's Somborne, 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 of the edge of the River Test, the village is perfect for picturesque walks and cycle rides. 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.


From Romsey follow the A3057 towards Stockbridge, after approximately 6.5 miles turn left onto Horsebridge Road signposted to Horsebridge and Houghton. After 0.5 mile turn left at the John O'Gaunt public house and the cottage can be found immediately opposite.

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Charles Powell

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