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Sold (Subject to Contract) Sherfield English Road

Sherfield English Road



An exciting opportunity to acquire a handsome period house with enormous potential in grounds of about 2 acres. Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom. Various outbuildings.


The Drove is a remarkably fine (yet not Listed) period property of brick elevations under a handmade clay tile roof. The property is offered for sale in good order throughout though there is potential for modest refurbishment or could even benefit from a more extensive programme of works to extend the property, subject to the necessary local planning consents. The Drove enjoys excellent ceiling heights and proportions resulting in a great sense of volume, far more spacious than the 1650sqft may suggest. The property is particularly easy on the eye and benefits from an extremely rare set of qualities; it will come as little surprise to read that the previous occupier was in residence for about 40 years. Numerous period features remain including an impressive front door, an Inglenook style open fireplace, exposed beams and timbers and a gracious oak panelled Drawing Room. The wonderful grounds are of almost two acres and the setting is extremely tranquil with the River Blackwater occupying the northern boundary and open countryside on all but one sides. Woolley & Wallis are delighted to offer this property for sale as Sole Agents and recommend internal inspections at our scheduled Open Days to avoid disappointment.


The Drove is found on the northern fringe of the pleasant village of Plaitford. Plaitford itself is found just on the periphery of the New Forest and is located about 6 miles from the centre of Romsey which provides an extremely good range of amenities including leisure facilities, an excellent range of schooling for all ages, both state and private, theatre and a range of shops for every day needs to include two supermarkets. The larger centres of Southampton and Salisbury are accessed via the A36 and the M27 and the cathedral city of Winchester is also within easy driving distance.


(Dimensions approximate)

Entrance Hall

2.44m (8ft 0in) x 1.83m (6ft 9in).

Drawing Room

5.71m (18ft 9in) plus Inglenook x 4.27m (14ft 6in).

Dining Room

4.42m (14ft 6in) x 4.27m (14ft 3in).

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

6.17m (20ft 3in) reducing to 2.44m (8ft 8in) x 3.2m (10ft 6in) reducing to 1.83m (6ft 9in).

Bedroom 1

4.8m (15ft 9in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in).

Bedroom 2

4.42m (14ft 6in) x 4.27m (14ft 3in).

Bedroom 3

4.04m (13ft 3in) x 2.13m (7ft 6in).


The Drove is approached over a tarmac drive leading from the eastern boundary running due west and skirting the River Blackwater for some 200 yards before reaching a five bar wooden gate which gives access to the main body of the grounds and house itself. The house sits centrally within its grounds of almost 2 acres and the vast majority has been laid to lawn and interspersed with a variety of mature trees. The northern boundary of the property is the banks of the River Blackwater, the rest of the boundaries are clearly marked on the ground with a mixture of fencing and mature trees for privacy and seclusion. There is an array of outbuildings consisting of garaging and workshops - information is being gathered regarding the workshops and their planning history. The gardens are an absolute delight and provide a magical setting for this period masterpiece.


Test Valley Borough Council - Band G.


To be confirmed.


Ground Floor - approx 80.8 sq.m (869.4 sq.ft). First Floor - approx 74.8 sq.m (805.4 sq. ft).


From Romsey proceed to Ower on the A3090, from here continue onto towards Salisbury on A36. Follow the road over Crawley Hill and pass straight over the first roundabout. After a further 1 mile take Sherfield English Road (on the right hand side, just after The Shoe public house). Continue north for approximately another 1/2 mile and a For Sale board as well as the HAMPSHIRE sign on the left hand side will mark the property for sale.

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Property Features

  • Character home with enormous potential
  • Not Listed
  • Grounds of approximately 2 acres
  • Kitchen/breakfast room & 2 excellent reception rooms
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Various Outbuildings
  • Idyllic & convenient location