Little Somborne


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Adorned in Wisteria, this pretty period cottage, encompassed by stunning rolling countryside, offers characterful yet practical family accommodation and has been elegantly extended and improved over the years with a meticulous attention to detail.


Believed to date back to the late 1890's, Chasper Cottage is beautifully presented, retaining much of its Victorian integrity, subtly fused with the comforts and format of modern living, this is epitomised within the spacious cottage style kitchen dining room with handmade bespoke English oak worktops and Total Control Aga. This three bedroom home enjoys a cosy sitting room centred upon a charming fireplace with original inset and multi fuel burning stove, separate snug/study and cloakroom. Occupying an elevated position overlooking the stunning well stocked gardens and the backdrop of beautiful Test Valley countryside. The cottage is situated within the strong community spirited hamlet of Little Somborne, on the outskirts of King's Somborne, and the historic market town of Stockbridge. The cathedral cities of both Winchester and Salisbury are but a short car journey and this delightful home enjoys excellent local schooling for all ages both state and private.


A covered porch, leads to the stable door opening into the impressive entrance hall where you are immediately impressed by the character of the exposed beam, high ceilings and slate tiled flooring. Wooden latch doors lead to the cloakroom and the dual aspect snug with French doors leading onto the garden with exposed wide board flooring flowing into the charming sitting room which is centred upon the elegant feature fireplace with ornate wooden surround and inset Aga multi fuel wood burning stove. Glazed double doors open to the central hub of the cottage which is the exceptional dual aspect kitchen dining room offering excellent social space in an open plan format. The kitchen is delightfully fitted with an extensive range of cream cottage style units with courtesy lit display cabinetry complemented by custom English Oak worktops. This extends into a breakfast bar and there is an inset ceramic butler sink with Perrin and Rowe brassware. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, washer dryer and, fridge and freezer. The focal point is the cream Total Control Aga allowing flexible cooking. The black slate floor with cosy underfloor heating flows into the dining area which can accommodate a family sized suite and there are French doors to the gardens. Feature wooden stairs lead to the large landing which hosts the airing cupboard and access to the family bathroom comprising panel enclosed bath with mixer shower attachment, low level WC and wash hand basin. There are three particularly well sized bedrooms, all delightfully presented and benefitting from lovely views and ample room for wardrobes. The master bedroom is particularly generous in size and also enjoys a dual aspect.


The cottage is approached via a wooden five bar gate and large gravel driveway offering generous parking and turning area with a useful shed to the rear. The gardens envelope the property and are predominantly lawned with a beautiful array of fruit trees including apple, plum, pear and specimen trees such as copper beech, acer, and paper birch. Flanked by well stocked beds with mature flowering shrubs, the gardens are screened from the road by mature trees and hedgerow providing ideal relaxation or entertainment venues with a patio area adjacent to the kitchen.


Set within the quaint hamlet of Little Somborne, with renowned All Saints Church mentioned in the Domesday Book. There are a network of footpaths and bridleways for walking or riding immediately available from the property. The nearby market town of Stockbridge offers many traditional, and boutique shops, choice of public houses and restaurants. In addition the historic cathedral city of Winchester offers both cultural enjoyment whilst the expedient Network rail links to London are renowned.

Agents Notes

Chasper Cottage has been the subject of much improvement by our clients. There is “in keeping” glazing throughout with oil fired central heating, shared private drainage. The rateable value is Band D.


From Romsey take the A3057 to King's Somborne turning right at The Crown Inn and left into Winchester Road. Continue for approximately 2 miles turning left on the bend into Somborne Park Road, towards Little Somborne and the property can be found immediately on the left hand side.

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Charles Powell

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