West Wellow


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Galleons Lap, aptly named after Winnie-the-Pooh's haven in ‘The Hundred Acre Wood', enjoys the most idyllic of settings.

Owners Comment

“Galleons Lap is an enchanted place at the top of the Forest” – these words of A.A. Milne's from Winnie-the-Pooh rang in my ears when my husband and I moved here nearly thirty years ago, for they describe it absolutely. It is a serene, beautiful place with a house which is full of character and a garden containing wonderfully mature trees and shrubs, giving an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity and a quality of ‘otherworldliness'.”


Originally constructed in 1937, this discreetly located charming home is positioned within the most resplendent sylvan settings just a short walk from West Wellow and its extensive range of amenities. The impressive grounds approaching two acres comprising mature gardens, established woodland and meadow. The property has been the subject of an extensive program of extension and improvement by our clients, which has created an open plan flow to the ground floor with characterful features including wood panelled walls, original wood flooring, two open fireplaces and oil fired Rayburn in the kitchen culminating in a wholly welcoming ambience. The first floor presents four well-proportioned bedrooms with the delightful master suite enjoying a dual aspect and ensuite. The home is positioned away from the main thoroughfare at the conclusion of an unmade road with excellent communication link via the A36, M27 providing convenient access to Southampton, Salisbury and the nearby recreational delights of the New Forest.


A glazed and solid wood door provides access to the delightful open plan kitchen breakfast room, enjoying a dual aspect, centred upon a distinguished oil fired Rayburn providing heat and cooking facilities. There are cottage style units with complementing worksurfaces and bright décor. A useful utility room offers space and plumbing for a dishwasher, washing machine, larder style fridge and cloakroom. The breakfast dining area captures splendid views of the garden whilst the dining hall presents a more formal venue with an open fireplace and well presented original wood flooring. This extends into the grander sitting room which displays panelled walls and exposed brick fireplace. A separate snug, originally the kitchen, also features a fireplace with wood burning stove with access to the rear gardens. There is a large storage cupboard which was the original pantry.

The first floor presents a sizeable bright landing with loft access and four well-proportioned bedrooms including a master bedroom suite created when the property was extended and enjoying a dual aspect, fitted double wardrobes and ensuite bathroom with large bath, Mira power shower and shower screen. The further three bedrooms are well-proportioned with bedroom three also featuring fitted wardrobes served by a shower room.


A long sweeping gravel driveway leads to the side of the property and double timber car port offering plentiful parking. Stunning gardens approaching two acres and are truly magical, interspersed with a variety of trees including Scots Pines, Silver Birch, Oak and Ash trees and a variety of Rhododendron. The formal gardens enjoy carefully selected planting creating seasonal blooms encased by low level box hedging and lining the boundaries of this wonderful setting. There is a pretty woodland area and an additionally acquired meadow. To the rear of a car port is a sizeable timber shed providing ample storage.

Agents Notes

The property was extended in 2000 and features gas fired central heating via a calor gas fired boiler installed in 2006 and an 80 year old oil fired rayburn provides a cosy feel to the home. There are also two open fires and one woodburning stove. The rateable value is Band E.


Tucked away from the main thoroughfare at the conclusion of a 200 metre forest track the property is situated in the popular village of West Wellow which enjoys a rural feel benefitting from stunning open countryside and farmland whilst offering ideal commuter links, within easy reach of the M27 and A36 road networks. There is excellent local schooling for all ages in the state and private sector with a wealth of recreational facilities. Wellow is well served with traditional village amenities including a convenience store, choice of butchers, pharmacy and public house. The market town of Romsey is also within a short distance providing a more extensive range of amenities. The nearby glorious New Forest National Park offers a wealth of outdoor activities and places of natural beauty to visit and explore.


From our office in West Wellow, proceed along the A36 south and after 400 metres on the left is the track denoted by the sea mine painted with the instruction to ‘Mind out‘. Take this track and after 200 metres the property can be found on the left hand side.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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

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