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  • Bedrooms: 4
With origins dating back to 1888 as the original Police House to this quintessential Wiltshire village, Pounces Cottage is an imposing Victorian character home, tastefully extended to service modern day family requirements, whilst also offering scope for further extension via granted planning permission.

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The enchanting history of this home is apparent from every consideration with feature fireplaces, original sash windows and high ceilings enhancing well proportioned living space including a spacious kitchen/breakfast room and an extensive 24ft dual aspect sitting room with feature fireplace. The gardens are a delight, wonderfully sunny in their aspect and impressive in size approaching 0.2 acres. Situated in a prime central village position yet tucked away from the main thoroughfare, this period home is within walking distance of the comprehensive village amenities of Whiteparish which include a doctors surgery, shop, choice of public houses and well regarded school and is also within close proximity to the medieval city of Salisbury, Romsey market town as well as the New Forest National Park.


Upon entering Pounces Cottage, the character and charm of its era is immediately apparent with traditional, wooden doors, feature fireplaces and high ceilings. The kitchen has been recently fitted in contemporary eye and base level units with wooden worktops and integrated appliances including a dishwasher, fridge and freezer. The generous breakfast room is open plan to the kitchen and hosts further cabinets and a Belling gas range within the brick chimney breast. Dual in aspect there is ample space for a dining table and chairs and double doors open to the rear patio. The magnificent 24ft dual aspect sitting room features reclaimed pine flooring and is centred upon a delightful brick fireplace with inset blue enamel, Vermont woodburning stove. The dining room also offers a traditional feel with an exposed brick fireplace, inset woodburning stove and built in chimney recess cupboard, one of which houses the gas boiler. There is also a useful understairs cloaks cupboard. An inner lobby accesses the garage and the utility room which also hosts a separate WC.

On the first floor are four well sized bedrooms, two benefitting from dual aspect but all featuring built in wardrobe space. The master bedroom is a lovely dual aspect room with a Juliet balcony and recently installed ensuite shower room with electric under floor heating. The family bathroom comprises a panel enclosed bath with shower over, low level WC and wash hand basin.


Pounces Cottage is enclosed by an attractive brick wall and features cottage style flower beds and is approached via a wooden five bar gate to a pea shingle multi car parking area and double garage. A white picket gate leads to a brick paved path to the entrance. The rear gardens are an absolute delight, wonderfully secluded and predominantly lawned. An ornamental wall encloses a terrace and abuts the rear elevation, providing an ideal private venue for alfresco dining. The garage hosts automated roller shutter doors with ample workshop space and storage over. There is also a productive area hosting two sheds and a greenhouse.


Whiteparish is close to the New Forest National Park, within easy reach of the excellent village amenities which include the highly reputable Whiteparish Primary School, choice of public houses, village store and doctor's surgery. Whiteparish enjoys excellent commuter access, equidistant to Romsey and Salisbury and convenient to Southampton, whilst benefitting from being catchment of the highly regarded Salisbury grammar schools. Southampton Parkway Station, providing direct train links to London, and Southampton airport are both within approximately a 20 minute drive.

Agent Note

This character home situated in a peaceful residential road benefits from gas central heating, mains water and drainage and part double glazing. There is planning approval for further extensions.


From our office in Wellow proceed North on the A36 through the villages of Plaitford and Landford turning right, signposted Whiteparish, into Common Road. At the end of this road turn right into Romsey Road and then left into The Green, where Pounces Cottage can be found immediately on the right.

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Charles Powell

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