Old Calmore


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An attractive Forest Cottage enviably positioned within the New Forest National Park and enjoying a wonderfully secluded position along a quiet leafy lane on a generous plot of approximately one third of an acre.

Owners Comments

“This is our tranquil haven to retreat to after a particularly busy work day. The seclusion and privacy of Loperwood Cottage is idyllic, yet we are so close to excellent road, rail and air links for our hectic commuter schedule.”

“The garden allows enough space to entertain and grow your own fruit and veg yet is easy to maintain.”


This charming cottage, constructed in 2001, offers all the character and kerb appeal of a traditional Forest cottage yet benefits from a modern build quality. The stylish accommodation offers four bedrooms with en-suites and fitted wardrobes to the three double rooms with the ground floor featuring a bespoke 'Silverbrow' kitchen breakfast room and large utility. The three reception rooms include an impressive triple aspect sitting room with French doors out to a large decking area providing a private outdoor area in which to relax or entertain. Extensive off road parking is available on the gated driveway fronting the detached double garage and workshop with stairs leading to a useful office space on the first floor. Junction 2 of the M27 is within a few minutes drive with direct rail links to London Waterloo available from Totton and Ashurst.


A bright and airy entrance porch with vaulted ceiling and stone tiled floor provides a useful space for coats and shoes with glazed internal door opening to the welcoming entrance hall. The stylish neutral décor extends throughout the property with solid oak flooring flowing through to the three reception rooms and cloakroom, fitted with quality sanitary ware. The impressive sitting room enjoys a triple aspect and features a Stovax log burning stove with stone hearth and surround, providing an attractive focal point to the room. French doors open onto a composite decking area with steps down to the mature gardens. A separate dining room is situated at the front of the house with study adjacent with storage cupboard and fitted shelving in place for PC and printer. The kitchen breakfast room enjoys light from three aspects and is fitted with a ‘Silverbrow' kitchen which offers light oak fronted wall and base units, complemented by a black granite work surface and upstand, inset Villeroy and Boch double sink and drainer as well as a range of integrated appliances including a De Detrich induction hob with extractor hood over, combi oven, single pyrolytic oven and Neff dishwasher. Space is available for a freestanding fridge freezer and plumbing for white goods in the adjoining utility room which houses the boiler with stable door to the garden. The kitchen and utility both enjoy underfloor heating and French doors from the kitchen to the decking area. The first floor split landing hosts a large airing cupboard with pressurised hot water tank, leading to the four bedrooms. The master bedroom benefits from a dressing area with fitted wardrobes and an ensuite shower room. Bedroom two and three also boast extensive fitted wardrobes and ensuite shower rooms with access to the part boarded loft space from bedroom three. The fourth bedroom is currently utilised as a dressing room. The generous family bathroom comprises a white suite with panelled bath, separate shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and heated towel rail set against two tone tiling.


The property is approached via double timber gates opening on to a shaped block paved driveway providing extensive parking and fronting the garage building. The mature garden extends to just over a third of an acre and provides a pleasant verdant screen from the lane. The well tended lawn extends from the rear to the side of the house with neat post and rail fencing and a tree lined backdrop. A large non slip decking area provides the ideal location in which to relax or entertain overlooking a shaped pond. A summer house with veranda is fully insulated and fitted with heating, power and light. A greenhouse, timber shed and raised vegetable beds are positioned to the side of the house. The detached double garage features two sets of double timber doors with separate access to the office space above which is fully insulated and fitted with electric heating. To the rear of the garage is a useful store room/workshop.


Loperwood Cottage is wonderfully located on the fringes of the New Forest National Park in the distinguished and established Loperwood Lane. The leafy lane is favoured for its illustrious properties and for the ease in which local and regional centres can be reached on main arterial roads whilst giving the feel of a country lifestyle. The mainline railway stations at Southampton Parkway and Ashurst, plus international airports at Southampton and Bournemouth, are all easily accessible making this an ideal location for the discerning commuter. The National Park is an area renowned for its educational and recreational pursuits whilst day today amenities are found in the nearby shopping centres of Lyndhurst and Romsey.

Agents Notes

A charming forest cottage benefiting from UPVC double glazing, private drainage, LPG gas fired central heating and solar panels generating a yearly income and connected to the hot water system reducing the cost of heated water during the summer months.

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Charles Powell

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

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