Romsey, Hampshire


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  • Bedrooms: 1
A Rare Leisure & Tourism Smallholding Offering Holiday Accommodation, Lakes, Pasture & Further Potential Situated In An Accessible Rural Location - 11 Acres


M27 (J2) 1.5 miles, Romsey 4.3 miles, M3 (J14) 8 miles, Southampton 9 miles, Salisbury 14 miles, London 84 miles Mainline Train Stations: Southampton Central to London/Waterloo 1h 20 mins, Romsey to London/Waterloo 1h 42 mins International Airports: Southampton 10 miles, Bournemouth International Airport 23 miles The Retreat is situated between the popular villages of Wellow and Ower, to the northern edge of The New Forest National Park and enjoys a rural setting with easy access from the A36. The property benefits from excellent communication links with the A36 providing access to the M27 and M3 motorway network to the south east. The Cathedral City of Salisbury lies within easy reach to the north west with the commercial Centre of Southampton to the south east.


The nearby market town of Romsey provides a good range of services including 3 supermarkets, a post office, public houses, restaurants, church, school and a mainline station with more comprehensive shopping, sporting and cultural facilities found in Southampton. Excellent walking, cycling and outriding opportunities are available to the south within the New Forest National Park providing access to thousands of acres of moor, heath and woodland. Sailing and water sports are available on the south coast within 40 minutes drive. Horseracing is at Salisbury with Wincanton and Bath to the west. Local hunts include Wilton, New Forest and The Hursley Hambledon. Fishing can be enjoyed at the property or on the River Test nearby via private clubs and organisations. Golf can be enjoyed at Hamptworth, Highpost, Wellow and Salisbury & South Wilts.


The Retreat offers an excellent lifestyle and income opportunity for the leisure enthusiast with a good income stream and further potential to develop the site further subject to obtaining the necessary consents. Set in approximately 11 acres the property comprises:


The Retreat is a timber lodge set in a delightful lakeside setting offering wellpresented holiday accommodation. Currently listed with the lodge enjoys a high year round occupancy rate and is providing the existing owners with a net income of circa 14,000 p.a. The lodge sleeps 2, with an en suite bedroom and open plan kitchen/living room. Outside a large raised deck offers opportunities for outside dining or simply watching the abundance of wildlife on view.


The property has 4 interlinking spring fed lakes which are well stocked with coarse fish including a good number of carp, the most significant catch being 22lbs to date. The existing owners have never advertised the fishing opportunities at the property and have a clientele based on word of mouth and recommendation only. In addition to the commercial opportunities provided by the lakes there is also strong wildlife and conservation potential with an abundance of wildlife and bird species currently in habitation. 4 lakes stocked with coarse fish. Potential to increase angling revenue. Conservation interest


Surrounding the lakes on 3 sides lies approximately 2.7 acres of mainly level pasture which is currently arranged into a number of smaller enclosures. A further paddock (Lot 2) extending to 3.2 acres lies to the south of the lakes and enjoys good access from the A36 with mains water laid on.


Fox Grant and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and OS plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Services have not been tested. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.


New Forest District Council Tel: 02380 285000


Mains electricity and water via sub meter. Electric heating and private drainage.


The sale includes the fish stocks within the active lakes. Fox Grant is not liable in any way for the quality or quantity of fish stocks, nor any death or disease that may affect such stocks.


Prepared by Fox Grant in May 2016.


Strictly by appointment 01722 782 727 or email


From Salisbury head south east on the A36 for approximately 12.5 miles. On reaching the West Wellow roundabout proceed straight over and continue for a further 2.9 miles. The entrance to the retreat will be found on your left hand side as indicated by the Fox Grant Sale board. See location map for alternative routes.

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