Sherfield English


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  • Bedrooms: 5
With origins dating back to the late 1800's Oakleaf Cottage enjoys much of its period elegance which has been cleverly fused with a contemporary styling within its significant extensions and renovations.

Owners Comments

“Oakleaf Cottage has been a wonderful home, combining unique accommodation in both the old and new parts of the house. The layout has proved extremely versatile for family life, business and entertaining. “

“Waking to the sight of deer wandering across the open fields has been a constant delight. We have always enjoyed being part of this village and especially visiting the local pub.”


This individual character residence now offers an exceptional range of living space in excess of 3000sqft that would suit a wide range of prospective purchasers from those looking for a large family home to those requiring multi occupancy or potential income. The beautifully styled interior is both light and airy enjoying a lovely aspect over its substantial grounds exceeding 1/3 acre and the immediately adjoining fields and countryside. The accommodation includes an excellent arrangement of receptions rooms and bedrooms, all of which are of good proportions, with the flexibility to accommodate ground floor bedrooms if required. Whilst currently arranged as a substantial single home, there are two separate entrances and two staircases lending itself to those requiring dual or ancillary accommodation.

With impressive gable end windows overlooking the picturesque scenery, feature fireplaces, vaulted reception rooms and a lovely Victorian conservatory, Oakleaf Cottage enjoys a wealth of attractive features and is ideally situated on the fringes of the popular village of Sherfield English and close to many of its village amenities with excellent access to the market town of Romsey and cathedral city of Salisbury.


A vaulted porch with wooden front door opens into the entrance hall which is bright and light accessing the downstairs cloakroom and a study which benefits from a feature cast iron fireplace. The delightful kitchen breakfast room is fitted with a range of shaker style wall and base units with oak worktops and integrated appliances include a ceramic Bosch hob and cooker, washing machine and dishwasher as well as ample space for a dining table and chairs. The room also enjoys views and access to the rear garden. The sitting room is delightful, with oak flooring and a dual aspect, centred upon a feature brick and oak fireplace with inset woodburning stove. The high ceilings and large windows are apparent in the original parts of the property. A glazed door opens into the galleried and vaulted dining room which is a lovely venue to enjoy views across the garden to open countryside via double French doors and vaulted skylights, creating generous light. There is open plan access to an inner hall which serves a host of rooms that could easily be utilised as an annex. There is a ground floor bedroom including fitted wardrobes with an ensuite bathroom and a secondary annex area hosts a beautiful Victorian style conservatory with woodburning stove. A workshop/study area can serve as another reception room. With its independent access and staircase, this could easily lend itself to a single or two storey significant annex.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms separated by a galleried landing and accessed via two separate staircases. To one side of the house are two impressive vaulted bedrooms each with amazing gable end picture windows enjoying stunning views and served by a family shower room. On the other side of the landing is the master bedroom which hosts a traditional fireplace. A further bedroom with fireplace is also served by the sumptuous, beautifully fitted, family bathroom comprising roll top freestanding bath, double shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level WC, vanity cupboard and feature fireplace.


The property is set well back from the road approached via a five bar gate which opens to an extensive parking and turning area. A side access gate leads to the rear garden which is 1/3 acre in size with spectacular unobstructed views over open farmland to the rear. Predominantly lawned and two tiered there are feature patio areas adjacent to the house and central to the garden with covered seating providing ideal resting or entertainment venues.


Sherfield English is a small, popular village with an excellent community spirit just a short drive from the market town of Romsey and nestled around a two mile stretch of the A27. For its size it enjoys a surprising array of traditional amenities, benefitting from a thriving and popular public house, The Hatchet, which is frequented by many of the locals from neighbouring villages as well as Sherfield English. It is also served by an excellent local shop and Post Office, choice of tea rooms and village hall that hosts a wide variety of activities and events which all residents are encouraged to join in. Sporting activities are prevalent with an impressive recreation ground and new pavilion which is the envy of every village in the Test Valley.

Agents Note

The property is served by oil fired central heating and private drainage with double glazing and super fast broadband (60-80mbps). The workshop was previously a garage and could easily be reconverted.


From Romsey take the A27 towards Salisbury through the village of Shootash proceeding into Sherfield English. After passing the post office on your right hand side continue along the A27 and Oakleaf Cottage can be found on the right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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