Copythorne Common


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
This enchanting family home has been extended over the years to provide sophisticated living space combining charming period reception rooms with stylish open plan modern living creating a remarkable home.

Owners Comments

''Willow House still gives us a warm glow every time we cross the private bridge, driving through the woodland, to come home. It is so picturesque that every aspect from the house affords super far reaching views and a sense of privacy and seclusion.''

''The house has been the most perfect host with the formal gardens being ideal for entertainment or relaxation. The grounds include excellent equestrian opportunities with a stable block, enclosed paddocks with water and ideal hacking to the open Forest.''


Commanding a truly enviable position within its outstanding grounds enjoying immediate riding access and suitable stable block, Willow House has reputed origins dating back to 1850 and retains much of its period charm including exposed beams and brickwork, impressive fireplaces and traditional floor boarding. This is elegantly supplemented by contemporary additions including a stylish, vaulted kitchen living room, a vast triple aspect sitting room and stunning master bedroom suite. The property has been fully upgraded to the highest of specification with luxurious bathroom suites, an exquisite bespoke kitchen and sublime décor throughout. This has been fully complemented, with all the requisites of modern living, ensuring ease of ongoing maintenance and ideal energy efficiency. Such is the privileged position of Willow House, many locals are unaware of its existence, shrouded by private woodland creating delightful views from every aspect. There are so many wonderful features associated with the property that would suit a variety of lifestyles including the equestrian enthusiast. Copythorne is a semi-rural village located within the New Forest National Park offering many traditional amenities whilst conveniently placed for easy commuter access.


A contemporary composite door with wood glazed panels opens to the entrance hall where the period charm of the house is immediately evident with slatted latch doors, exposed beams and feature fireplaces. The hub of the home is the stunning vaulted kitchen living room which features oak beams and braces. The focal point is the exposed full height brick walling and oak mantle with inset red Aga. The kitchen is equipped in an extensive range of eye and base level units with generous granite worktops, a central island and raised hardwood breakfast bar for informal dining. Integrated appliances include a Rangemaster stove with ceramic hob, extractor hood, dishwasher and two wine coolers. The room is bright with a dual aspect and bi fold doors to the sun deck with tiled flooring flowing to the adjoining utility room which accesses the front and rear gardens, provides further storage, plumbing and useful larder. There are three additional reception rooms hosting feature fireplaces and exposed beams, versatile in their usage. The dining room benefits from built in bespoke storage and bi fold doors to the garden. There is a feature glass walkway to the vast triple aspect sitting room which is centred upon an impressive Inglenook brick fireplace and door to the garden. A contemporary cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.

On the first floor are four exceptional bedrooms each enjoying splendid views and generous storage. The master suite is exquisite, featuring a walk through dressing room hosting a range of fitted wardrobes and shelving with a glass panel overlooking the landing. The bedroom is dual in aspect and served by an elegant en suite bathroom styled in walnut finishes with panelled bath, large wet room, vanity unit, low level WC and sensor mirror. The three remaining bedrooms are dual in aspect with bedroom two also benefitting from en suite shower room and hosting storage and window seat. The remaining bedrooms are served by the fully fitted family bathroom which features a full height window and recessed shelving.


The cottage is accessed via a meandering, private lane through Copythorne Common which is privately owned woodland. A field gate opens to a large gravelled parking area with triple carport, workshop and stable block comprising two stables, tack room and a hay store. An additional field gate accesses the paddocks beyond which offer water and riding access to Newbridge Lane. The large southerly front garden is predominantly lawned, screened by mature trees and extends to the rear garden via a useful enclosed kitchen garden. The rear gardens are beautifully secluded with delightful views over the paddock across formal lawns which can be enjoyed from the extensive sun terrace which is constructed of composite decking and screening for ease of maintenance. It is an ideal entertainment or relaxation venue, with a feature raised pond, flower borders and ornamental hedging. There is also a useful gardeners WC and timber store.

Agent Note

The property has undergone major improvements including reroofing, double glazing, cavity wall insulation and luxurious bathrooms, two of which benefit from electric underfloor heating. The property is served by LPG gas, private drainage via a septic tank and private water supply supplemented by a 2000 litre water storage tank controlling water pressure flow. There is livestock fencing, water to the paddock and a gated access to the rear via quiet country lanes to the open New Forest


Copythorne is in the north-eastern part of the New Forest, just south of the M27 motorway equipped with traditional village amenities. There is woodland in the south and north of the parish, and Paultons Park, an old estate with a modern theme park, is also in the parish. 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 daily amenities are found in the nearby shopping centres of Lyndhurst and Romsey.


From the Ower roundabout take the A36, passing Paultons Park and taking the A31 Romsey Road on the right hand side. After passing the Empress of Blanding public house, take a small private turning on the right hand side traversing the bridge. After approximately 370 yards, Willow Lane will appear immediately to the fore.

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Charles Powell

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