Slab Lane, Woodfalls, Salisbury

SSTC £350,000


**CASH BUYERS ONLY** A unique and very rare opportunity to purchase a quaint detached cottage in a village location on the edge of the New Forest.

‘Sunnyside’ cottage has been in the family of the current owner for over 100 years and has been lovingly enjoyed by everyone. The main part of the cottage has an Inglenook fireplace and exposed beams with the main larger beam being obtained from a Galleon Ship. Interestingly some of the walls are Wattle and Daub construction ! We are informed that the building dates back to 600AD ! The Thatch roof is made of Norfolk Reed which has a life span of up to 60 years, constructed and maintained by Thatchers within the family of the owner.

The cottage is accessed at the rear via a cute stable door into an entrance porch which leads to an inner hallway leading to the ground floor accommodation comprising of a lean to sun room, lounge area, kitchen/diner and bathroom. The first floor comprises of two bedrooms with built-in storage, from the first floor window Salisbury Cathedral Spire can be seen in the distance. Externally there is a detached single garage, driveway providing off road parking, a well established wrap around garden to the cottage and a mature garden area with original water well adjoining the driveway and garage area.

In need of updating and modernisation this property is ideal for someone looking for a project. The cottage sits on a good size plot and has potential to extend to the side , front and rear (subject to the necessary planning permissions.) The previous owners made the decision not to have the building listed therefore restrictions on renovations are reduced. With staycations in the UK on the rise this property would suit a buyer looking for a holiday let investment or ideal as a permanent second/ holiday home. Superb walks and cycle routes are on the doorstep.

Woodfalls village has a lovely community vibe and offers a village shop, post office, village hall, cricket green, public house and primary School. The pretty village of Downton offers a wider range of amenities and is less than 3 miles away. The A31 is approximately 8 miles away and is easily accessible via a scenic drive through the New Forest. The popular city of Salisbury is just a short drive away and has so much to offer including the Cathedral at the heart of the city. Favored by locals and tourists The New Forest National Park is famous for it’s ancient woodland, idyllic glades and open moors as well as the sights of ponies and cattle roaming free.


  • Village location
  • Detached cottage
  • Good size plot
  • Modernisation project
  • Gas central heating
  • Garage and parking
  • Insulated loft