Lot 73


The Retreat, Salisbury Road, Ower, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AN
Guide Price £800,000+ * + Fees

Viewing by arrangement with Clive Emson Auctioneers

Situated close to the New Forest National Park and believed to have originally been part of the former gardens of Paultons House, this unusual opportunity extends to 2.07 hectares (5.11 acres) and is situated just off the A36.

The site, at present, comprises fishing lakes and on-site camping, along with an attractive lodge providing living accommodation, making this an ideal opportunity for home and income. Alternatively, the lodge could be put to use as managerÂ’s accommodation, or let for weekend or holiday use. The current owners, who have owned the site for four years), have not fully utilised the scope and potential of either the fishing or camping aspects, both of which could be further developed to provide additional income if required. The spring-fed lakes are well stocked with coarse fish, including a good number of carp. We are advised that the record catch to date was a 22lb carp.

As indicated, the site offers great scope and potential for further commercial development, subject to all necessary planning consents. Alternatively, there is scope for a home and income, or the site would make a fabulous holiday home or weekend retreat.

Site Measurements

The entire site extends to approximately 2.07 hectares (5.11 acres).

Local Planning Authority

New Forest District Council. Tel: 01590 646615. Website: nfdc.gov.uk.

The Lodge

Living room/kitchen, two bedrooms (both with en-suite), shower rooms with W.C.s.


There are a number of stores and sheds, and the camping area has facilities including a toilet block.

Freehold with Vacant Possession

The Retreat, Salisbury Road, Ower, Romsey, Hampshire


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* Price Information

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