About The Area

The Waterside is the picturesque stretch of coastline capturing Eling and Marchwood down to Calshot on the western side of Southampton Water. It takes in the large residential town of Totton, the pretty village of Eling with its Tide Mill which is worth a visit and the small and peaceful compact village of Hythe with its lively marina and sophisticated restaurants. At the point there is Calshot activity centre offering diverse sporting facilities, the historic castle and a great pebble beach to see the Solent and the cruise liners.

The principal town of Totton, once ‘the largest village in England’, offers comprehensive shopping facilities and transport links as well as the picturesque Testwood Lakes and its scenic walking, fishing and bird watching opportunities.

Blackfield

The village of Blackfield is conveniently situated on the fringes of the New Forest National Park with thousands of acres of stunning countryside to enjoy along with the coast and Calshot activity centre offering a variety of outdoor and water bound pursuits. A wealth of local amenities are close by including Blackfield Primary School and the New Forest Academy situated in the neighbouring village of Holbury.

Calmore & Old Calmore

Calmore and Old Calmore are positioned within a short distance of local amenities including a local public house, community centre, gym, shop and well regarded local schooling. A play park and cricket ground can be found locally with Totton town centre less than three miles offering a wider range of amenities. Access to junction 2 of the M27 motorway is also less than three miles away and provides fast road links to the South Coast and London. Totton train station provides direct train links to London Waterloo and the New Forest National Park is on the doorstep offering an abundance of recreational pursuits.

Eling

Eling is situated on the southern edge of Totton on the banks of Bartley Water and Southampton Water and consists predominantly of older style properties. The historic Tide Mill, church and two public houses are just a short stroll with a full range of amenities available in Totton town centre. The South Coast and motorway networks are easily accessible with direct rail links from Totton Station to London Waterloo.

Exbury

Exbury is situated at the southern edge of the New Forest National Park known for the location of Exbury House built by the Rothschild family and the famous Gardens. The market town of Lymington and bustling forest village of Brockenhurst offer a wealth of amenities including a direct link to London Waterloo. The open forest on the doorstep offers fantastic walking and riding with sailing available at Beaulieu and Lymington.

Hounsdown

Hounsdown is a small residential area situated between Eling and the New Forest National Park ideally placed for easy access to road links with junction 2 of the M27 less than four miles away and home to the well regarded Hounsdown Secondary School. Southampton Water and the New Forest provide various leisure and outdoor activities for all ages as well as places of natural beauty to explore. Totton centre provides all local amenities including doctors’ surgery, shops, supermarket and leisure centre with direct rail links to London Waterloo via Totton train station within two miles.

Hythe

Hythe is a small town situated on the Eastern edge of the New Forest and sits on the shores of Southampton Water offering an array of leisure activities from horse riding to water sports. It offers a full range of local amenities including shops, restaurants and the stylish Hythe Marina with local schooling for all ages close by as well as Applemore Sports Centre and a large superstore. Easy access to the A326 leads to the motorway networks providing fast links to the south coast and London.

Marchwood

Marchwood is an area of individual properties of varying styles and ages ideally situated on the fringes of the New Forest National Park and the western shore of Southampton Water. The A326 affords direct and fast access onto the M27 allowing a commute to London or the South coast with rail links at Totton or Southampton providing direct links to London Waterloo. Marchwood offers many local amenities with a village centre and parade of shops, a junior school and two secondary schools nearby at Hounsdown and Applemore.

Totton

Totton is situated on the eastern edge of The New Forest and on the River Test close to the city of Southampton. Totton is served by the South Western mainline Railway at Totton Station which provides links to Southampton, London, Bournemouth and Poole . Easy accessibility is available to the M27 and its major commuting links and the New Forest National Park is approximately a mile away.