Located within one of the city’s most desirable locations, this magnificent Grade II listed townhouse has excellent views across the stunning grounds of the lower Peninsula Barracks as well as Winchester cathedral.
Adapted by the present vendor to suit their own requirements but with further modifications, this property could be adapted to create a family home with as many as 6 bedrooms. The overall square footage of 3601 makes this property one of the largest residences in the Lower Barracks.
Conveniently positioned just off Southgate Street, behind the iconic Serle’s house, itself an historic Grade II listed Winchester landmark, the lower section of Peninsula Barracks provides a level access to the city centre and its many amenities. This spacious family home enjoys the ultimate blend of style, character, quality and tranquillity with the stunning architecture of the historic location, together with the grandeur of the well-maintained grounds and gardens. There is a welcoming entrance to the front with an impressive reception hall and doors to two garages, one of which has functionality as a workshop. There are two storage rooms, as well as an additional gym room.
From the reception hall, a lift serves all four floors of the property as well as a stairway which rises to the first floor. On this level a magnificent kitchen/dining/sitting room creates a superb area for entertaining, with a guest cloakroom off the kitchen, together with a snug creating a useful room for a home office, playroom or additional dining room if required. From the landing stairs rise to the second floor where there are three bedrooms (two with en-suites) as well as a study or additional bedroom.
The top floor has the main bedroom with en-suite shower room and a fantastic double aspect sitting room. The views from the third floor are breath-taking with the rear of the property affording views over the gardens and grounds of the lower Barracks towards the Upper Barracks in the distance. The front of the property has prominent views towards the cathedral and St Giles Hill. The property has a real feeling of character with high ceilings and sash windows throughout and has the added benefit of allocated parking spaces to the front.
The west facing rear garden, accessed from both the ground and first floor is laid to paving with a selection of mature trees and shrubs. Access from the garden is given to the impressive communal lawns to the rear.<br /><br />Steeped in history, Winchester is England’s ancient capital city and former seat of King Alfred the Great. This bustling city seamlessly combines grand old architecture with 21st century art, sculpture and world-class attractions which includes the magnificent cathedral.
With award-winning pubs and restaurants and a plethora of boutique shops and café bars, there is so much to enjoy in this city. There is a cultural programme throughout the year which includes top literary festivals, exhibitions and theatre productions.
Winchester boasts some of the best schools in the county and is home to Winchester University and Winchester College - the oldest public school in the United Kingdom. All this is within easy reach of London, a choice of international airports and the beaches of the south coast as well as the natural beauty of the New Forest and the rolling countryside of the South Downs National Park. And of course, if you love golf, one of the best courses in the county is close by.