Superb detached period family house.
The house located within the hugely popular residential area of St. Cross close to the centre of the Cathedral city. The property is convenient for the pedestrian shopping centre in the High Street with access to a wealth of shops restaurants and recreational facilities including the Theatre Royal and local cinema. Winchester College and the water meadows of St. Cross stretch along the banks of the river Itchen nearby. There are splendid walks through the historic cathedral streets the water meadows and on to St. Catherine‘s hill.
Winchester is approximately 57 minutes by train from London Waterloo and the M3 motorway (junctions 9,10 and 11) is within easy reach making both London and Southampton readily accessible. The interconnection with the M27 makes Southampton International Airport easily commutable and also opens up the south coast and The New Forest. The A34 to the north provides access to Oxford the Midlands and the A303 to the west country.
The property which sits within its own walled garden has exceptionally handsome elevations rendered with a slate roof. The property has been beautifully maintained by the existing owners and offers superb family accommodation over three floors including a large basement.
The property is approached through electric gates over a gravel driveway leading to a large parking and turning area to the front of the property and leading on to the front door itself. On entering, the reception hall is a magnificent space with a large open fireplace and an impressive turned staircase providing access to the first floor. From the entrance hall there are three well-proportioned reception rooms. An elegant drawing room with central fire place, lovely high ceilings and French doors out on to the terrace. There is a formal dining room, and a family room. There is a beautifully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with fitted Aga and bespoke kitchen units with fitted appliances. From here there is access to the utility room which takes you out to the garden and also to the Boot Room and Cloakroom which completes the ground floor accommodation. From the hallway, access can be gained down to the basement which is currently used as a gym area, along with plenty of storage.
The principal bedroom suite is exceptionally generous with a beautiful double bedroom adjoining a large dressing room and well fitted good sized bathroom with shower, there are two further bedrooms with en suite shower rooms and two further bedrooms, along with a family bathroom, a separate cloakroom and a study completes the accommodation.
The gardens and grounds to the property are a superb feature with its walled boundaries. There is a significant amount of parking and a turning area to the front of the property, which is bordered by espalier Magnolia trees. The gardens themselves are beautifully stocked and wonderfully maintained by the current owners with a wealth of flowering specimen shrubs and plants that make the most of the gardens and create a wonderful area visible from the large terrace that lies adjacent to both the drawing room and kitchen. There is an excellent large area of lawn and a superb greenhouse. There is also a brick garden store and a single garage which is accessed from Edgar Road.