Little Minster Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9HB | Property for sale | Savills
94.30 sq m(1,015 sq ft)
Guide price £650,000($822,868)

Little Minster StreetWinchester, Hampshire, SO23 9HB


    Key features

    • Conversion of Bendicks original chocolate factory
    • Two generous bedrooms
    • Off street parking in the form of a secure garage
    • Characterful and bright kitchen
    • Spacious guest bedroom with plenty of storage space
    • City centre location with views of Winchester Cathedral

    A truly unique conversion of a historic building, nestled within the city's side streets with an outstanding roof terrace overlooking the surrounding chimneypots and world famous cathedral.

    About this property

    • Built in circa 1900 and originally home of world renowned Bendicks chocolatiers, 11 Kings Head Yard is situated within an exclusive, gated collection of four homes that stand fondly amongst some of Winchester's most iconic buildings and architecture. It is clear to see why the conversion in 1982 in to four houses won an architectural award.

      Of huge benefit is the integrated garage allowing off street parking for a motor vehicle along with storage for several bikes and leisure equipment. From the rear of the garage there is access to stairs leading to main the entrance hall, where there is the formal front door. There is built in storage for jackets, a guest WC and additional hidden storage ideal for holiday cases or other items. There are skylight windows above that flood the modern staircase with natural light.

      From the entrance hall the stairs lead up to the bedroom accommodation. The principal bedroom enjoys en suite WC, basin and a bank of glazing overlooking the surrounding street scene. A few steps away is a particularly luxurious bathroom with a generous walk-in shower and double storage space, ideal as a dressing area. Bedroom two is spacious and measures 18'4 by 9'6 and encapsulates the charm of the area, with views over the chimney pots of Little Minster Street and beyond.

      Uniquely, and understandably, the living accommodation is at the top of the property ensuring maximum enjoyment of what is an exceptional view of Winchester Cathedral. It is rare to find such a peaceful retreat with far reaching and unchanged views over hundreds of years. Sliding doors lead to a bright and airy sitting room and stairs down to a charming ‘shaker style' kitchen. There is a range storage cupboards and fully integrated kitchen appliances that include a hob, oven, and dishwasher. With plenty of space for a dining table, the kitchen has ample room for food preparation and entertaining if guests are visiting. 11 Kings Head Yard blends modern internal architecture with natural light from large windows and views over historic Winchester, along with easy maintenance, a quintessentially Winchester city residence.

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    Kings Head Yard is an exclusive collection of four homes within the original Bendicks chocolate factory. Enjoying one of the finest views over the city and onto the cathedral, the property is a rarity with a fun and interesting history.

    Robert TottleProperty agent

    Local information

    • Little Minster Street is a quaint and peaceful side street within just a few steps of the pedestrianised high street and thriving city centre. The charming surrounding area contains a variety of exquisite period homes entwined with modern and interesting residential properties. The high street and cathedral square contain a diverse collection of local businesses, independent shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, and restaurants. There are several other cultural, historical and leisure facilities such as the Theatre Royal, Everyman Cinema, the Great Hall and world-renowned Cathedral.
    • The mainline railway station is easily accessible (0.5 miles) as are excellent local schools such as Pilgrims (0.3 miles) St Bede's (0.4 miles) and Winchester College (0.4 miles). The city centre and St Cross has its appeal to suit professionals, first time buyers, and commuters alike, affording a wonderful environment and a thriving community.
    • Not only is Kings Head Yard ideally located for the city, but it also allows attractive walks through historic cathedral streets and out to local water meadows, St Catherine's Hill and onto the Itchen Navigation south of the city.
    • Winchester is very well connected via road and rail with London Waterloo being around 58 minutes from the city's railway station. The M3 allows easy access to London and the south coast connecting with the M27 and Southampton Airport which serves a growing number of destinations worldwide. The A34 to the north provides access to Oxford, the Midlands and the A303 to the West Country.

    Additional information

    • Freehold
    • All mains services connected
    • Council Tax Band E
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E