Front Aspect
971 sq ft(90.21 sq m)
Guide price £485,000

Austen House81 North Walls, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8DA


    Key features

    • Duplex apartment with private entrance
    • Open plan kitchen/dining/living space
    • Presented to an exceptional standard
    • Private small courtyard
    • Plenty of secure storage
    • Allocated parking

    An elegant two storey duplex located at the historic heart of the City.

    About this property

    • Austen House dates back to the 1800s and was formerly a school and the city public reference library. The property was acquired by Beechcroft and resorted to its former glory in 2010 into 13 appealing apartments. This apartment is uniquely arranged as a duplex with a private entrance and accommodation across two floors. From a welcoming entrance hall, with a cloakroom incorporating a utility space and storage. A part glass panelled door opens into a lovely kitchen dining/living space, with high ceilings tall sash windows overlooking the front courtyard. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of floor and wall units, integral appliances and granite work-surface with breakfast bar. From the first floor landing, there is a large airing cupboard and access into a loft space. There are two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom/shower room, each fitted with a range of white sanitary ware, heated towel rails and thermostatic shower controls. The property has gas central heating and a pressurized water system. The floorings are either carpeted within the bedroom areas or of a walnut wood flooring around the ground floor hallway and living room. Overall, the property is presented to an exceptional standard with an excellent decorative order throughout.

      OUTSIDE
      The flat has its own small courtyard to the front of the property, a private allocated parking space and access to a secure bike store and separate secure storage within the basement of the building.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    An ideal City gem, tucked away from and provides a great 'lock up and go'. With its own front door and accommodation arranged over two floors, it actually feels like a house.

    Jon LaceyProperty agent

    Local information

    • Austen House is located in the heart of Winchester city centre. This vibrant cathedral city offers a wide range of boutique shops, theatre, cinema, restaurants and pubs, as well as many attractive walks through the historic streets to the water meadows and St Catherine's Hill beyond.
    • Ideally located for the fast train link to London Waterloo (approximately 55 minutes) and good road links to the M3/A303/A34, the South coast, and the New Forest. Southampton International airport is 11 miles away.
    • The Westgate School and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College are close by, both of which are highly regarded, as are the nearby independent schools, St Swithun's, Winchester College and The Pilgrims' School.
    • With so many of the City's amenities within a convenient walking distance, the ownership of a property within Austen House makes for ideal City living.

    Additional information

    • Share of freehold, with a long lease of 999 years from 2010.
    • NB Conditions of the lease state occupants may not be of an age less than 16 years. Pets are also not allowed.
    • EPC Rating = C