Savills | Austen House, 81 North Walls, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8DA | Property for sale
154.68 sq m(1,665 sq ft)
Guide price £580,000

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

    Key features

    • 1665 sq. ft. of split level living
    • Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes
    • Bathroom suite and shower room
    • Fitted kitchen with breakfast area
    • Impressive living room and bay window
    • Spacious first floor hallway
    • Spectacular entrance study area with original staircase
    • Excellent internal storage
    • Allocated private parking and secure bike store

    An exceptional city duplex apartment with split level living of around 1665 sq. ft. and a private parking space.

    About this property

    • Austen House dates back to the late 1800's and was formerly a school and the city public reference library. The property was acquired by Beechcroft in 2010 and beautifully converted into 12 appealing apartments.

      Entered from a secure communal entrance, the apartment's front door opens into an impressive entrance lobby with a dramatic first impression of a substantial yet elegant original staircase sweeping up to the first floor level. Not to dismiss the usability of the ground floor entrance lobby, there is sufficient space for a home office or gym, and with the tall windows there is an abundance of natural light. The main accommodation centralises around the long first floor hallway, which also allows for an impressive amount usability, such as the current freestanding shelving arrangement. The bedrooms both have a light and airy feel, with tall west facing sash windows. Each bedroom has a generous amount of fitted wardrobe space and access to a luxurious bathroom suite or shower room. The main living room is magnificent, with its high ceiling and wide bay window which draws in the morning and afternoon sunlight; a door leads through to the adjoining kitchen, fitted with a full range of units and integrated appliances. The kitchen also has the space for a table and chairs. There is a drying cupboard, and separate utility appliances are conveniently plumbed into a cupboard off the hallway.

      The apartment has one private allocated parking space directly to the front of the property, as well as access to a secure bike store and a storage lock-up. Further storage can be found via communal basement access.

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    A fabulous interior, with the original staircase sweeping to the main accommodation.

    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 approximately 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.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating = B
    • Tenure = Share of Freehold