Savills | Austen House, 81 North Walls, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8DA | Properties for sale
139.63 sq m(1,503 sq ft)
Guide price £695,000

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


    Key features

    • First floor period apartment within this grand historic building
    • City centre location; very easy access to the station and shops
    • Imposing drawing/dining room with large bay window
    • Attractive bedrooms
    • Allocated parking
    • Virtual tour available

    Imposing character apartment. Virtual tour available.

    About this property

    • Number 12 Austen House is a first floor, period apartment with a wealth of character and architectural features. Austen House dates back to the 1800's and was formally a school and the city's public library. The property was acquired by Beechcroft and converted in 2010 into 13 appealing apartments.

      A grand communal entrance gives access to all of the apartments with stairs leading up to number 12. The apartment offers plenty of grandeur, resulting from its wooden floors, high ceilings and a period fireplace in the sitting room. Owing to the ceiling heights and tall windows, there is plenty of natural light and the property is offered in excellent decorative order with the accommodation interestingly arranged on a split level.

      The central reception hall has a wooden floor, with the sitting/dining room accessed at the far end with magnificent bay windows. The fitted kitchen leads from the sitting room and is well equipped with a sleek range of granite surfaced units and an area for breakfast, with views over the city. Appliances include a double oven, induction hob, a warming draw, fridge freezer and a dishwasher.

      The principal bedroom is a spacious, with a range of built in wardrobes and an excellent en suite bathroom, which includes a bath, separate shower,WC and twin hand wash basins. A few steps lead down from the hall to bedroom two, which also has cupboards and to add character, the stairs lead from the lower level to bedroom three. Communal car parking is available at the front of the building with one space allocated to number 12.

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    A most interesting apartment by virtue of the levels and period characteristics, which added to its very convenient central location, sets it above most other apartments.

    Jon LaceyProperty agent

    Local information

    • Flat 12, 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 (approx. 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.

    Additional information

    • Service charge £933.24 a 1/4 annum
    • Directions: From the traffic lights by the public library continue around the one way system into town. Take the first turning on the right into Austen House, whereupon the apartment will be found on the right and the communal parking to the left of you.
    • EPC Rating = C