Savills | Austen House, 81 North Walls, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8DA | Property for sale
181.07 sq m(1,949 sq ft)
Guide price £875,000

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

    Key features

    • Mews House of around 2000sq. ft. with private entrance
    • Allocated parking and secure bike store
    • Large main reception room and kitchen/dining room with separate study area
    • Three bedrooms each with a private bath or shower room
    • Private south-facing courtyard garden
    • Onsite allocated basement secure storage
    • A close proximity to the City and Railway Station

    An exceptional mews style property with private allocated parking and an interior of around 2000 sq. ft. located within a close proximity to the City's amenities.

    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 and resorted to its former glory in 2010 into 12 appealing apartments and this fabulous property which is located to the rear of the building. A perfectly situated mews style house, set back away from the usual fanfare of the City's day to day, the property is approached via secure gated access from the North Walls. The property interior has been superbly appointed and is of an excellent decorative order throughout.

      The welcoming entrance hall leads to the spacious well-balanced accommodation across two floors. On the ground floor there is a large and fully fitted kitchen, with a dining and seating area (23 ft), a study, cloakroom and a wonderful drawing/media room (23 ft) with access doors to a private South facing garden courtyard.

      The first floor has three bedrooms, two large double bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes and storage cupboards and each with an en suite (one with large walk-in shower and separate bath). The third bedroom has an adjacent further separate shower and laundry room. To complete the first floor, there is a superb additional multi-purpose living space. ‘The Pod', as the Daily Telegraph 2016 best extension national award is affectionately known, has added a new dimension to the house with its full-length windows and lantern rooflight, providing a bright all day long sunny location. Suitable as a home office, hobbies room, a children's room, a very comfortable day room (stairlift access at present) – you choose! The property also has means to use a side access as an informal terrace garden overlooked from The Pod and is accessible from the ground floor of the property.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    An outstanding opportunity, perfectly located for all the City's culture and amenities, plus an ideal ‘lock up and go' residence.

    Jon LaceyProperty agent

    Local information

    • Austen House is located in the heart of Winchester, close to the Theatre, the excellent public library and to a choice of many fine restaurants in the city centre, or to the railway station. 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

    • Share of Freehold (approx.) 988 years remaining.
    • EPC Rating = C
    • Tenure = Share of Freehold