Savills | Austen House, 81 North Walls, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8DA | Property for sale
67.82 sq m(730 sq ft)
Guide price £375,000

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

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2021
  • High ceilings and large windows providing plenty of light
  • Superb open plan sitting room and kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Principal bedroom with double aspect enjoying an open view
  • En suite to the principal bedroom
  • Private terrace with alternative access to the property
  • Allocated off-street parking

A unique City duplex with parking.

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 front of the building.

    With its unique style, this duplex apartment has the wonderful accommodation arranged across two spacious floors, with an interior that is both well-appointed and of an excellent decorative order throughout. There are some lovely details and period features, including high ceilings and tall sash windows that allow for an abundance of natural light from the East and South elevations. The entrance to the property can be either via the main building or conveniently from a private terrace door entrance which leads directly into the main living room.

    The ground floor entrance hall has a series of storage cupboards and access to a WC with integrated utility space. The living room has a comprehensively fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, an extended work surface that provides an ideal breakfast bar, and a generous seating area for sofa furniture.

    The first floor accommodation has useful arrangement of storage cupboards from the landing area and a wonderful double bedroom, that like the ground floor living room, enjoys a double aspect with an open view, with glimpses of cathedral and church towers, the Winchester skyline, and South Downs beyond. The bedroom has an adjoining en suite bathroom.

    The property has the exclusive use of a paved terrace area and benefits from allocated parking space directly in front. There is also a communal bin store and secure bike shed, as well as further storage available beneath the main building.

    All mains services including drainage, water, electricity and gas. The property is gas centrally heated with thermostatically controlled radiators. The service charge is inclusive of ground rent and all exterior building maintenance and window cleaning, with a helpful and friendly on-site maintenance person available part-time, for this block.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Austen House is set in a superb city location, ideal for experiencing all that Winchester has to offer.

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

  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Share of Freehold