A most attractive Victorian family house with impressive ceiling heights and a fantastic contemporary kitchen extension in the heart of St. Cross.
Entrance Porch, Entrance Hall, Double Reception Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Bedroom En-Suite, Four Further Bedrooms, Bathroom, Separate WC, Delightful Gardens, Cellar Storage, Residents' Parking Scheme
Situated in this sought-after location just to the south of the City, this property offers spacious accommodation behind a red brick façade with buff brick quoining under a slate tiled roof with inset sash windows. The traditional style front door is approached via a garden path through the delightful and well-stocked front garden, which creates privacy from the road, this opens into an entrance porch and then into the hallway with a tall ceiling and moulded cornice, an oak floor and wide stairs to the first floor with a fitted stair runner. The once two reception rooms have been opened up to create one large through room with a bay window to the front aspect and French doors that open into the side return and an open fire with marble surround. The dining room has a window to the side elevation and a door to the side passage. The kitchen has had a fantastic contemporary extension which incorporates a vaulted ceiling with a full glazed lantern style roof with electrically operated openers and blinds, one corner of this room has fitted sliding doors that open to bring the garden inside and vice versa with a level floor to create a seamless feel. The kitchen is fitted with a range of stained oak base and eye level units with honed granite work surfaces and a peninsular unit with a fitted hob with pan drawers below. Fitted appliances comprise; fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 'Franke' under mounted sink (one with an 'Insinkerator' and the other with a softened tap and drinking water tap), fitted Neff electric oven and combi oven. The first floor has three bedrooms all with original fireplaces and a bathroom with underfloor heating. The second floor has a double bedroom with a glimpse of St. Catherine's Hill from the front elevation, an adjoining en-suite shower room and an additional bedroom with a window to the side and plenty of eaves storage. The basement offers a well-insulated space that currently makes an excellent workshop and store with an original coal hole which is an ideal space for logs. The garden to the rear has been beautifully designed and has a terrace, ideal for a small table to enjoy a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Steps graduate onto the lower garden with glazed balustrades and a storage area beneath, ideal for garden equipment. The rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with well-stocked borders, a water feature, mature magnolia tree and feels incredibly private. Side access gate to front of the house.
Situated in St. Cross which is among one of the most desirable positions in central Winchester. Just to the south of the High Street, St. Cross is particularly well-known for its access to the Water Meadows and the pleasant walks both the City and country alike, encompassing the ancient parts of the City, the College and Cathedral. The City Centre and its amenities offer first class shopping, a varied range of restaurants, cinema, theatre and sports centre. Communications are excellent, with the mainline railway station running a service to London Waterloo (approximately 60 minutes) and the M3, A34, A303 and M27 all easily accessible. Schools in Winchester are first class, with St. Faith's primary school nearby being highly sought after. There is a wide variety of further state and private schools in the area including Pilgrims and Winchester College a short walk away, Twyford School, Peter Symonds Sixth Form College in Fulflood and St. Swithun's School about two miles away.
Proceed in a southerly direction from the City Centre along Southgate Street which becomes St. Cross Road. Continue taking the third turning on the right into Ranelagh Road, where the property will be found on the right-hand side, identified by our 'For Sale' board.
Strictly by appointment through Belgarum Estate Agents (01962 844460).
All mains services are connected.
Band F (rate for 2019/20 £2,475.99pa).