Guide price £1,500,000
Listed townhouse, elevated, views over the city and the formal communal gardens inspired by the Gardens of Versailles IMPORTANT NOTICE Full viewings of all properties are being conducted subject to Covid-19 protocol. Peninsula Square is one of Winchester's most sought-after addresses, it stands on high ground in the heart of the city, bounded on its eastern side by Southgate Street, Romsey Road to the north and St James Lane to the south. No 7 stands prominently on the eastern side of the Square and has views over the City towards the Spire of St Thomas. The city centre with its many excellent amenities is within walking distance as are some lovely walks through the old part of the city around the Cathedral, the College and along the banks of the River Itchen through the water meadows. Other recreational facilities locally include golf on Winchester's three courses, squash and tennis club in Bereweeke Road, sports centre, cinema, Theatre Royal, fishing on the local chalk streams and sailing on the Solent. Winchester also has a mainline station with a fast service to London Waterloo (about 55 minutes) and the city is close to the major road networks provided by the A34 trunk road, M3 and M27 motorways. The property is a listed townhouse forming part of one of the original buildings probably the Sergeant's mess. The sympathetic development of the former Winchester Barracks was undertaken by the award-winning architect, Huw Thomas. Double front doors open into the entrance hall, double height ceiling, and turned staircase rising to the first floor, there is a cloakroom, beautifully proportioned drawing room, dado rail picture rail and cornicing, fireplace, pine surround, electric fire. Dining room, double doors into the fitted kitchen, wood panel fronted units, laminated worktops, integrated appliances. On the first floor are four bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobe cupboards and two bathrooms. Outside The east facing garden is extremely private there is a terrace and central path, lawned on either side leading down to a rear access gate which provides a short cut down into the Lower Barracks and out to the city centre There are flowering shrubs, hedging and trees. There are two designated car parking spaces and visitors' parking spaces. The Communal Grounds Situated in the centre of the Square the formal communal grounds form the focal point to Peninsula Square. The architect based his design on the French Renaissance gardens of the Palace of Versailles with classical hard landscaping or symmetrical raised beds, trees and water features leading away from a large ornamental pond and fountain. The gardens are interspersed by illuminated paths and gravel ways. Amongst the buildings are other mature trees and a number of open spaces.
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