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Ideal house and location for families

Ideal house and location for families

Ideal house and location for families

Residents of this three bedroom link-detached house at South Wonston are able to enjoy all the benefits of living in a village community with excellent amenities, including a good primary school, countryside right on the doorstep and still be within a short drive of city amenities provided in nearby Winchester.

This spacious and well presented house has been thoughtfully modernised and neutrally decorated throughout. Add to that the large west facing rear garden, garage, additional parking, large workshop and shed and families will begin to realise the advantages of this lovely home.

From the entrance hall there are doors to the well fitted kitchen and to the smart sitting room, with both rooms connecting with the dining room which has patio doors to the garden. At one end of the kitchen a door opens to a utility room which connects with the garden and the garage, making this a very practical arrangement. There is also a ground floor cloakroom.

Three good bedrooms on the first floor will all take a double bed and have built-in wardrobes to maximise on the space. They share the very smart family bathroom which has a bath and separate shower cubicle.

Chris Pickard, Branch Manager with Goadsby in Winchester, says: “This home ticks all the boxes; all the rooms are well sized and the decoration is contemporary throughout.  The garden enjoys a westerly aspect and you’re moments from the village recreation ground. 

“Our clients have seen a property they like and I don’t expect this to stay on the market for long so if you’d like to come and have a look, please do call the office to arrange.”

To take Chris up on his invitation call Goadsby on 01962 620444. A price of £425,000 is quoted.

Modern cottage in village setting

Modern cottage in village setting

Modern cottage in village setting

Lying just a few miles north of Winchester, Sutton Scotney is popular with those seeking a country lifestyle yet within easy reach of commuter routes, both road and rail, and quick connections to city amenities. The village is a welcoming community with local amenities and lovely walks in the surrounding countryside.

This is the setting for a modern, semi-detached cottage built a couple of years ago to a good design with a nod to contemporary trends including wood flooring, skirtings and internal doors and smart fittings in the kitchen and bathroom.

Open plan living on the ground floor is equally appealing to young professionals, a small family or older folk downsizing. The front door opens to an entrance hall at the rear of which is a utility area and cloakroom, with a door to the well fitted kitchen which gives way to the dining area and sitting room, all linked by a smart wooden floor. Glazed doors open at the rear to the neat garden.

The staircase has a contemporary glass balustrade and rises to the first floor where there are two bedrooms, both which will accommodate a double bed, and the bathroom.

A distinct advantage of this cottage is the plentiful parking for two or three cars and the garden at the rear is enclosed and simply laid out with a paved patio and lawn with an established hedgerow marking the boundary.

Offers in excess of £300,000 are invited by Fox & Sons and enquiries should be directed to the Winchester branch on 01962 862121.

Best choice in the best place to live

Winchester is a frequent winner to top ranking place in surveys of the best places to live in Britain – and for the best choice among rental properties the current selection from Carter Jonas will be hard to beat.

Offering a good choice of styles and sizes, all below a monthly rent of £1,600, there is something to appeal to a wide variety of occupants.

In the city centre, a characterful two bed terraced house in Wharf Hill (£1,200 per month, EPC Band tbc) offers a great base with a south-facing garden and immaculately presented accommodation.

For those who want to go up in the world, a penthouse in Little Minster Street (£1,500 EPC C) has a roof terrace with wonderful Cathedral views accessed via French windows from its living space. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms emphasise that this is a home with a practical nature, too, while the modern kitchen has built-in appliances.

Spruced up and on parade at The Kings House in the former Peninsula Barracks is a spacious first floor flat (£1,595 EPC E) with a refurbished kitchen / dining room that makes this a real stand-out home when compared with its peers. There is a large central living room with an en-suite bedroom to one side. The second bedroom is served by a family bathroom and there is the valuable extra of two allocated parking spaces plus visitor parking.

All these city centre homes are within easy reach of the shopping centre and restaurants as well as the railway station and River Park Leisure Centre. Families happy to live slightly away from the centre, while still enjoying a good choice of schools, can opt for either of two homes.

In Olivers Battery Road North is a detached house (£1,500 EPC E) offering four bedrooms and superb living space as well as a large garden. It’s newly decorated, will have a new bathroom installed before tenants move in, and is within a short walk of St Peter’s Catholic Primary School and Kings’

School. In Priors Dean Road (£1,100 EPC) is a well presented three bedroom house with an eat-in kitchen and large lounge diner within the catchment for Henry Beaufort School.

Rents exclude administration fees, for this information visit CJVIEW.ME/winlet. For more details of the properties, call Carter Jonas on 01962 876838 or email…

Superb home for all the family

Superb home for all the family

Superb home for all the family

Situated in a lightly wooded location, Forest Edge is an impressive home with extensive accommodation which lends itself to a primary residence and also has versatility to provide independence for an extended family if required. Arranged over two floors, the house stretches to almost 4,500 square feet and sits proudly within more than an acre of private gardens which include a fabulous entertaining terrace, complete with swimming pool, with several points of access from the house.

This is a great home for family life and entertaining with extravagant reception rooms as well as a wonderful open plan kitchen with double doors to a family room which can be closed off to create a more cosy space. A fine reception hall has double doors into the formal dining room with French doors to the west facing terrace. The drawing room is magnificent with twin bay windows and French doors to the garden and there is also a large study.

An additional wing on the western flank provides a large room with access to the utility room and shower room which could be used as an annexe.

Two staircases give access to the first floor, one rising to a galleried landing, branching off to seven bedrooms, most with fitted storage and the master suite benefitting from a superb dressing room and bathroom. Two further lovely bathrooms are arranged on the first floor and two bedrooms open to a balcony which enjoys the afternoon sun and a view over the garden.

The gardens surround the house and are mainly lawned with tree and shrub borders to the boundaries.

Well positioned within its private location, protected by automated gates which open to a sweeping driveway leading to a three bay carport, Forest Edge in Ampfield has easy access to Romsey, Chandler’s Ford and Winchester, which all provide an excellent range of amenities. Excellent schools for all ages lie within short driving distances making this a superb home for all the family.

Knight Frank quotes a guide price of £1,850,000 and welcomes enquiries to the Winchester office on 01962 850333.

Now’s the time for a new home, says Connells

Tom Bateson, Regional New Homes Director

Tom Bateson, Regional New Homes Director

– Great start to the year, new developments coming soon –

Following a record year for results and new development business won in 2015, Connells’ Southern Land & New Homes division has kick started the new year in similar style.  First quarter figures show that the division took nearly 10% more reservations for new homes compared to last year and achieved an uplift of 30% for new homes exchange business, and Connells advises customers to register their interest in a new home as developments launch into the marketplace:

“It’s been a fantastic start to the year for us with a busy marketplace and buyers out in force searching for a new home,” says Tom Bateson, Regional New Homes Director at Connells.  “Following our success last year winning a staggering 122 developments across our division, we will soon be launching a number of exciting new homes sites across the Southern region and we suggest that prospective buyers register their interest with us now to be first in line to snap up a new home.”

Over the next couple of months Connells will be launching to market the following exciting developments in Hampshire: Pilgrims House Southampton by Titan Developments Verum House, Basingstoke by Equity Red, Phase II Mapmakers, Shirley by Kier Living Daneshill Court, Basingstoke by Leo Developments and Worting Road, Basingstoke by Champion Homes

“The new homes we are marketing will certainly ease the undersupply of homes in the current local market,” continues Tom.  “Other benefits for our customers include no chains and the new home warranty that comes with buying a new home, high specification building resulting in less maintenance and potentially lower utility bills and the possibility of utilising the Government backed Help to Buy schemes – all great reasons to purchase a new home.  To find out more, interested buyers should get in touch with us today.”

For further information on the new developments launching soon and to register your interest in a new home, please call Connells’ dedicated team on [01256 357457 or email

PIcturesque Living

Carpenters Cottage is one of a number of dwellings built in 1985 on what was the carpenter’s yard in the centre of the picturesque South Downs village of Hambledon. A stable door leads from the private courtyard garden into the open plan living room/ dining room, linking to the kitchen, recently fitted with Bosch appliances. Oak flooring runs through the living area adding to the feeling of space, and there is a wood burner in the living room. On the first floor the generous landing, with skylight, links the well proportioned principle bedroom, second double bedroom and large bathroom, all stylishly fitted with a contemporary feel. Both bedrooms look out onto the courtyard garden. To the front of the cottage the paved patio garden is easily managed, with some mature shrubs which add to the private sheltered feel. To the rear of Carpenter’s Yard there is a single garage which is useful in this village centre location, and there is additional off street parking for two further cars.

Carpenters Cottage is central to the village, close to the popular Village Stores, in the heart of Hambledon. Famous for its history and strong association with cricket, this is a pretty rural village surrounded by the South Downs National Park and National Trust downland. There is a combined infant and primary school ranked Outstanding by Ofsted, two village shops, a church, pub and well known cricket club. The surrounding countryside is known for its lovely walks and extensive riding.

A good range of local shops and amenities are available in nearby Denmead, and both Winchester and Petersfield are easily accessible offering more extensive facilities, each with mainline stations and more extensive shopping and leisure facilities.

The A3 provides a direct link to London, the South Coast and the M27 network to Chichester and Southampton Airport.

For a viewing please call Patrick or Caroline on 02392 632275.