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The fine balance between town and country

The fine balance between town and country

The fine balance between town and country

Sitting on the western outskirts of Winchester, Whistler is a fine 1950s family home which straddles the definition of a town or country home. Well positioned in a plot of just over half an acre there are also glorious views over Royal Winchester Golf Course, providing a wonderful feeling of space, yet the convenience of the city is just a short distance away. Set back off an old Roman road, the gardens frame the house and there is extensive parking at the front with mature trees and shrubs featuring at the rear.

The accommodation is superb and, having been extended over the years, now provides substantial family space over two floors with the possibility of creating further rooms in the large loft space if required.

This is a well presented traditional home but is also influenced by current trends with contemporary colour schemes, smart bathrooms, a modern open plan kitchen and bi-folding doors across the rear giving access to the garden.

The versatile living space could be adapted to provide annexe accommodation particularly with the large games room, of almost 40’ in length, which was formerly an indoor swimming pool and which links through to the entrance hall at the front and the conservatory at the rear and with bi-folding doors to the garden. Four further reception rooms radiate from the hall and the layout works well with the smart kitchen where there is plenty of space for informal dining and direct access to the garden. There is also a utility room with access to the side, a guest cloakroom and ground floor shower room.

Five bedrooms, all doubles, radiate from the lovely first floor landing and share two family bathrooms, both refitted in…

Ready to welcome new residents

Ready to welcome new residents

Ready to welcome new residents

The wide range of attractive and individual homes at Winchester Village has proved popular with buyers over the last year. There is now a small range of properties that have just been completed; well designed, finished to a high specification and with high energy efficient ratings that are ready for occupation.

Jane Kennerley of Savills New Homes says: “This is a great opportunity for those looking for a fabulous brand new house. There is something for everyone whether looking for a two, three or four bedroom home and there is a limited availability of houses which are ready for occupation but it could mean a quick move for those in a position to proceed.”

Most people visiting this Bovis Homes landmark development on the outskirts of Winchester have been surprised at the wonderful street scenes. The traditional architecture and superb range of brick and rendered elevations with attractive windows are set back behind beautifully landscaped gardens and decorative railings. Much of the car parking has been ingeniously planned to be discreetly hidden behind the houses so leaving more of a pedestrian friendly environment.

Jane suggests that potential purchasers get in touch to make an appointment to view: “We are strongly advising people to call us to make an appointment to view so that we can ensure they can be given the time and attention they need. There are several different houses to choose from and each one is beautifully finished, with attractive gardens and two allocated parking spaces. Bovis Homes also has an excellent range of incentives to make moving easier and more affordable.”

Lovely show homes have also been created at Winchester Village to enable visitors to more easily visualise living here.

Prices are from £399,950 for…

Stunning location and breath-taking views

Stunning location and breath-taking views

Alexandra Wharf is the new development that will raise the already impressive profile of Southampton’s Ocean Village Marina. The exciting collection of 82 apartments at this prime location takes luxurious living to the next level.

Donna Pearce is a new member of the Savills New Homes team and is based at the sales office at Alexandra Wharf where, since the launch in June, some 40% of the apartments have already been reserved off plan.

Nikki Penman at Savills is delighted that Donna has joined the team and says: “Donna has quickly become a valued member of the team and her wealth of experience in estate agency is a huge advantage.”

The recent regeneration of Ocean Village has sparked renewed interest in this fabulous part of Southampton which is surrounded by reminders of this historical seaport. There is easy access to all the city amenities as well as attractive local bars and restaurants, cinema, shops and interesting walks along the ancient sea defences.

Delighted to be involved with such a prestigious development, Donna is excited to be based at Alexandra Wharf where the construction is really starting to take shape, extending up to the peak of ten storeys.

Donna says: “There is a fabulous range of two and three bedroom homes which vary in aspect, size and layout offering a range of accommodation to suit different lifestyles. Many are on a single level but there are also interesting duplex and triplex formats. There will be lovely bright living spaces with large windows creating a spacious and relaxed environment with sleek kitchens and bathrooms.

“With the majority of these stunning apartments holding a waterfront position, there will be incredible views of the city and the beautiful marina from private balconies and roof terraces.”

Those residents reserving off…

Landlords of rural properties more likely to consider pets

Landlords of rural properties more likely to consider pets

Landlords of rural properties more likely to consider pets

Properties away from the city centre are more likely to attract tenants who have pets and many landlords of these outlying homes are often inclined to consider allowing pets to reside with the family.

Enterprise Cottage at Chilcomb, for example, is a beautifully presented cottage where the landlord would be happy to accept a well behaved pet. This pretty village is surrounded by rolling countryside and farmland and there are fabulous views from the cottage.

Just over two miles from Winchester, this is a great location for those wishing to take advantage of city amenities yet who want to be in a peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Surprisingly spacious accommodation has been finished to a high standard with a light and airy sitting room warmed by an open fire, and a superb modern kitchen/dining room, with a tiled floor running between, a full range of integrated appliances and doors to the garden.

There is also a large utility room with a cloakroom/shower on the ground floor.

Upstairs are three double bedrooms and a large family bathroom with a bath and separate shower.

The lawned garden continues from the front of the cottage round to the side, where glazed doors from the sitting room and the kitchen open to the westerly aspect, and then on to the rear.

Belgarum in Winchester says Enterprise Cottage is available for immediate occupancy on an unfurnished basis at a monthly rent of £1,650. Give the lettings team a call on 01962 844460 to arrange to view today.

Contemporary extension creates excitement

Contemporary extension creates excitement

Contemporary extension creates excitement

A fabulous contemporary extension at a classically designed detached house in Kilham Lane, Winchester has added a certain excitement to this home. Designed and project managed by an award winning architect, the extension has provided a very contemporary and easy living home with a superb light filled open plan kitchen and family areas with a wall of glazing opening to the garden.

Beautifully presented throughout, the house has also been modernised with the ground floor including a sitting room with a log burning stove, a study which also doubles up as a spare bedroom when required, a utility room and cloakroom.

Upstairs four double bedrooms and the family bathroom lead off a spacious landing and the master suite has a fabulous wet room style shower room and a dressing room.

The gardens are lovely with a new terrace sweeping across the rear of the house, in keeping with the contemporary nature of this part of the property, and very much a part of the living space through the warmer months. The rear garden is a good size and at the front is plenty of driveway parking.

Kilham Lane is situated to the west of Winchester, well positioned on the outskirts of the city centre, with good bus routes and in the Kings School catchment.

The house becomes available in February and Winkworth seeks a monthly rent of £3,000 on an unfurnished basis. Contact the Winchester branch to request further details and to make an appointment to view. Call 01962 866777.

Luxurious modern cottage

Luxurious modern cottage

Enjoying a quiet location within the village of Cheriton, this charming detached property was constructed just a couple of years ago to a very traditional design to include a thatched roof. From this lovely village there is immediate access to the South Downs and Alresford lies nearby for most day to day requirements in addition to the local shop, parish church, village hall and primary school.

Built to a fabulous design, good insulation levels and a high specification, the house works well for family lifestyles.

When the double doors from the entrance hall to the sitting room, dining room and kitchen are all open, the circulation space is wonderful and it is easy to imagine large family gatherings spreading over the ground floor. The sitting room is delightful with a lovely wooden floor, wood burning stove and French doors to the garden; the separate dining room provides a space for formal dining but there is also plenty of space for more relaxed mealtimes in the stunning kitchen, which also has French doors to the rear terrace. There is also a utility room, with access to the garden, and a large guest cloakroom.

Three double bedrooms are arranged off the first floor landing, all with their own en suite facilities, the master being particularly luxurious, and a fourth bedroom suite lies on the top floor together with a versatile study, fifth bedroom or hobby room.

The gravel driveway provides parking in addition to the double garage and the garden is simply laid out with a flagstone terrace leading onto the lawn.

Charters says that this luxurious modern cottage will be available in December and a monthly rent of £3,000 is asked. Contact the Alresford office for further information and to make an appointment to view. Call 01962…