Well planned homes have brought site back to life

The last two of six new homes that have brought the redundant site of a former Winchester nursing home back into use are now being offered for sale.

The properties, at The Croft off Badgers Farm Road, are two individual four bedroom houses with excellent living space.

“This is a project by Colten New Homes, a developer with a good reputation for its new homes,” says Chris Gooch, of Carter Jonas in Winchester, joint agents with Goadsby.

“Each has a high specification that lends itself well to modern lifestyles. For instance, while the contemporary fixtures and fittings give a very light and open feel to both houses, both also follow the more traditional trend with a woodburning stove in the sitting room open fireplaces.

“With so many new homes open plan these days, these designs with separate reception spaces – the sitting room is apart from the open plan kitchen and dining areas – will be popular with many buyers who, while liking the inclusive feel of the open plan area also appreciate the ability to have a separate living space.

“Two bedrooms with en-suites fitted with double shower cubicles mean each house enjoys a perfect master suite and offers excellent guest facilities. All four bedrooms are of good proportions and served by central landings at the top of turning staircases, a solution that feels spacious yet is economical with the actual floor area occupied.

“Decorative exterior treatments with render and tile hanging coupled with distinctive gables lend a traditional appearance in keeping with the more mature homes found in the locale, again an example of the care taken in approaching this development where the homes have been designed with two patios and a garage.

“For many families, the close proximity of Kings School, rated among the best non-fee paying schools in the UK when

compared to private establishments, will be a key feature. But good local shops, easy access to the city centre and major roads network, and even a choice of neighbouring golf courses will play their part in decision making.”

Guide prices start at £641,500 (both houses EPC Band B). For more information, contact Carter Jonas on 01962 842742 or email winchester@carterjonas.co.uk