Contrasting homes offer an easy commute

No matter how much people want to avoid it, commuting can be an inescapable fact. But that daily grind can be tempered by choosing a home that makes “off duty” life far more enjoyable.

Zaza Osborne at Carter Jonas in Winchester has a couple of interesting examples available each with access to a train service that offers a fast trip to Waterloo, the holy grail for many.

On offer at £1,150 per calendar month (EPC Band D) is a stunning first floor apartment at The Malms, Shawford, with the village station literally at the end of the drive. There are great views across the Itchen and accommodation comprising a kitchen / living / dining room, two double bedrooms, the master with a dressing room and en-suite, plus a further large shower room.

Well maintained communal gardens are another feature along with two allocated parking spaces and a bike store.

At St Mary Bourne, The Malt House (£2,500 per month, EPC exempt) is in the heart of this thriving village, with Whitchurch and its mainline station and good shops a short distance. The house has a large double outlook drawing room plus the useful feature of a study / playroom. To the side of the kitchen / breakfast room is a dining room with a large garden window and partially glazed roof.

The first floor is home to four bedrooms, all of them doubles, and a family bathroom while the second floor is occupied by the master suite with its own bathroom.

For those who like city life, a lovely two bedroom cottage on the Alresford Road in Winchester, (available soon) with a great kitchen featuring bi-fold doors opening on to garden, sitting and dining rooms, two double bedrooms, one en-suite and a further bathroom will be tempting.  The house has been redecorated throughout, as has a two bedroom

terraced house in Colden Common (£875 EPC Band C) with the added advantage of a garage.

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