Epitome of classic Regency styling

Epitome of classic Regency styling

Sitting in one of the most attractive streets in Winchester, this beautiful semi-detached Regency villa nestles comfortably with its neighbours with its colour washed stuccoed elevations and sash windows set elegantly back from the road behind a pretty front garden.

Dating from 1830, this Grade II listed house in St James Villas lies within very easy walking distance of the centre of the historic city where coffee shops, bars and restaurants, individual and high street shops, galleries, theatre and cinema all await discovery with wonderful walks around the Cathedral, Winchester College, water meadows and banks of the River Itchen within just a few minutes. There is a shortcut to the station via Mews Lane and Crowder Terrace which means that commuting becomes a viable option.

The spacious accommodation is arranged principally over two levels with a versatile lower ground floor currently used as a double bedroom, bathroom and store.

At the entrance level the period front door has a fanlight above and opens to the hallway from where doors open to the cloakroom and the charming drawing room to the front, with a Victorian fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room lies to the rear and has an opening through to the formal dining room, beautifully lit by French doors to the walled courtyard garden. The kitchen has defined areas with a range of units and integrated appliances and at the rear is a lobby with a stable door to the garden and also leads to the study.

On the first floor are two good double bedrooms, one with a door to a further room, and the large family bathroom.

The outside is hugely appealing and the front garden has a terrace, lavender hedging, wisteria, roses and a flowering cherry tree, still leaving space for two…