Exceptional example of Arts and Crafts design

Exceptional example of Arts and Crafts design

Fronting a tree lined avenue on the western edge of the city, this exceptional Arts and Crafts house lies within walking distance of local amenities, Winchester’s mainline station and the city centre. Yet, sitting within more than half an acre of mature gardens, this feels more like a village property.

Pipers Field is a particularly fine and rare example of Arts and Crafts architecture, designed by Robert Weir Schultz, a friend of Edwin Lutyens. Built in 1908 with accommodation extending to five thousand square feet over two floors, this is an impressive home with mellow brick elevations and a superb layout where light and beautifully proportioned formal rooms are ideal for entertaining and family life.

An extensive programme of renovation has retained superb architectural features and internally the character is defined by herringbone parquet flooring, fireplaces, dado and picture rails, decorative cornicing, window seats and display alcoves.

From the impressive reception hall doors open to reveal a fine drawing room, formal dining room and excellent study. To one side lies the kitchen/breakfast room which has been fitted in keeping with the design of the house and has a large Aga, bespoke cabinets with granite work surfaces and double doors open into a lovely family room with French doors out to the west facing terrace.

There is also a large games room, utility room and two cloakrooms.

Six bedrooms are arranged over the first floor with three lovely bathrooms and a box room. Ladder access leads up to a hobbies room with a good deal of the rest of the attic being boarded and providing excellent storage.

The house is approached from Chilbolton Avenue by a long, tree lined driveway which arrives at the house through curved flint walls and brick piers. A circular…