House in historic scheme hides big surprise

It’s in the heart of Winchester’s historic centre and has the perfect period feel of its surroundings.

But the big surprise for many will be that an impressive four storey town house in Archery Lane is only 20 years old this year despite being part of the renowned Peninsula Square scheme that arose out of the former Barracks in the city that were a landmark for many decades.

Since it was built, the house, the imposing centre of a terrace of three and crowned by a decorative pediment in brick to complete its Georgian appearance, has been much improved by the current owners.

Hidden behind a mirror door is an impressive library on the lower ground floor. This room could be easily combined with the adjacent shower room and utility to form an annexe or a bedroom suite if desired.

On the ground floor is a refitted and bespoke Stephen Anthony kitchen that matches the overall impressive stature of the property with its Farrow and Ball finish, quartz work surfaces, recessed electric Aga, compact oven, and Norcool drawer fridge.

There is a study opening off the entrance hall just inside the front door – the hall has stairs descending to the library level and a flight rising to the drawing room and en-suite second bedroom on the first floor. The drawing room is entered through glazed double doors and its westerly aspect floods the room with natural light.

The whole of the second floor is occupied by the master suite, which boasts a wall of fitted wardrobes, and en-suite with a bath, separate shower cubicle, and twin handbasins. There is a dressing room with wardrobes to two walls that could be used as a fourth bedroom.

With many mature trees and attractive open spaces, The Barracks has a quiet and…