The former capital city of England, Winchester is filled with awe inspiring architecture, historic buildings, monuments and museums. The city's biggest attraction, Winchester Cathedral plays host to one of Europe's best Christmas markets, renowned for its high quality exhibitors and a bustling atmosphere. Winchester sits on one of several channels of the River Itchen and the city is surrounded by idyllic villages and the stunning rolling countryside of the South Downs national park.
Popular with British and overseas families alike, attracted by Winchester's heritage and charm, the city also boasts an excellent range of both private and state schools including Winchester College, King Edward VI, St. Swithun's, Prince's Mead, Twyford Prep, Kings School, Westgate School and Henry Beaufort.
Winchester has superb transport links into a number of major cities including, London, Southampton and Portsmouth. The M3 motorway network provides direct access to London's principal airports and Southampton International, whilst the M27 and A34 provide access to the greater national road network. For commuters, Winchester Mainline Railway Station provides services to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately one hour, with park and ride bus services into Winchester and local bus routes to Andover, Alton, Petersfield, Romsey, Salisbury to name a few.
The local area also boasts numerous leisure and sporting facilities including River Park Leisure centre, a host of excellent golf courses including the Royal Winchester Golf club and South Winchester Golf club. Outdoor activities are well catered for with excellent fishing on the rivers Test and Itchen, sailing on the Solent and the many miles of fine countryside for walking.
Winchester is an historic English cathedral town located around one hour away from central London. A great place to brush up on Winchester's rich local history is in the City Museum located in the city centre. Winchester was first settled in pre-historic times, it's also home to the remains of at least three Iron Age hill forts. Today Winchester is a popular place for commuters to reside thanks to the fast journey times direct to central London.
Winchester is a fantastic place to settle down whether you're single or you've got a family in tow. There are so many different types of property on offer in Winchester that you'll almost certainly be spoilt for choice. Another string to Winchester's bow is the fact that it plays host to a number of local schools - both primary and secondary. There's no need to worry about you children's education in Winchester - there are plenty of excellent schools to take care of that.
In terms of sport, Winchester has lots to offer. It's home to two professional football teams, a rugby team, a hockey team, a roller hockey team, and also a bowls club. Winchester College Football is also played in the area - a sport invented in Winchester itself (this particular game isn't practiced anywhere else except Winchester).
Winchester is a fantastic place to live - there's so much to see and do in the area, you'll never find yourself at a loose end. Why look for lettings anywhere else?
An eclectic mix of property is available from stylish one and two bedroom apartments through to quaint period cottages and large detached modern family homes with indoor swimming pools.