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The Guard House is a unique property with an interesting history occupying a prime position in Winchester city centre, boasting well-proportioned rooms throughout with an abundance of natural light. The property marks the entrance to the highly desirable Peninsula Barracks development and is an impressive and elaborate example of a guard house featuring wonderful architectural detail. Whilst originally serving to guard the entrance to the barracks and detain soldiers, the property now functions very successfully as a three to four bedroom residential dwelling retaining a wealth of period details such as sash windows, wooden flooring and fireplaces.
It is a deceptively spacious property with accommodation extending to over 2300 sq.ft. The property is entered via an impressive dining hall with a dual aspect and gas fired stove. Beyond the dining hall is an inner hallway with glazed door leading through to the sitting room. Extending to 17ft this is a bright and airy room which also features a dual aspect and one of the former
cell windows. Another fireplace creates an attractive focal point whilst French doors give access to the attractive courtyard garden.
The 23 ft. kitchen/breakfast/family area is equipped with cream shaker units with solid wood worktops and features three sizeable sash windows. The space accommodates a generous breakfast table and an additional seating area. Usefully, a connecting door links the kitchen to the attached garage and utility area. Continuing
on the ground floor, is a further reception room currently used as a study but which could easily be used as a ground floor bedroom given the shower room on this level. Finally, there is a studio to the
side of the property with access to the side garden.
On the first floor the master bedroom has the benefit of an en suite shower room and views of Serles House, whilst the second and third bedroom on this level are served by the family bathroom.
The Guard House occupies a superb position in the heart of Winchester city centre. It forms part of the eastern entrance to the acclaimed Peninsula Barracks development, an attractive garden square comprising a range of handsome Grade II listed
former military buildings, now converted into fine city centre residences. The property is superbly placed to take advantage of the city’s extensive amenities and excellent cultural, shopping and leisure facilities. The railway station (0.5 mile) offers fast rail access to London Waterloo in approximately one hour and junction 11 of the M3 provides road access to London (about 70
miles), the south coast and motorway network. Southampton International Airport is about 10 miles away and offers domestic and international flights. The property is also well placed for educational facilities, situated under 0.5 mile from both Winchester College and The Pilgrims’ School as well as being just a short distance from St Swithuns and Princes Mead private schools, St. Bedes and Westgate state schools, Peter Symonds Sixth Form College and Winchester University.
The property benefits from an attached garage with off road parking in front. There is an attractive courtyard garden to the western side which creates a lovely sheltered and incredibly private outdoor space. There is also a gate from the courtyard to
the adjacent gardens at Serles House which provides the use of additional outdoor space. A further area of garden is situated to the eastern side and comprises a brick paved path edged with
well stocked flower borders.
Local Authority: Winchester City Council
Services: Gas central heating, mains water, electricity and drainage
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