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Occupying a privileged position on the old Roman road of Sarum Road, this substantial family home offers elevated views across Royal Winchester Golf Course and beyond. The property has been extended and the layout altered over the years and now offers close to 5000 sqft of balanced and flexible family accommodation.
The heart of everyday living is the delightful south-facing kitchen/breakfast room which is open to the drawing room, creating plenty of space for family life and entertaining. Both rooms have bi-fold doors onto the patio with commanding views down the garden and create a wonderfully spacious effect across the back of the house when pulled back for summer entertaining. There are also double doors to the conservatory, which is fitted with blinds and overlooks the garden. There are plenty of other reception spaces offering flexible use including a sitting room, a study or perhaps a child’s playroom, an office with independent entrance for working from home but of particular note is the very versatile family room/ studio with its own kitchenette and shower room and bi-fold doors to the rear garden. The room is 39 foot long and benefits from elevated ceiling height and skylights, which together with its dual aspect create a feeling of light and space. It was converted by the owners from a swimming pool and the pool structure remains underneath the floor boards and could easily be converted back if desired. Alternatively the space could easily be divided to create an annexe with its own entrance, or be used to run a business from home.
Upstairs there is a spacious master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and separate shower and a walk-in wardrobe to complete the suite. The four further bedrooms are all of good proportion and all comfortably take double beds and accompanying furniture. The two family bathrooms to service these bedrooms are spacious and modern; one being a shower room and the other a bathroom with separate shower.
Quietly located on the western fringes of the city, Sarum Road affords access to the many walks locally including the nearby Clarendon Way and Farley Mount. The property is a short distance from the city centre ( 1.5 miles) and all the benefits that the compact lively city centre of Winchester offers including a theatre, cinema, leisure centre, museums, cathedral and many restaurants, bars and shops. The railway station is 1.7 miles and offers access to London Waterloo in 58 minutes. The M3 offers excellent road access to London and the national motorway network. There are many excellent schooling options in and around Winchester including Princes Mead, Pilgrims, Twyford, Hampshire Collegiate, Winchester College, St Swithun’s School, and Peter Symonds Sixth Form College and the property is in the catchment area for King’s, a well-regarded state secondary school.
Whistler is set in a prominent and elevated position along Sarum Road and is approached by block paving driveway with parking for many cars. Over the lawn and mature hedges to the front of the property are views over Royal Winchester Golf Course and the countryside beyond. The property is well screened from neighbours with mature trees and hedges along the boundaries in both front and rear gardens. The rear garden is especially lovely, being very secluded and private and mainly laid to lawn with decorative shrub borders in places. There are feature trees, shrubs and several seating areas as well as the paved patio area along the back of the property for outdoor dining.
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