An exceptional detached Grade II Listed Georgian home in the heart of historic Winchester.
Three Reception rooms
Kitchen and laundry
Garage and Permit parking
23 St. Thomas Street is an exceptional and rare detached Grade II Listed property which offers a huge opportunity for the incoming purchaser to modernise. With an original mid-Georgian core, this substantial property now extends across the adjoining cottage. The property has been enlarged over the years, with additions thought to date from the 19th Century.
The property was owned by St. John’s Charity from the mid-16th Century to 1971 when the Charity Commissioners allowed the sale to the present owners, hence the first sale for 46 years. This house has remarkable brick vaulted cellars, although now an integral part of the house, they were once used as storage for local wine merchants. The spacious landscaped garden still retains the clearly defined contours of over a century ago.
Located just off the pedestrianised section of the High Street, St Thomas Street is within easy walking distance of everything that the centre of Winchester has to offer. The Cathedral is less than 200 yards away and can be seen from the upper floor and behind it are further reaching views of St Catherine’s Hill and the countryside beyond.
The property itself boasts extensive accommodation, of approximately 5,492 sq ft, including seven bedrooms and plenty of space to relax and entertain, with period features and original architecture retained.
Upon entering the reception hall, there is a morning room and dining room with the kitchen/breakfast room accessed along the rear corridor; of particular note is the elegant drawing room with original bay window and shutters and French doors opening onto the beautiful walled garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room leads through to the original laundry room with blue lias stone floor and original inglenook fireplace.
Leading up the classic staircase to the first floor there are five bedrooms, two of which have en suite bathrooms, while a third bedroom includes direct access to the family bathroom. On the second floor there are a further two bedrooms.
Accessed from the rear hall, is a cavernous brick vaulted cellar, extending over 35 feet. This impressive space has high ceilings and could be converted for a number of uses, subject to planning.
To the rear of the house is a beautiful walled garden which can be accessed from the drawing room or a rear corridor. There is an integral garage which leads through a large workshop or potting shed to the garden. At the bottom of the garden are steps up to a raised terrace. There are also a range of outbuildings which could be converted, subject to the necessary planning consents.
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