Partner, Estate Agency
- Residential sales
For centuries Winchester, in fact as long ago as Kings Alfred and Arthur, the former has a statue at one end of town and King Arthur’s round table is up the hill at the other, has been steeped in History and for many years the City traded off it. It was in about 2003 the chairman of Winchester City Council announced he was going to create a café culture in the City and as a place to live it has not looked back. Winchester remains full of history, but is now very cosmopolitan.
There is now so much going on, from the Hat Fair (a street art festival), the farmer’s market, the Christmas market and the Wine Festival to name a few events. There are endless cafés and restaurants, with many famous chefs, such as River Cottage, Rick Stein and Raymond Blanc, coming to the city. We have the Black Rat with a Michelin Star, Chesil Rectory and Hotel Du Vin. For the Asian cuisine there is Kyoto Kitchen, Bengal Sage and Bangkok Brasserie where Colin Firth dish named after him. There are a number of wine bars and coffee shops including Red Black and White is part owned by Chris Robshaw. Property wise Winchester has a thriving market, within the City there are areas close to the station such as Hyde and Fulflood, where house prices have continued to rise. St Cross and the Cathedral Streets are always popular.
Further out there are some houses, with slightly bigger gardens, but still within easy reach of all the city has to offer. The area around Winchester is largely split up into a number of chalk stream valleys, such as the Test and Itchen to name the more famous. There are lots of various sized villages with good amenities and lovely communities. The countryside feels rural, but there is an excellent network of roads for quick access around and about.
Winchester station has trains within the hour to London Waterloo, but is not the only option with Andover, Micheldever, Petersfield and Alton all providing good services. The schooling is second to none, with Winchester College and St Swithuns at the top of the pile. Peter Symonds sixth form college is always highly ranked in the national tables, as are Kings School, Westgate and Henry Beaufort. The local prep schools are excellent, with The Pilgrim’s School, Prince’s Mead and Twyford in and around Winchester and Farleigh school up near Andover. There are no end of very good local primary schools. All in all this part of Hampshire (in or out of Winchester) is fantastic and we would welcome you to get in touch to find out more.
From London M3
From London Leave the M3 at junction 9 and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Easton Lane (signposted Winnall Trading Estate). Continue over the next roundabout, along the road, bearing right over the small bridge and at the T-junction turn left onto the one way system. Cross over into the right hand lane and follow the road around to the right into Friarsgate. Continue up St Georges Street to the traffic lights and the Strutt and Parker office will be found directly in front of you.
From Northbound M3
Driving north leave the M3 at Junction 11 and at the first roundabout proceed straight over and at the second roundabout take the third exit, signposted St Cross and Winchester (St Cross Road). Proceed to the end of the St Cross Road and Southgate Street and at the traffic lights turn right bearing around to the left into Jewry Street and the Strutt and Parker office will be found on the left hand side immediately after the pedestrian crossing lights.
The nearest train stations are Winchester, which is a short walk to our office. For train times call 08457 484950.
Parking is available at the Brooks car park.
What our clients have to say
Thank you very much for the perseverance over the sale of our home. It has been very much appreciated.
Just a small token of thanks for all your help, professionalism and support in helping in our purchase and we are so excited about making it our family home.