4 bedroom terraced house for saleSt. Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23
Guide Price £1,250,000
- GIA of 2,705 sq ft
- Annexe potential (stp)
- 4/5 bedrooms achievable
- Impressive reception rooms
- Good storage space plus cellar
- Off-street parking
- Cathedral views
Full descriptionProperty History
Built in the early years of the 19th Century by the Catholic Church as one of a terrace of 3 houses, 7 St. Peter Street stands on the site of the original homes for priests, St. Peter House. St. Peter Street is the historic heart of Winchester's Catholic community. Behind the house stands what is now the Milner Hall, built in 1792 as the first Catholic Church in England after the Reformation and a pioneer of Gothic style. Around 1935, the Catholic Church, which still owns 8 and 9, sold 7 and until the mid-1980s, when it came into full office use, the building was in mixed office and residential use. It is believed that, Algernon Rothman, one of the early owners whose accountancy firm is still next door, was responsible for enhancing the Georgian style (before the building was listed) with four delightful fireplaces of carved white marble that are thought to date from the early C19th. One also has a delightful bronze bas relief that is thought to be by the French sculptor Clodion. Thanks to careful and sensitive ownership the building has retained its original features and domestic style and atmosphere. Earlier this year planning consent was obtained for residential use. The sale of 7 St. Peter Street presents a once in a generation opportunity to either create an exceptional family home or prime office premises.
Approached from the street up a short flight of stone steps the front door opens into a generous hall. 7 St. Peter Street has a rich Georgian character, with high ceilings, working shutters, deep skirtings, large sash windows and of course the exceptional fireplaces. As shown on the floor plan there are 2 good reception rooms on the raised ground floor plus another on the lower ground floor with a kitchenette, study, utility room, w/c and cellar. Subject to the necessary consents, this area could be reconfigured to create an impressive open-plan kitchen family room or adapted to become a self-contained annex. The staircase with its sinuously curving handrail leads up to the half landing and up again to the first floor with the impressive reception room overlooking the Royal Hotel garden. The top floor has 3 rooms (2 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom/dressing room) with the rooms to the front having sensational roof top views of the Cathedral.
In April 2016 Listed Building consent was granted for change of use from office to a dwelling house. Case No: 16/00048/LIS
In July 2016 Planning consent for change of use from office (Class B1) to a dwelling house (Class C3) - (Resubmission) was obtained.
Ref. No: 16/01242/FUL
Copies of the consents are available from the agents.
To the front of the property behind the wrought iron railings is a well area which might be adapted, subject to the necessary consents, to re-instate the original basement level entry to the property facilitating the creation of a self-contained annex flat. There is also a useful sub pavement cellar. Access via the side driveway, under the arch, leads to the rear car park. Bounded by walls, there is space for 4 or 5 cars to park comfortably. Alternatively this area could be reconfigured to create a good town garden with parking area.
Situated in the heart of Winchester, St. Peter Street offers the convenience of a city centre location and proximity to the station with the charm of a leafy lane. Situated opposite the delightful Winchester Royal Hotel garden, the outlook from 7 St. Peter Street is an enviable rare commodity.
Thanks to St. Peter Street being one way only, the road is remarkably quiet for such a central location. The property is perfectly placed for the city's many amenities, the railway station is within 10 minutes' walk and the High Street even closer. Winchester station offers regular train services to London Waterloo in around an hour. The Cathedral City of Winchester provides a range of facilities including theatres, a Library, Discovery Centre, Cinema, River Park Leisure Centre and the well-known Farmers' Market, all of which are highly accessible from the house. There are also excellent road links to London via the M3, the south coast via the M27, and north to Newbury and Oxford via the A34. Southampton Airport is just 15 minutes away by road or rail. Renowned local private and state schools are Winchester College, Pilgrims, Princes Mead, St Swithuns and Peter Symonds College. The catchment schools are St Bede Primary and The Westgate School.
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