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5 bedroom house for sale

Carlton Villa, 10 Compton Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

Sold STC £1,875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 reception rooms
  • 5/6 bedrooms
  • 4 bath/shower rooms
  • Off-street parking
  • Gardens
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Situated within the hugely popular residential area of St Cross at the favoured northern end close to the centre of the cathedral city. The immaculate presentation of the property is largely due to the programme of exacting renovation works that have been carried out by the current owners.


Carlton Villa is situated within the hugely popular residential area of St Cross at the favoured northern end close to the centre of the cathedral city. The property is situated conveniently for the pedestrian shopping centre in the High Street, with access to a wealth of shops, restaurants and recreational facilities including the Theatre Royal and local cinema. Winchester College and the water meadows of St Cross, which stretch along the banks of the River Itchen, are nearby. There are splendid walks through the historic cathedral streets, the water meadows and on to St Catherine's Hill. Winchester is approximately 57 minutes by train from London Waterloo. The M3 motorway (junctions 9, 10 and 11) is within easy reach, making both London and Southampton readily accessible. The interconnection with the M27 makes Southampton International Airport easily commutable and also opens up the south coast and the New Forest. The A34 to the north provides access to Oxford, the Midlands and the A303 to the West Country.


Carlton Villa is believed to date back to 1840 and was built for the use of The Royal Hampshire Regiment to house the surgeon officers. The property which sits within its walled garden benefits from handsome elevations, stuccoed and colour washed with a slate roof. The immaculate presentation of the property is largely due to the programme of exacting renovation works that have been carried out by the current owners. The use of traditional techniques and the finest materials compliment the property and enhance its period credentials.

The accommodation in Carlton Villa is arranged over four floors. A welcoming reception hall provides an element of theatre and the most welcoming reception space. A beautiful staircase with carved handrail and original cast iron balustrades leads to the first floor and access from the reception hall can be gained to the principal reception rooms. The drawing room echoes the character and elegance of the period, a large walk in bay window frames the exceptionally large sash windows that still have the benefit of their vertical shutters. A feature fireplace provides a most attractive focal point and the property has retained much of its character with the ornate ceiling cornicing and fitted picture rails. The doors from here lead through into a delightful sitting room with doors to the rear terrace. The dining room mirrors the drawing room with its elegance. It too has all the features you would hope to find in a period property of this type, with a large feature fireplace and again the walk in open bay and large sash windows. The kitchen has been beautifully fitted with a bespoke range of units hand crafted and complemented with granite surfaces and attractive mosaic tiling. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of Miele appliances which continue through into the utility area which too has been expertly appointed with a range of bespoke units. A cloakroom and an ante room with stairs down to the basement complete the ground floor accommodation.

The basement works exceptionally well. The staircase leads down to a library area which in turn leads through to a family room perfectly suited as a tv or media room. There is a small study and passing through a wine cellar leads you on to a further play room.

The first floor is approached via a fine staircase which leads up to a large landing area with a sash window overlooking the front garden. The master bedroom currently comprises a large double bedroom with a southerly aspect to the front with access through to a dressing room and on to an exceptionally large shower room with stairs that lead down to the rear of the house. There is a further guest bedroom with adjoining wet room, another large double bedroom and a family bathroom. The property has been arranged to incorporate two of the bedrooms on the first floor into a master bedroom suite. However, this could be altered if required.

On the second floor, steps lead up to a large bedroom/sitting room which in turn has a separate bedroom area, shower room and cloakroom. This space, which is ideal for an older child or perhaps au pair, could be re-arranged in any number of formats subject to the necessary planning consents and building regulations.

The attention to detail witnessed in the house and its exacting refurbishment has been mirrored in the garden. Having been totally transformed by the current owners the gardens were opened in 2012 for the National Garden Scheme. The gardens have been completely rebuilt other than the Atlantic Cedar and apple tree that remain from the previous garden. The garden walls have also been either reconstructed or refurbished and both soft and hard landscaping has been carried out to create idyllic areas and rooms within the garden itself.

Purchased in 2007, Carlton Villa underwent a substantial refurbishment programme, the following works were undertaken by the present owners.

• Stripped of all lathe and original plaster, structural alterations as required, re-plastered using lime render and conservation plaster.
• All sash windows refurbished or replaced.
• Roof slates replaced, chimneys refurbished, fascias and soffits replaced.
• Mains services replaced to the road including the Victorian sewer, water, electricity and gas.
• Services to the house renewed, re-plumbed, re-wired and new gas supplies.
• All decorative plaster renewed or refurbished to original specifications.
• New oak floorboards along with granite and marble floor finishes.
• Refurbished fireplaces and ironwork.
• Chesney fireplace installed to drawing room.
• Bespoke fitted kitchen cabinets.
• Re-fitted bath and shower rooms.

Square Footage: 3,380 sq ft

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02 November 2016

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