Property of the Day: The Close, Winchester

A 17th-century home on the south side of Winchester Cathedral

THE PROPERTY: Dating from the 1660s, this Grade I-listed home with six bedrooms and three bathrooms is ideal for long lets. Jane Austen once stayed in the property during the Christmas of 1814.  

THE LOCATION: Situated to the south side of Winchester Cathedral – an 11th-century landmark that is known as the final resting place of Canute and Jane Austen, among others – the home benefits from lovely views over Winchester’s Inner Close, a beautiful street that is locked overnight, with keys available to residents only. London is accessible by rail in only 55 minutes.

THE INTERIOR: Rooms are classically proportioned, with a reception space, bespoke kitchen and dining area at ground level, a master suite, two further bedrooms, a shower room and a living-room with superb views on the first floor, and three bedrooms and a bathroom at the top. There is additional storage available on the lower-ground floor.

WHY WE LOVE IT: This is the perfect rental property for anyone contemplating a move to Winchester, enjoying a central location while offering a spacious garden that’s perfect for families with children.

RENT IT NOW: £7,250 a month with Carter Jonas



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