Winchester Area Guide
A city with a bright future
The much loved Cathedral city of Winchester is located on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park and is 63 miles from London. With its rich heritage, green surrounding and thriving local economy it comes as no surprise that property in Winchester is in huge demand. It is a historical city, but growing with array of attractions and architecture. Winchester is known for its award winning pubs and restaurants but also for the local produce around Hampshire and food stalls. Attractions are welcoming to newcomers. Winchester’s events have a great reputation, such as the hat fair, bonfire night, Christmas lights, farmers market, antiques art market, Christmas market and outdoor ice skating rink.
What can you get for your money when renting in Winchester?
Renting Properties in Winchester is Popular with families, students and commuters. Properties to let in areas including Hyde, Fulflood and St Cross are in sought after locations. Properties ranging from townhouses, detached, semi-detached, terraced & apartments are walking distance to the city centre, have great schools nearby and are only a short distance to the train station.
In and around Winchester 1 bedroom flats range from around £610 per month and can reach up to prices of £1,200 per month for a luxury apartment close to the city centre.
For professionals and small families 2 bedroom properties rent in the region of £800 pcm to £2,500 at the top end of the market.
For Landlords with 3 bedroom properties whose ideal tenants would be families, you could expect to achieve a market rent between £975 pcm for a property on the outskirts of Winchester to £2,350 pcm for a terraced house located in central Winchester.
What you can get for your money when buying in Winchester?
Buying Property in Winchester is Popular with young families and commuters. Properties for sale in areas including Hyde, Fulflood and St Cross are extremely sought after. Property types range from townhouses, to detached. Many are walking distance to the city centre, have great schools nearby and are only a short distance to the train station.
For Professionals and commuters looking for a 1 bedroom property prices are between £185,000 to £220,000.
If you are looking to buy a terraced house in Winchester with 2 or 3 bedrooms, you can expect to pay anywhere between £230,000 to a maximum of £650,000 in the sought after area of Hyde located in the heart of the city.
Getting an education in Winchester
Many families are attracted to Winchester due to the fantastic array of schools in the area. There are also a large amount of nurseries for the younger children, such as West Downs Day Nursery, Day Nursery Maples, Kingsmead Day Nursery and the Riverside Nursery School. Primary schools include:
St Bede CE Primary School
Western CE Primary School Western
St Faith Church of England primary School
For the older children there are two popular schools to consider Westgate School and King’s School.Winchester and its surrounding areas are also home to a number of independent schools including the famous and historic Winchester College, St Swithun’s Junior School and St Swithun’s School, Nethercliffe School, Prince’s Mead School, Twyford School and the Pilgrim’s School. Peter Symonds Sixth Form College has a fantastic reputation for further education and is located in Fulflood, not far from the city centre.
Getting to and from Winchester
Winchester is a popular area for London commuters. It is clear to see why those working in London relocate to this Hampshire city. With regular hourly railway services to London Waterloo, the journey time is 58 minutes at peak times. London is also accessible via the M3 which is an hour’s drive.
With fantastic travel links, Winchester is 12 miles from Southampton, offers great bus routes and Southampton Parkway airport station is easily accessible taking just 8 minutes from Winchester train station. London airports such as Heathrow are 55 miles away and London Gatwick is 78 miles away.
Interesting Facts about Winchester
Home to the legendary Arthurian Round Table is an amazing sight which has been around for over 700 years in the Great Hall.
The City has been known to attract 4 million tourists a year.
Holding a thousand years of history Winchester’s longest standing Medieval Cathedral is one of Britain’s favorite tourist attractions.