THIS sensational penthouse home, part of a Grade II listed historic church, is within walking distance of all the amenities of Winchester.

With private lift access and parking, it is currently run as a successful holiday let, but is on the market for offers in excess of £800,000.

The Loft in Southgate Street, part of the award-winning redevelopment of St Thomas Church, enjoys a spectacular vaulted open plan living room, a stylish Bulthaup kitchen and a fantastic master bedroom with a luxury en suite bathroom.

Two years ago, developers Hemdean completed the conversion of Grade II St Thomas Church into nine sensational homes.

Situated in the clerestory with private lift access, The Loft is a sensational penthouse style home with a dual aspect.

Stylishly decorated and furnished the property also boasts under floor heating to both floors.

The property has one private parking space with electric vehicle charging.

St Thomas 7, The Loft, is in a much sought-after location at the heart of the city tucked away off Southgate Street adjacent to the highly popular Peninsula Barracks development.

With many mature trees and attractive open spaces the immediate surrounding area has a quiet and collegiate atmosphere. All the city’s amenities are within walking distance, from the Cathedral Close and College to the nearby Hotel du Vin, the High Street and railway station.

The nearby M3 and A34 provide quick and easy road access to London, the M27 and A303. There are direct train services to London Waterloo (in less than an hour), Southampton Airport and the ferry port at Portsmouth.

An unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the rolling South Downs National Park, Winchester is England's ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great.

Today, Winchester combines the best of city life with a host of eateries from celebrity chefs, a Michelin starred restaurant and superb farmers market with the freshness of the surrounding countryside including pretty riverside walks past tranquil water meadows.

Winchester regularly tops best places to live in the UK polls owing to its proximity to the countryside and capital and exceptional schooling.

The Loft is on the market with Carter Jonas. Call 01962 388700.