A historic Grade II listed period home in the heart of Winchester with beautiful landscaped gardens and a heated outdoor swimming pool is up for sale for £1.295 million. 

Steeped in Winchester history and thought to have once been owned by the chief stone mason of Winchester Cathedral, the property is on Chesil Street.

The entrance hall and sitting room offer exposed beams and feature fireplaces. The spacious kitchen / breakfast and family space is in a country style. Steps lead to a drawing room with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove.

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Up the sweeping spiral staircase there is a central landing with access to three pretty bedrooms and a family bathroom each with their own unique character. The master bedroom enjoys a dressing area and double doors to a private rear terrace and the landscaped gardens. 

The garden is an idyllic city oasis, with plenty of privacy. A charming dining terrace is nestled in a slightly elevated position from the kitchen.

The summer house on the upper lawn provides a peaceful retreat to look back to the garden, house and across the chimney pots to enjoy glimpses of Winchester Cathedral.

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There is an impressive outbuilding at the top of the garden that would make for an ideal home office, gymnasium, or hobby/games room. It overlooks the swimming pool and pool house. 
Robert Tottle, of estate agents Savills Winchester, said: "This characterful period home in an unassuming position in Chesil Street offers a lot more than first expected – with beautiful landscaped gardens, a variety of outbuildings and even a heated swimming pool.

"The property is in an enviable central location which is ideal for city life, within easy reach of the high street as well as footpaths along the Itchen Navigation and towards the water meadows of St Cross."

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The house is close to the historic National Trust Winchester City Mill, the Chesil Rectory and the footpath that runs by the Weirs and besides the Itchen Navigation south towards the water meadows of St Cross.

It epitomises city life, with easy access to Winchester's thriving centre, independent shops, bars, restaurants, and leisure facilities. 

Winchester College and Pilgrims prep school are nearby,

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