Whether it's a trendy and well-appointed apartment you're looking for or a house for your growing family, here at Berkeley we've got a fine choice of properties that fit a range of budgets and requirements. This month, we're paying a visit to our special Knights Quarter development, set in the historic cathedral city of Winchester.
Knights Quarter is located close to the centre of Winchester in the beautiful county of Hampshire in South England. A stone's throw from the bustling city of Southampton and the striking English coastline, Winchester enjoys excellent transport links to the rest of the country, including a quick connection to the M3 towards Basingstoke and London.
With a number of attractive buildings holding a choice of modern and stylish apartments and townhouses of varying sizes, Knights Quarter is packed with charm and opportunity, offering an exceptional location at the heart of Winchester.
The development boasts a number of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses, with a further selection of 4 and 5 bedroom houses for those looking for that little bit of extra space for their families. All properties enjoy top-of-the-range fixtures to help makes them feel like home, and plentiful natural light all year round.
As part of the development's service, residents can benefit from a fully-functional and well-equipped gym for all their workout needs. Staying fit has never been so easy, with the gym providing all the gear you need without it all cluttering up your home - better yet, it's exclusive to residents so you'll get to enjoy better access to you exercise facilities. As well as the on-site gym, you'll also get the services of dedicated concierge facilities who'll be on hand in the unlikely event anything goes wrong. Just a quick call down to the concierge team and it'll be sorted quickly and efficiently for your convenience and peace-of-mind.
Knights Quarter is placed just a short distance from the city centre, but its elegant landscaping, the green spaces within the neighbourhood and the idyllic English countryside just a car ride away makes it feel like a slice of the country with all the conveniences of urban living. The laid back way of life here offers an escape for those in high-intensity jobs while also giving families and children the chance to enjoy the very best that nature has to offer. Winchester itself is also on the edge of the South Downs National Park, with plenty of strolls, rambles and walks to discover and explore.
Knights Quarter and Winchester are exceptionally well-placed for the southern coast of England, along with the pristine white beaches, gentle seas and charming coastal towns all along the shoreline. For those who love to get away and head for the ocean, Winchester's transport links make doing so a breeze for staycationers, with railway connections to Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and more. With this link to the coast, residents at Knights Quarter can look forward to packing up a picnic, loading up the sunscreen and heading out on as many seaside jaunts as they want.
Winchester is one of the UK's oldest cities, home to over a millennium of history and the former capital of England. Its cobbled streets tell stories of how the city has changed, and today, it offers something a little special something to everyone who passes through its gates.
The stand-out landmark is the fantastic cathedral in the centre. Winchester Cathedral is the longest Gothic cathedral in the continent, built in 1093 and transformed in the following centuries. A number of monarchs are buried here from the Anglo-Saxon period and it is also the start of the famous Pilgrim's Way to Canterbury. Other famous historical areas of interest include the magnificent 13th century Great Hall, which houses King Arthur's Round Table, and a number of museums such as the Beaulieu National Motor Museum and the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson.
For those looking for something a bit more modern, Winchester is home to a thriving hubbub of bars, restaurants and shopping opportunities for even the fussiest of day-trippers. A number of Winchester-based classy eateries make their way in the Michelin Guide, while every month, different markets pop up for you to enjoy locally grown, sourced and produced goods across a range of tastes and interests. Other independent shops also line the streets for you to discover the next treasure trove to explore, and a variety of quaint pubs and vibrant bars are judiciously dotted across the city for you to take a drinks break while you go.
As for the wintertime, Winchester is well-known for its approach to Christmas, bringing all of the lights, all of the charm, all the Christmas markets and all the carol services to its venerable old streets. With an ice-rink set up near the cathedral, an events calendar packed with pantos, services and good cheer and Santa setting up grottos around the city, there's so much to love here for even the most Scrooge-like of visitors. When the festive period rolls around, there are few nicer places to be than Winchester.
Knights Quarter is already proving to be an attractive prospect for home buyers from all over the UK. These exceptional homes are being snapped up quickly by families, retirees and professionals alike - if you're looking to make Winchester your next home, find out more about our excellent Knights Quarter development here.