Set within feature gardens of a third of an acre in Whitchurch Benwells is a Grade II listed distinctive property which has evolved since construction in 1702 and now awaits a well deserved renovation programme to transform it back into an imposing residence. The spacious accommodation is well laid out and there is also planning approval for a rear extension to increase the existing 2,800 square feet.

The original layout provides three reception rooms and a kitchen and utility room at the rear and this is complemented by the once grand library which is believed to be a Victorian extension together with a rear lobby, ground floor shower room and garden store.

Four bedrooms and two bathrooms are arranged over the first floor with two more double rooms and a shower room in the attic. There is also a good size cellar.

Bearing in mind the central location of the house, the garden is a real surprise and provides something of a rural setting. The space provides plenty of off road parking and a double garage may suit conversion to an annexe if required, subject to relevant consents. The mainly walled garden has level lawns, vegetable beds and a delightful sunken garden to the side.

Benwells is right in the heart of Whitchurch just a short distance from the famous Silk Mill. The village is popular with commuters due to the mainline station which has a direct connection to Waterloo. Winchester is the nearest main attraction for specialist boutique shops alongside familiar high street retailers, numerous coffee shops, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and there is also fast connection to the A34 and M3 interchange.

Selling agent, Pearsons, says the property has an interesting history, and once belonged to a renowned local author. They say: “Although in need of refurbishment this is a truly inspiring property and a personal inspection is highly recommended.”

A price of £950,000 is quoted by Pearsons and enquiries should be directed to the Winchester office on 01962 853344.