The Sunday School is a spectacular converted church offering peace and seclusion in the heart of Winchester. Renovated to a high specification, it exudes peace, light and space. With a pretty terrace and walled boundary, it offers total privacy in an outstanding location. Parking space + residents parking.
The Sunday School is a converted church, dating from 1870 and hidden behind a flint boundary wall. Through the wooden gate there’s a front courtyard with space for seating to enjoy the late afternoon sun.
The original church double doors open on to a large, open hallway. Immediately, the attention to detail in the renovation of this beautiful and unique home is clear. Perfectly sanded wooden floors, curved walls, high arched windows and period features sprinkled throughout.
Spanning the back of the house is the showcase open plan kitchen, living and dining area. This room is triple aspect with a large skylight, flooding the room with natural light. The living area has a 40ft vaulted ceiling, woodburning stove and space to seat 10. The kitchen is fitted with custom cabinetry, an Aga range cooker and an island. The dining area has space for a table seating up to 12.
Towards the front of the house there are two double bedrooms, one en-suite and a family bathroom with roll-top bath.
A bespoke curved staircase leads to the first floor, housing the main suite. The large main bedroom includes fitted wardrobes on either side and a huge, stunning shower room behind a glass wall. The mezzanine level is ideal as an office or sitting area, with potential to create a 4th bedroom to one side.
Throughout, The Sunday School has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard, in keeping with the period of the property and offering the perfect blend of style and functionality. The sense of calm throughout the house must be experienced to be appreciated.
The rear terrace is just off the kitchen area. Paved and bordered with mature shrubs, this is a private, quiet space, ideal for enjoying the dappled sunlight from the south facing aspect.
At the end of the garden there are two outbuildings, one currently used as an office, the other a shed. There is potential (STPP) to create one larger reception space here.
The Sunday School comes with one dedicated parking space, plus resident permit parking for up to two cars.
My friend owned The Sunday School so I’d spent a lot of time here, it was always a special place to me. I had a vision of how stunning it could be, so when he was ready to sell, I decided to buy it.
The Sunday School had the potential to be magnificent with the right finish, so I designed the renovation to bring it to life. Updating it was so inspiring and also a labour of love, right down to the cast iron column radiators, windows, kitchen and bathrooms. It was worth it, the structure is now sound and it’s so light and bright in here now. I’ve loved living here.
The living space is incredible – the vaulted living space is unavoidably wonderful, but still it’s so toasty in winter with the fire going. I actually love it when it rains, the house is so solid and warm, it’s just lovely being here.
Friends have always loved to visit, when I host a dinner party it can go on all night! I have no direct neighbours so garden parties work really well – the kitchen door stays open so people can wander in and out. Seeing my friends enjoy this space as much as I have has made it all worthwhile.
The location is amazing. Winchester is a beautiful historic town, it’s got everything; restaurants, shops, space, and it’s friendly and relaxed here. I’m so close to everything including the train station – I travel into London regularly – and the south coast for sailing. It’s perfect. So central yet so quiet.
Do you know what I love? Everywhere I walk I see history, ancient history. Just down the road there’s a brick wall with a fireplace in it, where do you see things like that?! It’s wonderful to experience history like that on your doorstep. This really is a unique house in a fascinating, interesting area, it can’t be replicated.
The Sunday School is tucked away on a quiet road in the centre of Winchester. Within a few minutes’ walk of all local amenities and attractions, this is the perfect location to enjoy everything this sought after, thriving city has to offer.
This affluent cathedral city lies in the heart of the South Downs national park, offering comfortable modern day living with countryside only minutes away. The river Itchen runs through the city, with beautiful riverside walks.
Shops, cafes and restaurants
With a vast array of shops, cafes, and eateries, you’re almost spoilt for choice. Small independent businesses thrive in Winchester offering up plenty of different and exciting choices. Additionally, a farmers’ market is hosted on the High Street several times a week, with regular craft and antique markets.
If you’re less of a shopaholic and are looking to delve into the history and rich culture of the city then you will be well looked after, as museums are in abundance, from the stunning centrepiece of Winchester Cathedral, to the house of the famous author Jane Austen.
Winchester Cathedral hosts regular events including concerts, festivals, seasonal events and educational courses. The Christmas market draws visitors from far away for its beautiful setting and charming wooden huts featuring beautiful gifts from independent traders.
Parks & Recreation
It’s easy to get lost in awe of how close to nature Winchester feels, with the city putting a focus on natural beauty. Steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, there are fantastic opportunities to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this unique area.
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens offer a refined venture across 180 acres of maintained public gardens, offering up breath-taking beauty, and also an adventure for little ones too. The Tree trail is a fine example of a lazy afternoon adventure, offering a self-guided trail, offering fascinating facts of all 20 species of tree used to bring a natural glamour to the city.
Winchester delivers endless opportunities for anyone, it’s a real gem of a Cathedral city.
All schools serving The Sunday School catchment are rated Outstanding or Good, a rare and highly valuable benefit for this location.
Winchester boasts deep rooted links with high class education, with The Prince’s Mead school, just outside the city, claiming to be the oldest Preparatory school in the country. It offers up a high-quality range of private and public schools, from all ages, and the prestigious Peter Symonds sixth form college which lies a short walk away from the city centre.
Authority: Winchester City Council