Winchester Homes provide winning formula for London Leavers

Apartments in the historic city of Winchester, Hampshire, are currently 28% cheaper than in South West London ..

London living is synonymous with having everything you could dream of right on your doorstep. However, homebuyers looking to leave the Capital will be pleased to know that similarly convenient living can be achieved elsewhere, without the exorbitant property prices found in the city. Exclusive Dataloft research commissioned by Berkeley Homes has revealed that apartments in the historic city of Winchester, Hampshire, are currently 28% cheaper than in South West London. Apartments in the cathedral city also boast 17% more square footage than similar properties in South West London, ensuring residents get much more for their money. With this is mind, Knights Quarter by award-winning developer Berkeley Homes is a collection of apartments, penthouses and houses, all of which are ideal for Londoners looking for a fresh start. ­

London leavers do not have to give up the convenience of city living, as the historic Hampshire city centre hosts a range of shops and leisure facilities, all just a short walk from Knights Quarter. Winchester train station, only an 11-minute walk away, provides regular services that propel to the capital in under an hour, ideal for commuters or those wishing to catch up with friends. The availability of green space in Winchester far exceeds that on offer in London, with Dataloft research concluding that homes in Winchester typically have access to 3 times more outdoor space than those in the capital. Residents at Knights Quarter will benefit from stunning landscaped gardens at the development, as well as several other pockets of tranquil greenery in the local area.

Ben Annetts, Sales and Marketing Director at Berkeley Homes Southern, comments: “Many Londoners enjoy the convenience of having everything available on their doorsteps. Residents in Winchester also have exceptional access to shops and frequent public transport services, but homes here are only a fraction of the cost of those found in the capital. Our properties at Knights Quarter are located just 11-minutes away from both the High Street and Winchester train station, ensuring London leavers do not have to lose out on connectivity.”

Boasting outstanding communal areas and tranquil landscaped gardens, the spacious properties available at Knights Quarter are perfect for Londoners eager to enjoy the additional space that moving to Winchester can provide. The collection compromises a stunning selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, and four and five-bedroom houses, providing options to suit a range of needs and budgets. Residents will benefit from exceptional travel connections via road and rail. To top it all off, a variety of exclusive facilities are also available on-site, including a residents gym and concierge services.

Apartments at Knights Quarter have been designed to blend stunning designs with spacious interiors. Contemporary kitchens can be personalised to meet individual preferences with a choice of door and worktop finishes available. Siemens appliances, including a stainless-steel fan assisted oven, microwave oven and induction hob, are seamlessly integrated into the design.  Modern bathrooms feature stylish Laufen suites, mirrored cabinets and chrome fixtures. Master bedrooms benefit from full height fitted wardrobes, with some located in an adjacent dressing room. Some properties also benefit from a terrace or balcony area, providing access to a private outdoor space.

The location of Knights Quarter makes it the epitome of convenient living. With a range of independent stores including Char Teas and Jeremy France Jewellers, as well as more recognisable brands such as The White Company, Anthropologie and Mint Velvet, the High Street area provides a plethora of places to shop. Anyone hoping to grab a bite to eat will also be spoilt for choice, as the city hosts a range of top restaurants including The Ivy and Kyoto Kitchen.

Those lured out of London by the prospect of more open green spaces will be impressed by the abundance of greenery available in Winchester. St Giles Hill rewards those that climb it with stunning panoramic views of the city, or walkers can choose to take a relaxed stroll by the banks of the River Itchen along The Itchen Way. Buyers can also reach the beautiful New Forest National Park in just 24 minutes by car, allowing them to explore 566 square kilometres of pristine woodland, heathland and river valleys. Furthermore, Royal Winchester Golf Club is just 5 minutes away, providing members with the opportunity to take advantage of the outstanding natural downland course all year round.

Knights Quarter could not be better placed for commuters. Winchester train station is just an 11-minute walk away, offering regular services to Southampton in 15-minutes and to London Waterloo in 58 minutes. With easy access to the M3 and M4 motorways, drivers are well connected to destinations such as Reading, Bristol and Cardiff. For those hoping to jet off on an exotic holiday or a business trip, Southampton Airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car, while London Heathrow Airport is within an hour’s drive.

Prices at Knights Quarter currently start from £315,000. For more information on the available properties, please call 01962 679000 or visit

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