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    We have a family trying to find out about a particular area of Winchester. If you can give any feedback it would be really useful or if you’d prefer we can put you in direct contact. They have an offer accepted but desperately want some feedback on different areas. They are looking at Olivers Battery Road North and would love to hear thoughts (positive and negative)

    Can anyone add their thoughts?


    Hello from Charters in Winchester.

    Olivers Battery Road North is a great premium address, forming a no through road South of the city. The road may get busy at school drop off time as the local school is another of our excellent local schools in the area. Generally, all of the homes in this location are sought after due to individual status and location. The local secondary school (Kings) lies across the other side of Romsey Road.

    Facilities and local communications are excellent.

    Olivers battery itself is the district further South with shops and stunning walks onto the golf course and surrounding downs.

    Great location.

    If you want to know anything more specific, might I suggest you chat to Nony at our Winchester office 01962 830880?

    All the best. You will be made very WELCOME in Winchester.



    Oliver’s Battery Road North is a lovely, leafy quiet street in an elevated position with great views out towards St Catherine’s Hill and the South Downs. However there are a couple of negatives that we should draw your attention to:

    1.The road itself borders Stanmore, which is considered one of the less-desirable areas of Winchester. However, do keep this in perspective, as ‘less-desirable’ in Winchester could be considered ‘desirable’ in many other cities!
    2. Despite it being a no-through road, traffic can be a problem, but only at certain times of the day: St Peter’s Primary School, situated on this road causes congestion at school run times and the end of shift at the hospital can also make traffic heavy on nearby Romsey Road. It’s also worth being mindful of Winchester Village, which is being built at present, as this is likely to also have an impact on traffic volume.

    However, if you can avoid the peak traffic times, Oliver’s Battery Road North could be a good option. As it’s a little further out of town, you do get a lot more for your money there.

    It would be really helpful to understand your budget and the criteria for your move, as there may well be other areas that would be worth considering. If you need any help or further advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at ScoutBee – Winchester is our hometown and we know it well!



    From a friend:
    My children’s primary school, St Peters RC is on that road and whilst you get decent sized properties/gardens (some with amazing views as it’s the top of town ) and varied styles of houses, needless to say the traffic/congestion etc during the schools runs is a bit of a nightmare as it’s a dead end road. The school also has a church attached so there will be some outside school hours activity too. It is on the edge of Stanmore which is a council estate, you do have a lot of student lets there as its close to the university. So pro’s and con’s! Hope that helps x

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