Wykeham Place

An exclusive luxury development of new homes

Following the closure of Wykeham House School, Altavia Homes was fortunate enough to obtain approval from the Charities Commission to acquire this much coveted Grade II listed site. Years of commercial use resulted in a hotchpotch of historic and modern elements, joined together by a carbuncle of an extension to the main listed house.

Altavia fought a hard battle to achieve a viable planning permission that returns Wykeham House to the detached status it deserves whilst being complemented by 9 substantial family townhouses due for occupation in summer 2019. The historic house will be restored to provide 6 wonderfully spacious and grand apartments whilst to the rear, the caretaker’s cottage will soon offer a wonderful bijou home. Secure allocated parking will sit alongside a beautifully landscaped garden to be enjoyed by all those fortunate enough to live in this one-off development.

Each of the 4 bedroom/4 storey townhouses will offer in excess of 2000sqft of high-quality living space complemented by 3 private terraces, a private garden to the rear and an oversized garage plus 2 off road parking spaces. Solid oak doors and flooring, oak staircases, fully integrated kitchens and very special fully tiled bathrooms, including master ensuite, are just a few of the many attributes that will appeal to a discerning buyer.

The townhouses will be due for occupation in Summer 2020 and the apartments from Spring 2021.

Specification list


  • CRL 10 year structural warranty
  • All walls and ceiling flat plastered and decorated
  • Glass balustrading and grey composite decking to all 3 terraces
  • Black granite slabs to front pathway and rear gardens
  • Solid oak stairs, newel posts, spindles, handrails, window boards, architraves and skirting boards
  • Oak engineered flooring
  • Oak FD30 internal doors
  • Close boarded fencing with concrete posts and plinths between rear gardens
  • Block paviours to two private car parking bays (to rear of garages)
  • Quality carpets and underlay to bedrooms



  • Extensive range of high quality continental handleless fitted units in Mali Wenge finish
  • Substantial dining island with integrated Siemens induction hob and feature extraction canopy
  • Integrated Siemens appliances: multi-function oven, steam oven, microwave, coffee machine, warming drawer, full height larder fridge, full height larder freezer, dishwasher
  • Integrated glass fronted wine cabinet
  • Composite white/grey marble finish work surfaces with integrated sink and Grohe tap


En-suite bathrooms

  • Large format (800mm x 800mm) Italian tiles to floors and all walls
  • Wall hung vanity units and WCs with concealed cistens
  • High quality chrome fittings
  • Wet room to ground floor and en-suite
  • Feature recessed storage with integral spotlights
  • Chrome towel rails

Electrical and Heating

  • Fully certified electrical installation
  • Video entry and intruder alarm systems
  • Recessed ceiling spotlights
  • Feature “mood” lighting to kitchen
  • Hard wired ethernet ports to most rooms
  • IT/communications cabinet in plant room feeding Wi-Fi and broadband throughout the property
  • Click flat plate sockets and switches in a satin chrome finish
  • Wired for AV in all principle rooms
  • Feature external lighting to all 3 terraces
  • High output electrical heating and hot water systems situated within a dedicated plant/utility room
  • Anthracite designer radiators with thermostatic controls
  • Power and lighting to the garage

Windows and Doors

  • Oak entrance door
  • Aluminium powder coated double glazed windows and doors throughout (bi-fold doors off family room and first floor living room)
  • Grey UPVC personal door to garage from garden
  • Grey remote controlled roller shutters


  • Solid oak stairs, newel posts, spindles, handrails, window boards, architraves and skirting boards
  • Oak engineered flooring
  • Oak FD30 internal doors


  • Door entry system with audio visual colour screen
  • Provision for future intruder alarm installation
  • CCTV to common areas

External Areas

  • Oak veneer front door with chrome ironmongery
  • Softwood timber decking to private balconies
  • Steel balustrade with toughened glass
  • Electric gated main entrance
  • Allocated parking
  • Allocated storage area
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Paved external walkway areas

Happy Customers

Lauren Gadd – Tenant

The team here have been extremely accommodating and helpful to me. When there has been a problem a plumber or handy man has been sent straight out.  If  you are nice to people, cooperate and treat them how you wish to be treated, then it will be reciprocated. Thank you so much in finding me somewhere to live so quickly I really do appreciate it!

Tracey Lumbard – Seller

What an amazing team. Right from the very start they were all very helpful and professional. I was kept notified of viewings, feedback and offers very quickly. They also kept in touch with my solicitor so all in all I didn’t have to do a lot. Would definitely recommend their services.

Peter Finch – Seller

Bernards in southsea provided an excellent service with frequent updates on the progress of the sale. Their service was friendly and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

David Butcher – Landlord

Bernards were very helpful in successfully finding us a new tenant for our house, they were extremely helpful in keeping us informed and advising us of the best options. I would strongly recommend using this company, makes renting less stressful for landlords like myself.

Dorothy – Buyer

All the staff at Bernards are kind and professional and always go the extra mile to provide an excellent service. I would like particularly to thank Kieran for his amazing hard work, responding instantly to every problem thrown at him, even out of hours, to successfully coordinate the transaction and for his proactive and good humoured attitude. Thank you!

Stephen Bennett – Seller

It’s not often you can say this about an estate agent, in fact up until now, never. Having dealt with very many over the years all of whom were incompetent, but not in the case of Bernards they gave us a 1st class service always returned phone calls, chased solicitors and purchaser to make sure things stayed on track, whilst there were delays this was not down Bernards. Keep up the good work.

Mrs Agar – Landlord


I had Robbie Osborne from the Waterlooville Office assisting me with the letting of my flat. Robbie was highly professional but also very personable and really easy to deal with. He provided excellent customer service and a stress free service, unlike the other estate agents I have had this misfortune to deal with in the past. I would highly recommend Robbie to anyone looking to let out their property.


Victoria – Seller

Absolutely amazing service. In the last few weeks I really thought that the sale, would fall through, and I honestly believe that without Bernards input that perhaps it may not have happened. I highly recommend Bernards – they are very friendly and professional. Thank you