A magnificent Grade II listed Georgian house with impressive gardens, garaging and a one bedroom annex.
Castleman's House is a regal, elegant period property partly attached, with extensive accommodation, including eight spacious bedrooms. Set in a superb position with easy access to both Reading and Maidenhead, the property features more than 6,500 square feet of beautifully appointed living space, displaying a wealth of stunning period details, combined with décor of understated style and high quality, bespoke fittings throughout.
The property displays a variety of wonderful period features, including high ceilings, large sash windows, timber panelling, wide oak floorboards and original fireplaces. The striking entrance hall sets the tone for the rest of the property, with its stylish décor, black and white floor tiles and open fireplace, while there are four exceptional reception rooms on the ground floor, providing a wealth of options for entertaining. The jewel in the property's crown is the breathtaking drawing room or ballroom, with its double-height vaulted ceiling and intricate beamwork, wooden parquet flooring and double-height bay window, with French doors opening onto the gardens. There is also a billiard room and a comfortable triple aspect sitting room, both of which are generously proportioned, and a formal dining room. The large kitchen provides space for a breakfast table, a butler sink, wooden units to base and wall level and an Aga. There are double French doors leading out to the rear garden.
There are eight double bedrooms arranged across the first and second floors, with each being of similar proportions. Additionally, the second floor has a study, which could be used as a ninth bedroom if required. There are two bathrooms on each of the first and second floors, with three of the bedrooms benefitting from their own Jack and Jill bathroom entrances.
A gravel driveway leads to the house, which has a turning circle at the front, while to the side there is a garaging block with five garages. The rear garden which boarders Castle Royale golf course, features immaculate lawns, paved terracing, ornate gardens with box hedging and a variety of mature trees, shrubs and hedgerows. The front garden extends to approximately 160 ft and features immaculate lawns, a variety of mature trees, shrubs and hedgerows. The land totals in all 3.39 acres.
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The current owner took on the mammoth task of returning this house to its former glory after it had been converted into a number of apartments. Having served for a long time as a very unique and well-loved family home, it's now time for it to pass to a new owner. So much of the original history is retained and without doubt it has the ability to serious impress as you approach it along the driveway. There is a fantastically large rear garden as part of the ample acreage on offer.Victoria Knight