Roundwood
6,832 sq ft(634.71 sq m)
Guide price £4,995,000

Sunninghill RoadWindlesham, Surrey, GU20 6PP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Compact country estate
  • Fine period main house
  • Extensive ancillary accommodation including 3 cottages
  • Range of outbuildings including coach house, stable and stores
  • Formal gardens, Parkland, Woodland and Pasture amounting to approximately 10.5 acres

An elegant small country estate set within about 10.5 acres.

About this property

  • Roundwood is an impressive Victorian residence dating back to around 1870 with late Georgian features. It has a handsome double fronted façade with a pillared covered entrance and tall sash window suggestive of the elegant grandeur within.

    The house has been in the same family since the 1940s and has the welcoming and warm ambience of a country home which has been enjoyed and appreciated by generations through the years. As such this rarely-available house has had a very private history.

    Roundwood comprises two storeys of flexible and refined accommodation with four principal reception rooms and nine first floor bedrooms. There is additional accommodation which might be re-configured to create a ground floor integral annexe; upstairs the bedrooms could be reduced to create suites. The attic space is also substantial and presents further opportunity for expansion of living space (subject to consent).

    The superior and refined features throughout Roundwood have been carefully maintained to ensure it remains a fine period residence of enormous character with high ceilings, tall sash windows, ornamental cornicing, ornate panelling and plasterwork, with original carved fireplaces in a number of rooms.

    OUTSIDE
    Roundwood is set within impressive and mature private grounds and accessed via wrought iron double gates, leading to the sweeping driveway which winds through the wonderful grounds to the parking area to the front of the main house. There is a second access point off the Sunninghill Road with double gates which open to the shingle driveway and provides the nearest road access for The Cottages, situated to the north of the grounds at Roundwood. There are a number of parking areas for numerous vehicles, adjacent to The Cottages and the garage block, and a further field that can be used for large scale parking if required.

    GARDENS AND GROUNDS
    The mature and extensive grounds at Roundwood are private and secluded with outstanding features. There are acres of pretty woodland with meandering pathways throughout, perfect for lazy walks and family adventures. The well-stocked shrubberies host stunning collections of colourful azaleas and spectacular rhododendrons of the brightest reds, pinks, purples and whites. An orchard, fields and parkland with magnificent trees, formal gardens with extensive lawns and a pergola decked with wisteria further enhance the stunning setting.

    A raised paved sun terrace, perfect for relaxation or summer entertaining, surrounds the rear and side of Roundwood with the house's grand façade adorned with clipped white and lilac wisteria creating a magnificent impression.

    THE LODGE (CURRENTLY LET ON AN ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY)
    A wonderful and characterful detached Victorian Lodge House situated near to one of the access points. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 receptions and 2 bath/shower rooms with parking and private garden.

    THE BUNGALOW
    An attractive single-storey house adjoining the stable and garaging, with versatile living space, currently laid out to provide 2 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms, parking and private garden.

    THE COTTAGE (CURRENTLY USED AS STAFF ACCOMMODATION)
    A detached house surrounded by gardens, comprising 2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, parking and private garden.

    THE COACH HOUSE
    Built in the same period as Roundwood, The Coach House is presently used for storage but offers two storey accommodation with potential to provide further living space (subject to any necessary planning
    consents).

    THE OUTBUILDINGS

    THE DAIRY
    A pretty detached octagonal store room situated near to the rear of Roundwood in an enclosed rear courtyard, brick built with a pitched roof.

    THE GARAGES
    Brick built and offering a combined total of about 900 sq.ft, the garages are also useful stores or could be converted for further accommodation (subject to consent).

    THE STORES, GREENHOUSES AND STABLE
    Providing extensive storage space and potential for workshop/office conversion (STPP). There is also a covered fruit cage stocked with raspberries, red currents and blackcurrants adjacent to the second greenhouse.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Roundwood is a beautiful English country home and it's setting so close to both Sunningdale and Ascot makes this a rare prospect. The main house and its estate cottages provide a delightful range of uses all set in mature attractive grounds.

Charlie FisherProperty agent

Local information

  • Roundwood is ideally placed for Central London, Heathrow and Farnborough Airports and the motorway and rail networks, as well as the extensive schooling, leisure and recreational amenities in the locality.
  • Roundwood is situated in a sought-after and exclusive area conveniently placed for the local amenities yet discreetly positioned for privacy and security.
  • There are few places as well located to enjoy some of the country's most prestigious events. Highlights of the local calendar include Royal Ascot horse races, the annual PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club and the Cartier International Polo at Smith's Lawn.
  • The Estate is very well located for easy access to the motorway network via the M3 and M4, Central London, the London airports as well as the private Airfield at Farnborough. There are trains to London Waterloo from Sunningdale and Ascot and a service to London Paddington from Slough and Maidenhead, which will benefit from Crossrail.
  • Windlesham, Chobham and Ascot and the surrounding towns and villages are well known for their boutiques, bars and traditional country public houses including the The Windmill gastropub just a few minutes' walk away from Roundwood. Fine dining is available at Coworth Park in Ascot and the Michelin-starred restaurants in Bray.
  • The area also boasts a wealth of leisure amenities: Wentworth, Sunningdale, Swinley Forest, Windlesham and The Berkshire golf clubs; polo at Coworth Park, the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club and Guards Polo Club; horse racing at Royal Ascot and boating on the River Thames at Windsor and Henley. The picturesque Virginia Water Lake and The Savill Garden are both within easy reach, with horse riding at Chobham and Horsell Commons and Windsor Great Park.
  • Schooling is excellent with a wide choice, including Wellington College, Eton College, Hall Grove, Lambrook, Papplewick, St George's Windsor Castle and St Mary's Ascot. For international schooling there is TASIS Egham and the ACS schools in Egham and Cobham.

Additional information

  • TENURE: Freehold
  • LOCAL AUTHORITY: Surrey Heath Borough Council
  • EPC RATINGS:
  • Roundwood: D
  • Roundwood Bungalow: E
  • Roundwood Cottage: E
  • Roundwood Lodge: E
  • SERVICES: All mains services
  • VIEWING: Available strictly by appointment with Savills. If there are any points which are of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss them with us before you travel to view the property. Please check distances if these are critical.
  • FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: Certain fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings and garden statuary are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
  • OVERAGE: Please note that the woodland to the south of the estate will be subject to a development overage from the date of completion for a period of 25 years. This will be based on any future uplift in value arising out of development of this area of land. Further details are available through the agents.