Garsons Lane

Warfield, Berkshire, RG42 6JA
£3,250,000   Guide price (£3,250,000 )

Description

Substantial country house with a detached cottage, extensive leisure facilities and paddocks.

Location

Old Whitelocks enjoys a rural setting and is well placed for access to Central London, The West Country, Heathrow and Gatwick by means of the motorway network: the M4 (Jct 8/9), the M25 (Jct 12) and the M3 (Jct 3). Rail connections are equally convenient with direct services to London (Waterloo) available from Ascot and Bracknell to London (Paddington) from Maidenhead. Both London (Paddington) via Slough and London (Waterloo) are possible from Windsor.

Extensive recreational/shopping facilities may be found at Windsor, Ascot and Bracknell, all of which are within easy reach and the well regarded gastro pub, The Cottage Inn, and Stirrups Country House Hotel are within close proximity. Sporting and leisure facilities in the area are excellent with horse racing at Ascot and Windsor; riding and walking in Windsor Great Park and Swinley Forest; polo at The Berkshire Polo Club and Smith's Lawn; golf at Sunningdale, Wentworth, The Berkshire and Swinley Forest golf clubs; rowing and boating on some stretches of the River Thames. Leisure amenities for all the family include Legoland in Windsor and The Look Out at Swinley Forest.

There is extensive schooling in the area including St. Mary's School, Heathfield, St. George's and Papplewick in Ascot, Upton House and Brigidine in Windsor, The American Community School (which offers the International Baccalaureate) and Royal Holloway College in Englefield Green, and Eton College.

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Further Information

Old Whitelocks is a fine country residence dating back to the 17th century with later skilful and sympathetic additions combining to create a substantial and elegant family home. Set within delightful landscaped gardens and adjoining paddocks, the house is positioned to take full advantage of the seclusion and privacy and offers a rare opportunity for those seeking a property of immense character and charm. Period character and modern-day living successfully come together to create a most appealing and fascinating family home and the many features include fireplaces, exposed beams and mellow limestone flooring extending throughout the kitchen/breakfast room and conservatory.

The ground floor accommodation is equally suited to both family living and entertaining and the principal rooms include four receptions rooms, a spacious conservatory and adjoining kitchen/breakfast room. The first floor is arranged to provide flexible and adaptable living space and the bedrooms are currently arranged around a charming sitting room with a stripped wooden floor and an exposed brick fireplace.

In addition to the main house, there is ancillary accommodation in the form of a cottage comprising a generously proportioned sitting room, a kitchen/breakfast room, two bedrooms and a shower room. The property also boasts a superb leisure complex housing an impressive 64' swimming pool with a Jacuzzi pool and sauna under a vaulted roof, changing rooms and shower facilities. There is also a gymnasium, a leisure room and a purpose-built wine cellar. Situated a short distance from the complex is an 'all-weather' tennis court.

The grounds present a picturesque setting for the property and are approached via double electronically operated gates opening onto a long leafy driveway that provides a striking and memorable first impression. The gardens are meticulously maintained and comprise well tended lawns, mature herbaceous beds, a kitchen garden and a pond that is a haven for wildlife. The driveway culminates in a large gravelled parking area that also provides access to the triple garage with an adjoining workshop and first floor office/hobby space measuring 57'5" in length.

For the equestrian enthusiast, there are two paddocks with independent vehicular access from the lane and one of which contains three loose boxes, a tack room and a haystore.

MAIN HOUSE
Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, family room, study, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 2 cloakrooms, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 4/5 bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom, dressing room.

COTTAGE
Reception hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, 2 bedrooms, shower room.

LEISURE COMPLEX
64' heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi pool, sauna, changing rooms with shower facilities, gymnasium, leisure room, wine cellar, plant room.

Triple garage, workshop and WC with generous office space above
Landscaped gardens
'All-weather' tennis court
2 paddocks, stable block comprising 2 loose boxes, tack room and a haystore
In all, approaching 5.78 acres (2.3 ha)

Agents note - photographs taken 2013

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Contact Property Agent

Charles Elsmore-Wickens

Savills Windsor

3-4 High Street

Windsor

Windsor

SL4 1LD

+44 (0) 1753 834 600