Newington House
6,623 sq ft(615.30 sq m)
Guide price £4,500,000

Winkfield LaneWinkfield, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4QU

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in January 2020
  • Pool house with workshop
  • Barn, stables and offices
  • Fabulous formal gardens
  • Lake
  • Paddocks
  • Woodland

Newington House is a Grade II listed residence believed to date back to the mid 18th Century, with later additions.

About this property

  • Newington House is a Grade II listed residence believed to date back to the mid 18th Century, with later additions. The main house has an appealing red brick façade with a hipped tiled roof and comprises three floors of versatile accommodation with four principal reception rooms, a conservatory and nine bedrooms.

    The accommodation retains many fine Georgian period features including sash windows, ornamental cornicing, dado rails and part panelled walls, with original fireplaces in a number of rooms.

    The layout is flexible enough to provide for impressive formal entertaining as well as informal family living, with well proportioned and elegant rooms enjoying beautiful views over the gardens. Furthermore, it may be possible to configure the upper floor as a guest annexe or teenage accommodation or create a separate wing on the first floor as this area has its own kitchen and own access via a second staircase.

    Newington House is set within exceptionally pretty gardens and accessed via electric gates. The gravel driveway leads to the main house with parking area and continues through to the outbuildings, vegetable garden and a further larger parking area.

    The gardens have been meticulously designed and maintained to offer colour for eleven months of the year and to also provide a wildlife haven; they are predominantly organically managed and hedgehog, bee and bird-friendly, with nesting wildfowl and swans on the ponds and lake.

    Above all, this is a picturesque setting and there are a number of themes and areas which combine to create a harmonious spectacle and splendid views.

    The main house is approached via a raised York stone terrace flanked by parterre and wrought iron archways adorned with climbing roses which lead to the Rose Fountain Garden. This garden is enclosed and has a central computerised water feature with six programmable water jets surrounded by conifers, shrubs, alliums and rose bushes.

    Colourful borders are in abundance, flowering climbers decorate and trees punctuate the lawn as it links the areas. There are three ponds including the House Pond with its resident Moorhens and Orfe fish as water lilies float on the surface, sheltered by the shade of an ancient Weeping Willow.

    To the perimeter of the grounds is the lake, reached via the avenue of Limes which divide the two paddocks. The lake has a jetty and island and for leisure, a ‘Flying Fox' zip wire crossing the water to the landing stage and a wide water slide, both built into the hill on the far side. Standing atop this small hill it is possible to admire the views across the countryside to St. Mary's Church, Winkfield.

    There are four orchards with a wide variety of fruit trees from apple and pear to quince and plum, as meadow flowers carpet the ground.

    The Vegetable Garden
    This is a fully functioning enclosed vegetable garden producing an abundance of fruit and vegetables. Outside there are raised beds edged in old timber sleepers, a poly-tunnel provides the perfect environment to grow the salad vegetables and adjacent is a large fruit cage with two sets of specially built strawberry planters, set on three levels and mainly planted with “Mara de Bois” strawberries, and further beds.

    The Greenhouse Orchid House
    Comprising two scent-filled rooms with heating and misting systems, these areas provide the perfect environment for orchids and cacti and a grape vine.

    The garden has a fully computerised irrigation system and power points discretely positioned around the grounds.

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Local information

  • Newington House is set back from this country road, in a semi-rural location yet conveniently placed for the local amenities of the area.
  • There is easy access to the motorway network via the M4 and M3, which link with Central London, the national airports. There are trains to London Waterloo from Ascot and Windsor and a service to London Paddington from Slough and Maidenhead, which will benefit from Crossrail. A private Airfield is available at Farnborough and White Waltham.
  • The pretty towns of Ascot and Windsor are within easy reach and provide comprehensive recreational and shopping amenities, with the Thameside village of Bray offering exceptional fine dining.
  • Leisure opportunities abound with golf at Wentworth, Sunningdale and The Berkshire, polo at Guards Club and the Royal County of Berkshire and racing at Ascot and Windsor. There are particularly outstanding recreational facilities at The Wentworth Club in Virginia Water and Coworth Park Health Club at Ascot.
  • The area is fortunate to have some of the best independent schools including Wellington College, Eton College, Lambrook, Papplewick, St George's Windsor Castle and St Mary's Ascot. For international schooling there is TASIS Egham and ACS schools in Cobham and Egham.
  • Newington House is ideally placed for Central London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and the motorway and rail networks, as well as the extensive schooling, leisure and recreational amenities in the locality.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt