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24 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Windlesham, Surrey

Offers Over £70,000,000

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This magnificent estate symbolises the grand and imposing presence of the Great Houses of England, yet employs state-of-the-art 21st Century technology to provide the ultimate living environment. It has been more than two centuries since a private house has been constructed on this majestic scale, finished to such a sophisticated degree. Updown Court dominates its formal setting amid 58 sprawling acres of landscaped grounds, formal gardens and peaceful woodland, yet is only a short drive from London and within easy reach of connections to the coast, main road and rail links, and London Heathrow airport. 

Ideal Location: Updown Court is only 28 miles from Central London and within a 19 miles to Heathrow Airport. Located in the picturesque English village of Windlesham in the heart of Surrey, in what is becoming known as the ‘golden triangle’ (Runnymede, Ascot and Weybridge).

The local area has a range of top schools for all ages, including Eton College and St Mary's School at Ascot.

Sporting facilities nearby include golf at Wentworth, Fox Hills, The Berkshire and Sunningdale, racing at Ascot, Windsor, Kempton and Sandown Park and polo at Smith's Lawn, The Great Park and The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club. 

Spectacular Accommodation Approached through a pair of large ornate wrought iron gates and reached via one of the first ever heated marble driveways, the Updown Court estate includes the main house, built on a palatial scale over four floors; a security lodge to provide 24 hour security, two guest houses, comprising nine bedroom/bathroom suites in total and a separate manager's office. There is underground garaging for eight limousines and a helipad for private landings.

The main house has been organised on a scale to allow for Royal entertaining as well as conventional private family living. On the ground floor, there is a triple height reception area with marble flooring and French doors leading onto an extensive terrace overlooking the gardens. There is the master suite which opens out onto a private swimming pool, the library, study, breakfast room, banqueting hall, office, private sitting room and another large indoor swimming pool. A pair of sweeping staircases lead up to a galleried landing on the first floor - a replica to that in Versace's home in Miami. Leading off from this are the East and West wings, with four bedroom/bathroom ensuites in each. On the top floor are two luxury penthouse suites, each with two ensuite bedrooms a large shared central reception area and a roof top infinity pool. 

Beautiful gardens The property sits in over 11 acres of landscaped gardens and 47 acres of mature private woodland featuring broadleaf and evergreens. Carefully divided into different areas to appeal to all tastes, it includes formal gardens, a dramatic lake and 10 metre fountain, formal lawns and several ponds. Paved pathways lead through the gardens and run alongside an ornamental stream. 

Extensive leisure facilities This unique property has five separate heated swimming pools all with their own individual views of the property's stunning surroundings. Two outside pools are located in discreet areas of the landscaped gardens, protected by trees. The third outdoor swimming pool is an "infinity pool", housed on the roof of the main building, with panoramic views across the Surrey countryside.

Indoor, there are two further pools, one exquisitely mosaiced and reached by its own specially designed glass lift, the other, situated under a dramatic double height ceiling.

In the basement there is a squash court built in a glass box so spectators can watch the game from above; a two lane bowling alley and a spectacular private cinema with its own bar. A special wine cellar has also been created to hold in excess of 300 bottles in a temperature controlled environment.

Within the grounds is stabling for five horses with a tack room with direct access to a bridle path. All-weather floodlit tennis court.

The penthouse floor consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two shower rooms and two powder rooms, two dressing rooms, two walk through sitting/dining rooms, a terrace with infinity pool and central leisure/reception area. There are also a further three balconies/terraces, including the large terrace over the port cochere.

The first floor incorporates eight bedroom/bathroom suites. Each is individually designed with balcony access.

The ground floor surrounded by wide marble terraces providing access to the gardens, incorporates a grand hallway, a sunken reception area, as well as bar and dining areas which lead to the East and West Wings.

The East Wing holds the Master-bedroom Suite consisting of a sitting area, bedroom and bathroom, a limed oak corridor between the bedroom and the bathroom, direct access to the East Wing pool balcony and the glass lift to the pool area. There are two powder rooms, conference room and library/reading room.

The West Wing at ground floor level includes a cherry panelled office, open plan breakfast room, kitchen, private sitting room, two further powder rooms and the banqueting hall. There is access to the West Wing pool, which is surrounded by marble pillars and which includes a beauty salon, sauna and male and female dressing rooms.

The basement of the property includes an underground garage, which can hold up to eight luxury cars, various store rooms and the industrial kitchen with cold rooms, freezer rooms and a wash room. A corridor leading from the garage accesses a glass lobby which leads into the bowling alley and the gymnasium area. Close by are the male and female changing rooms, the cinema and wine cellar. There is also a walk in strong room/safe, a billiard/snooker area and a squash court.

A lift has been designed to service all floors and there is a separate lift to connect the industrial kitchen with the breakfast room. 

Guest accommodation There are two separate guest properties. One consists of six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen/dining area and an upstairs sitting room. The other includes three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a kitchen/dining area and upstairs sitting room. 

Estate Manager's office Attached to the three bedroom guest accommodation is the block providing further garaging for four large vehicles, the laundry and the estate manager's office with ensuite facilities. 

The Gatehouse The gatehouse incorporates two bedrooms, a conservatory, a kitchen/breakfast room, a sitting room, two separate powder rooms, a security room and waiting area. There are also two pool houses on the estate, one by each of the outside pools. 

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