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24 bedroom house for sale
Updown Court, Windlesham, Surrey
- 24 bedrooms
- 22 en suite bathrooms
- 5 swimming pools
- All weather sports pitch
- In all about 58 acres
28 miles from Central London and within a 20 minute ride by car to Heathrow Airport.
Updown Court is only 28 miles from Central London and within a 20 minute ride by car to Heathrow Airport.
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.
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 at least eight cars and a helipad for private landings.
The main house has been organised on a scale to allow for Ambassadorial 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.
The property sits in over 11 acres of landscaped gardens and 46 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.
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 and 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.
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 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.
Gardens = 11.4 Acres
Woodland = 46.7 Acres
Total = 58.1 Acres
Leave Central London on the M4 motorway. At junction 4B turn left onto the M25. Turn off the M25 at Junction13 and at the roundabout take the second exit signed - A30 Bagshot and Camberley - . The road sweeps down to a further roundabout. Take the second exit signed - A30 Bagshot and Camberley - onto the Egham by-pass. Proceed straight over the next roundabout, keep straight on until arriving in the village of Sunningdale. On entering the village turn left into the Chobham Road. Proceed to a roundabout and turn right. The entrance gates to Updown Court will be seen on the left hand side after approximately a mile.