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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Hawthorn Hill, Berkshire RG42 6HJ
- 4 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms (3 en suite)
- Barn, stable block, paddock
- Grounds approaching 1 acre
The Old Gatehouse lies in a semi rural setting to the west of Windsor Forest and the Great Park, about 5 miles from Windsor. The towns of Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead are within easy reach and offer an excellent range of shopping facilities and leisure amenities. Road communications within the area are good: the M4 motorway (junction 8/9) is within about 4 miles and provides access to the West Country, Central London, Heathrow and the M25, which in turn links with the M40 and M3. Rail links to London are available from Ascot, Windsor (via Slough) and Maidenhead. Sporting and recreational facilities in the area include horse racing at Windsor and Ascot, polo at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club and Smith's Lawn, golf at Sunningdale, Wentworth, and Maidenhead, and walking and riding in Windsor Great Park and the surrounding countryside.
The Old Gatehouse is set within secluded grounds and has been significantly enlarged and improved over recent years to provide a spacious and charming country residence in this semi-rural location. Dating back to around 1840 the house now offers versatile and flowing living/entertaining space, all beautifully presented with a stylish, muted colour scheme. In addition, the property boasts a wealth of character features and individual touches, including exposed beams, open fireplaces, oak flooring and stripped pine doors.
The house is approached via electrically operated double gates which open onto a gravelled driveway leading to the open barn for parking and the front of the house where an oak beam porch frames the front door.
On the ground floor the reception hall links with the attractive dining hall to one side and the stunning drawing room to the other. The drawing room is a spacious and bright triple aspect room with two sets of French doors to the paved terrace and gardens and delightful views of the countryside. Also of note is the Tortoise freestanding Firebox log fire within the large brick/beamed fireplace with a flagstone hearth. Linking with the dining hall, via folding painted doors is the kitchen/breakfast room, well fitted with a comprehensive bespoke range of painted units from John Lewis of Hungerford and integral appliances, including a Neff freezer, Neff dual plate induction hob and Neff combination microwave/oven plus a wonderful Aga. Adjacent is the useful utility room with a range of wall and base units and double ceramic sink, with a stable door to the garden.
There are two additional reception rooms, both with character, a fitted library area and a ground floor bedroom with its own bathroom.
The staircase rises from the reception hall and splits to lead to the two landings. There are four first floor bedrooms, two of which are en suite and a further family bathroom with separate shower. Of particular note is the master bedroom with its wrought-iron Juliet balcony offering superb views over the open countryside, bespoke painted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with part-panelled walls, freestanding period-style bath and walk-in corner shower.
Outside there are well maintained and part-walled mature gardens with hedging, trees and shrubs offering areas of interest, seclusion and privacy. A York stone terrace spans the rear of the house with wide steps rising to the main lawn. To the side of the property is the paddock with stables, barn and fitted tack room which edge the fields and countryside beyond.
Reception hall, drawing room, dining hall, sitting room, study, library, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom with Juliet balcony and en suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom with separate shower
Outside: 23' barn, 2 stables and tack room, oak framed barn/covered parking, paddock, gardens: in all approaching an acre
NB. More grazing land may be available by separate negotiation.
Leave the M4 at Junction 8/9 and take the exit signposted to Maidenhead Central (A308). Continue to the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto theA330 and continue along this road for approximately 4 miles, crossing the mini roundabout with Birds Hills Golf Course on your right. Continue on this road and as you climb a slight hill on a left bend, there are cottages on the right hand side. The entrance - large double gates - to The Old Gatehouse will be found on the left hand side, within a Laurel hedgerow opposite these cottages.