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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5JH
- 4 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms (2 en suite)
- Indoor pool, sauna, balcony
- 3 garages, 3/4 acre grounds
- River frontage, boat house
White Lilies Island is a private island situated in a conservation area on the northern side of Windsor in Clewer village. This is about a mile from Windsor Castle, the Long Walk and an extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. Road communications are excellent with access to the M4 via Junction 6, which in turn provides access to the M25, M3 and Heathrow Airport. Rail connections are good with services to London Waterloo from Windsor & Eton Riverside station and to London Paddington, via Slough, from Windsor Central station. There is excellent schooling available in the area including St George's Windsor Castle, Brigidine School, Upton House and Eton College. A wide variety of sporting pursuits is available including horse racing at nearby Windsor racecourse and at Ascot, horse riding in Windsor Great Park and polo at Smith's Lawn, golf at Sunningdale and Wentworth and rowing and boating on the River Thames.
White Lilies is a truly impressive residence in a unique position, providing elegant and substantial accommodation arranged over three floors. The house is situated on the exclusive White Lilies Island and is set within stunning grounds which border the mill stream to the side and the River Thames to the rear. The elevated position allows superb views across the river and towards the Castle and the main reception rooms offer access to the raised decked terrace which spans the rear of the property. The terrace offers access to the main gardens and also provides an attractive and desirable area to entertain or for al fresco dining as it enjoys exceptional views.
Access to the property is via a flight of steps leading to the portico style entrance. The reception hall leads to a central sitting room from where all the reception rooms may be accessed. The triple aspect drawing room is stylish and bright and enjoys a charming outlook, with double doors opening to the terrace. The study (which could become a family room) is bright and of good size and the dining room, conveniently situated off the kitchen/breakfast room, is perfect for formal dining, with access to the terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room is a well-proportioned double aspect room, comprehensively equipped with a range of floor and wall-mounted cupboards and Corian work surfaces.
The lower ground floor features oak flooring and incorporates a wine cellar, games room, two changing rooms, a shower room and a sauna. Double doors lead into the pool room, which enjoys a triple aspect and opens onto the gardens. On the first floor all bedrooms open off the landing, including the master bedroom suite which features a dressing area and luxury en suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms (1 en suite) and a family bathroom. The property benefits from a Bose multi-media fitted system in all the main rooms and outside the property and a central vacuum system with outlets in the main rooms on all floors.
There is a boat house with 'up and over' door, power and lighting, a double length workshop with power and lighting, and a shed housing an environmental control unit for the pool room. The landing stage is situated on the mill stream and provides deep water mooring for a 40' boat.
The triple garage can house three large cars, the doors of which are operated by remote control (which may be operated from the house).
Gardens and Grounds
Access is via electrically operated gates incorporating an intercom system, to the sweeping block paved driveway leading to the main entrance and the large parking area and garaging to the side of the property. The front garden has recently been the subject of a substantial landscaping project and now benefits from attractive year-round planting. The imposing and impressive faĆ§ade has been enhanced by the clematis and jasmine climbers and topiary and box hedging add further interest.
The raised decked terrace extends along two sides of the house with steps leading down to the rear garden. There is a further paved terrace adjoining the swimming pool room. The landscaped rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, enjoying 160' of direct River Thames frontage and several hundred feet of frontage to the mill stream; all this frontage has been campshedded. There are many mature trees, including flowering cherry, weeping willow, and crab apple. The grounds offer a good degree of privacy and extend to approximately three quarters of an acre in all.
Reception hall, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom suite, four further bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, wine cellar, games room, indoor pool complex comprising pool, sauna, shower room and changing rooms. Triple garage and workshop.
Riverside gardens with c.160 ft direct river frontage. Boat house and landing stage. Set in grounds approaching three quarters of an acre.
Exit at junction 6 of the M4 motorway and proceed towards Windsor on the A332 Relief Road. Cross the River Thames and take the first exit slip road leading to the roundabout below the dual carriageway. Turn right onto the A308 (Maidenhead Road). Continue to the mini roundabout and turn right into Mill Lane and follow the road, passing the church on the right hand side. Shortly after the church, turn right over the small bridge and follow this over the mill stream onto White Lilies Island and bear right. White Lilies will be found at the end of the drive.