9 bedroom equestrian facility for saleHatchet Lane, Winkfield, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4
- 9 bedrooms
- 5 reception rooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 7202 Approx Sq Ft
- various equestrian outbuildings
- In all, about 8.9 acres
- EPC Rating = F
Substantial country house set within 8.9 acres
Kingsmead is situated in a delightful semi-rural location on the edge of the pretty village of Winkfield, adjacent to Windsor Great Park. Local shops can be found in Winkfield whilst further more extensive shopping and leisure amenities are available in Windsor, Maidenhead, Sunningdale and Ascot, all of which may be easily accessed. The well-regarded gastro pub, The Winning Post, is situated in nearby Maidens Green.
Road communications are good, with the M3 (Junction 3) and the M4 (Junction 6) providing access to the M25, Heathrow Airport, Central London and The West Country. Rail services to London (Waterloo) are available from Windsor and Ascot, and to London (Paddington) from Maidenhead and Windsor (via Slough).
Schooling in the area is excellent, with Lambrook in Winkfield Row, Papplewick, Licensed Victuallers, St. George's and St. Mary's in Ascot.
A wide range of sporting pursuits is available including golf at many famous courses including Wentworth, The Berkshire, Sunningdale and Swinley Forest; horse racing at Windsor and Ascot; polo at Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club and Guards Polo Club; rowing at Dorney Lake; walking and horse riding in Windsor Great Park and the surrounding countryside.
Kingsmead is a fine country house of the Victorian era that, faithful to its period, boasts elegant rooms with high ceilings and many original features including an impressive oak staircase, period fireplaces and leaded light windows with decorative latches and working shutters. The house is superbly positioned within its grounds to take full advantage of its idyllic setting and offers a rare opportunity for those seeking a home of immense character and charm.
The house offers approximately 7,202 sq. ft. of flexible and adaptable living space and would benefit from a degree of modernisation throughout. The principal reception rooms are arranged to provide excellent entertaining space and of particular interest is the 30ft. sitting room/reception hall that creates a tranquil and welcoming impression upon entering the house and the charming drawing room with its bay window and double doors opening out to the gardens. The good size dining room is equally suited to both family living and large-scale entertaining.
Located off an inner hallway is the library with an adjoining study, in addition to a suite of rooms including a country style kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, a larder, a utility room, laundry room and a boiler room. This wing of the house benefits from a secondary entrance providing access to the gardens at the rear and there is a further entrance opening out to the side of the property.
The first floor may be reached via the main oak staircase in the sitting room/reception hall or via a secondary stairway rising from the inner hall. The landing extends around three sides and features a large roof light designed to flood the area with natural light. This floor is arranged to provide a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and adjoining dressing room/bedroom, a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, bedroom 3 with access to the family bathroom, 3 further bedrooms (1 with a walk-in wardrobe) and a family bathroom. There is also useful linen room and guest/au pair accommodation comprising a kitchen/breakfast room, bedroom and bathroom. There is a further bedroom and a store room located on the upper floor.
Gardens and Grounds
Kingsmead is approached via double electrically operated gates opening onto a sweeping driveway, flanked by lawns and topiary shrubs. A parking area to the front of the house is partly enclosed by clipped yew hedging and a 5-bar gate provides access to the stabling. Situated beyond the stable yard is an extensive vegetable garden that is walled on three sides (uncultivated in recent years).
To the rear of the house, the lawn is enclosed by a variety of shrubs and trees and a paved patio spanning the width of the house provides superb 'al fresco' dining/ relaxation space. Lying to the south east of the house is a paddock and adjoining field containing a pond, whilst to the south west, there is ménége enclosed by 'post and rail' fencing and a further paddock/field.
There are two former garages, a single and a double, that have been converted for equine use but these could be reinstated as garaging. There is also a brick-built store room, currently being used as kennels.
The stable yard benefits from vehicular access from Mounts Hill and there is also easy access via a 5-bar gate opening off the parking area to the front of the house.
There are two brick-built stable blocks that are in need of repair and present an opportunity for conversion into ancillary accommodation (subject to any necessary planning consents). The larger of the stable blocks benefits from an upper level, accessed via a staircase and comprising two rooms and in all, the two buildings provide 6 stables, a tack room, two workshops and a store room.
Square Footage: 7,202 sq ft
Acreage: 8.9 Acres
From Windsor, take the B3022 signposted for Legoland. Having passed Legoland, take the first exit at the roundabout into Mounts Hill (B383 ) and then take the next right hand turning into Hatchet Lane. The entrance to Kingsmead will be found a short distance along on the left hand side.
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