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Pococks Lane, Eton, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4

Sold STC £2,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Development opportunity
  • Private island in Eton
  • Planning permission for a new home
  • and 2 storey boathouse
  • 2.8 acre site

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A unique development opportunity on a private island in Eton with planning permission for a new home and 2 storey boathouse on a 2.8 acre site in a private location convenient for major transport links



Location

Black Potts Island is situated in an idyllic location to the east of Home Park offering views across to Windsor Castle, with the Thames and Jubilee Rivers forming the west and east boundaries of the site respectively.

The Island is located and accessed from the south of Pococks Lane, approximately half a mile from the junction of Slough Road (B3022) and Pococks Lane (B3026). A private road provides vehicular and pedestrian access to the site; a gravel drive then passes under an arch of the viaduct to the main house.

The location is convenient for the towns of Eton and Windsor, situated across the River, which offers an excellent range of shopping and leisure facilities, in addition to The Theatre Royal, Windsor Castle, St. George's Chapel and Legoland Windsor. Quaint historic Eton is a thriving community, based around the picturesque buildings of the College, with a wide range of boutiques, restaurants and antique shops, together with a delicatessen and supermarket on the High Street. The fields of Eton College are situated on either side of Pococks Lane.

Regular rail connections to London (Waterloo) and Paddington (via Slough) are available from Windsor & Eton Riverside (just across Eton bridge), Windsor Central (via Slough) respectively and there is an express service to Paddington from Slough.

Road connections are excellent with access to the M4 via Junction 6 (2.5 miles) or junction 5 (3.5 miles), in turn providing access to the Heathrow Airport, Central London, the West Country and the M25 (5 miles)

Sporting and leisure facilities in the area are varied with horse racing at both Windsor and Ascot; horse riding, polo and cycling in Windsor Great Park; golf at Sunningdale and Wentworth; tennis at Windsor and Maidenhead and rowing and boating on the River Thames. On Pococks Lane itself is the Thames Valley Athletics Centre with gymnasium, squash courts and comprehensive athletic training facilities and holiday activities for children through to adults.

An excellent range of schools is available in the region including nearby Eton College, St George's Windsor Castle, Upton House and Brigidine in Windsor; St. John's Beaumont in Old Windsor; Bishopsgate and The American Community School in Englefield Green; Papplewick, Heathfield, St. Mary's and St. George's in Ascot and Lambrook in Winkfield Row.

Description

Black Potts is a detached 19th century property with a boathouse and other ancillary buildings located on an island at the convergence of the River Thames and Jubilee River, with views towards Home Park and Windsor Castle. Convenient for major transport links also Crossrail due to begin running in 2019.

The proposed design of the new house provides luxurious living accommodation empathetic to the natural surroundings and landscaping, whilst also maximising the attributes of this unique setting. It should be noted that a purchaser would be entitled to implement or amend the approved scheme or seek a different scheme altogether.

The Proposed House
The new house is of traditional design repositioned to take advantage of the sunny aspect and excellent views across the River and Home Park. There are well proportioned flowing spaces and the use of glass to maximise natural light and the outlook.

On the first floor, four of the six bedrooms have balconies, a fifth bedroom has a more modest Juliet balcony and all of these offer enviable views. All the bedrooms will have en-suite facilities.

An integral garage has space for two large cars and from here there is direct access to a sixth bedroom which could be used as a guest/teenage suite.

Boathouse
The boathouse is to be rebuilt on the existing site, but will be a fully functional boat facility with direct access to and from the River. Above, the self-contained accommodation comprises a sitting room with balcony offering elevated views over the River, a kitchen area, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a small utility area.

Detached Garage
On the north side of the viaduct, the old garage is to be replaced with a double garage constructed with similar materials to the Boathouse. The forecourt will be in gravel, as will be the access drive generally.

Planning permission has been granted (March 2016, RBWM application number 15/03393/FULL) for the demolition of the existing house and boathouse and the construction of a new house and a boathouse with self-contained facilities, comprising about 7000 square feet in total.

NB. It is envisaged that the height of the ground floor of the new house will be raised to above the 1 in 100 year flood event, plus climate change.


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