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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Sheepcote Lane, Paley Street, Berkshire, SL6

Sold STC £1,495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 bedrooms in house
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • kitchen
  • 2 bedroom annexe
  • 3762 Approx Sq Ft
  • Summer house/home office
  • Timber garden house
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Double garage
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial family home with an adjoining self-contained 1,270 sq. ft. house, set within beautifully landscaped gardens that provide an outstanding setting for the property.


Ashcroft is situated in the village of Paley Street, a semi-rural location approximately four miles south of Maidenhead and approximately five and a half miles from Windsor, both of which offer a wide range of shopping, schooling and leisure facilities. There are numerous well-known gastropubs/restaurants in the area including the Michelin starred Royal Oak in Paley Street and the Fat Duck and the Waterside Inn in Bray.

Rail services to London (Paddington) are available from Maidenhead and to London (Waterloo) from Windsor; Crossrail, the new high speed rail service, is due to begin running in 2018. The M4 motorway is available at Junction 8/9 (Braywick) and this in turn provides access to Heathrow, Central London, The West Country and the M25.

Leisure amenities in the area include golf at Hawthorn Hill, Maidenhead, The Royal Berkshire, Wentworth and Sunningdale; racing at Windsor and Ascot; and boating on the River Thames and Bray Lake. There are many excellent schools in the area, both state and independent.


The house enjoys a high degree of seclusion and privacy and is superbly positioned to take full advantage of the outlook over the gardens and countryside beyond. Internally, the immaculately presented accommodation lends itself equally well to both formal entertaining and relaxed family living and, combined with the ancillary accommodation, presents an ideal opportunity for those seeking a versatile home of immense character and charm.

The ground floor is arranged to provide bright and expansive living space and of particular note is the elegant open-plan drawing/sitting room with feature fireplace and the connecting conservatory with fitted ceiling blinds, a slate tiled floor and under-floor heating. The spacious kitchen/breakfast/dining room boasts a tiled floor with under-floor and is comprehensively fitted with a range of units, granite worksurfaces and integral appliances including a 5-ring range cooker, a US style fridge/freezer, a dishwasher and microwave. A large roof lantern floods the room with natural light and double doors provide direct access to the rear patio and gardens.

Located on the first floor is the master bedroom benefiting from an en suite dressing area and a bathroom, a further bedroom and a shower room. The accommodation continues to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms and a bathroom.

In addition, the adjoining annexe is arranged over two floors and comprises two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sitting room, kitchen and cloakroom. This property benefits from its own private entrance and provides an excellent arrangement for additional family/guests or could provide and income.

To the front, the property is approached via electrically operated gates opening onto a large gravelled driveway with a lawned turning circle and inset magnolia tree. This area provides parking for several vehicles and leads to the detached double garage and adjacent block-paved area providing hard-standing for additional vehicles. Beyond this is a large summer house/home office with a verandah and located at the other side of the lawn is a further timber garden house. At the rear of the house is the heated swimming pool, set within an Indian sand stone terrace that, combined with further areas of sand stone terracing, provide superb outdoor relaxation and dining space. The lawned gardens are undoubtedly a fine feature of the property and feature three magnificent weeping willows, a formal garden at the side of the house, various well-stocked flower beds and borders, a vegetable garden, woodland areas and a natural pond that is a haven for wildlife.

Square Footage: 3,762 sq ft


From junction 8/9 of the M4, head for central Maidenhead and at the Braywick roundabout, take the A330, signposted to Ascot. Follow this road through Holyport and then take the B3024 Twyford Road which becomes Paley Street. After about 0.4 mile, turn left into Sheepcote Lane: Ashcroft House will be found on the left hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
08 November 2014

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