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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Bray, Maidenhead

£2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • AN IMPRESSIVE, DETACHED, TUDOR-STYLE HOUSE
  • LEISURE COMPLEX WITH 30FT SWIMMING POOL
  • GYM AREA AND TYCO TEAM SHOWER ROOM
  • IRRIGATION SYSTEM; INDIAN STONE SUN TERRACE
  • GAMES ROOM WITH THREE BALCONIES
  • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE AND DRESSING AREA
  • LARGE FRONT DRIVEWAY BORDERED WITH SHRUBS
  • THE GROUNDS ARE APPROXIMATELY 1.13 ACRES (STMS)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

Sitting out on the terrace looking out over their glorious parklike grounds the owners of Ludford House relax and enjoy the seclusion and tranquillity. They moved to the impressive property 34 years ago because it offered so much space, as well as well as being a cosy place to bring up a family. "I loved the grounds and the setting of the property," the wife explains. "There is something wonderful about being able to see 60 acres behind you and knowing that you have complete seclusion. The children loved growing up here". The substantial property is also well-positioned in desirable Bray, she continues. It is easy to reach major roads and railway links, and Heathrow Airport and access to London is good. "My husband was travelling a lot when we came here and this house was in an ideal location," she says. "While he was away I had privacy but knew there were neighbours within reach if I needed them."

TUDOR APPEARANCE
Built in the 1930s from old stock brick and tiles, Ludford House has an exquisite Tudor-style appearance. It has been enhanced and improved by its current owners in great sympathy to its striking period look. "We loved the attractive appearance of the property - it is a large house but is also very cosy and welcoming. It felt friendly and comfortable, and we could see it would be a great family home, as well as somewhere that was perfect for entertaining." Improvements to the property now mean it offers a sumptuous blend of traditional features, such as inglenook fireplace, leaded windows and oak beams, with bright contemporary spaces, including the chic white kitchen, with its black work surfaces and Neff appliances "It is a true family home with a great feel about it and many happy memories," adds the owner.

FLEXIBLE HOME
The ground floor of Ludford House is entered via a central reception hall, which in turn gives onto the drawing room, dining room and family area. The drawing room and the family room both open onto the generous entertaining terrace with its electrically operated awning and infrared heating for all-weather use. The fantastic family area includes the kitchen, breakfast room, family room and television room. "This part of the house is so flexible. The television room now doubles as my office but when the children were little it was a superb playroom - I could watch them through the glass doors while I was getting on with something else."

SPECTACULAR VIEWS
The first floor of the house features four double bedrooms, including the master suite, which has a beautiful bathroom and dressing area. One guest room has an en suite shower room and the others share the family bathroom. A fifth bedroom and en suite bathroom is located on the top floor: this could be ideal for a nanny or au pair. "There are great views out over the gardens and beyond from all the rooms," she says. At first floor level the current owners have also created a study and superb 40' games room above the indoor swimming pool. With three beautiful balconies overlooking the garden, this has been built in a style in keeping with the rest of the house. "We have really enjoyed this part of the house - it has been wonderful for parties," she says

ENTERTAINING SPACE
The glorious parkland grounds of approximately 1.13 acres have been a picturesque setting to so many happy times over the years.
"We have had lots of parties, from christenings and wedding receptions to birthday celebrations and lots of Christmases." The swimming pool is always enjoyed by guests at parties, particularly in the summer when the doors open on to the garden and the alfresco dining, barbecue and outside kitchen area. On quieter days the family have savoured relaxing by the water and soaking up the serenity of the setting. "But we have also on occasion covered over the swimming pool to create a dance floor for parties."

PERFECT PLACE
Despite its tranquil setting, Ludford House, is just one mile for access to the M4, five minutes from Maidenhead Station (with its trains to London Paddington with Crossrail on the way) and 15 minutes from Windsor and Eton Riverside Station (with trains to London Waterloo). The house is also just 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport. "We are close to Maidenhead and Windsor with all their attractions - theatres, cinemas and shops, as well as leisure centres. The River Thames is close for boating, canoeing, rowing clubs, fishing and walking, and it is a short walk into Bray with its pubs and Michelin Star restaurants." She adds: "This has been a great place to live - it is in a lovely location and is a true family home and perfect place to entertain."

Setting the Scene

Ludford House is set in secluded parkland grounds of approximately 1.13 acres (STMS). It is approached from the private road via a large front driveway bordered with shrubs.
The rear garden is largely laid to lawn and is surrounded by trees and shrub borders. There is a sun terrace, with electric awning, infrared heating and an outdoor kitchen, with barbecue. Extensive garden and security lighting.
In spring and summer, the grounds are filled with colour. Beyond the boundaries are some 60 acres of farmland, which are home to all sorts of wildlife.

Within Easy Reach

Location has been paramount to the ease of life at Ludford House. The house is just one mile from access to M4, 1.1 miles from Maidenhead Station with trains to London Paddington and introduction of the Crossrail in a couple of years. Windsor & Eton Riverside Station is 15 minutes away with trains to London Waterloo. The House is also just a short drive from Heathrow Airport. (All distances approximate).

Whats Nearby

Ludford House is situated in the beautiful parish of Bray within easy reach of the famous 15th Century Hinds Head Pub owned by Heston Blumenthal who also owns the neighbouring Crown pub and the Fat Duck restaurant. Alternatively you could always try the Michel Roux's famous Waterside Inn. The house is also ideally situated for easy access into Windsor with its shopping and myriad of pubs, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and the Theatre Royal. Hire a boat and row up the Thames or wander through this historic town. You can also take a horse drawn carriage ride in Windsor Great Park and with such a variety of eateries and bars it is a great place to spend the day. If you love the river then nearby Marlow and Henley make other great choices for a day out or if shopping is your first love then local Reading offers a huge variety of all the latest fashions in the Oracle Shopping Centre.
The Thames River is close for boating, canoeing, rowing clubs, fishing and walking and it is a short walk into Bray. There are also many excellent local private and state schools within easy reach.

DIRECTIONS:

Heading in a westerly direction, exit the M4 junction 8/9 take the third exit onto the A308M, signposted Maidenhead. At the Braywick roundabout take the third exit onto Windsor Road (A308) then take the first turning on the left hand side into Canon Hill Drive where the property is the fifth house on the left.

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Nearest stations

  • Maidenhead (1.2 mi)
  • Taplow (1.8 mi)
  • Furze Platt (2.2 mi)
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Chewton Rose, Gerrards Cross

30 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DA

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Nearest stations

  • Maidenhead (1.2 mi)
  • Taplow (1.8 mi)
  • Furze Platt (2.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Chewton Rose, Gerrards Cross

30 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DA

01628 301046 Local call rate

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