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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Woodlands Lane, Windlesham

Sold STC £850,000

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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

In the summer months they pull the bifolding doors right back and the whole house opens up to become one with its garden. Sea View at Windlesham has the most breath taking family kitchen and breakfast room, and this is what so enticed current owners Hannah and Barney some six and a half years ago.
“The house itself is a renovated Victorian cottage, which goes back to the late 1800s,” she explains. “Today it is a semi detached property, which has been renovated and extended so it has a bright, modern interior.”
Work had been completed when the couple viewed it and Hannah can still remember the very first time she stepped inside.
“The front of the house really doesn’t do it justice but as you walk through you realise what a Tardis it is, it is so much bigger than you ever imagine, with amazing depth and so much space and light.”

FAMILY LIVING
She realised immediately just how important the back of the house would be to family life.
“We’d had a house with a space like it before but it had been much smaller,” she recalls. “For me it is the biggest feature of the property, a fantastic room which is the hub of family life. It is where we cook, eat together, relax and spend time as a family. It is also where my daughters do their crafts. It is an impressive space and when you open the doors on to the garden in the summer it becomes even better.”
On very hot days, a large umbrella is opened up over the terrace, extending the undercover space.
“Some of my favourite memories are of times spent out in the garden when the sun is shining,” says Hannah. “We have had children’s and adults’ parties out there, and lots of family celebrations.”

GENEROUS ACCOMMODATION
When the couple arrived at Sea View they could see it would be ideal for a young family: “It was just the two of us when we bought it but we could see it would be somewhere we could grow into. Within a year of being there we had our first daughter.”
Upstairs, the property features four very generous bedrooms, as well as three very well appointed bathrooms, she continues.
“All have showers and baths: two of the showers are double size,” she adds. “Again, this works well for a growing family but also means you can accommodate family and friends easily. I have two step daughters and they can use the guest room with its own bathroom when they come to stay with us at weekends; having such a good bathroom for them to use has been very helpful.”

WINTER WARMING
The long drawing room reaches from the front of the house to where the kitchen begins. There is also a study, cloakroom and utility room on this floor.
“The drawing room is lovely. It is cool in the summer but then becomes very cosy in the winter too,” Hannah says. “It has two fireplaces and we installed a wood-burner in one of them. We really enjoy sitting by the fire on cold afternoons and watching television in there in the evenings. There is plenty of space in there too for a dining table and chairs if someone wanted to create a more formal dining area.”

STUDY OR SNUG
The rest of the house also offers great flexibility. Not only can the kitchen breakfast room be arranged to suit the needs of a family but the presence of the study provides another practical space.
“We tend to use the study as a family room. When we first arrived it was a snug for my step daughters now it is more of a toy room for the younger girls.”

OUT AND ABOUT
The garden is a good size, providing plenty of space for entertaining and for the children to play out.
“We were given the opportunity to extend the garden so it is now twice the size it was when we arrived but it is still easy to maintain,” she points out. “We also have some fantastic storage down the side of the house that really offers as much space as a garage would.”
When they are not relaxing in their own garden during the summer months, they like to take the girls to Windsor Great Park or Chobham Common.
“There are also lots of outside sports to enjoy in this area, we are not far from London but this area does have a country feel,” she says. “Windlesham is a very lovely village to live in; there is a great local community and it is very easy to get to other places.”

Setting The Scene

Sea View is set back from the road. To the front of the property there is a gated shingle driveway, which provides a generous parking area.
To the rear, the bifolding doors pull back on to the terrace and the lawned garden, which catches the sun for most of the day.

What's Nearby ()

Windlesham is a popular and picturesque semi rural village on the fringes of Surrey and Berkshire, with a Post Office, several village shops, as well as numerous pubs including the well known and very popular Brickmakers Arms on Chertsey Road and The Half Moon on Church Road. The area is conveniently located with excellent rail (nearby at Sunningdale) and road links, Windlesham offers the perfect balance of country living with easy access to London and the South Coast.

Within Easy Reach

The historic towns of Guildford and Windsor are about 11 miles away, both with thriving High Streets offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and theatres. The area boasts some of the best known golf courses in the world in Wentworth and Sunningdale, and polo is available at Ascot Park, Guards Polo Club and the Royal Berkshire Polo Club. There are excellent spa facilities at Pennyhill Park, Coworth Park, Wentworth and Foxhills, and many local riding schools and stables for those with equestrian interests. The general area is served by an excellent range of schools, both in the state and private sector, including Wellington College, Eton College, St Mary’s Ascot, St George’s Ascot, Charters School, Woodcote House, Hall Grove, Sunningdale School and Coworth Flexlands. The Infant Schools in Windlesham and Valley End are very highly regarded.

DIRECTIONS:

From Updown Hill in the centre of Windlesham turn left onto Woodlands Lane. The property can be found after a short distance on the right hand side.


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14 July 2016

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  • Sunningdale (2.2 mi)
  • Longcross (2.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Bagshot (1.6 mi)
  • Sunningdale (2.2 mi)
  • Longcross (2.9 mi)
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Chewton Rose, Ascot

41 High Street, Ascot, SL5 7HG

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