4 bedroom apartment for sale

Parkinson House, Charters, Charters Road, Ascot, SL5

Guide Price £4,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Magnificent triplex apartment within a 1930's Grade II Listed country house
  • Four bedroom suites
  • Two large reception rooms
  • Second floor ideal for entertaining opening onto extensive roof terracing
  • Exclusive use of the Charters' own luxurious spa
  • Five star 24 hour concierge service
  • Secluded and elevated aspect looking out over magnificent gardens and grounds
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Four underground car parking spaces, plus two spaces outside The Mansion
  • EPC Rating = G

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

The Jewel in the Crown of a World Class Development

Location

Charters enjoys a magnificent elevated and secluded position, 250ft above sea level, between Ascot and nearby Sunningdale, with commanding views over its own mixed woodland. Sunningdale, with its regular 51 minute rail journey into London (Waterloo), as well as Waitrose, is 1 mile away. Windsor, with a 27 minute train service into London (Paddington) is a 15 minute drive.

Windsor, Ascot and the surrounding area are well known for their fashionable boutiques, bistros, brasseries and traditional country pubs. The area also enjoys some fine dining with the John Campbell restaurant in the newly opened 5* Coworth Park Hotel in Ascot, as well as The Waterside Inn and The Fat Duck restaurants in Bray.

Polo at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, Guards Polo Club and Coworth Park. Golf at Wentworth, Sunningdale, The Berkshire and Swinley Forest. Racing at Ascot, Windsor, Kempton, Sandown, Epsom and Newbury.Rowing at Dorney Lake and on stretches of the River Thames. Theatre in Windsor at the Theatre Royal or at any of the six theatres in Reading. Walking and riding in Windsor Great Park.

Top public schools nearby include Eton College, Heathfield School, Sunningdale, St George's and St Mary's Ascot. The property is also convenient for TASIS (The American School in Surrey), ACS (American Community School) in Egham & Cobham and the Royal Holloway University.

Description

History
Following records showing a small group of cottages standing on the site of Charters, the potential for a purpose built mansion in the elevated position was realised by William Terrick Hamilton, who built the first house in the late 1860s. The property remained in the Hamilton family until 1901 when it was sold to Egbert Iveson before being sold again, soon after WWI, to Colonel Ralph Peacock. On his death the house was bought by the Shaws, a 'high society' family, who sold it in 1936 to the industrialist, Frank Parkinson. He employed architects Adie Button and Partners to design a contemporary house, with The Mansion we see today having been built for him in 1938 and described as 'one of the last great country houses to be built in Britain.

Charters survived WWII and enjoyed many distinguished guests including Winston Churchill and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor who were loaned the property for a time. It was sold to Sir Montagu Burton in 1949 and by then supported a great number of staff, with farmland, cottages, lodges and
ornamental gardens. His death saw the break up of the estate with the house remaining empty before a research company and then De Beers owning the property thereafter.
Charters was bought by Sabre Developments in 2002, who managed the development of the property including the original house, The Mansion, within which is Parkinson. The two new buildings have since been added to provide a further 28 apartments and penthouses.

Description
Charters is approached off Charters Road, only one mile from Sunningdale, through a very imposing entrance with controlled security gates. The drive sweeps up the hill through magnificently landscaped grounds to the property with parking at the rear of The Mansion. Parkinson, which extends to around 5,217 square feet (484.6 sq m), with approximately 5,660 sq ft of private terraces, occupies the whole of the south-east facing wing of the original house. It is clad in 22 inch square slabs of Portland Stone with the original Crittal bronze windows, so indicative of the era. The property is approached through the original front door of The Mansion into a reception area, which then opens onto the magnificent double height Great Hall, with marble fireplace and black and white stone floor.

The current owner was the first to buy on the development and was able to agree their own very detailed and extremely high quality specification for the property with the developer, combining a ground and duplex apartment above. The whole apartment has state of the art systems, including Crestron system, Lutron lighting and televisions and iPod docks to most rooms. All the main rooms in the property have electronic pads controlling security, music (surround sound), curtains, heating, cinema and television, together with remote controls.
Very high quality cupboard and shelving units, designed to be sympathetic to the Art Deco era, and including glass display cabinetry and desks have been fitted throughout the property by Archer & Smith, much in American Black Walnut, giving ample storage and display space. Heating is under floor, where floors are wood or stone and electric fancoil units elsewhere.

The original and very innovative air conditioning system - chilling - is still in place, although now operated by modern machinery, however the original plant, made by Young Austin and Austin, has been retained as part of the building's heritage and is located in the Concierge's basement storage area.

Ground Floor
The property is off the original Great Hall, through Art Deco style black piano lacquered doors, past Corinthian columns and into a very gracious Travertine stone floored entrance hall, with elaborate plaster ceiling and coving. Double glazed doors open onto the extensive terrace. Two large reception rooms open off the entrance hall, one the original library and the other, although used currently as a family room, could easily be a magnificent dining room. There is a cloakroom off the entrance hall, with original black porcelain Art Deco hand basin, wash stand and lavatory.

The Library
Situated on the south-east facing corner of the house, this room retains the original wall to wall walnut bookshelves, plaster ceiling and elegant marble fireplace complete with gas fire. Sliding and folding bronze casement windows across the corner fully fold back to give an ninterrupted view of the terrace, gardens and grounds beyond. Solar blinds have been fitted to the windows, as well as electrically operated curtains.

Family Room
The original Boudoir to the house, this is a magnificent reception room, the largest in the property. The room has extensive fitted shelving, cupboards and glass display cabinets in black walnut, mirrored alcoves and an attractive corniced plaster ceiling. Solar blinds, as well as full length electrically operated curtains are fitted to the windows which run the entire length of the south facing wall to full height, overlooking the terrace and grounds beyond.

Study
Fitted out with floor to ceiling black walnut cupboards and drawers, together with a desk area.

Kitchen
Fitted with an extensive range of Bulthaup units, large breakfast bar, Miele hob, dishwasher, integral coffee machine, drinks fridge & warming drawer, Gaggenau steam convector and electric ovens with extractor hood over, Sub Zero wine fridge and family size fridge/freezer. Archer & Smith bespoke cabinetry including a large display cabinet and desk area. There is also ample space for a dining table and chairs. A utility room opens directly off the kitchen, with Miele washing machine and drier, plus waste disposal machine.

First Floor
Four large bedroom suites on the first floor are approached by an elegant sweeping stone staircase, with gilt Rococo balustrading:

Master Bedroom
With seven floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes with bevelled glass doors. A large, lit, etched glass and wood screen/bedhead and matching footboard, insp

Square Footage: 5,217 sq ft
Acreage: 20 Acres

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Sunningdale (0.8 mi)
  • Ascot (1.3 mi)
  • Longcross (2.5 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Sunningdale (0.8 mi)
  • Ascot (1.3 mi)
  • Longcross (2.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Country Department

33 Margaret Street London W1G 0JD

020 8012 3130 Local call rate

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