6 bedroom detached house for saleMalt Hill, Warfield, Berkshire
- Reception hall
- 3 Reception rooms
- Craft room/office
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 4 en suite bedrooms (1 with dressing room),
- 2 Further bedrooms and shower room
- About 3 acres with a moat
- Garaging for 4 cars
The Moat House has been in the same family for 40 years and presents an increasingly rare find for those seeking a unique family home with the unusual feature of an original moat. Starting life in the 15th century as a hall house, the property has since been sympathetically and thoughtfully extended over the years to provide a charming family home. The house boasts a wealth of features including fireplaces, original exposed beams and leaded light windows. Surrounded by mature secluded gardens, the house enjoys a tranquil setting and offers flexible accommodation with the benefit of additional rooms above the garaging, useful as hobby/play rooms or storage space.
A welcoming reception hall provides access to the elegant drawing room with its exposed brick fireplace and to the family room, also with a fireplace with attractive tiled slips. The drawing room adjoins a good size dining room, with an Adam style fireplace and tiled slips, and both of these rooms enjoy access to a discreet snug area. The country style kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of oak units, a built-in seating area and integral appliances including a Neff ceramic hob, Neff double oven and a Siemens dishwasher. The ground floor further comprises two further rooms, currently used as office and hobby/crafting space, a utility room, a useful larder and a boot room.
The first floor may be accessed via two independent staircases and is arranged to provide a spacious master bedroom with fitted wardrobe cupboards and an en suite bathroom, a guest bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms (2 en suite) and a shower room.
The Moat House is approached via double electrically operated wrought iron gates opening onto a sweeping shingle driveway that leads through the extensive lawns to the garaging and on towards a parking area to the side of the house. The beautifully landscaped gardens are stocked with a wide variety of mature shrubs and trees, including a magnificent Mulberry tree, and are a notable feature of the property. A paved patio spans the front of the house and provides excellent 'al fresco' dining and relaxation space, perfect for those warm summer days.
The Moat House enjoys a rural location yet is well placed for transport networks and local amenities. Heathrow airport is just over 11 miles away while executive/private aviation facilities are available at Fairoaks, White Waltham or Farnborough Airport. There are also regular train services to London Waterloo from Ascot, Martins Heron and Bracknell stations; London Paddington is accessible from Maidenhead Station which is due to benefit from the Crossrail high-speed route.
The towns of Ascot, Maidenhead and Windsor offer an excellent range of shopping and leisure amenities and there are some well-regarded restaurants and gastropubs in the area including The Belvedere Arms in Sunninghill, Bluebells in Sunningdale, The Barn at Coworth Park and Michelin starred Royal Oak in Paley Street, the Fat Duck, Waterside Inn and Hinds Head in Bray.
The Moat House is well located to enjoy some of the country’s best known events. Highlights of the local calendar include Royal Ascot, the annual PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club and the Cartier International Polo at Smith’s Lawn. For leisure there are prestigious golf clubs including Wentworth, Sunningdale, Swinley Forest and The Berkshire; polo is available at Coworth Park, the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club and Guards Polo Club and horse racing is available at Ascot and Windsor. The picturesque local countryside and Swinley Forest boast excellent walks with horse riding at Chobham Common and Windsor Great Park.
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