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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Windlesham

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Tenure: Freehold

THE STORY

Set within immaculate gardens and still presenting all its period charm, Forest House is an exquisite house both inside and out. Dating back to 1870, the Windlesham property has been extensively and sympathetically renovated and extended by its current owners, who have lived here now for some 35 years. "We love period houses and this one was very imposing," one of them recalls. "It also offered us all the space we were seeking for our growing family and was in an area we wanted to live in." The Windlesham property had already been extended back in 1900 and 1920 and the overall space worked well for the family of five. "About 11 years ago, however, we decided to take down the alterations and build out to the back of the house in a style that was more suited to a Victorian house," he explains. "This work was carried out very carefully to ensure the newer section blended seamlessly with the old."

A NEW DESIGN

As part of the project a garden room was added: this has an adjoining wet room and utility room or second kitchen, allowing it to be used as a self-contained annexe if required. "This is a beautiful, double-aspect space, where you can sit and look out over the garden. It was ideal for my mother as it can be completely separate, but it can also have other uses. I currently have it arranged as an art studio." A new study and dining room were also created, while the drawing room was extended to create a magnificent living and entertaining area. Upstairs, two completely new bedrooms were added, together with new bathrooms, and the master bedroom was enlarged. "Altogether, we have a potential seven bedrooms in this house," he adds.

FLEXIBLE LIVING

Today Forest House is entered via a lobby and then a reception hall. To the right, this leads into the long drawing room, which features an original bay window, elegant fireplace and French windows on to the garden. There is a ground floor cloakroom, then the generous kitchen breakfast room, dining room and family room, as well as the garden room, utility room and wet room. "There is a base beside the garden room for a conservatory to be added, should new owners wish to have one," he says. Upstairs, there are five bedrooms, including the capacious master suite, with its dressing area and en suite bathroom. Three bedrooms share the family bathroom, while an additional suite includes a bedroom, bathroom and separate dressing room. "This dressing room could quite easily be turned back into another bedroom," he observes.

VICTORIAN STYLE

The entire house has an air of tranquillity. Colour schemes were carefully selected and new additions, such as sash windows and skirting boards, were made to sit perfectly with original features. "Also, in keeping with the period style, Farrow & Ball paint used throughout the house," he says. Every room is elegant and inviting: "I love the drawing room, which is wonderfully peaceful and has an open fire, and the family room is snug, especially in the winter. We tend to use the suite of rooms upstairs at the front of the house, but the main master bedroom is also fabulous: it is double-aspect, which makes it very light, and it looks out over the garden."

FAMILY HOME

The property has been a magnificent family home. "Our grandchildren love coming here, and it has been a great house at Christmas, when we have been able to have a nine-foot tree," he says. "There is plenty of space for children to play in the garden and it is easy to accommodate friends and family overnight." Forest House has been a great place for entertaining too. "We have held lots of different functions inside and out. With the large drawing room and the dining room at the back both having doors on to the garden, there is always plenty of space."

SETTING THE SCENE

Forest House is set in extensive and very well-maintained grounds of approximately 0.37 acres. The property is approached by a sweeping driveway, which offers generous parking. There is also a double garage. The gardens include space for sitting out in the sunshine and for children to play on the lawn.

VILLAGE LIFE

The location of Forest House has also been perfect. There is a lane next to the house which leads to the local park and a shop and Post Office are just a short stroll away. "This is a lovely village, with a good community spirit, yet it also enjoys very good access to London by both road and rail, with trains from Woking taking just 27 minutes, and Heathrow is only 25 minutes away.

FLEXIBILITY

The owners will miss their beautiful home and the versatility it provides. "When we designed the newer areas, we worked with a structural engineer to ensure it could easily be reconfigured at ground floor level if someone else wished to do so," he adds. "It is a beautiful and very comfortable home and it offers great flexibility."


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Nearest stations

  • Bagshot (1.7 mi)
  • Sunningdale (1.9 mi)
  • Longcross (2.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Chewton Rose, Ascot

41 High Street, Ascot, SL5 7HG

03339 873849 Local call rate

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