An imposing Grade II* listed residence, set within 5.5 acres
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The origins of The Priory can be traced to the mid-18th century, with subsequent alterations, and as a result, this fine Grade II* listed property still retains the grandeur of a bygone era, Showing casing many character features including a remarkable gothic-style octagon room, now used as a music room. In addition to the main house, there is ancillary accommodation in the form of a studio apartment above the garaging, and discreetly positioned away from the house, there is also a chalet studio.
The house is approached via impressive electric gates, opening onto a long sweeping driveway that culminates in a large lawned turning circle. Upon arrival, a spacious Jacobean style portico with Tuscan columns and a decorative frieze, invites you to enter the house and into a stately reception hall. Many of the reception rooms are arranged around the hall, including the drawing room with its ornate plastered ceiling featuring fruit and flower motifs, the sitting room and a dining room, both of which boast decorative plastered ceilings. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a comprehensive range of hand-made units, a granite topped central island, integrated appliances and an Aga, provides ample space for a breakfast table, around which there is useful built-in seating. A study and a cloakroom are located in the west wing of the house whilst a utility room and a store room can be found in the upper cellar, which may be accessed from within the main house or via a courtyard off the kitchen. The lower cellar features a coal hole as well as a store with a vaulted ceiling, that could be utilised as a wine cellar.
Upstairs, many of the rooms enjoy a pleasing outlook over the gardens and the accommodation includes a principal suite comprising a bedroom and a dressing room, both with double doors opening out to a balcony, and a bathroom. There are two further bedrooms on this level, one en suite, along with a family bathroom, whilst located on a half landing is a guest suite comprising a bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. The second floor plays host to four further bedrooms, serviced by a shower room.
Studio apartment Located above the garage and accessed via a cobbled courtyard, is a self-contained studio apartment comprising a sitting room/bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen.
Chalet studio Beyond the main garden, and hidden from view, is the secret garden where a chalet style studio lies, with a shower room.
This property has 5.5 acres of land.
Amounting to about 5.5 acres, the gardens and grounds include a sunken croquet lawn, a tennis court, a large outdoor swimming pool, a secret garden, a lime avenue, kitchen garden, terracing, a pond with a waterfall, and a lily pond. There is a fine collection of mature trees and shrubs, including specimen trees such as an Indian Bean tree, and a large magnolia grandiflora. In addition to the garaging, there is ample parking including an area at the front of the main house.
Church Road is situated on the edge of the village of Old Windsor and is conveniently located for transport links, with the M25 and M4 motorways being within easy reach. A range of shops catering for day-to-day needs is available in Old Windsor itself whilst more extensive amenities may be found in Windsor and Staines.
The nearby historic market town of Windsor is one of the UKs most prestigious locations, with Windsor Castle being the official residence of the Her Majesty the Queen, and the town with its pretty streets, beautiful parks and proximity to London (regular train services from Windsors two stations and also Datchet station).
Windsor boasts a fine variety of shopping and supermarkets, while some of the countrys finest restaurants are within easy reach. Leisure and sporting facilities are superb and plentiful, with world-class golf courses on Old Windsors doorstep, spectacular parks, and the river Thames for boating and rowing. The historic Runnymede is just minutes away from the property and slightly further afield is Windsor Great Park, Savill Garden and Virginia Water.
Old Windsor is also fortunate to be in close proximity to some of the countrys finest state and public schools including St. Johns Beaumont in Old Windsor and Bishopsgate in Englefield Green.Read all
- Reception hall
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Sitting room
- Study Octagonal music room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility room
- Principal bedroom suite with dressing room and balcony
- 2 Further bedroom suites (1 with dressing room )
- 5 Further bedrooms
- 2 Family bathroom/shower rooms
- Studio apartment
- Chalet studio with sauna
- Double garaging
- Ornamental bell tower
- Lime avenue
- Croquet lawn
- Secret Garden
- Kitchen garden
- Water features
- Tennis court
- Swimming pool
- Pool house
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