Set in about 8.acres, a fine Grade II listed property, with stunning gardens and lake
Ronans is an impressive country residence dating back to the mid-1700s, with later skilful and sympathetic additions, combining to create a substantial and elegant family home. Faithful to its period, the house has classic red brick elevations, complemented by Dutch gables, sundials to the East, South and West, sash windows and decorative external window shutters.
The property is approached via a long sweeping driveway that draws the line of vision to the house, thereby creating a striking and memorable first impression. It is set within about 8 acres and enjoys a slightly elevated positioned, designed to take full advantage of the outlook over its gardens, grounds and picturesque lake.
Internally, the elegant and generously proportioned accommodation is arranged over multiple levels, with many of the rooms enjoying the outlook over the gardens and lake, and there is the bonus of a sizeable cellar that provides useful storage space. A blend of traditional and modern-day features is evident throughout, resulting in stylish living space that is particularly suited to both family life and entertaining. Typical features for a house of this era include period fireplaces, excellent ceiling heights, sash windows complete with original window shutters, detailed cornicing and ceiling roses. Providing flexibility, the accommodation could provide the perfect arrangement for extended families, offering a fantastic opportunity for inter-generational living. Truly a property of timeless character, whilst not forgetting the demands of todays lifestyle.
The ground floor rooms emanate from a spacious and welcoming reception hall, including a serene drawing room featuring a marble fireplace and double doors opening out to the rear terrace. The connecting conservatory, with its flagstone floor, overlooks and allows direct access to the outdoor swimming pool, via double doors. A separate dining room, also with a marble fireplace, provides excellent dining space for formal occasions.
From the reception hall, steps lead down to an inner hallway with a travertine tiled floor that extends through to the garden room, boot room, breakfast room and kitchen. To the left is a study with a pleasing outlook over the rear terrace to the lake beyond, whilst to the right there is a spacious breakfast room, fitted with a range of fitted full-height solid oak units. An archway opens into the country style kitchen, boasting a beamed vaulted ceiling and a comprehensive range of fitted oak units, a central island, a dual-fuel Rangemaster range cooker and integrated appliances including a Bosch dishwasher.
Upstairs, on the mezzanine level are two bedrooms, one of which is currently configured as a reception room, and a bathroom. The first floor is arranged to provide a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a dressing room, three further bedrooms, and family bathroom and a separate shower room. An additional suite is located on the second floor and comprises a dressing room and a shower room; this area provides excellent guest/au pair accommodation.
This property has 8 acres of land.
The gardens and grounds, extending to about 8 acres, are an attractive and important attribute and create an enchanting foil to the house. To the front and rear of the house, landscaped gardens give way to more relaxed areas and provide immense visual year round interest. The long gravelled driveway sweeps up to the house entrance where there is parking for several vehicles, and around to the side, where there is a car port adjoining the house, in addition to a detached garage and two additional car ports.
To the rear of the house, a sun terrace overlooking the gardens and lake beyond, offers ideal opportunities for seasonal entertaining and relaxation. The grounds have been creatively planted and designed to provide wonderful walks, particularly around the lake, along with leisure spaces, including an all weather tennis court and an outdoor heated swimming pool.
Ronans enjoys a rural setting yet is well placed for transport networks and local amenities. Regular train services to London Waterloo are available from Ascot, whilst London Paddington is accessible from Maidenhead station, due to benefit from Crossrail, the new high-speed service.
Ascot, Windsor and the surrounding towns and villages are known for their shops, boutiques, bars and traditional country public houses, including the well-regarded Winning Post in Winkfield which is nearby. The region also boasts some of the finest restaurants with Coworth Park in Ascot, as well as Michael Parkinsons Royal Oak in Paley Street, the Rouxs Waterside Inn and Heston Blumenthals Fat Duck in Bray.
Ronans is well located to enjoy some of the countrys 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 Smiths Lawn. For leisure there are some prestigious golf clubs including Wentworth, Sunningdale and The Berkshire; polo is available at Coworth Park, the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club and Guards Polo Club; and rowing and boating may be enjoyed on the River Thames at Windsor, Dorney and Henley.
The area is also fortunate to have some excellent independent schools including Lambrook (less than a 500m away), Papplewick, Heathfield School, St. Georges, St. Marys Ascot, Wellington College and Eton College.
From Strutt & Parker's office in Ascot High Street, turn right and continue over the mini roundabout and past the racecourse. At Heatherwood Hospital roundabout, proceed straight across towards Bracknell and at the second set of traffic lights, turn right into Priory Road. Follow the road to the top of the hill into Locks Ride, take the next turning on the left into Chavey Down Road and proceed for just over half a mile to the crossroads where you will turn left into Forest Road. The entrance to Ronans will be found on the right hand side. If you reach Carnation Drive on your left, you have gone too far.Read all
- 6-7 Reception rooms
- Utility room and a cloakroom
- 6-7 bedrooms including 2 suites
- 3 Further bathrooms
- Garage & 3 car ports
- Gardens, heated outdoor pool & tennis court
- About 8 acres, including a lake
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