One of Winkfields finest landmark houses, set within 4.23 acres of landscaped gardens in SL4
Set within stunning, meticulously maintained gardens, Russen is a sensational family house, exuding a high level of architectural appeal with its white rendered elevations under a tiled roof. The sense of arrival is impressive, through a choice of two separate entrances, via double gates onto sweeping driveways. The driveways arrive at a parking area and turning circle, with a conveniently located triple garage, designed to echo the style of the house.
The interior of the house does not disappoint the sense of anticipation. It has been creatively styled in a relaxed and welcoming manner, resulting in a tranquil family environment - a testament to the current owners obvious design flair.
The entrance is into a spacious and welcoming reception hall that creates an inviting first impression. Double doors open out to an inner hallway where access may be gained to the principal ground floor rooms and a sizeable cloakroom. The elegant drawing room is the centrepiece of the house with its decorative marble fireplace, high ceiling with ornate ceiling rose, moulded cornicing and large bay window with doors opening out to the sun terrace. The formal dining room also features a fine fireplace, with skilfully placed mirrors creating a sense of light and space. These two rooms are connected via double doors, thereby providing excellent entertaining space.
Without question, the hub of the house is the spacious and beautifully appointed kitchen, fitted with a comprehensive range of soft-close units designed by KCA (Ascot), granite worksurfaces and a large central island with an integral breakfast bar. A range of appliances catering for culinary needs includes a 6-ring gas hob, Neff Microwave, Miele coffee machine, Fisher & Paykel fridge/freezer and a Neff dishwasher. Under-floor heating extends throughout this room to the light and airy breakfast room, perfect for more informal dining, and bursting with light from a roof lantern, windows and double glass panelled doors opening out to the gardens. An adjoining sitting room, fitted with a range of bespoke storage units, provides the ideal space in which to relax and unwind and could easily be utilised as a useful and conveniently placed playroom, if required. A luxuriously fitted study, boasting an extensive range of bespoke oak furniture, complemented by oak flooring, is located off the reception hall and completes the arrangement on the ground floor.
The first floor accommodation is arranged around a central landing and includes a spacious master bedroom, fitted with an impressive array of bespoke wardrobe cupboards, a theme that has been carried over into the en suite bathroom. There is a guest suite, comprising a bedroom with an en suite dressing room and shower, a further bedroom with its own shower room, and two additional bedrooms, serviced by a family bathroom. A large covered balcony extending the entire width of the house may be accessed from both the master and guest suites and provides a superb vantage point to take in the view over the gardens.
In addition to the main house, there is ancillary accommodation in the form of an annexe located at the side of the stable block. The accommodation comprises a good sized sitting room with a kitchen area, a bedroom and a shower room.
This property has 4.23 acres of land.
Extending to about 4.23 acres, the gardens and grounds at Russen are a sheer delight. They have been designed and meticulously maintained to provide a wonderful setting for the property and are an appealing combination of formal landscaped gardens and parkland style grounds. A small lake, surrounded by a variety of shrubs and trees and complete with a small bridge, not only provides a focal point but is a haven for wildlife.
Surrounding the house are formal gardens and terracing, a secret Italian style garden and a covered barbeque area, all offering plenty of opportunities for outdoor entertaining and relaxation during the warmer months.
Discreetly positioned away from the house and accessed via the main driveway is a stable block housing three stables and a tack room. To the rear of this building is a large machinery store and a gardeners wc.
Russen is situated in a delightful semi-rural location on the edge of the Winkfield village, adjacent to Windsor Great Park, yet is well placed for local shopping facilities and the motorway network. Extensive shopping and leisure amenities are available in Windsor, Maidenhead, where there are regular train services to London Waterloo and London Paddington (via Slough). Rail services to London Paddington are also available from Maidenhead and Taplow, which are due to benefit from Crossrail, the new high-speed service. Road communications are equally as good with the M4 being accessed at Junction 6 in Windsor, and this in turn leading to Heathrow Airport, the M25 and the M3.
The region boasts numerous well-regarded restaurants and gastropubs, including the Winning Post in nearby Maidens Green and the Michelin starred Royal Oak in Paley Street, the Fat Duck, Waterside Inn and Hinds Head in Bray.
Recreational facilities in the area are excellent and include golf at Sunningdale, Wentworth, The Berkshire and Swinley Forest golf clubs. For the equestrian enthusiast, there is racing at Ascot and Windsor, and polo at the Royal Berkshire Polo Club and at Smiths Lawn. Horse riding may be enjoyed in Windsor Great Park and in the surrounding countryside, along with walking and cycling. Excellent spa facilities are available at Coworth Park, Penny Hill Park and The Berystede.
Schooling is also well catered for with a superb selection of schools including Lambrook, Ludgrove, Sunningdale, LVS Ascot, St. Georges and St. Marys Ascot, Papplewick and Eton College. For international schooling, TASIS (The American School) and ACS (American Community School) are both within easy reach.
With Strutt & Parkers Ascot office on your left, head east on High Street/A329 towards Course Rd and at the roundabout take the first exit onto Winkfield Road/A330. Following signs for Windsor, take the second exit onto Windsor Road/A332 at the first roundabout and then take the first exit at the second roundabout onto Winkfield Road/A330. Follow the road (becoming Hatchet Lane) for about a 1.6 miles and Russen will be found on the left hand side.
- 5 Reception rooms
- Utility room & cloakroom
- 5 bedrooms (3 en suite)
- Family bathroom
- Detached annexe
- Detached triple garage
- Stables & tack room
- Store room & gardeners WC
- About 4.23 acres of gardens and grounds
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