A fine Arts & Crafts property, overlooking the Long Walk
Wistaria House is an elegant Arts and Crafts style Edwardian property that replaced two houses in 1912 (nos. 54 and 56) and was designed by the architect, Stephen Salter. The current owners have resided at the house for 24 years and this now presents a rare opportunity for those seeking a property of immense character, within a generous plot with gated garaging and parking. Faithful to its period, the property exhibits many original features including its asymmetrical design, the prominent cross gable, green tiles, a sloping buttress, mullioned and porthole windows, and a heart motif evident on some internal features. Additional features include attractive fireplaces and parquet flooring.
The ground floor, accessed via a welcoming reception hall, is arranged to provide flexible and adaptable accommodation. The generous 31ft drawing room, with bay windows to the front and rear, has a period fireplace and of particular note is a secret door that opens out to a study and a cloakroom. There are two further reception rooms: the comfortable family room, with a fireplace and French doors opening onto the garden, and the impressive dining room, boasting a vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams. The country-style fitted kitchen is equipped with an Aga and unusually, a trapdoor conceals a shallow wine cellar. There is an adjoining utility room with a Butler sink and its own outside access, along with a walk-in larder.
Upstairs, there are four double bedrooms, two of which are en suite to a Jack and Jill bathroom, and a family bathroom. The two bedrooms to the front enjoy wonderful views over the Long Walk.
To the front of the house lies an attractive garden enclosed by a low brick retaining wall topped by mature wistaria. A pathway leads through an area of lawn to the house entrance and colourful flowerbeds containing a variety of flowering plants and shrubs provide visual interest. The rear garden is undoubtedly a fine feature of the property and may be accessed from Gloucester Place via an electrically operated sliding/roller gate.
The garden, beautifully planted with a wide variety of flower plants, shrubs and trees including rose, yew, silver birch, medlar, plum, pear and flowering cherry, enjoys an immense sense of seclusion; an area of raised terracing provides the perfect spot in which relax and enjoy the pleasing outlook. A detached garage, with useful roof storage, power and light, lies to one side, with an area of hard-standing providing additional parking space. Additional interest is provided by a Wendy house in one corner and a central water feature.
Wistaria House enjoys one of Windsors most desirable addresses, overlooking the world-famous Long Walk. The 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.
Windsor offers extensive shopping, leisure and dining facilities including both independent and national stores on the towns main shopping thoroughfare, Peascod Street, and pedestrian-only shopping in King Edward Court. Some of the countrys finest restaurants are also within easy reach.
Communication links are excellent with two nearby railway stations providing good links to both London Paddington and London Waterloo and the nearby junctions 5 and 6 of the M4 providing easy access to Heathrow Airport, Central London and the M25 motorway, which in turn provides access to both the M3 and M40.
The areas sporting and leisure facilities are diverse and include horse riding and polo in Windsor Great Park, horse racing at Windsor and Ascot, boating and rowing on the River Thames, and golf at The Home Park Golf Course, Sunningdale, The Royal Berkshire and Wentworth. Keen walkers can enjoy the renowned three-mile Long Walk leading from Windsor Castle to the impressive Copper Horse statue together with spectacular parks including Windsor Great Parks 4,800 acres
Windsor is also fortunate to be in close proximity to some of the countrys finest schools in both the state and private sectors, including St. Georges and Upton House in Windsor, St. Georges, Papplewick, Heathfield and St. Marys in Ascot, Lambrook in Winkfield, St. Johns Beaumont in Old Windsor, and Eton College.
With Strutt & Parkers Windsor office on your left, head along Sheet Street and continue into Kings Road. After just less than half a mile, you will find the property on your right-hand side, on the corner of Gloucester Place.Read all
- 4 Reception rooms
- Larder, utility room, cloakroom
- 4 Bedrooms
- Family bathroom & a Jack & Jill bathroom
- Detached double garage & gated off-road parking
- Front and rear gardens
- Overlooking the Long Walk
- Potential for development (subject to planning permission)
- Close to town centre
- Map & Street View
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