- 6 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 3 receptions
Substantial family home with leisure complex, set within secluded south-facing gardens
Set within delightful south-facing gardens, The Druce is an imposing property offering approximately 4,532 sq. ft. of versatile accommodation, the layout and style being practical and well-designed for family living and entertaining. The house boasts a pool complex, complete with changing room, sauna, bar and cloakroom, and presents a rare opportunity for those seeking a property of immense character, with potential for further improvement and expansion.
The reception rooms are generously proportioned, particularly the sitting room which features sliding patio doors opening out to the rear patio, a high pine-clad ceiling and a wall of fitted units and shelving. Situated off the reception hall is a family room with a feature exposed brick fireplace and a good size dining room with attractive wood block flooring. This room connects with the kitchen/breakfast room, therefore affording excellent entertaining space. The kitchen, with its tiled floor, is fitted with a range of units, a 1½ bowl sink unit with an Insinkerator unit, and integral appliances including a Gaggenau ceramic hob, Bauknecht double oven and a Miele dishwasher. There is a useful larder/store cupboard and built-in seating in the breakfast area.
The leisure complex comprises a pool room with three sets of sliding patio doors opening out to the rear patio/bbq area, a changing room, cloakroom, sauna and a fully equipped bar, also with sliding doors opening out to the rear patio. The ground floor further comprises a spacious bedroom with double doors out to the patio, an en suite bathroom with a large jacuzzi bath, a utility/laundry room, a walk-in coats cupboard, a cloakroom and a wine store.
The first floor accommodation is arranged to provide a dual aspect master bedroom with a 'his and hers' vanity unit in addition to an en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms and a shower room.
Set well back from the road, The Druce is approached via a carriage driveway and provides off-road parking. A separate driveway provides access to the double garage with a room above, ideal for storage or conversion. An endearing feature of the property is the rear garden which enjoys total seclusion and provides a delightful setting for the house. It has been designed to provide 'year round' visual interest combined with designated leisure and relaxation areas. Principally laid to the lawn, the gardens are interspersed with mature shrubs and trees and the house elevations are enhanced by climbing roses and vines.
This property has 0.53 acres of land.
St. Mary's Road is a highly desirable private road close to South Ascot and Sunninghill village. Ascot and Sunningdale are within easy reach, both of which offer a range of local shops catering for day-to-day needs whilst the towns of Windsor, Camberley, Guildford and Reading provide a further more extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities.
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 on the River Thames at Windsor, Dorney and Henley. The picturesque local countryside and Swinley Forest boast excellent walks with horse riding at Chobham Common and Windsor Great Park (subject to the necessary riding permit). Excellent spa facilities are available at Pennyhill Park, Coworth Park, Wentworth and Foxhills and for the equestrian enthusiast, there are many local riding schools and stables. Attractions for all of the family include Windsor Castle, Legoland, Thorpe Park, Virginia Water Lake and Savill Garden.
The region boasts some of the finest restaurants with Coworth Park in Ascot, as well as the Waterside Inn and Heston Blumenthal’s restaurants in Bray. The area has a rural and leafy feel yet is conveniently placed for transport networks and local amenities. Heathrow Airport is about 11 miles away, while executive/private aviation facilities are available at Fairoaks, White Waltham and Farnborough Airport.
The area is also fortunate to have some excellent independent schools including Wellington College, Lambrook, Eton College, Sunningdale School, Papplewick, Heathfield School, St. George’s and St. Mary’s Ascot. For international schooling, TASIS (The American School) and ACS (American Community School) are both situated in the Egham area.
From Strutt & Parker’s office in Ascot High Street, turn left, continue to the mini roundabout and take the third exit to stay on the High Street/A329. At the next mini roundabout, take the first turning into Station Hill/A330. Proceed for approximately 1.2 miles and turn right into St. Mary's Road. The Druce will be found a short distance along on the left hand side.
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Wine store
- 6 Bedrooms (2 en suite)
- Shower room
- Leisure complex with pool, sauna and bar
- Double garage with a room above
- Secluded gardens, in excess of half an acre
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