Set within beautifully landscaped gardens and dating back to the early 18th century, Crown House is an important local property featured in many historical archives. This exceptional family home which offers elegant and stylish accommodation, has attractive white elevations with an imposing Dutch gable, all complemented by mature wistaria.
The immaculately presented accommodation is light and spacious, with high ceilings, providing ideal space for both family living and entertaining. The house is rich in original and interesting features, combined with all the luxuries of modern day living.
The ground floor is entered via a sizeable reception hall that creates a warm and inviting impression. The elegant 30 ft. drawing room, featuring oak flooring and an intricately detailed fireplace, boasts three sets of French doors opening out to the garden. There are three further good-sized reception rooms, including a generous study with French doors to the terrace and feature fireplace, a family room with a fireplace and Bose surround sound, as well as a dining room with an ornately detailed ceiling and concealed access to the extensive cellar.
The spacious kitchen with its natural stone floor and under-floor heating, benefits from a walk-in pantry and is comprehensively fitted with a bespoke range of Smallbone units, incorporating a large central island, granite worksurfaces and integrated appliances. Two sets of double doors open the room out to the garden and a large roof lantern floods the space with natural light. There is a utility room with its own access to the gardens and a separate cloakroom.
Upstairs, the light and airy accommodation is equally well-planned and a secondary staircase provides flexibility. The master bedroom benefits from an en suite bathroom and enjoys direct access to a south-facing roof terrace enclosed by ornate balustrade. Bedroom 2, with its impressive beamed vaulted ceiling, and Bedroom 3, both have access to a Jack and Jill bathroom, featuring a free-standing bath and separate walk-in shower. There are three further bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, and one with access to its own balcony overlooking the pretty front garden.
In addition to the main house, there is a spacious outbuilding comprising three rooms which, while currently used as a contemporary home office, offers the potential for a variety of uses. In the central room, double doors open out to the gardens and a roof lantern provides plenty of natural light.<br /><br />Crown House occupies an enviable position overlooking the charming village green and cricket ground, within the highly-regarded village of Englefield Green. The village offers a good range of shops catering for day-to-day needs, along with restaurants and public houses, including Raymond Blanc’s The Barley Mow which is conveniently located a stone’s throw from the property. More extensive amenities are available in the nearby towns of Egham, Windsor and Staines.
For the commuter, the property is well placed for easy access to the motorway network with Junction 13 of the M25 within three miles, and rail services are available at nearby Egham, Staines, Virginia Water and Windsor stations. Heathrow Airport (T5), less than six miles away, is readily accessible and caters for both domestic and international flights.
The house is a short distance from Windsor Great Park offering horse riding, cycling and walking as well as boating on the River Thames. The area provides numerous sporting activities including golf at the prestigious Wentworth Club, Sunningdale, Swinley Forest and The Berkshire, and horse racing at the famous Ascot Racecourse. Attractions for all the family include Legoland, Windsor Castle, Virginia Water Lake, Savill Gardens and the historic Runnymede.
There are many outstanding schools and colleges in the area including the local St. John’s Beaumont and Bishopsgate, Brigidine and Upton House in Windsor, Papplewick, Heathfield, St. George’s and St. Mary’s in Ascot, Lambrook Haileybury in Winkfield, Eton College and Wellington College, and the Royal Holloway University (University of London). For international schooling, TASIS (The American School) and ACS (American Community School) are both within easy reach.<br /><br />The beautiful secluded gardens are a delight and provide a wonderful setting for the house. The property is entered via electronically operated double gates, set between brick piers and opening onto a gravelled driveway and turning circle, edged with formal topiary that continues to feature along the pathway leading to the house entrance. Steps lead up to an expansive sun terrace, providing the perfect space in which to relax and enjoy the outlook.
The gardens wrap around the house and are largely laid to lawn with well-stocked flower beds and borders, providing year-round colour and interest. A paved terrace at the rear of the house may be reached from the kitchen/breakfast room and provides superb outdoor relaxation and entertaining space.
In addition to off-road parking, the property benefits from a double open-fronted garage, accessed via a secondary entrance from Northcroft Road.