8th Apr 2019
30th Apr 2019
- Type: Detached house
- Bedrooms: 7
- Listing status: sale
- Country: England
One of the most sought after avenues in berkshire – noir by david cliff – Angels Rest is quite simply one of the most unique and desirable residences on Wellingtonia Avenue, which is quite some statement when you consider the Avenue that we are referring to.
Originally built in the 1920`s you do find yourself standing here for a while taking all the design features to the front elevation and wondering just who came up with this incredibly unique and attractive look, whoever it was they clearly had personality and warmth and it really has come through.
The 2.5 acres of Berkshire countryside that this home has for grounds backs onto some stunning woodland so giving a private backdrop. The numerous outbuildings appear to have been dotted around this impressive plot but when you look closer you can tell that it has all been very well planned, it just works.
Anyway, the home itself with approaching 8000 sq ft of jaw dropping living space takes the form of what first appears to be a very masculine but stunning oak panelled, smoking jacket required country residence but again you need to look closer. The beautiful panelling was very cleverly commissioned by the current owner (who does have a smoking jacket) to enable you to remove it and leave light, bright walls beneath as you will already see in certain rooms and it gives a totally different look and feel, so you choose.
Every room has purpose, size and indeed offers versatility for you to decide how you want this home to work for the way you live but one thing is for sure, it has presence, real presence. The ground floor greets you with a beautiful reception hall extending almost the full width of the home and would make a great home for the Christmas tree as well as being a lovely space to greet guests with the open fire.
The main dual aspect drawing room is quite wonderful, large enough to hold a party for numerous guests yet you can also picture family time here with room to breathe. Beyond this you also have a formal dining room, family room, study and your very own library, and we haven’t mentioned the cinema yet .... Oh and then there’s the indoor pool too!
The nine seat cinema is a room that we appreciate will either be your thing or not but it is great fun and should be used before you decide its fate whether for films, sport or both it surely has a place. The indoor heated swimming pool complex is then there for you all year round if you don`t feel brave enough to venture to the outdoor pool, we have both here and they are lovely. It’s also worth noting that with four sets of double doors and further single doors to the garden you can open up in the summer months and "bring the outside in".
Now to the kitchen/breakfast room, often the heart of the home as it should be. Here we have a luxurious feel and really quite a comprehensively fitted space, I think there are a few small changes I would make here but we can go through those on the viewing, the actual quality is wonderful.
Moving upstairs you have an incredible dual aspect master suite complete with large balcony for an early morning coffee or glass of wine as the sun sets, or the other way round if you must. It really does feel special here with turreted dressing room and further en suite bathroom. Six further bedrooms with four en suites and various cloak rooms means you have ample facilities to serve what could be a busy household not to mention some more secretive staircases giving access to between ground and first floors.
Last but not least the billiards room, every home should surely have one .... This is a vast room as you can imagine and is currently home to a full size table with plenty of room to spare.
Moving back outside we have plenty happening, to list we have; detached triple garage with huge separate annexe accommodation above, additional double garage just in case you need more, fully operational bowling alley, impressive stabling, tennis court with adjoining summer house and then to round things off a sauna and outdoor swimming pool complex.
Angels Rest is situated on the sought after road Wellingtonia Avenue, lying between the villages of Crowthorne and Finchampstead. This position combines rural seclusion with easy access to the M3 and M4 motorways and to Heathrow Airport. Nearby Wokingham and Fleet stations provide access to London Waterloo.
The towns of Wokingham, Bracknell, Camberley, Hartley Witney and Reading are within easy reach. Angels Rest is conveniently situated for the well-known schools; Eagle House, Wellington College, Ludgrove, Sunningdale, Heathfield and St George’s as well as Eton College.
Sporting and leisure facilities in the area are numerous and include golf at Sand Martins, Sunningdale and Wentworth with racing at the world famous Ascot Racecourse. Polo fixtures take place at Smith’s Lawn and extensive walks can be enjoyed at California Country Park, Windsor Great Park and Virginia Water.
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