A magnificent Grade II listed Georgian house with impressive gardens, garaging and a one bedroom annex.
Castlemans House is a regal, elegant period property partly attached, with extensive accommodation, including eight spacious bedrooms. Set in a superb position with easy access to both Reading and Maidenhead, the property features more than 6,500 square feet of beautifully appointed living space, displaying a wealth of stunning period details, combined with décor of understated style and high quality, bespoke fittings throughout.
The property displays a variety of wonderful period features, including high ceilings, large sash windows, timber panelling, wide oak floorboards and original fireplaces. The striking entrance hall sets the tone for the rest of the property, with its stylish décor, black and white floor tiles and open fireplace, while there are four exceptional reception rooms on the ground floor, providing a wealth of options for entertaining. The jewel in the property’s crown is the breathtaking drawing room or ballroom, with its double-height vaulted ceiling and intricate beamwork, wooden parquet flooring and double-height bay window, with French doors opening onto the gardens. There is also a billiard room and a comfortable triple aspect sitting room, both of which are generously proportioned, and a formal dining room. The large kitchen provides space for a breakfast table, a butler sink, wooden units to base and wall level and an Aga. There are double French doors leading out to the rear garden.
There are eight double bedrooms arranged across the first and second floors, with each being of similar proportions. Additionally, the second floor has a study, which could be used as a ninth bedroom if required. There are two bathrooms on each of the first and second floors, with three of the bedrooms benefitting from their own Jack and Jill bathroom entrances.
A gravel driveway leads to the house, which has a turning circle at the front, while to the side there is a garaging block with five garages. The rear garden which boarders Castle Royale golf course, features immaculate lawns, paved terracing, ornate gardens with box hedging and a variety of mature trees, shrubs and hedgerows. The front garden extends to approximately 160 ft and features immaculate lawns, a variety of mature trees, shrubs and hedgerows. The land totals in all 3.39 acres.
The property is situated in a highly desirable position, two miles from the villages of Twyford, Wargrave and Waltham St. Lawrence, and within easy reach of the towns of Reading and Maidenhead. Twyford has a variety of shops, including a Waitrose, several restaurants and cafés, a doctor’s surgery and a mainline station, offering services to London Paddington in half an hour. Road connections are excellent, with the M4 less than six miles away and a-roads providing easy links to Reading, Maidenhead and Henley-on-Thames.
Local schools include the outstanding-rated Knowl Hill CofE Primary school, Burchetts Green CofE Infant and Junior School, Polehampton CofE Infant and Junior School, Walthan St. Lawrence primary school and the independent Dolphin School.
For secondary schools there is the state secondary The Piggot in Wargrave, Reading Grammar School and Kendrick. For independent secondary schoools there is Reading Blue Coat School, Queens Annes of Caversham and The Abbey.
Sporting facilities within the area are well catered for including racing at Ascot, Royal Windsor and Newbury.
Picturesque local countryside provides endless scope for walking whilst the river Thames offers opportunities for boating and sailing. Castle Royale Golf & Country Club is a 5 minute walk away and includes an 18-hole championship golf course and a state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool and spa complex.
Square Footage: 6,556 sq ft
From Henley-on-Thames, take the bridge across the Thames, heading away from the town centre and turn right onto the A321/Wargrave Road. Continue for four miles and at the roundabout, take the first exit onto New Bath Road/A4. After just more than two miles, you will find the property on your right-hand side.