Ascot Chewton Rose

We are carrying out valuations in this area. 
If you are thinking of selling, book a free, no obligation valuation with one of our valuing experts.


{{tab.title}}

Show on map

{{radio.key}}

Calculate journey time

Approximately {{transitOptions.commuteDistance}} miles in {{transitOptions.commuteDuration}} minutes.

{{noRouteFoundMessage}}

Drag the floorplan to see more

View full image Reset
Floorplan

3 Bedroom flat Bracknell £350,000

The ground floor three bedroom apartment at Wick Hill House offers elegant yet flexible accommodation, within a beautiful, historic house with an intriguing past.

Historic Grade II Listed building, believed to date back to the mid 1800s

Private outdoor space with large veranda and a small private courtyard garden to the side

Stunning period features, including high ceilings, feature fireplace and full height sash windows with shutters

Floorboards (now mostly covered with carpets)

Share of freehold

Allocated parking space plus visitor parking

Renovated approximately three years ago with new modern kitchen, replacement shower rooms, new boiler

Kitchen by Studio One Design of Sunningdale

THE STORY
Sitting out on the beautiful veranda, taking tea in the afternoon, the new owner of the apartment at Wick Hill House may well imagine some of the lively conversations that must have taken place in exactly this spot some 100 years or so ago. The attractive property is one of just seven select apartments with the splendid house, which was once home to renowned 19th century explorer St George Littledale. Grade II Listed and believed to date back in part to 1854, it was the private residence of St George and his wife Teresa, as well as being home to a vast collection of trophies gathered on their travels across the globe. Many of these are now in museums around the world. "The house was also used as offices for a time, in its more recently history, before being converted into elegant apartments," explains the current owner. "It is a very beautiful building. I just loved everything about it as soon as I saw it." THE GLORIOUS PAST Certainly, with its impressive façade, original, enormous sash windows, wrought iron detailing and colonial-style veranda, Wick Hill House still embodies an abundance of grandeur and a wealth of history. Occupying almost all of the ground floor, the apartment itself enticed her with its excellent space and superb original features. "It had spacious rooms, with high ceilings and the whole place was filled with light because of the sash windows. There was an original marble fireplace in the drawing and dining room, which has a rather nice coal-effect fire in," she says. Other character features include the likes of beautiful cornicing, polished floorboards still present under the carpets and shutters. TEA ON THE TERRACE What also makes the property truly appealing, however, is the outside space it offers. The courtyard in particular has been a great joy to the current owner. "The beautiful veranda does come with this apartment and certainly the new owners could sit out there to enjoy a cup of tea or some lunch," she says. "Personally, I prefer the private courtyard or terrace garden, which faces west and is filled with sunshine in the afternoon and evening. It is wonderful for relaxing quietly or entertaining friends and family." GOOD PROPORTIONS Since moving into the property three years ago, the current owners has improved the access on to the terrace. French windows from one of the bedrooms now open on to this private space. "I have also redecorated everywhere and had the kitchen refurbished," she says. "This is an excellent space for working in: it is well laid-out, with plenty of storage and good room for food preparation." Her favourite place, however, is probably the extremely generous drawing and dining room. "This is a beautiful room, which is very impressive," she admits. "If you enjoy entertaining then it is very easy to accommodate guests at the dining table and on chairs and sofas." GREAT FLEXIBILITY There is ample space for accommodating overnight guests too at the Wick Hill House apartment. Comprising three bedrooms, it also includes a family shower room and en suite shower room to the master bedroom. "It is officially a three-bedroom apartment but I have chosen to arrange one of the rooms as an office," she says. "This property does offer flexibility. The bedroom with the doors on to the terrace could make a wonderful dining room if someone chose."
SETTING THE SCENE
Wick Hill House sits in well-maintained grounds. The apartment enjoys the benefit of private use of the whole veranda plus a small courtyard garden to the side of the building. There are further attractive communal gardens behind and there is a parking area to the front.
WHATS NEARBY
While Bracknell is good for high street shopping, Ascot and Windsor with their independent shops, cafés and restaurants are also within easy reach. "There are lots of lovely little villages around here to visit too and those who enjoy walking are within very easy reach of Windsor Great Park," she adds. "There is plenty to do in this area and this house itself is a very peaceful and attractive place to live - and, of course, it also has an abundance of history."
WITHIN EASY REACH
There are lots of lovely little villages around here to visit and those who enjoy walking are within very easy reach of Windsor Great Park

Similar properties

Recently sold in Ascot