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3 Bedroom cottage Kings Ride, Ascot £700,000

In need of Updating is this charming Three Bedroom SEMI-DETACHED character cottage set in approximately half an acre in a unique rural location adjoining Swinley Forest.

A charming Three Bedroom semi-detached character cottage set in approximately half an acre in a unique rural location adjoining Swinley Forest.

The Story
Gether Cottage in Ascot has been home to Heather for some 46 years now and during that time she has appreciated the peace, tranquillity and privacy the unique property has offered her and her family. Believed to have originally been a railway cottage, built in 1904 for those who worked at the station or on the lines, it is an attractive, three or four-bedroom house, which is approached via a level crossing. “My husband saw it first,” she remembers. “He explained to me the unusual way you reached it and that he felt it would be a good house for us to live in. As soon as I saw it, I agreed with him: it was in a peaceful spot, it had a nice garden, and I knew it would be a house we could grow into.”
Indeed, the family went on to mark their make on their character home, carrying out extension work, creating a loft room and redecorating throughout. “The extension to the house gave us a very large ground-floor bedroom, with an en suite shower room, and an entrance hall,” she says. This room was used by one of Heather’s daughters but has great flexibility and could be ideal for an older family member, for guests or as a space for working from home. “We converted the loft to use as another bedroom but again this could have a variety of uses, depending on someone’s requirements,” she adds.
The semi-detached house, which is one of three cottages in the unusual setting and enjoys generous gardens, is entered via the reception hall. This offers access into the very large, ground-floor bedroom and its bathroom. A door from the hall also leads into the south-west facing drawing room, where a bay window has a scenic outlook. “I love sitting in here, looking out towards the field where you can see all sorts of wildlife,” Heather says. “This is a very bright, sunny room.”
The generous dining room is also reached via the hall; this gives on to the kitchen, where there is a door on to the outside space. “The dining room is a nice cool room where I like to sit when it is really hot,” she explains. “Having it next door to the kitchen always worked very well for us but (subject to the relevant planning permissions) new owners may well wish to look into opening the two rooms up to create one large kitchen dining room and even possibly extending out to the side.”
Two of the bedrooms and the family bathroom are on the first floor of the house. Access to the loft room is via one of these bedrooms. “The layout of the house always worked very well for us,” she recalls. “There was always plenty of room for everyone and the children had lots of space in which to play. They enjoyed spending time out in the garden and would also run about in the field.” The garden also has lots of potential to become whatever new owners might be seeking. There is ample space for outdoor entertaining and relaxation, as well as for children to play and even growing fruit and vegetables. “It was a perfect family garden for us,” she observes.
The location of the house ensures it offers easy access to everything new owners might require. “I can walk from here to Ascot High Street or to the train station,” Heather explains. “It is very easy to get into Windsor, which is a nice place to go shopping, or Bracknell, which has a lot to offer now that it has been regenerated. You can also travel into London or Reading easily for work.” There is good access to schools, supermarkets and major roads connecting with motorways. “This is also a fantastic place to live if you enjoy walking,” Heather adds. “From here you can stroll down the lane and into Forestry Commission land and, of course, we are well positioned for Windsor Great Park and Virginia Water. This is an unusual place to live but it has been a wonderful family home for us for many years and I will miss the tranquillity it offers when I leave.”
Gether Cottage sits in large gardens which offer great privacy and plenty of space for outdoor family living. There is a private driveway, ample parking and a garage.

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