Property of the Day: Newington House, WIndsor
THE PROPERTY: Newington House is a handsome red-brick Georgian property with nine bedrooms, four reception-rooms and an indoor swimming pool. As well as outbuildings, a vegetable garden and an orchid house, Newington comes with three ponds and a lake featuring a jetty, an island and a ‘Flying Fox’ zip wire.
THE LOCATION: Based close to Windsor, the house enjoys a semi-rural location with extremely close links to London. There are trains to London Waterloo from Ascot and Windsor and a service to London Paddington from Slough and Maidenhead, which will benefit from Crossrail. Eton College and St Mary's Ascot are also just around the corner.
THE INTERIOR: The house has kept many Georgian features, including sash windows, cornicing, dado rails and part-panelled walls.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The gardens include four orchards, with apples, pears, quinces and plums, raised timber beds, specially built strawberry planters and wrought-iron archways adorned with climbing roses. They have also been designed so that they remain colourful for 11 months of the year and are hedgehog-, bee- and bird-friendly. There are nesting moorhens and swans as well as waterlilies on the ponds and lake.
BUY IT NOW: £6,450,000 with Savills
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