28 May Homes fit for a Queen this Jubilee
Worth in excess of £300 million, with a spread of glorious castles and multi-million pound palaces across the land to call home, HRH Queen Elizabeth II certainly affords an impressive property portfolio. But for those Royal subjects of more modest means, it is still possible to own a home fit for a Queen. In celebration of her Diamond Jubilee, luxury developers Millgate Homes and Surrey’s most exclusive estate agency, Barton Wyatt explain what it takes to make a Royal feel right at home as well as handpicking the most sumptuous and awe-inspiring properties on the market today.
Absolutely top of the list is a supersized bedroom suite. A stunning view, a luxurious bathroom with top of the range fixtures and fittings, perhaps a four poster bed, roll top bath, power shower, mood lighting and an ambience that could normally only be found in a top international hotel. The bedroom suite requires ample storage, a fully operational his and hers dressing room with stacks of shelving, hanging space and shoe racks.
Essential for any Royal home, the entertaining area will be a well used space. A formal dining room and sitting room goes without saying, with warmth from subtle under-floor heating and surround sound, fully integrated sound system hidden in the walls and ceiling.
Royalty or not your kitchen will be the hub of the home yet festooned with discretely hidden white goods, a well stocked wine fridge, plenty of champers for me lady and a bevy of the latest mod cons such as a boiling tap to replace the traditional kettle, in-built Nespresso machine (George Clooney optional) and a selection of rest areas for the all important kitchen chit-chat.
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Queenswood, Sunningdale, in Royal Berkshire! A Perfect jubilee pad – this magnificently restored country house occupies a stunning location overlooking Sunningdale ladies golf course.
This fabulous Dutch gabled property is accessed through a brick pillared entrance with wrought iron electric gates. The garden to the rear of the property has a stone paved terrace with gradual steps down to the lawn. A gravel path leads down the undulating lawn with steps down to the swimming pool area. Many of the trees and shrubs in the front and rear gardens are discreetly lit by an external lighting system.
The elegant pillared front entrance opens to wonderful oak panelled rooms, high ceilings and beautiful fireplaces. Whilst the reception rooms are awash with character and tasteful joinery, the kitchen and laundry are the height of modern living.
The first floor is well thought out with the master bedroom suite boasting 2 dressing rooms. A further five bedrooms all with en-suite and a large games/cinema room makes for an extremely substantial house – perfect for large family living with plenty of space for guests.
Waterford House, Wentworth Estate, Surrey– is superbly situated on arguably one of the most prestigious roads within the Wentworth Estate. This house has the most fabulous garden – perfect for a summer jubilee tea party. Created by specialist garden designers you will be the talk of the town with your own mini private estate within Wentworth.
An extensive terrace spans across the rear of the house to a slightly raised dining area off from the kitchen. A pathway leads around the perimeter of the rear garden to a sun terrace in the north-west corner of the garden with an attractive pond and water feature. In the centre of the garden is a very attractive Rill which can be seen as you come through the front door of the property.
No expense was spared in the construction of the house using the finest materials and construction methods. Of particular note is the amount of technology boasting Crestron and Lutron systems controlling the audio visual, curtains, blinds and even the running of the bath via IPhone technology! Throughout the house there is a feel of sophisticated luxury with attention to detail and design. With five bedrooms, five bathrooms, five reception rooms, a cinema room, games room, three-car garage with studio annexe over with shower room and kitchenette, this house shouldn’t be on the market for long.
Radcliffe House, Boar’s Hill, Oxfordshire – A spectacular example of a modern country house from Millgate Homes which boasts the most wonderful outdoor living area within its gorgeous two acre garden. Set within this large garden is a dedicated party area comprising brand new heated swimming pool and the most spectacular pavilion with terrace.
The pavilion is just what one needs to keep the party going, wine fridge, changing areas, WC, power, lighting and a kitchen area. But best of all is the all-weather outdoor kitchen with ample storage, a vast BBQ and sink. This house with its views over to the spires of Oxford is surreal.
The accommodation at Radcliffe House comprises drawing room, dining room, study, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, games room and five bedrooms each en-suite. There is also a detached cottage with kitchen/living room, bedroom and bathroom.
Broomfield House located in Windlesham, Surrey is a magnificent family house featuring an incredible array of modern day living. Celebrating the Jubilee here will be a breeze with CAT 5 integrated request audio system with speakers throughout many rooms, intercom facilities, security cameras and a state-of-the art Rako mood lighting system, this house was meant for some serious partying.
The accommodation comprises a utility room and fabulous kitchen .An impressive entrance hall with marbled flooring and chandelier leading to a further six reception rooms include a study and conservatory. The master bedroom includes en-suite and dressing room. There are four further bedrooms (2 en-suite) and a family bathroom.
To amuse your guests the recreation area includes a pool and Jacuzzi. There is a steam room and shower plus separate changing rooms and a custom built bar area which has access onto a terrace via 10m fully retractable glass doors.
The property also includes a detached triple garage block with staff flat above. The flat includes a private entrance, kitchen, living area, bedroom and bathroom. If all that isn’t enough the grounds of Broomfield House extend to 1.7 acres with fabulous views to woodland.
St Audries House – based in Kingswood, Surrey – so quite clearly a great choice for Royal living. This amazing country house is just having the finishing touches added and will be ready for a very lucky new owner in mid June. Set within private landscaped grounds is a palatial 6 bedroom detached house offering privacy, exclusivity and allure in equal measure bearing all the hallmarks of a truly exceptional home.
Excellence is in the detail – it is the final touches, sometimes tiny and even imperceptible that separate the truly exceptional from the merely functional. Devotion to detail is what turns houses into homes, an essential part of the Millgate Homes philosophy exemplified at St Audries.
For more details on any of these homes fit for a Queen contact:
Waterford House, Wentworth Estate, Surrey. Priced at £4,250,000. Contact Barton Wyatt on 01344 843000 or visit www.bartonwyatt.co.uk.
St Audies, Kingswood Surrey. Priced at £3,200,000. Contact Millgate Homes on 0118 934 3344 or visit www.millgatehomes.co.uk.
Broomfield House,Windlesham, Surrey Priced at £4,700,000. Contact Barton Wyatt on 01344 843000 or visit www.bartonwyatt.co.uk.
Radcliffe House, Priced at £3,850,000. Contact Millgate Homes on 0118 934 3344 or visit www.millgatehomes.co.uk.