Virginia Water Autumn Highlights

We often speak about how fortunate we are to live and work in the area. When it comes to being an estate agent, there aren’t many places which boast such a wide range of property type as Virginia Water and the surrounding areas of Englefield Green, Sunningdale and Ascot. We’re going to take this opportunity to take a look at some interesting stories from around the area – looking at news, Halloween and bonfire night.

Remember, if you are thinking of moving to the area, make sure you browse our amazing catalogue of properties for sale in Virginia Water.

Something Spooky – The Black Cat – Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway College has a decorated and somewhat eerie past. There is a rumour among students that the college’s founder, medical vendor and philanthropist Thomas Holloway, stalks the Founder’s Building in the form of a black cat.

University folklore also points to the dangers of a painting which hangs in the university’s picture gallery.

Rumoured to be cursed, any student unfortunate enough to sit near it during their exams is destined to fail. The story has carried such weight that come exam time, the picture is famously covered with a Union Jack flag, and fuelling rumours that a student was once so disturbed by what she saw she killed herself at her desk.

The picture, ‘Man Proposes, God Disposes’, was painted by Sir Edwin Lanseer in 1864 and shows two polar bears mauling the remains of the Franklin expedition, a doomed British voyage of Arctic exploration.

Event: Annual Firework Display – Wentworth

It’s that time of year again when we brave the cold and head over to the Wentworth Club and enjoy the firework display. The event is open to all and is held on Friday 1st November on the Wentworth Driving Range. It promises to be a spectacular display, lighting up the night sky – great for the whole family so come along and enjoy the bonfire and food stalls.

Entry is open from 6pm with the lighting of the bonfire at 6.30pm and fireworks at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 per adult and £5 per child (aged 3-12) payment on arrival – no advanced bookings.

Please note that access to the clubhouse and Tennis & Health Club will be restricted to members and guests.

Notice: Virginia Water and The Savill Garden introduce card payment only for car parks

If you are heading out this weekend, make sure you have your bank card with you when you next go for a walk around Virginia Water Lake, as the car park machines no longer accept cash. The two beauty spots near Egham are popular with dog walkers, runners, cyclists and families all year round. Visitors will only be able to use a debit or credit card when they purchase a car parking ticket.

This means, even if you only want to visit Virginia Water Lake for example, for an hour just to give your dog a little run about, you will have to pay the minimum £2.50 on your card. Notices explaining the new card payment system have been put up around all three car parks to inform customers as has a reminder on the Windsor Great Park website.

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