As the wrought iron security gates swing open Helford House has an imposing and impressive façade. The double opening front doors lead in to an equally impressive and very large reception hall with noteworthy high ceilings stone fireplace and oak staircase. This area can also work well as a very generous dining hall for special occasions. The bespoke Davonport kitchen/breakfast room is another very fine feature with a large central island, beautiful granite work surfaces and Miele appliances. As this area opens onto the family/dining space it creates a wonderful ‘hub’ for family life. There is a formal drawing room and also a garden room with bar which opens out to the terrace and swimming pool. Perfect for entertaining. In addition, there is a generous second floor media room with kitchenette, perfect for movie lovers or gamers.
On the first floor, the principal suite overlooks the gardens to the rear and there are 4 other bedrooms along with 3 more bathrooms on this level.
Immediately to the rear of the house is a full width terrace with steps leading down to the garden which is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs providing a great deal of seclusion. There is also a summer house with power and light which could work well as a home office or studio.
It is also worth noting that there is a very large basement (over 3,200sqft) which has not yet been fully fitted so offers an opportunity to design and create rooms to suit your own needs. It does already have secondary access to it with a self-contained staff annex. This area has NOT been included in the sqft calculations on the floor plan, so should be considered as a bonus.
Hancocks Mount is, without doubt, one of the most popular residential roads in Sunninghill. The village is less than a mile away and offers a good selection of local shopping facilities, restaurants and gastro pubs. More extensive shopping centres can be found in Windsor to the north and Camberley to the west.
Recreational pastimes in the general area include some of the world’s finest and most exclusive golf clubs such as Wentworth, Sunningdale, The Berkshire and Swinley Forest. There are also a number of excellent health and tennis clubs including Pennyhill Park and David Lloyd Clubs at Royal Berkshire. Other options are leisure centres, swimming pools, cinemas and theatres along with world class spa hotels and restaurants such as Coworth Park and Pennyhill. You could even try your hand at polo with both the Guards Club and the Royal County of Berkshire Club being nearby. As far as schooling is concerned there is an excellent choice with Charters being a very sought after state option and well regarded private schools such as St. Mary’s, St. Georges, Papplewick, Hallgrove, Sunningdale Prep and The Marist. A little further afield you can find Wellington and Eton Colleges and the American Community School in Egham.
6/7 Bedrooms & 5 Bathrooms
Large Reception/Dining Hall
4/5 Reception Rooms
Bespoke Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Basement partially fitted already with staff accommodation
Gated Drive & Double Garage
0.65 acre plot with swimming pool