Live like the other half and up sticks to this royal riverside town
Home to Her Majesty the Queen’s weekend dwelling, you can bet that Windsor is a pretty great place to live.
Many Londoners have made the move here thanks to its compelling history and royal connections, as well as its easy access to the capital and Heathrow Airport, which is ideal for commuters.
With Windsor Castle – the oldest inhabited castle in the world – the crowning glory of this stylish borough, you can count on some beautiful scenery and plenty of country charm.
Sitting on the south bank of the River Thames, Windsor is very lively for a small town and has a whole host of bars and swanky restaurants to keep you entertained, as well as a trendy high street featuring every designer brand you could wish for.
As far as education goes, there are some truly excellent private and state schools to set your children up for the future.
There’s big money here, so don’t expect many bargains as the average house price is a steep £539,966.
On the other hand, Windsor has pretty much every property you could dream of, from spectacular Georgian buildings and Victorian terraces to some fine modern homes, dating from the thirties to the present day. We've got a particular soft spot for Windsor's riverside properties, which really make the most of the town's idyllic location.
Here are some of our favourites on the market right now…
Two-bed apartment, Maple Court, St. Leonards Road, £315,000
Ideal for anyone trying to get a first foot on the Windsor property ladder, this small top-floor flat could be just the ticket.
With a large living and dining room, separate modern kitchen and two good-sized double bedrooms, there’s plenty of room for a young couple to call home.
What's more, the property's large windows ensure the living space is bright and airy, and thanks to the neutral decor, you can really put your own stamp on this cute abode.
The building is set back from the road behind a sweet little gate and is within walking distance of several schools, as well as Windsor town centre.
Outside, you'll benefit from a handy parking area and a garage.
On the market for £315,000 with Romans.
Two-bed house, Albert Street, £520,000
Compact and cosy, this two-bed period property on Albert Street has everything you need while boasting a convenient town centre location.
On the ground floor you’ll find a sitting room and dining room – both with feature fireplaces and period picture railing – as well as a stylish kitchen that overlooks the pretty rear garden. The generous outside space also includes a raised terrace, perfect for summer dining and entertaining.
Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms, one of which has a characterful period fireplace and ensuite shower room.
Less than half a mile to Windsor Central train station, this is the perfect family home for commuters.
On the market for £520,000 with Hamptons.
Four-bed house, Harrington Close, £765,000
Here’s a smart, four-bed home with plenty of potential to extend. Complete with a large leafy garden, parking and garage in a cul-de-sac location, this family home really has it all.
From the entrance hall you enter a generous L-shaped lounge and dining room, which has French doors opening out to the rear terrace, creating a fluid indoor/outdoor entertaining space in the warmer months.
With a breakfast bar and side access to the garden, the kitchen is a real highlight of the home and could easily be updated to create real wow-factor.
On the ground floor, you'll also find a cloakroom and family room with garden views, while upstairs are four bedrooms (the master of which is served by an ensuite) and a large family bathroom.
Thanks to its prime location, close to Windsor Great Park and Windsor town centre, this is an ideal family home and well worth a viewing.
On the market for £765,000 with Hamptons.
Three-bed apartment, Drift Road, Winkfield, £1,100,000
A luxurious, high-spec flat with every modern convenience, this ground floor property is a true regal retreat.
Comprising three double bedrooms, two ensuites and a family bathroom, the new build has been luxuriously designed to encompass the history and architecture of the local area.
A large open plan kitchen/diner makes the most of the space on offer, while the separate family living area provides a sociable space to relax and unwind.
Outside, you'll benefit from communal landscaped gardens as well as a private outdoor space too.
Located just five miles from Windsor shopping centre, the property offers direct access to Windsor Great Park and is just a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle.
On the market for £1,100,000 with Savills.
Six-bed house, Burfield Lodge, Old Windsor, £2,000,000
Built in 1796, this Grade II-listed estate is part of a historic group of houses which were home to gentlemen with connections to the court at Windsor Castle.
The property has been split into three houses and Burfield Lodge forms the largest dwelling, offering residents six impressive bedrooms, five bathrooms and a generous floorplan in excess of 5,200 square feet.
Each room is blessed with palatial proportions and elegant details can be found throughout the home, such as handcrafted ceiling roses, intricate cornicing, handsome fireplaces and a gorgeous sweeping staircase.
Accommodation is arranged over three floors and one of these could easily be transformed into a self-contained flat.
Set back from the road, Burfield Lodge is situated behind double wrought iron gates and an extensive gravelled driveway.
To the rear, you'll find stunning landscaped gardens with a central fountain and waterfall, as well as a large garage. Dare we say, it’s almost fit for a king...
On the market for £2 million with Romans.
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