Don’t be fooled by this beautiful ‘old’ Winkfield property. Yes, it’s got bags of character, including 400 year-old flagstones from Yorkshire and beams from a 13th century French farmhouse, but it was built only recently.
The features have been seamlessly combined with exceptional attention to detail to create a home of great beauty, character and warmth.
The ground floor features a reception hall with superb gothic arched doorways and a sitting room with a welcoming inglenook fireplace. There’s another exposed brick inglenook upstairs, too, in external gutters and drains of falling leaves and debris.
To withstand winter winds, check fences and outbuildings are in good repair, fixing where necessary.
To prevent pipes from freezing during cold snaps, leave your heating on low and check them regularly for leaks or blocks.
To alleviate the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning and chimney fires, make sure chimneys are swept – this will also make your fire much more efficient.
In case of emergencies, make sure you have a fully working torch – and you know where the stopcock to your property is located.
Below zero temperatures will freeze water left in external or garage pipes, which can cause expansion and burst pipes. To avoid this, turn the water off to these taps and leave the tap open. the splendid master bedroom which also has a vaulted beamed ceiling. The dining hall has a white Portland stone fireplace and access to a wine cellar. www.savills.co.uk;
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Lianne Burton of Bewley Homes