What is Windsor like?
Windsor’s blend of convenience, graciousness and vibrancy make it hugely appealing to professionals moving from London, who are the main buyers in the town’s ‘Golden Triangle’ within walking distance of the town centre and on the Great Park side of town.
In addition to the fast-moving Windsor town-centre market, we cover the outlying villages within a radius of about 10 miles, including the popular riverside locations and the desirable areas of Maidenhead.
Property in Windsor
The property here is a hugely attractive mixture of pretty cottages and bijou terrace homes in such streets as Adelaide Square, Alexandra Road, Devereux Road and Grove Road, and more substantial villas and townhouses in Clarence Crescent, Gloucester Place, Kings Road and Bolton Crescent. As their families grow, these buyers tend to move into the surrounding villages in search of more space: places like Bray, Old Windsor, Datchet and — for a genuine country feel – Winkfield and Englefield Green, where Bishopsgate Road is by far the most aspirational address in the area. Riverside locations are also popular, notably Cookham and Cookham Dean.
The local scene
Windsor is synonymous with Royal history and pageantry; it is dominated by the world’s largest inhabited castle, which today is a favourite home of the Queen. Yet it is anything but backward-looking. It is a tourist town, with all the facilities that entails: numerous cafes and coffee shops, beautifully maintained public spaces and superb shopping. It is also superbly connected, making it perfect for commuters and international travellers and handy for the most elegant events of the English Season, Royal Ascot and Henley Regatta. The area’s world-class sporting scene also includes polo at the Guards Polo Club and Wentworth Golf Club.
With the M4 close to the north of Windsor, the journey time to Heathrow Airport is just 15 minutes.
The town has two stations: services from Windsor & Eton Riverside to London waterloo take 55 minutes, while London Paddington is accessible from Windsor Central via Slough in 30 minutes.
Schools in Windsor
Eton College is a short walk across the river from Windsor. The town’s other independent schools include Brigidine School and St George’s School, while further afield are St Mary’s School, Ascot; Bishopsgate School in Englefield Green; and Lambrook Haileybury Preparatory School in Winkfield.
Windsor Girls School and Windsor Boys School are highly regarded state schools.