Brook House, Near Ascot, Berkshire

Country houses which are added to architecturally over the years can be wonderfully unique and fascinating homes; it is as if each addition has a story to tell of a previous owner from a bygone era.

Brook House, located on a private road between Ascot and Sunninghill, is one such building. While its features are mainly Georgian, including the stuccoed front, there are signs that the Grade II listed building has Tudor origins, as well as alterations and extensions from Victorian times.

Thankfully this five-bedroom property retains many of its internal and external period features, including plaster cornicing and several original fireplaces.

One other fine feature is the bow shaped extension facing southeast over part of the property?s three and a half acres of well tended land, housing the drawing room on the ground floor and the master bedroom on the first floor.

Outside there are good of equine facilities, including a stable yard, a coach house and a floodlit manege, as well as other external buildings including a barn and a self-contained one-bedroom annex above the garage. Nearly 3 acres of additional nearby grazing land is also available by separate negotiation.

Ascot station, which is 1 mile away, is within easy commutable distance from London Waterloo. Trains leave regularly and take approximately 52 minutes. The nearby towns of Bracknell, Windsor and Slough also offer comprehensive facilities, and the property is close to the M4, M3 and M25.

Guide Price: Offers over £1.25million

Agents: Strutt & Parker (telephone 0 +44(0) 20 7629 7282); Chancellors (telephone +44 (0)1344 627 101)