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5 bedroom house for rental

Rent a house in The Camp, Westwood Road, Windlesham, Surrey, GU20

£1,385 pw | £6,000 pcm
 
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2 May 2018 (10 months ago)


Full Description
Location

The property is accessed via a private drive from Westwood Road. Windlesham village offers a small range of shops whilst more extensive shopping facilities can be found in Sunningdale, Ascot, Windsor and Camberley.

Rail connections are available from Sunningdale and Ascot to London (Waterloo). Road connections are good with the M3 (junction 3) providing access to the M4, M25 and Heathrow Airport.

Leisure facilities in the area include golf at Wentworth, Sunningdale, racing at both Ascot and Windsor. Health clubs located locally include Pennyhill Park Health Club and Spa, the Macdonald Berystede Hotel and Wentworth Club.

There is extensive schooling in the area including Eaton College, St Mary's School, St George's School, The Marist School and Papplewick as well as the ACS and TASIS international schools.

Description

Completed in 1882 and built by Sir Joseph Hooker, Director of Kew Gardens, this house is steeped in history.
Joseph Hooker is also known for his close friendship with the most famous naturalist of his day, Charles Darwin (1809-1882). In fact, Darwin trusted Hooker enough to confide his radical new theory of descent with modification by means of natural selection (later called evolution by means of natural selection) in 1844, some fifteen years before Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species (1859). Although Hooker knew of this theory well in advance of its publication, he was not convinced of its importance until his own observations of the distribution of plants were completed. Darwin and Hooker remained close friends until Darwin's death. Hooker led a long and productive life and was knighted in 1877. He died in Sunningdale, England, in 1911.
The house was then converted in 1955 into four properties, 1 The Camp is the main part of the house with its own drive. The property is set within gardens of circa. 1.7 acres, benefitting from master bedroom with en suite,4 further bedrooms, 3 further bathrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, cellar, garage and 4 reception rooms (dining room has a commissioned window by Charles Darwin and his initials are embossed on the outside).
The garden still grows some of the many plants that Joseph Hooker bought back from his expeditions, that later went in Kew Gardens.

Directions

From our offices in Sunningdale, proceed south along the London Road (A30) and after approximately one mile, turn left into Westwood Road. Continue for approximately half a mile and turn left at Campion Lodge. 1 The Camp will be found on the right hand side a short way along the drive.

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