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The glamorous town of Ascot has been a playground for the rich and fashionable for hundreds of years, and continues to attract the elite of British society. As the home of Ascot Racecourse and the prestigious Royal Ascot, the area is particularly popular with buyers who have horse racing interests, although there is far more to this charming town than just the Royal Racecourse.

Set amongst the beautiful countryside of Berkshire, Ascot offers residents a chance to live in a blissful, rural area while remaining within easy reach of London. Originally known as the village of East Cote, Ascot was a small rural settlement until Queen Anne founded the racecourse here in 1711, with the first race being held on 11th August of that year. As the popularity of Royal Ascot grew so did the town, and once the train station opened in 1845 it had become a highly fashionable location.

Along with the aristocracy, Ascot and the surrounding villages are popular with sportsmen due to the unrivalled access to renowned golf courses, polo clubs and other equestrian activities. Former residents of the Ascot area include Boris Berezovsky, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, as well as members of the British Royal Family.

Architecture in Ascot

Most of the architecture in Ascot is from the Victorian period onwards; the town centre is dominated by a number of imposing Victorian Gothic Revival buildings including All Saints parish church and the Roman Catholic church of St Francis.

The famous Ascot Racecourse was originally built in the early Georgian period, but following various refurbishments including a £185 million redevelopment in 2004, it is now largely a modern structure with innovative steel grandstands for optimised viewing.

What makes Ascot so special?

One of the main features which distinguishes Ascot from other affluent market towns is the strong Royal connection. Divided from Windsor by the 5,000 acre Windsor Royal Park, the area was historically popular with royals as a hunting ground. The establishment of Ascot Racecourse by Queen Anne in 1711 only solidified this relationship between Ascot and royalty, and in recent years both Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex and Prince Andrew have chosen to live in the area.

Ascot also boasts excellent transport connections, with quick road and rail links to the capital and Heathrow Airport just 11 miles away for straightforward international travel.

Ascot property types

Ascot and the surrounding areas offer an enviable property market, with a wide selection of both modern mansion properties on private roads and characterful country houses with acres of land.

These bespoke modern properties have been built in tasteful, sympathetically historic styles while offering the latest technologies and security systems. The country houses have been refurbished to an impeccable standard and often include large swathes of land and gardens.

The most prestigious streets in Ascot are considered to be on the southern border, such as St Mary’s Road, Horsegate Ride, Friary Road and Brockenhurst Road, while in nearby Sunningdale London Road is considered to be particularly exclusive.

For those seeking a beautiful high-spec property within a development, the 1930s gated country house Charters offers beautiful modern among other amenities.

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Schools in Ascot

Ascot is surrounded by an outstanding selection of independent schools, including Heathfield School for Girls, the alma mater of many society ladies such as Isabella Blow and Daphne Guinness, and St George’s School, formerly attended by Princess Beatrice.

It is also possible to have your children educated under a different curriculum at the nearby international schools TASIS and ACS, where the American teaching system is offered.

Heathfield School
London Rd, Ascot SL5 8BQ
01344 898343 www.heathfieldschool.net
St George’s School
Wells Lane, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 7DZ
01344 629900 www.stgeorges-ascot.org.uk
St Mary’s Ascot
Saint Mary's Road, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 9JF
01344 623721 www.st-marys-ascot.co.uk
TASIS: The American School in England
Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Egham TW20 8TE
01932 565252 www.england.tasis.com
ACS International School
Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1BL
01932 867251 www.acs-schools.com
Eton College
Windsor SL4 6DW
01753 370100 www.etoncollege.com
Woodcote House School
Windlesham, Surrey
01276 472115 www.woodcotehouseschool.co.uk
Hall Grove School
London Rd, Bagshot, Surrey GU19
01276 473059 www.hallgrove.co.uk
Bishopsgate School
Bishopsgate Road, Egham TW20 0Y
01784 432109 www.bishopsgate-school.co.uk
Papplewick School
Windsor Road, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 7LH
01344 621488
Sunningdale School
Dry Arch Road, Sunningdale, West Berkshire SL5 9PY
01344 620159 www.sunningdaleschool.co.uk
Kings Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 7PS
01344 624291 www.themaristschools.com
Hurst Lodge
Bagshot Road, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 9JU
01344 622154 www.hurstlodge.co.uk
LVS Ascot
London Rd, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 8DR
01344 882770 www.lvs.ascot.sch.uk

Things to do

While Ascot Racecourse tends to dominate the social calendar in Ascot, particularly during Royal Ascot week in June when the Royal Family and British aristocracy descend on the town, the amenities in this charming area are not limited to horse racing.

Sports are strongly represented with a number of polo clubs such as the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club and Guards Polo Club, which hosts the annual Cartier International Polo Day in July. Golf lovers are well provided for with both Royal Ascot Golf Club and the internationally renowned Wentworth Club just a few miles away.

The surrounding area is also spoilt for choice with award-winning restaurants including Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck in nearby Bray, the Restaurant and Drawing Room at Coworth Park, Forks at the Royal Berkshire Hotel and the locally renowned Ascot Grill.

Basildon Park
Lower Basildon, Reading, West Berkshire RG8 9NR
0118 984 3040 www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Guards Polo Club
Smiths Lawn/Windsor Great Park, Egham TW20 0HP
01784 434212 www.guardspoloclub.com
Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club
North Street, Winkfield, Windsor, Bracknell Forest SL4 4TH
01344 890060 www.rcbpc.com
Royal Ascot Golf Club
Winkfield Road, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 7LJ
01344 625175 www.royalascotgolfclub.co.uk
MacDonald Berystede Hotel and Spa
Bagshot Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 9JH
0844 879 9104 www.macdonaldhotel.co.uk
Wentworth Club
Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4LS
01344 842201 www.wentworthclub.com
Windsor Castle
Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ
020 7766 7304 www.royalcollection.org.uk
Windsor Great Park
The Crown Estate Office, The Great Park, Windsor, West Berkshire SL4 2H
01753 860222 www.windsor.gov.uk
Legoland Windsor
Winkfield Road, Windsor SL4 4AY
0871 222 2001 www.legoland.co.uk
Coworth Park
Coworth Park, Blacknest Rd, Ascot SL5 7SE
01344 876600 www.dorchestercollection.com
The Fat Duck
Bray, High Street, SL6 2AQ
01628 580333 www.thefatduck.co.uk
Waterside Inn
Ferry Road Bray Berkshire SL6 2AT
01628 620691 www.waterside-inn.co.uk
Ascot Grill
6 Hermitage Parade, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 7HE
01344 622285 www.ascotgrill.co.uk
Station Hill, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 9EG
01344 878100 www.jagz.co.uk
Fork at the Royal Berkshire Hotel
London Road, Ascot, UK SL5 0PP
01344 623322

Shopping in Ascot

While Ascot may not have a range of boutiques to rival similar towns such as Henley on Thames or Guildford, it does have a curated selection of shops where you can find the perfect outfit for Royal Ascot.

Fashion boutiques such as Grace, Nadia, Ensemble, Regalo and Isabella will offer a wide range of appropriately formal outfits, while top hats and fascinators can be found in Ascot Top Hats.

The area is also well provided for when it comes to fine food and wines, with two highly rated local butchers (J & S Meats and Lewis of Sunningdale), along with a number of wine shops including Majestic Wines and Sunninghill Wine Merchants, a traditional French patisserie and a large branch of Waitrose.

Grace Boutique
4 Hermitage Parade, Ascot SL5 7HE
01344 638600 www.graceboutique.co.uk
London Road, Sunningdale SL5 0HD
01344 872770 www.waitrose.com
Lewis of Sunningdale
53 Chobham Road, Sunningdale, Berkshire SL5 0DT
01344 620141 www.lewismeat.com
Majestic Wines
Halfpenny Lane, Sunningdale, West Berkshire SL5 0DQ
01344 875070 www.majestic.co.uk
Ascot Top Hats Ltd
Unit 24 Space Business Centre, Molly Millars, Lane Wokingham Berks RG412PQ.
01344 638838 www.ascot-tophats.co.uk
Broomhall Buildings, Chobham Road, Ascot SL5 0DU
01344 876727
3 Sunninghill Road Ascot Berks SL5 7BX
01344 623005
76 High Street Sunninghill Ascot Berks SL5 9NN
01344 873666
53 High Street Ascot Berks SL5 7HP
01344 873526
J & S Meats
Royal Hunt House, Fernbank Road, Ascot SL5 8JR
01344 883723
12 Broomhall Buildings, Chobham Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0DU
01344 621045
Anne Marie Patisserie
66 High St, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9NN
01344 623209
Sunninghill Wine Merchants
5 High Street, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 9NQ
01344 620379

Local Services

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead Berkshire SL6 1RF
01628 798888 www.windsor.gov.uk
Heatherwood Hospital
London Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8AA
01344 623333 www.heatherwoodandwexham.nhs.uk
Ascot Medical Centre
Heatherwood Hospital London Road, Ascot SL5 8AA
01344 877772 www.ascotmedicalcentre.co.uk
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Craven Road, Reading RG1 5AN
0118 322 5111 www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk
Radnor House Surgery
25 London Rd, Ascot SL5 7EN
01344 874011

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