Poised for Royal Ascot in June, the famous Berkshire racecourse is set amid a rich man's playground, with golf, polo, and boating on the Thames.
It is also handy for Heathrow airport, and though the town centre is surprisingly bland, within a couple of furlongs are some of England's most expensive homes.
South of the town is more desirable, and the top address is Coronation Road, where trophy mansions shelter behind high hedges and electric gates, and smaller homes in leafy lanes are being bought by thirtysomething professionals with a City career and a toddler or two. Claremont
is a gated scheme of 17 large townhouses of about 3,000sq ft, each with a landscaped garden and integral garage. Prices from £1,995,995. Call Bellway Homes on 0845 676 0254.
At The Asters
in Sunningdale, two miles from the racecourse, Bellway is selling White Heath, a fully furnished detached show house and the last home available there, for £2,499,995. Call 0845 676 0264. Developer Millgate, winner of several Evening Standard New Homes Awards, has unveiled Oakwood
, a whopping 7,638sq ft house with staff quarters, grounds and swimming pool, for £4.6 million.