Settle into a home near Windsor Castle

A home with royal connections and a pretty riverside location.
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Royal connections and a pretty riverside location make well-to-do Windsor seem worlds apart from some of the urban Thames-side regeneration zones of central London only 20 miles away.

Windsor Castle, the world's oldest and largest occupied fortress, looms over the town and sets the traditional architectural tone. Local planners have resisted flashy, Docklands-style apartment schemes along the waterfront, happy to slot into the historic setting.

Long Walk Villas has a row of nine new houses with terraces and gardens, overlooks The Long Walk, a magnificent, tree-lined avenue in Windsor Great Park. "After the castle, we think it's the best site in Windsor," says David Smith, director of developer Octagon.

The homes sit behind ornamental gates and each has an imposing portico entrance plus integral garage and a generous 3,500sq ft interior. An open-plan kitchen and family room extends into the garden and forms a first-floor terrace above, while another outside space at the top of the house has castle views.

The high street and river are a few minutes' walk away. Prices from £2.75 million. Call 020 3137 8226.

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