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Ascot, the small Berkshire town with a big profile, is firmly in the spotlight this week as its world-famous racecourse, decked out Jubilee bunting, welcomes the Queen as the Diamond Jubilee celebrations continue. Thousands of racegoers will be enjoying this prestigious annual event that has long been at the top of the social calendar.
Just an hour from London by train, this commuter hot spot also has plenty to offer its residents all year round - acres of open parkland, excellent schools and a bustling high street with independent shops and thriving cafés.
Our property tour takes in the town's millionaire mansions, charming Victorian cottages and new-build apartments aimed at first-time buyers.
two-bedroom flat in London Road within a conversion, with French doors leading out from the living room to a decked patio. There are two parking spaces and a separate side entrance to the property, which is half a mile from Ascot High Street.
three-bedroom terrace house in Course Road, close to the mainline station and Ascot High Street, with cottage gardens and a summerhouse.
two-bedroom cottage in Beech Hill Road, Sunningdale, with a rear garden, within walking distance of local shops and the mainline station with frequent trains to Waterloo.
first-floor, two-bedroom apartment within the turret section of the popular Agincourt development, with two en suites, a cloakroom and use of the communal gardens.
two-bedroom luxury apartment in Burleigh Road with views over Ascot racecourse, two double bedrooms (both en suite), a living/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, secure underground parking and a balcony.
four-bedroom detached house at Kier Park with a private heated swimming pool, a landscaped garden and views across a private lake. The house also comes with planning permission to increase the family-sized space even further.
four-storey end of terrace mews house with four bedrooms at the Princess Gate development in Sunninghill, with a good-sized balcony overlooking picturesque woodland.
four-bedroom converted former coach house tucked away in Hermitage Drive, Ascot, within good school catchment areas and a short walk from Ascot racecourse, the High Street and the mainline train station.
three-storey April cottage is set at the end of wooded Shrubbs Hill Lane in Ascot, and has four bedrooms and a further bedroom/study, private gardens, a heated swimming pool and a single garage plus parking, within easy reach of Sunningdale village centre.
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