- Ground floor two bedroom apartment
- Private raised terrace
- Concierge service
- Age restricted to over 50s
- Communal lounge and gardens
- Two bathrooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Short stroll to the shops
- 24 hour careline alarm service
- Allocated underground parking space close to lift
Spacious, ground floor two bedroom apartment with raised terrace, concierge service and underground parking in a luxury development which is age restricted for the over 50s. The property is within walking distance of local shops, brasseries, Waitrose and Sunningdale train station.
Comments from the owners son;
What initially attracted our mother to the flat was its large rooms. Like most downsizers, she did not want smaller rooms, just fewer rooms, and the large rooms enabled all her favourite pieces of furniture to travel with her and sit comfortably and naturally in new surroundings. The copious amounts of storage space also meant she could take all her treasured possessions with her - and much else besides!
The flat is wonderfully bright and airy. Mum was never really a morning person and would normally stumble groggily into each new day. But she often remarked that when she opened the door to the sitting room en route to the kitchen the sunlight pouring in always greeted her and helped her wake up in a most cheery way. She would then sit and drink a pot of tea and do the Telegraph crossword. For Mum, the day had only really began after the first pot of tea had been drunk and the Telegraph crossword had been polished off!
She soon found that there was real sense of community at The Ambassador. Within the first couple of months of living there she had been invited by residents to two 90th birthday parties and one 100th. These were held in the communal lounge and all the residents were invited alongside the host’s family and other friends. The weekly coffee mornings for residents in the residents’ lounge enabled Mum to meet others there quickly and easily. There was quite an active bridge circle among the residents, but Mum was never a cards player. Instead she helped run the residents’ book group. We remember her telling us with wry amusement the discussion members had when Hilary Mantel moved in – should they invite her to join the book group? Would she be offended if they did not, or offended if they did? We don’t think anyone did ever have the nerve to ask the two-time Booker Prize winner whether she wanted to join the Ambassador Book Group!
Mum soon gave up her car on moving to the Ambassador as she found she had little need for it. The bus stop right outside the flats would take her to Windsor and Ascot and other places. Waitrose was just a short walk away, and a very good and friendly butcher’s was literally just round the corner. The train station is even nearer than Waitrose. Also just round the corner, on the way to the butcher’s, is the Book Exchange in a converted red call box, which provided an excellent supply of reading material for this most avaricious of readers.
Giving up her garden was a wrench for Mum, but she greatly enjoyed the flat’s own private raised terrace overlooking the communal garden. She soon made friends with the gardener and they enjoyed discussing gardening matters and planning new plantings etc. He was delighted to have someone taking a keen and informed interest, and she was pleased to still be involved, in some way, with gardening activities. The garden itself is spacious and wonderfully quiet and peaceful.
There is a porter on duty five days a week and he was always most friendly and helpful and did tasks for Mum which she no longer found so easy – such as standing on chairs to change light bulbs or crouching down in a cupboard to read the electricity meter.