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Ascot

59 High Street
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 7HP
United Kingdom
T: +44 1344 624 732
F: +44 1344 872062
ascot@knightfrank.com
Opening Hours
Mon 8.30am to 6pm
Tue 8.30am to 6pm
Wed 8.30am to 6pm
Thu 8.30am to 6pm
Fri 8.30am to 6pm
Sat 9am to 5.30pm
Sun closed

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Living in Ascot

There's more to Ascot than horse racing and hats. This relaxed and leafy Berkshire town is one of the most attractive locations in the UK; a rare example of a peaceful setting within easy reach of London.

Of course, Ascot is most famous for its racing. The world tunes in every year to witness the decadence of Royal Week, when the town comes alive in a flurry of ostrich feathers and top hats. Yet, away from the races, Ascot is a warm and lively town with plenty of shops and restaurants including Starbucks, Boots and W H Smiths. The centre offers everything from jazz bars to boutiques. It's the ideal place for a delicious meal on a summer's evening, or a quiet drink in a local pub.

From health spas and nature trails to live music and fine dining, there are endless attractions to discover in and around Ascot. Wentworth, one of the world's great golf courses is just a short drive away, while the historic town of Windsor is Ascot's impressively regal neighbour. There is polo at Smiths Lawn, and at The Royal Berkshire, and extensive walking and riding in Windsor Great Park.

Like neighbouring Virginia Water and Sunningdale, Ascot is noted for its magnificent displays of trees and flowering shrubs. It is easy to see why property in this area is some of the most sought after in the south of England.

Places of interest

  • Virginia Water lake
  • Windsor Great Park
  • The Look Out centre
  • Legoland
  • Chobham Common
  • Ascot Heath
  • Ascot race course
  • Windsor Castle

Local authority

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall
St Ives Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 1RF
01628 798888

Property available in Ascot

Whether you are looking for a striking modern apartment in the town centre, or a magnificent country estate in the glorious Berkshire landscape, Victorian cottages, or state of the art executive homes, Knight Frank can find the property that's right for you.

History

Lying just six miles from Windsor Castle, Ascot was originally called East Cote, meaning 'Eastern Cottage'.

Racing began at Royal Ascot in 1711, after Queen Ann ordered the races to be transferred here from Datchet Meads. When George II came to the throne in 1760, Ascot became the most important racecourse in England after Epsom. Today Royal Ascot is arguably the most famous racecourse in the UK.

The town developed from this central attraction, with the railway opening in 1845 to serve the racecourse and the increasingly commercial town.

Getting to Ascot

Roads

  • M25 (J13) 5 miles
  • M3 (J3) 5 miles
  • M4 5 miles
  • A30 1 mile

Rail

  • Ascot to Waterloo: frequent trains taking less than 1 hour
  • Ascot to Reading: frequent trains taking less than 30 minutes

Air

    • Terminal 5, Heathrow airport: 11 miles
    • Gatwick airport : 45 miles

*All times and distances are approximate

Schools

Schooling is excellent with a wide variety of exceptional schools such as Papplewick, Bishopsgate, St Georges, St Johns Beaumont and the 2 international schools, TASIS and ACS.

Primary schools

  • Cheapside (C of E)
    Dorian Drive
    Cheapside
    Ascot
    SL5 9QJ
    01344 621112
  • Holy Trinity CE Aided Primary
    Church Road
    Sunningdale
    SL5 0NJ
    01344 620716
  • Ascot Heath CE
    Rhododendron Walk
    New Road
    Ascot
    SL5 8PN
    01344 883353
  • St Francis RE
    Coronation Road
    Ascot Berkshire
    SL5 9HG
    01344 622840
  • Cranbourne
    Lovel Road
    Winkfield
    Berkshire
    SL5 2EU
    01344 882350
  • St Michael's CE
    School Road
    Sunninghill
    Berkshire
    SL5 7AD
    01344 622962

Secondary schools

  • Papplewick School
    Windsor Road
    Ascot
    SL5 7LH
    01344 621488
  • Bishopsgate School
    Bishopsgate Road
    Englefield Green
    TW20 0YJ
    01784 432109
  • St Georges School
    St Georges Lane
    Ascot
    SL5 7DZ
    01344 629900
  • StJohns Beaumont
    Priest Hill
    Old Windsor
    SL4 2JN
    01784 432428
  • TASIS
    The American School in England
    Coldharbour Lane
    Surrey
    TW20 8TE
    01932 565252
  • ACS Egham
    Woodlee
    Surrey
    TW20 0HS
    01784 430800, 01784 430626
  • Charters School
    Charters Road
    Sunningdale
    Ascot
    SL5 9QY
    01344 624826
  • Hurst Lodge (Primary & Secondary)
    Bagshot Road
    Ascot
    SL5 9JU
    01344 622154
  • Licensed Victuallers
    London Road
    Ascot
    Berkshire
    SL5 8DR
    01344 882770
  • Ranelagh School
    Ranelagh Drive
    Bracknell
    RG12 9DA
    01344 421233

Bars and Restaurants

  • Ascot Grill
    Steak House and Grill
    Ascot
    01344 622 285
  • The Belvedere Country
    Pub and eating house
    Sunninghill
    01344 870 931
  • Ming
    Chinese and Thai food
    Windlesham
    01276 472380 / 452196
  • The Stag Pub
    Pub and eating house
    Ascot
    01344 621622
  • Ascot Oriental
    Fine oriental cuisine
    Ascot
    01344 621877
  • Thatched Tavern
    Pub and eating house
    Ascot
    01344 620874
  • The Tigers Pad
    Indian cuisine
    Sunningdale
    01344 621215
  • Bluebells
    Restaurant and bar
    Sunningdale
    01344 622722