Georgian Grade II listed house set in 80 acres of lovely parkland and beautiful gardens, including a large walled garden. Features include a panelled formal dining room, extensive cellars, open landscape gardens, mature trees and ha-ha. There's also a plant nursery with modern glasshouse structure. It is the site of an ancient Celtic farmstead that became the home of Sir Guy Carleton, first Lord Dorchester, to where he retired after a military career in North America culminating as Governor of Quebec. Stubbings was then home to the Skrine family, descended from a secretary of Sir Francis Bacon. From 1941-45 it was home to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. Stubbings was then bought by Sir Thomas Merton, where he lived until 1969, converting the stabling of the house into one of the largest private laboratories in the country. As an eminent government scientist, he received a knighthood for his significant contribution to the development of radar at the outset of WW2. Immediately adjacent to 250 acres of National Trust woodland. The Estate is located a short distance from the M4 and M40, 40 minutes from Central London and 10 minutes from Heathrow. Maidenhead station is within easy reach. Berks SL6.
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