FACILITIES

An impressive, Edwardian country house, Windlesham Manor enjoys a delightful setting within its own picturesque grounds.

The principal lounge has been enlarged by a substantial, all-year round conservatory, which overlooks the terrace and gardens beyond. The house retains a country house ambience and the communal rooms are places where residents can relax, enjoy good company, participate in activities and entertain family and friends. The house is fully-carpeted, centrally heated, comfortably furnished and well decorated throughout.

The dining room, with its original high ceilings lit by chandeliers, provides an elegant setting for meals, with tables seating two to four people for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests are welcome to join residents for meals subject to prior notice. Optionally, breakfast can be served in residents’ rooms. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served in the conservatory lounge. This large communal room is also a focal point for activities and social events.

The snug provides a cosier sitting room for residents and their guests and is where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would sit and read aloud the chapters he had written during the day. It contains some of his mementos and was formerly part of the Billiard Room, which ran the full length of the house.

THE ROOMS

Windlesham Manor’s wide selection of well-proportioned rooms cater for differing tastes. Appointed to a high standard, they are light and airy with en-suite facilities, emergency call bell, private telephone (with personal number) and TV point. Plenty of wardrobe and drawer space is provided. Residents are welcome to add personal touches by furnishing their rooms with their own pictures, ornaments and furniture. The first floor rooms are serviced by two lifts and a stair lift. Most rooms have a garden aspect with some ground floor rooms having access to the gardens.

THE GARDENS

Outside the lounge is a large sheltered terrace that catches the sun for most of the day. It overlooks the gardens and is a delightful place to spend a summer’s day. Our gardens have been specially landscaped with our residents in mind. Paths have been laid out so that the shrubs and flowers can be seen in comfort, with seating provided so that the colours and scents of the gardens can be enjoyed in peace. Many of our residents are keen gardeners and have formed a gardening club. They have taken on the design and planting of some of the flower beds and make full use of our greenhouse for propagating and bringing on plants.