The beautiful village of Englefield Green in northern Surrey is undoubtedly one of England’s premier residential locations. Situated near Egham and Virginia Water on the edge of Windsor Forest, Englefield Green provides residents with the best of both worlds, – the quiet seclusion of the countryside and amenities of Windsor and London just a few miles away.

Archeological evidence suggests that there has been a settlement at Englefield Green since the Saxon period, when it was known as ‘Inga’s Field’. The area was largely agricultural with a small community until the 18th century, when large houses were built in the area for aristocrats who wanted to live in this increasingly fashionable area. Brunel University and Royal Holloway University are now located nearby, bringing additional academic prestige to the area.

With the Royal family just a few miles away at Windsor, Englefield Green became a particularly desirable area and maintains this reputation today. Former residents of Englefield Green include Michael Caine, Robbie Williams and Marilyn Monroe, who spent an extended honeymoon here with Arthur Miller.

Architecture in Englefield Green

While the majority of properties available in and around Englefield Green are large, detached homes, a variety of different architectural styles are on offer, including Neo-Georgian, Edwardian, Victorian and Arts and Crafts houses.

What makes Englefield Green so special?

Beautiful and unspoilt, Englefield Green is the perfect location for those seeking a peaceful home and a large country estate, while also having access to incredible sporting facilities, independent schools and cultural amenities when desired. As a village, the community in Englefield Green is particularly close and welcoming, with a dedicated Residents’ Association and village hub.

What’s more, Englefield Green is perfectly situated for easy access to London via the M25, and both Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport are nearby for international travel. For private aircraft and helicopters, Fairoaks Airport in Cobham is just a few miles away.

Englefield Green property types

Englefield Green provides a beautiful selection of elegant, luxury properties on both public and private roads. Occasionally a restoration project can be found if desired, but most of the available homes have been recently refurbished to the highest standard, and come with land and outhouses.

The most prestigious streets in Englefield Green are considered to be Ridgemead Road, Bishopsgate Road, Kingswood Rise, Willow Walk and Wick Lane, while the neighbouring hamlet of Bishopsheath is also a prime residential location.

Schools near Englefield Green:

Englefield Green’s enviable location in northern Surrey gives the area unrivalled access to some of the most renowned independent schools in the UK, with Heathfield School, St Mary’s and Papplewick in Ascot, TASIS American School in Egham and ACS International School and Coworth Park School in nearby Cobham.

Meanwhile the world-famous Eton College, alma mater of many male members of the British Royal Family and numerous politicians, can be found just a few miles to the north of Englefield Green.

Things to do near Englefield Green:

Despite offering secluded, rural living, the residents of Englefield Green are still able to access a range of sporting and cultural facilities with ease. A number of internationally renowned golf, polo and equestrian facilities can be found in the area, including Wentworth Golf Club, Royal Ascot Golf Club, Guards Polo Club, Royal Berkshire Polo Club and Epsom Riding School.

Beautiful historic properties and attractions such as Windsor Castle, Savill Garden, the Air Forces Memorial and Legoland are all close to Englefield Green, while Windsor Great Park and Basildon Park are the perfect places to spend a sunny afternoon. The surrounding area is also home to a number of excellent restaurants, particularly Ascot Grill and The Belvedere Arms in Ascot, and Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck in Bray.

Shopping in Englefield Green

Englefield Green is home to a small selection of independent shops, such as Blacklocks Books, Smiths Newsagent, Janet’s Dancewear, Ruby’s Wines and Genevieve’s Pottery Gallery. Encore Bridal and Evening offers a selection of formal designer clothing, while nearby Ascot has a number of fashion boutiques including Nadia, Grace Boutique, Ensemble, and Isabella.

Ascot also has a selection of high-end delicatessens, patisseries, butchers and wine shops such as Anne Marie Patisserie, Sunninghill Wine Merchants, Greens and J&S Meats for fine food and drink.

Meanwhile Kingston is another significant commercial centre, with a large Apple store, John Lewis, and a range of golf shops including American Golf.

Schools in Englefield Green

Englefield Green’s enviable location in northern Surrey gives the area unrivalled access to some of the most renowned independent schools in the UK, with Heathfield School, St Mary’s and Papplewick in Ascot, TASIS American School in Egham and ACS International School and Coworth Park School in nearby Cobham.

Meanwhile the world-famous Eton College, alma mater of many male members of the British Royal Family and numerous politicians, can be found just a few miles to the north of Englefield Green.

Things to do

Despite offering secluded, rural living, the residents of Englefield Green are still able to access a range of sporting and cultural facilities with ease. A number of internationally renowned golf, polo and equestrian facilities can be found in the area, including Wentworth Golf Club, Royal Ascot Golf Club, Guards Polo Club, Royal Berkshire Polo Club and Epsom Riding School.

Beautiful historic properties and attractions such as Windsor Castle, Savill Garden, the Air Forces Memorial and Legoland are all close to Englefield Green, while Windsor Great Park and Basildon Park are the perfect places to spend a sunny afternoon. The surrounding area is also home to a number of excellent restaurants, particularly Ascot Grill and The Belvedere Arms in Ascot, and Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck in Bray.

Shopping in Englefield Green

Englefield Green is home to a small selection of independent shops, such as Blacklocks Books, Smiths Newsagent, Janet’s Dancewear, Ruby’s Wines and Genevieve’s Pottery Gallery. Encore Bridal and Evening offers a selection of formal designer clothing, while nearby Ascot has a number of fashion boutiques including Nadia, Grace Boutique, Ensemble, and Isabella.

Ascot also has a selection of high-end delicatessens, patisseries, butchers and wine shops such as Anne Marie Patisserie, Sunninghill Wine Merchants, Greens and J&S Meats for fine food and drink.