Top 10 reasons to buy at... St Mark’s Gate in Windsor

Posted 30 July 2019 by Keith Osborne

10 top reasons why house-hunters should consider purchasing a luxury home at St Mark's Gate from Spitfire Bespoke Homes...

The WhatHouse? team recently visited the St Mark’s Gate development in Windsor to ask what our hosts Jonathan Cranley (managing director) and Matthew Brazier (sales and marketing director) of Spitfire Bespoke Homes, believe are the ten best reasons to buy a new home there.


Reason 1: It’s conveniently nestled in one of the historic roads in Windsor town centre. 

St Mark’s Road is a sought-after residential address in central Windsor, just a short walk to its major shopping and amenities, and the scenic River Thames. The penthouse here has an enviable view of Windsor Castle. The surrounding area has many lovely places to visit, such as Windsor Great Park, Upton Court Park, Royal Windsor Racecourse and Dorney Lake, the prime rowing facility used in the 2012 Olympics.  

Reason 2: There are communication links close by.

The M4 is six minutes away, the M25 15 minutes; Heathrow airport is quarter-of-an-hour away by road; Windsor & Eton Central station is as little as 26 minutes to/from Paddington, Windsor & Eton Riverside about 55 minutes from Waterloo.  

Reason 3: There’s a stunning choice of Michelin star restaurants.

Windsor and the surrounding area have a wealth of premium dining destinations, including Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck; and The Waterside Inn, the Roux brothers’ three-star restaurant, which is only 12 minutes away.

Reason 4: Some of the finest schools in the country are on the doorstep.

Eton College is the most famous, though there’s a handful of independent schools just a couple of miles from home. The range of state schools for all ages is very impressive for their ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ Ofsted ratings.   

Reason 5: There’s an abundance of boutique shopping in Windsor.

St Mark’s Road is off St Leonards Road, which is home to many one-off cafés and shops, while the town centre and Windsor Royal Station shopping centre have a mix of big names and independent retailers.

Reason 6: Spitfire builds in premium locations.

Matthew says: “Windsor is a great example. Others include Ascot, Henley-on-Thames and Gerrards Cross.” Take a look at some other current Spitfire Bespoke Homes developments.

Reason 7: We have a design-led approach.

St Mark's Gate​“Our developments are individually designed to complement or contrast surroundings,” says Matthew. The townhouses here nod to the Edwardian architecture of the street, while the apartments to the rear of the site have a more contemporary architecture. Internal design is very modern throughout, with items such as underfloor heating, open-plan rooms, and en suites considered de rigeur by today’s discerning homebuyers.  

Our tour of the show house and recently unveiled show apartment (both by Alexander James Interiors) revealed features such as wood-effect ceramic flooring, high ceilings, large windows, floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors to the garden, and numerous storage areas.

Reason 8: We provide a premier specification throughout.

Jonathan and Matthew are proud of the specification across every home. While they don’t offer the options and upgrades that some housebuilders do, this is because they are confident that the standard specification is impressive. These include high-end brand names such as Villeroy & Boch in bathrooms/cloakrooms, Siemens, Zanussi, Caple and Silestone in the kitchens, Draks fitted wardrobes and a bespoke staircase with glass panels and French-polished oak banisters and newels. There are two off-road private parking spaces for each house and secure, allocated parking for apartments.

Reason 9: Our attention to detail.

Our tour of the show homes saw a host of features that underlined how much the ‘little things’ in a property are actually very significant in making it feel special. Here, bespoke skirting and architrave details are a Spitfire signature, and layouts make the most of the space. Other details they are proud of are the practical positions of TV points in each room. Even the provision of a toilet roll holder – many new homes don’t have them when you move in, but these do.

Reason 10: Our customer service focus.

Matthew says: “Spitfire is a member of ICS (Institute of Customer Service) and we have an award-winning customer service process – our Customer Care Charter won Best Customer Service Initiative at Housebuilder Awards 2018.” 

Prices at St Mark’s Gate start at £1.295m for a townhouse and £725,000 for an apartment. The two show homes are open from Thursday to Monday, 10.00am to 5.00pm.  

Find out more by calling Spitfire Bespoke Homes (a double winner at the WhatHouse? Awards 2018) on 0333 210 0072. Please tell the team there you heard about it through  

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