King Edward VII Estate near Midhurst, West Sussex, was built in 1901 as a sanatorium for TB sufferers.
Closed five years ago, the hospital has been rescued from dereliction by heritage developer City & Country, which has turned it into a splendid commuter belt address, with 162 homes in the refurbished original building and 247 new properties in the grounds. A restored Arts&Crafts chapel will be transformed into a community shop and café, while the original reading room and dining hall are being reinstated and four miles of woodland walks created. On-site guest suites will be available to rent by visitors. Prices from £220,000 to £1.6 million. Call 01730 817979.