Historic country house conversions continue to cast a spell over home buyers, and King Edward VII Estate, near Midhurst in West Sussex, has huge appeal.
Within the South Downs National Park, it was built in 1901 as a tuberculosis sanatorium and has since been hailed an Arts & Crafts masterpiece. It includes a Grade II-listed chapel that will become a café and shop when the 162-home project is complete in 2016 The listed gardens, originally planted by renowned horticulturist Gertrude Jekyll, link buildings and landscape.
Crown Wood, above, consists of eight detached houses being built on the estate at the end of a mile-long private road. These are big homes, up to 4,800sq ft, with triple garages. Prices from £1.75 million. Homes in the refurbished mansion are coming later. Call Strutt & Parker on 01428 661077.