New homes in West Sussex's South Downs National Park:historic country house transformed into swish flats with private terraces from £395k

Located within South Downs National Park, the latest flats at King Edward VII Estate have private terraces overlooking courtyard gardens .

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Historic country house, hotel and hospital conversions continue to cast a spell over home buyers. King Edward VII Estate, near Midhurst in West Sussex, lies within the South Downs National Park and has been hailed as an Arts and Crafts masterpiece.

At the end of a mile-long private road, the sense of arrival is impressive. Originally a sanatorium, the property has listed grounds — “therapeutic gardens” created by renowned horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll — that link with the wider landscape.

New footpaths are being created, with four miles of walks through the estate’s mature oak woodland and heathland.

City & Country, an Evening Standard New Homes award winner that specialises in heritage conversions, has brought customary panache to the project, crafting 132 homes with retained period features in the refurbished buildings.

The latest flats to be unveiled have private terraces overlooking courtyard gardens and lawns.

The hospital’s original dining room and reading room have been turned into communal spaces for residents, while a Grade II*-listed chapel is earmarked as a café and shop.

Later, there will be a leisure suite with pool and gym plus tennis courts. Prices from £395,000 to £1.15 million. Call 01730 817979.

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