The stunning countryside and market towns of the South Downs National Park were key factors behind John and Carolyn Hewitt’s purchase of a second home at King Edward VII Estate.
The couple were keen to find a second home that they could easily "lock up and leave" and the Estate was an ideal choice thanks to its concierge service and managed gardens and grounds.
John explains: “We wanted a second home that we could just ‘lock up and leave’ with no worries when we weren’t there. The location is fantastic as it is one hour’s drive from where we live.
There’s lots of great country and village walks nearby, a good traffic network and plenty of pubs and shops selling local products. We love the local area and visit Midhurst, Haslemere and Petersfield regularly.”
City & Country has transformed a range of the Estate’s historic Arts and Crafts buildings, into a stunning collection of heritage apartments. Additionally, the Estate’s communal areas have been extensively restored and converted for residents’ use, and John and Carolyn are already making good use of these areas and the estate walks.
“I had seen an advert in the newspaper and we were interested in seeing more of the development as it sits in an area of great natural beauty. It’s fantastic living somewhere with such history. We regularly make use of the library and the former dining hall to read and relax.” says John.
John, a self-employed surveyor and project manager, regularly travels for work and the Estate’s location is ideally located for access to the Home Counties and London. He explains: “I travel by train or car to sites that I need to work on and the location off the A3 and near Haslemere station is perfect.”