King Edward VII Estate, one of the most highly anticipated new property developments of 2015, will officially launch for sale on April 11, allowing visitors to view exclusive show apartments and completed communal areas of the estate.
The development, delivered by specialist heritage and restoration developer City & Country in partnership with renowned housebuilders CALA Homes and Millgate, comprises an outstanding collection of restored and newly built homes on the site of the former King Edward VII Sanatorium near Midhurst, West Sussex.
Set amongst 165 acres within the South Downs National Park, the estate, once complete, will offer 162 apartments and houses within the original listed buildings by City & Country, with a further 247 new properties surrounding the estate, including a range from CALA Homes and Millgate.
Heritage expert City & Country has led all restoration and conversion work on the majestic Grade II and II* listed buildings and Registered Gardens. This includes the transformation of the outstanding central Tuberculosis Sanatorium and a breathtaking Arts & Crafts style Chapel. The Registered gardens - originally designed and planted by highly acclaimed horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll - are also being lovingly restored and reinstated.
CALA Homes and Millgate both bring a highly desirable collection of new build properties to the estate. A very limited number of large family homes are for sale with Millgate in Crownwood, a leafy corner of the estate, whilst CALA offer a range of three bedroom mews cottages and four bedroom detached new homes, designed by Adam Architects, located on Bracken Lane and Superintendents Drive.
Helen Moore, Managing Director of City & Country, said:
“We are thrilled to officially open King Edward VII Estate to the public alongside our partners CALA Homes and Millgate. Offering a hugely desirable combination of history, stunning listed buildings surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, combined with breathtaking wider surroundings and excellent commutability to local towns and London; the estate is set to become a highly desirable new address for those seeking a beautiful home.”
Alison Deakin, Sales & Marketing Director for CALA Homes South, said:
“This is a hugely exciting project and all three housebuilders have a commitment to excellence, whilst retaining their own style and voice, and we’re confident that the estate will deliver an outstanding range of homes.”
Jonathan Cranley, Sales & Marketing Director at Millgate, said:
“King Edward VII Estate offers a unique blend of properties from three exceptional house builders. We’re very pleased to be a part of the project, and we’re looking forward ourselves to bringing a collection of outstanding homes to the estate.”
Interest has been building since the Estate’s Visitor Lodge officially opened in October of last year. Wellington Williams, Partner at Strutt & Parker, the appointed agent for the development, comments:
“There has been enormous local interest in King Edward VII Estate and anticipation has been building for some time. We expect the homes to appeal to a wide range of buyers including London commuters as well as local upsizers and downsizers from the more urban centres of Guildford and Haslemere.
“The blend of restored and newly built homes are finished to exacting standards, blending the character of the Estate and its historic buildings with impressive contemporary interiors and living space. To have all of this set in the natural beauty of the South Downs National Park is extremely rare and provides a fantastic opportunity for buyers.”
Built in 1901, the King Edward VII Estate has a fascinating history. Designed to serve as a specialist tuberculosis Sanatorium, the building was officially opened by His Majesty King Edward VII on 6th June 1906, and heralded as ‘one of the three finest buildings of the time’. The design for the hospital and its grounds was undertaken by an important triumvirate of the day; Charles Holden, Percy Adams and Gertrude Jekyll - a partnership which played a pivotal cornerstone of the Arts & Crafts Movement.
Having lain empty and at risk of decay for a number of years since it officially closed, the estate has now been given a new lease of life and has been protected for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.
City & Country properties range in price from £220,000 to over £1,500,000, CALA prices range from £500,000 to £1,300,000 and Millgate prices start from £1,600,000.
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