City & Country sets new record at the WhatHouse? Awards 2023
City & Country has launched a bespoke collection of just 19 new conversion homes at King Edward VII Estate in West Sussex.
Royal Gardens is the latest collection of one, two- and three-bedroom homes at the beautiful Grade II* listed estate, which sits in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The new apartments have been crafted from a distinctive Arts & Crafts building that once served as accommodation for the nursing staff who worked at the former sanatorium more than 100 years ago. Royal Gardens sits adjacent to the main sanatorium, which City & Country has already restored and converted into outstanding apartments and boutique-style communal areas.
The new apartments are built around an intimate and tranquil formal garden, with the majority featuring private balconies, terraces and gardens, whilst residents also have access to the Estate’s 165 acres of private grounds and woodland. The collection also includes a number of homes that feature unique original spaces, ideal for use as a home office or study. These spaces, when combined with fibre optic broadband (which provides residents with access to up to 300mb and a high speed and reliable internet connection), are ideal for those looking to work from home.
The formal garden, meanwhile, has been inspired by Gertrude Jeykll, the renowned landscape designer of the Estate’s original therapeutic gardens (which have been reinstated). It includes terraces, pathways, hedgerows and herbaceous shrubs with a pattern of lawns and meadow, all attracting a variety of wildlife. Internally, the apartments have been designed to capitalise on natural light, with feature windows that maximise beautiful views of the courtyard and wider estate gardens. A palette of muted tones and natural materials have helped to create a sense of understated style and luxury. New residents will benefit from immediate access to the Estate’s extensive amenities and facilities, which include a concierge, spa-style swimming pool and gym. With the transformation of the sanatorium already complete, Royal Gardens residents will also be able to enjoy a number of unique communal rooms, including the former Ladies’ Reading Room and Dining Hall, which provide elegant spaces for relaxing, socialising or working.
Commenting on the new homes, Suzanne Aplin, Sales & Marketing Director at City & Country, said:
“Having transformed the sanatorium, Royal Gardens represents the last opportunity to buy a conversion home within the Estate’s original Arts & Crafts buildings. Located in a tranquil area, these new homes offer a real sense of privacy and a place to escape the crowds.
“New residents will be able to immediately benefit from the Estate’s facilities, as well as the established landscaped grounds and walks.
“The South Downs is an incredibly beautiful part of the country – people come to holiday here, but it could be home. The Estate is a rare opportunity for those who love the contemporary specifications of a new home, but also the charm and character of a period property.”