'Having the beautiful South Downs on my doorstep is such a dream' says Nadine Tomlinson

Having worked and lived in the North of England, Nadine Tomlinson recently relocated to King Edward VII Estate near Midhurst in West Sussex to be closer to her son who lives in London.

Nadine was looking for a new home roughly an hour from the capital, and originally started her search in Surrey. She explains:

“Haslemere originally wasn’t on my radar but having visited the town in the past, I was familiar with the train line that runs into London Waterloo and revisited the area during my search.
“After popping into both Midhurst and Haslemere, I got a really good vibe about the area. There was a particularly nice, local community feel to Midhurst and the surrounding area just seemed stunning, so I started my search there!

“I researched the area and discovered more about the Estate online, arranging a meeting with the City & Country team soon after. I got such a great feeling from my first visit - it almost felt like a hotel with its attractive communal areas and beautiful grounds, I felt it would give me the lifestyle that I was looking for.

“Looking onto the beautiful, manicured gardens from my flat and being on the doorstep of the South Downs is such a dream. This definitely held sway in my decision making.”

City & Country has transformed a range of the Estate’s historic Arts and Crafts buildings into a collection of heritage apartments. The Estate’s communal areas have been extensively restored and converted for residents’ use, whilst the gardens, originally planted by the acclaimed horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll, have been replanted and are once again coming to life for all residents to enjoy.

The Estate is well located a few miles from both Midhurst and Haslemere, with both towns home to a range of shops, cafes and restaurants, whilst miles of stunning walking can be enjoyed in the surrounding South Downs National Park.

“I love the area. Haslemere has some great shops and Midhurst is right on my doorstep. I’ve had friends to visit already and they have been particularly impressed by the restoration of the building and the finishes throughout my apartment. As more people move to the Estate the local community will continue to grow.”