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Crown Wood is a driving force for luxury homes

16th June 2015 Print
Crown Wood

The global luxury car market is booming and classic cars are the top performing collectable asset class according to the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, having appreciated 25% over the past year alone and 469% over the past ten years. For car enthusiasts, the pinnacle of the summer calendar is the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June, which attracts crowds of over 100,000 people every year. Car lovers who want a base near the action should look no further than Crown Wood in Midhurst, where Millgate is developing a collection of just eight exclusive houses.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the largest and most anticipated car events of the year, taking place at the historic Goodwood Estate and featuring the famous hillclimb race. Not only is the popularity of motorsport on the rise, but the event has also become a key event for manufacturers to showcase their cars to buyers. A passion for motorsports is a given for many affluent property hunters and they will find the homes at Crown Wood ideally suited, featuring stand-alone triple garages, sweeping driveways and an approved hardwired security system including electronically-operated gates and plenty of space for any car collection. Surrounded by 165 acres of woodland of the King Edward VII Estate, Crown Wood offers complete peace and quiet to come back to when the high-speed excitement of the festival is over.

Jonathan Cranley, Sales & Marketing Director at Millgate comments: “Classic cars are a passion investment as well as being a lifestyle choice for people who love them, so it is no surprise they have performed well as an investment. For those who enjoy motorsport, Crown Wood makes a luxurious base for taking part in the many car-related events in the area as well as being a stunning backdrop for showing off that car collection. Sussex really comes into its own during the summer months with a packed calendar of world-famous events on the doorstep and with the property market heating up as we move into summer, we expect strong interest in the remaining properties over the coming months.”

Each of the outstanding family homes at Crown Wood offers spacious accommodation ranging from 3,500 to 4,800 sq ft, with five bedrooms and a large landscaped garden. Individual properties are surrounded mature trees that blend into the woodland of the secluded estate, creating an exclusive and tranquil environment. Architecture is designed in a timeless and traditional style influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement, sympathetic to the picturesque setting. Highest quality interiors boast every conceivable modern luxury and the latest, state of the art specification for a truly fabulous country style home.

Sussex is also the perfect location for those who want to enjoy other highlights of the British summer including the polo Gold Cup at Cowdray Park, Glorious Goodwood racing and the Glyndebourne Festival. Crown Wood is situated just ten miles from Goodwood, which not only hosts motorsport attractions, but also Glorious Goodwood – now known as the Qatar Goodwood Festival – at the end of July, one of the highest profile fixtures in British flat racing and among high society. Even closer to home, Cowdray Park is recognised as the home of British polo and hosts the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup, with its final on the 19th July, which is the high point of the polo season. For those who prefer a less energetic past-time, the annual Glyndebourne Festival takes place until the end of August, just an hour away near Lewes, offering a treat for opera fans.

Crown Wood is also ideally situated for those who prefer to get away from it all and enjoy the peace of the countryside. Situated within the beautiful South Downs National Park, there are countless opportunities to explore the footpaths and bridleways that stretch in all directions. The historic King Edward VII Estate is undergoing restoration and will offer a range of lifestyle facilities for buyers to take advantage of. At its heart are gardens designed by famous 19th century landscape designer, Gertrude Jekyll that are being carefully reinstated for residents to enjoy. The collection of listed buildings, once the King Edward VII Sanatorium, will be transformed into a swimming pool, tennis courts, gym and concierge service, as well as café and event space.

The historic market town of Midhurst is close by and the nearest railway station at Haslemere, six miles to the north, provides fast services on the London Waterloo to Portsmouth line. For travel by road, the A286 runs through the town, north to Haslemere and south towards Chichester. The A272 provides westward links with Petersfield and the A3, with Billingshurst in the east.

Prices at Crown Wood start from £1.6 million. For more information, email crownwood[at]

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