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Millgate’s Crown Wood proves blooming good investment

8th October 2015 Print
Crown Wood

Most of us are aware there are certain areas of the home that can be big ticket items when it comes to adding value to a property but some might be surprised to know that it is the garden which shows the second highest return on investment ahead of a kitchen and bathroom according to research by peer-to-peer platform Zopa.

The research showed that a great garden was just second on the list under a new conservatory so purchasers at Millgate’s prestigious Crown Wood development in Midhurst, West Sussex will not only benefit from a superb new home with the highest specification but also gain a desirable extra investment with a mature landscaped garden already in place.

Each of the eight outstanding family homes, set in a quiet corner of the King Edward VII Estate within the magnificent South Downs National Park, offer traditional architecture and luxurious interiors but, in addition, boast a valuable extra in the shape of beautifully landscaped gardens fringed by coppices of mature trees.

“Millgate has long been recognised for its exacting standards when designing and building new homes but it is not just the properties themselves that we focus our efforts on but their surroundings too,” says Sales and Marketing Director for Millgate, Jonathan Cranley. “Each of our homes sit in landscaped gardens that have been carefully planned and expertly designed by our award winning team of landscapers to ensure that purchasers not only invest in a perfectly crafted home but gardens too.”

Fiona Bruce from Treetops Landscapes, a multiple Gold award winner at Chelsea Flower Show adds, “We have worked with Millgate for many years, the company is passionate about landscaping and they put as much emphasis on the external environment as they do the build and interior of their homes, something that sets them apart from many housebuilders. There is a huge amount of time and planning as well as considerable investment spent creating the perfect ‘instant garden’, looking at existing plants, trees and shrubs we can work with that reflect the ambience of the area but also sourcing new ones that will also fit seamlessly into the overall landscaping effect. For Crown Wood we even flew to Italy to tag plants specifically for the site, so you can see Millgate go the extra mile for customers!”

These eight outstanding family homes offer generous proportions ranging from 3,500 to 4,800 sq ft, with five bedrooms and triple garages. Their exterior architecture is designed in a traditional style influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement, which help them blend sympathetically with their picturesque woodland setting. Highest quality interiors boast every conceivable modern luxury and the latest, state of the art specification for a truly fabulous country style home.

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, providing more opportunities for residents to relax and unwind.

For those who love the peace of the countryside, Crown Wood is ideally situated within the beautiful South Downs National Park. Paths and bridleways stretch across the countryside in all directions from Crown Wood, providing plenty of opportunities to explore on foot, by bike or even one horseback. The charming market town of Midhurst is nearby, a gem of historic architecture, while Cowdray Park, the home of Sussex Polo and the Goodwood Estate are other local highlights.

Although situated in peaceful, rural surroundings, Crown Wood is well positioned for travelling, as 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. The nearest railway station is Haslemere, six miles to the north, which is on the main London Waterloo to Portsmouth line.

Prices at Crown Wood start from £1.8 million. For more information email crownwood[at]

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