Changing Rooms: Some of the Latest Property Conversions

Posted 7 May 2019 by Helen Christie

WhatHouse? takes a tour of some impressive conversions…

Property conversions usually involve an existing building being split into smaller units such as a large house being made into flats, or a change of use, such as a pub, commercial or community building being converted into flats.

WhatHouse? takes a look at some impressive conversions currently available for sale around the country…

Carrongrove House, Falkirk (Mactaggart & Mickel Homes)

Carrongrove House (Mactaggart & Mickel Homes)Six beautiful and unique one- and two-bedroom apartments and duplexes are now available on an Early Bird Option from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes as a result of a stunning conversion of the magnificent Carrongrove House at Stoneywood, near Denny.  

Mactaggart & Mickel hired specialist architects and craftsmen to breathe new life into the historic B-listed mansion house, originally constructed in the 1860s as a home for the owner of Carrongrove Paper Mill and his family.

Period features have been retained and sympathetically restored or recreated, Gothic-arched sash-and-case windows, high ceilings and large, elegant rooms are complemented by contemporary designs and luxury finishes. 

Carrongrove House sits within its own landscaped grounds, including a formal garden to the front, within the wider development of new build homes.

Joanne Casey, director of Mactaggart & Mickel says: “These apartments are truly unique, having been architect-designed to showcase this wonderful building. It is no surprise that one apartment has already been snapped up. This is an opportunity to purchase a stunning property that celebrates Scotland’s proud architectural heritage combined with modern, light filled interiors.”

Ideally located near the M876, Carrongrove House is well connected to Falkirk, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow, with a choice of train stations and public transport links nearby.  

Prices start from £190,000

For more details, call 07583 686 340 or email [email protected] Find out more information at

Orchard Lea, Berkshire (Newcourt Residential)

Orchard Lea (Newcourt Residential)Award-winning luxury developer, Newcourt Residential has launched Orchard Lea, an exclusive, gated development situated close to Winkfield in the historic town of Windsor. Centred around a 19th century converted manor house, which has undergone meticulous restoration of four exclusive townhouses and a boutique collection of ten luxury apartments, adjacent to the original manor, the scheme is ideal for those looking to own a slice of country living.

The collection of five- and six-bedroom family townhouses range from 2,475 sq. ft. to 3,494 sq. ft. and reflect the painstaking and meticulous restoration of the original manor. In keeping with their passion for bringing historical buildings into modern day use, externally, the ornate, period features have been lovingly restored with each entrance uniquely presented. Internally, the newly renovated homes are beautifully dressed with thoughtful characteristics such as bespoke architraves and cornicing in keeping with the buildings history.

Anouar Elkhadraoui, land & sales director at Newcourt Residential comments: "We are proud to launch Orchard Lea to the market. The scheme offers something to suit a range of buyers, from families seeking to live in an idyllic rural location to downsizers requiring a lock up and go apartment. At Newcourt Residential we are proud to create new homes which are exceptionally beautiful, both internally and externally, where the quality can really be appreciated.”

Prices for the apartments at Orchard Lea start at £995,000. Prices for the townhouses start from £1.75m.

For further information about Orchard Lea please contact the sales team on 01372 237904. For more information about Newcourt Residential please visit

King Edward VII Estate, West Sussex (City & Country)

King Edward VII Estate (City & Country)Originally designed by Arts & Crafts architects Charles Holden and Percy Adams, City & Country has restored and converted the Sanatorium at King Edward VII Estate near Midhurst to its former glory, including large internal communal areas and grounds for residents to enjoy.

A new collection of homes at the majestic Grade II listed former hospital have been released for sale. They include sought after one-bedroom apartments, ideal as either a country bolthole or first-time home, as well as a range of two-bedroom apartments with views of the Estate’s historic chapel and the surrounding grounds.

The two penthouse apartments boast French doors with beautiful south-facing views and large private terraces. Residents now have access to a luxurious new indoor swimming pool and steam room that have been created in a new building adjacent to the rare Grade II* listed chapel. These facilities are available for exclusive use by the Estate’s residents.

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

Apartments are priced from £249,500 to £735,000.

For more information, visit or call 01730 606 405.

Hornsey Town Hall, London (Far East Consortium)

Hornsey Town Hall (Far East Consortium)Set in the heart of Crouch End, the revival of Hornsey Town Hall includes the restoration of the Town Hall into a creative arts and work space for the community, a new hotel and with 135 new homes in the Town Hall grounds. Offering a collection of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, they are spread across two newly built blocks, a mews building and a carefully restored Broadway annex in the grounds.

Hornsey Town Hall was built in 1935 to house Hornsey Borough Council. In its new life Hornsey Town Hall will provide an extremely rare opportunity to live in a new development adjacent to a building which is steeped in history, where many of the original features remain untouched.

Prices start from £499,950 for a one-bedroom apartment and £634,950 for a two-bedroom apartment.

For further information, contact the marketing suite on 020 3960 5888, email [email protected] or visit or

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