Price: From £285,000 for a one-bedroom apartment.
This unusual conversion of a derelict Grade II-listed Victorian hospital offers buyers high quality properties within a period setting, which have been developed in keeping with the style of the property. Set on the outskirts of Brentwood, the nearby mainline station has direct services into London Liverpool Street, which takes approximately 35 minutes. It also has good access to the M25 for those who commute by car. There are one, two and three-bedroom properties, all of which are individually designed.
Contact: City & Country Group on 01277 202122, www.the-galleries.net
THORNDON HALL, THORNDON PARK, BRENTWOOD
Price: £250,000 for a two-bedroom apartment
A quarter of a million sadly won’t get you the whole building but it will get you a spacious two-bedroom apartment on the third floor of this Grade I-listed country house. The apartment also comes with a living room and a kitchen. Plus, you get to enjoy the property’s extensive communal grounds and views across the surrounding countryside.
Contact: John D Wood & Co on 01245 344222, www.johndwood.co.uk
WARLEY LEA, GREAT WARLEY, BRENTWOOD
This outstanding country property set in a village outside Brentwood was remodelled by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who added in the main staircase and the summerhouse. It comes with six bedrooms and includes a library, extensive gardens, swimming pool, tennis courts and a large self-contained cottage on site.
Contact: Savills Chelmsford on 01245 269 311, www.savills.co.uk