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    David and Nina Schick and their two children live in a town house in one corner of the former Holloway Sanitorium, a rambling red-brick hospital built in 1877 in the English village of Virginia Water. The building, renamed Crossland House, was turned into town houses and apartments in 1994 and is now part of a gated residential community called Virginia Park.













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    Absolutely lovely. I could do without some of the linens, but the space is great. I could see my stuff in there.

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    I love the pool.. the rest is nice..
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    Well, yeah, kinda nice. but who the hell wants to live in an old hospital? Scary and gross

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    Creepy. I'm getting a vibe from it I don't like.

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    Magnificent building - loving it way too much. Lovely touches, great views and ultra charm.

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    it's not really child friendly imo. i think it's time to redecorate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shalev View Post
    Well, yeah, kinda nice. but who the hell wants to live in an old hospital? Scary and gross
    me! there's an old hospital here that now functions as a concert hall. i absolutely love it.

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    I think it looks great, but I can see why people would be a little creeped out by it.

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    Woah. A severely depressed friend of my mother's was a patient at this place in the 1970s when it was politically incorrectly known as a loony bin. It is a lovely Victorian building but there's been a lot of misery and unhappiness within those walls. I wouldn't want to live with those ghosts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey View Post
    David and Nina Schick and their two children live in a town house in one corner of the former Holloway Sanitorium, a rambling red-brick hospital built in 1877 in the English village of Virginia Water. The building, renamed Crossland House, was turned into town houses and apartments in 1994 and is now part of a gated residential community called Virginia Park.
    LMFAO!!! Someone has been getting their facts from Wikipedia again.... Virginia Water has a biger population than the Town nearest to us!!!

    Virginia Water village has an adult population of 4,814.[citation needed] The 2001 census population of Virginia Water was 6113
    My Town Population 4,001

    And I wouldn't want to live in a place like this unless it'd been exorcised, too much misery & pain over too many years.
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    ^ I googled it and it is actually referred to as a village on lots of places. Unless that wasn't what you meant? Eh, I'm confusing myself now lol.

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    Wow, that place is a stunner. Really gorgeous. I'm like A*O though, not sure how comfortable I'd be laying my head somewhere someone probably got a shitload of electroshock treatments - or worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarzy View Post
    ^ I googled it and it is actually referred to as a village on lots of places. Unless that wasn't what you meant? Eh, I'm confusing myself now lol.
    I'm just bitchin' Sarzy - it strikes me as idiotic that it is bigger than my local town & yet still a "village". It probably was until all the multi-millionaire builders moved in.....

    *Wonders what they'd call my "hamlet" of 10 houses....*
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