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Outdoor play has countless proven benefits for children’s wellbeing, including improved mental health and physical fitness. However, due to the rise of devices such as smart phones and tablets, the time children spend playing outside or exercising has heavily decreased. By the age of 14, the average child has already spent the equivalent of six months looking at their mobile phones . Providing a communal children’s play area, Millwood Designer Homes’ development Monks Meadow in Ardingly, West Sussex, caters perfectly for families’ keen for their children to enjoy spending more time outdoors.

Millwood Designer Homes will be unveiling a brand-new show home at Monks Meadow on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March. Ideal for families, Monks Meadow offers a collection of ten detached four and five-bedroom homes, nestled within Sussex’s High Weald. The communal play area is surrounded by a meadow and ancient woodland, providing an abundance of open space for children and parents to get some fresh air and socialise with their neighbours. The homes also benefit from beautiful gardens, offering privacy and further outside space children to play.

Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes comments: “There are so many reasons why it is important for children to play outdoors and spend less time looking at screens. The communal play area is an excellent addition to Monks Meadow and will hopefully encourage children to play outside and be more active with their families. We hope this will have a positive effect on the entire community as this is an ideal spot for children to make friends and neighbours to get to know one another. As the previous show home has now sold, we would like to invite potential purchasers to come and see the brand-new show home and all this development has to offer.”

One of the homes currently available at Monks Meadow is the four-bedroom Newham house. This beautiful home is perfectly for family living, with spaces suitable for spending quality time together. The ground floor provides residents with a large separate dining room and separate living room, joined by double doors, granting easy access from one room to the other. The open-plan kitchen and breakfast area is the hub of the home, featuring access to the rear garden via French double doors.

Upstairs, the master and second bedroom both feature large fitted wardrobes and private en suite bathrooms. The further two bedrooms are ideal for children and served by the family bathroom. All homes at Monks Meadow feature the same exceptional internal specification, of which Millwood is renowned. Kitchens are sleek, with quartz worktops and a range of integrated appliances. Bathrooms feature contemporary white bathroom suites, ceramic tiling, and chrome accessories.

Further opportunities for embracing the great outdoors can be found nearby as there is a selection of beautiful walking routes, nature trails, cycling and riding opportunities on the doorstep. Ardingly Reservoir is just two miles from the development providing water-sport activities, together with a 198-acre nature reserve with a picturesque waterside setting.

For education, Ardingly College, for children two to 18, is ranked one of the top ten independent boarding schools in the country and is located just opposite the development. For preparatory schools, Great Walstead and Handcross near Haywards Heath are both well regarded, whilst Worth School and Hurstpierpoint College are within easy travelling distance.

The development is well connected with Haywards Heath train station less than four miles away offering trains to London Bridge or London Victoria up to five times an hour, both in 48 minutes. Equally, the M23 is only nine miles away, which leads directly north to the M25, or south to the coast for Brighton.

The four-bedroom Newham house type is currently available for £675,000 and contribution to stamp duty is currently available on selected plots. For more information please visit or call the sales team on 01444 369 950.