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Many homebuyers looking to leave the hustle and bustle of large cities look to quieter villages in the Home Counties for a more relaxed lifestyle. In East Sussex, Isfield is a beautiful small village. Steeped in local history, the quintessential village is home to a local farm-shop, village hall and the popular Laughing Fish pub, originally built as a chapel, once catering to 3,000 Canadian troops during World War II. With less than 800 residents living in the village, there is undoubtedly a strong sense of community and belonging.

The village has warmly welcomed residents to our Lavender Fields development – named after the nearby Lavender Line, a two-mile heritage steam train route. At Millwood, we care about the villages we build in and are passionate about getting involved and helping communities flourish. We have invested in several local projects and events to help continue the fantastic community spirit in the village for all of its current and future residents.

In the past, we have joined the village in entering their annual Scarecrow competition and also donated towards improvements to Isfield Village Hall. Getting into the Christmas spirit this year, we donated a hamper towards Isfield’s Christmas Frost Fayre raffle.

Keith Taylor, Chairman of Isfield Village Hall comments: “Isfield is a small but extremely active village with a strong, tightly knit community. It has been a pleasure to see how seamlessly Millwood’s Lavender Fields development and its residents have integrated effortlessly into the village, joining its many societies, clubs and activities, and attending the village events such as the annual Fete, Flower Show, Artwave Art Festival, Bonfire celebrations and recent Frost Fayre.

“Millwood continue to respond proactively, generously and immediately by donating where possible, which enabled us to complete our plans to the village hall, which is now in superb condition. Millwood also kindly donated a magnificent hamper to the raffle at our recent Frost Fayre. Millwood display genuine concern for the community in a practical way that has made a huge difference to village, and we are very grateful for the help.”

Isfield is an ideal location, where a warm community ambience at Lavender Fields has developed, with the homes proving to be popular with local buyers and people relocating out of London. Currently two beautiful homes remain, Smithers Barn and The Farmhouse – for more information, please visit