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The term downsizing was once used for those approaching retirement who no longer needed so much space because their children had left home. Now, ‘right-sizing’ is considered a sensible option for those looking to align their living situation with a property that best suits their needs and aspirations. In a survey of 1,252 homeowners, nearly half would consider ‘rightsizing’ or downsizing and 56% of people regarded lower maintenance as the most important reason . Home buyers looking for a new home ideal for ‘right-sizing’, should consider Lavender Fields in Isfield, East Sussex by luxury property developer, Millwood Designer Homes.

Lavender Fields consists of 39 homes including an opulent farm house, oast houses and a selection of smaller terraced cottages. Properties include The School House, The Forge, The Manor House, Keeper’s Cottage and The Meeting House, each adding to the village character and mature setting. Five luxurious two bedroom apartments are located in the grand manor house, and have been crafted with the highest attention to detail to represent the surrounding history of the village.

Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “Lavender Field’s boasts a selection of beautiful properties designed to create a traditional quintessential English village. We are particularly excited for the completion of the Manor House, which gives the appearance of the grand period mansion, now converted into luxury apartments. Perfect for those looking to downsize or ‘right-size’ their home, these properties offer stunning, low maintenance homes that ideally combine the character of a period style property with all the benefits of a contemporary new home.”

At Lavender Fields, home-buyers looking to ‘right-size’ will not have to worry about compromising on space. The apartments have been carefully designed and all benefit from open plan living areas. The kitchens are fitted with stylish wall and floor units and feature a host of integrated appliances and quartz work tops. Similarly the bathrooms, en-suites and cloakrooms all feature elegant white suites, with stylish chrome fittings.

In addition, the apartments all offer flooring throughout as well as outdoor living space, either a private garden, terrace or balcony. One of the ground floor apartments features a private garden, while all offer properties enjoy a large raised terrace area. The properties on the first floor each include a balcony, while the second floor penthouse spans the length of the manor house, offering generously sized bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms and fitted wardrobes. This home also boasts a large private terrace area, for residents to enjoy rear views across the private walled garden to the surrounding countryside. There is also a private landscaped garden to the rear of the Manor House for use by all the apartment residents.

All of the homes will have Millwood’s trademark of using reclaimed materials. The apartments feature impressive finishing touches and attention to detail, such as ornate architraves and skirting’s and plenty of storage space.

Lavender Field’s residents can enjoy their countryside surroundings in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whilst having easy access to a wealth of facilities and amenities. Home to the Lavender Line, a preserved railway and stream train travelling through the picturesque Wealden countryside, Isfield is an ideal location that suit’s all lifestyles. Walkways, cycle and horse riding paths surround the development and nearby South Downs National Park. Despite its rural position, day to day essentials are conveniently located in the neighbouring towns of Uckfield and Lewes.

Ideal for purchasers searching for a home that suits all their needs, Uckfield is approximately four miles away and offers both a Waitrose and Tesco supermarket and a Farmer’s market is held once a month. Just six miles away, Lewes has an array of excellent restaurants, brassieres as well as high street shops and boutiques.

For easy access to the city, there is a direct train service that runs from Haywards Heath to London Victoria up to four times an hour. Meanwhile Brighton is approximately 15 miles away and only 15 minutes on the train from Haywards Heath. The sea-side town of Brighton offers an excellent range shopping choice, from individual boutiques, as well as the large commercial shopping mall at Churchill Square. For those keen on jet-setting of on holiday throughout the year, Gatwick airport is within easy reach, taking approximately 45 minutes by car.

Prices at Lavender Fields range from £325,000 to £399,950 for a two bedroom apartment.