Most who consider East Sussex as a destination to move to are thinking about the potential of Brighton & Hove, particularly Londoners leaving the capital. However, latest research by estate agent Knight Frank on the 13 towns in East Sussex reveals that since the recession, Crowborough is one of the top performers and experiencing some of the best recovery* – and it is here that Millwood Designer Homes is preparing to launch two individually designed country houses.
These detached new homes in Steep Road will blend traditional Wealden vernaculars with a first-class specification and the latest trends in modern-day living, including custom-made kitchens and energy-efficient induction hobs.
Behind the traditional façades, the five-bedroom houses, Blueberry Farm and Rosehip House, will offer an impressive balance of informal and formal living space. With Millwood having only recently started building the properties, there is also the opportunity for interested purchasers to bespoke their home and model it according to their own requirements by changing room layouts. Buyers who reserve at this early stage can also choose the design and specification of the kitchen, bathrooms, walls and flooring.
The homes are surrounded by Ashdown Forest’s 6,500 acres, but within easy reach of the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the popular coastal city of Brighton.
Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “Millwood is combining all that is best in the local architectural history with the latest in modern technology and innovation at Steep Road. Not only will the development appeal to those looking for a family home in the countryside, surrounded by good schools and countryside pursuits, but also those after a commuting base that offers easy access into central London.”
Perfect for families, Crowborough, with its own shopping facilities and a selection of leading schools, combines a traditional village-style centre with good amenities and first-class transport links. Situated on the outskirts of the town, Steep Road is also conveniently located nine miles from the shopping centre of Tunbridge Wells with a wider selection of high street shops and specialist boutiques, bars, restaurants, leisure and entertainment facilities, and an hour’s drive from Brighton and Eastbourne.
Said to be home of the nation’s best loved bear, A. A. Milne’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’, the famous Ashdown Forest is a mile away from Crowborough and next year will see the 90th anniversary of its publication celebrated. The Forest has a selection of superb walks and riding facilities available. There are other excellent sporting facilities nearby, including golf at both Beacon and Boars Head Courses, Isenhurst Health Club, the Crowborough Leisure Centre, Crowborough Tennis & Squash Club and rock climbing at Bowles, Eridge and Harrison’s rocks.
Perfect for commuters, Jarvis Brook station is a short drive from Steep Road offering services into London in an hour. The nearby A26 provides easy access to the A21, connecting to the M25 and M23 motorways, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Millwood Designer Homes is taking off-plan reservations for Blueberry Farm and Rosehip House now with completions expected in autumn next year. Guide Prices at Steep Road will be circa £1.3million.