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Outdoor Living At Commutable East Sussex Homes

Posted 17 August 2020 by Keith Osborne

Woodpecker View in Crowborough is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within an easy commute of London...

A new development in Crowborough, East Sussex, is offering house-hunters the chance to set up home in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within an easy commute of London, bolstered right now by no Stamp Duty to pay and just a 5% deposit required thanks to Help to Buy.

Woodpecker View is a collection of 22 two- and three-bedroom homes by local housebuilder Sussex Weald Homes, set in a peaceful cul-de-sac in the 560-sq-mi High Weald AONB. It is just a short stroll away from The Ghyll, a 42-acre local nature reserve and Site of Nature Conservation Interest featuring a mix of ancient woodland and species-rich grassland, where deer graze and woodpeckers are regularly spotted among the trees. Less than15-minutes’ walk away is Crowborough Country Park, a 16-acre former clay quarry which has been rewilded into a natural habitat with woodland walks and a carpet of bluebells in the spring.

Woodpecker View itself is home to a variety of mature trees and landscaped green spaces, including a natural wildlife buffer – a protected ecological habitat allowing native wildlife, flora and fauna to co-exist safely with new residents. Arranged in an attractive cul-de-sac to limit passing traffic and encourage walking and cycling, the development is ideal for families with small children.

Crowborough as a whole is a walker’s paradise, with no end of beautiful trails and outdoor spaces to enjoy, including Ashdown Forest, which is famously the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood in the Winnie The Pooh books.

High WealdNeil Waller, director at Sussex Weald Homes, said: “Woodpecker View, named for the abundance of local birdlife, offers access to miles of open countryside on the doorstep, and the beautiful beaches of the South Coast nearby, as well as the option of a commute by train into London of just over an hour. All too often homes in beautiful locations such as these come with a price premium that puts them out of reach of first-time buyers and young families, but we are committed to ensuring that our homes are affordable.”

The development is quietly contemporary and offers a range of different house types, with clean lines, a variety of brick colours, render and weatherboarding. Inside, each home features a high-quality specification which includes a fully fitted kitchen, contemporary bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom, with larger homes also having an en suite to the master bedroom. Designed for the future, the homes are wired to allow for electric vehicle charging points and feature digital cabling.

As well as being a haven for walkers, Crowborough has small independent shops and larger supermarkets, along with restaurants, and cafés, and a monthly farmers’ market. Woodpecker View is within walking distance of the railway station, which offers regular direct services to London Bridge (70 minutes). By road it is seven miles to Royal Tunbridge Wells, 16 miles to Crawley and 21 miles to Brighton, opening up a wide range of convenient commuting possibilities.

Just 13 homes remain at Woodpecker View and are ready to move into, with prices starting from £308,000 for a two-bedroom semi-detached home. All can be purchased through Help to Buy.

Find out more at www.sussexwealdhomes.co.uk.


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