In a bid to combat loneliness of grandparents who live on their own, as well as assist younger members of the family to save for a deposit for their first home, many families are making the decision to live together to keep everyone happy.
With recent research revealing one in five people lived alone during lockdown, and a further 60% reporting living with three or more generations under one roof during this period, this could suggest that multi-generational living could be set to rise.
Presenting a range of sizable five-bedroom houses at Heatherlands by Millwood Designer Homes, set in the picturesque East Sussex of Heathfield, offer the ideal space for families to live comfortably together.
Backed by a beautiful existing woodland setting in the pretty village of Heathfield, Heatherlands comprises 23 beautifully unique homes ranging from three to spacious five bedrooms, perfect for hands-on family life. At The Upperberry, a detached five-bedroom property nestled in a quiet corner of the development offers every generation of the family the opportunity to live happily together, taking advantage of the spacious open-plan accommodation and five commodious bedrooms.
Philip Brown, Sales and Marketing Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “Following the events of the last couple of months, people are re-evaluating what’s important to them in their home, and are reacting fast. Families now feel that they need to live together under one roof; whether that reason is to look after elderly relatives in preparation for a future lockdown, or young people unable to get on the property ladder themselves and staying with their parents for longer.
“Nobody wants to feel isolated from their family, especially at the moment, and The Upperberry is the perfect choice for those looking to live inter-generationally. Whilst it has plenty of space for families to enjoy time together, it’s also big enough for relatives to take some time to themselves away from the rest of the family.”
The Upperberry is an excellent example of one of the spacious properties available to purchase at Heatherlands. With flowing open-plan interiors spread across two floors, the home is ideal for families looking for more space.
On entrance to the property, residents will be met with a large hallway, cloakroom and four cupboards providing plenty of extra storage space. To the right, a stylish living room benefits from its own set of French doors opening onto the rear garden.
To the left of the hallway is a dining room and a spacious home study, a separate space perfect for those currently working from home. To the rear of the property, a large kitchen/breakfast/family space with bi-fold French doors onto the rear garden provides a seamless transition from inside to outside living. The kitchen and utility room benefit from a selection of fully integrated appliances including a single electric oven with grill, single oven with microwave function, two fridge/freezers, dishwasher and wine cooler.
Upstairs, the luxurious master bedroom and second bedroom both benefit from their own private en suite bathrooms, providing the ideal space for elderly residents to live independently. Three further spacious bedrooms and a family bathroom with contemporary white suites complete the first floor. The home also benefits from an electronically operated double garage with space for two vehicles.
The village of Heathfield offers something for all members of the family. In the village itself, an assortment of everyday amenities are available, as well as a mix of independent shops, boutiques, a Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, and a wide range of restaurants and pubs. For lovers of the outdoors, the surrounding rolling Sussex countryside of the High Weald AONB has plenty to explore, as well as Selwyns Wood Nature Reserve – a small, mixed semi woodland area nestled in a south facing valley.
For adventures further afield, Heathfield is served by a selection of excellent local bus and coach services, conveniently linking the village to areas including Eastbourne, Battle, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells. The M20, M23, M26 and M25 motorways are also all within close proximity.