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One in five London-leavers are looking towards buying a home in the South of England, with Hamptons International reporting a 12% increase in property searches in the region compared to this time last year. 

Offering the very best of rolling countryside with close links to the coast, the East Sussex town of Heathfield is a fitting location for homebuyers on the hunt for a prime rural location. In this picturesque location, luxury homebuilder Millwood Designer Homes has recently launched a stunning new show home at Heatherlands, showcasing the very best of countryside living in a traditional East Sussex location.

Living area.

Situated within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the properties at Heatherlands are surrounded by a plethora of impressive British countryside with plenty of room for children or pets to stretch their legs, from ancient woodlands to legions of open green space. Just a few miles west of the development, residents can explore Selwyns Wood Nature Reserve – a small, mixed semi woodland area nestled in a south facing valley, with three dominant streams running through it, whilst several charming villages, such as Waldron, Cross in Hand and Broad Oak can also be found within the local parish, ideal for scenic weekend walks.

Philip Brown, Sales and Marketing Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “Heatherlands is set in an enviable location for many buyers, and is the ideal place for residents to explore the great outdoors close to home; something that is high on the priority list for many following a period of confinement. The Charlwood, the new show home, really brings the development to life, and provides potential homebuyers with an opportunity to envisage what life could be like with a home at Heatherlands.”

Adam King, Partner at Wood & Pilcher, comments: “Registration from London buyers is definitely on the up, and we can all understand the benefits that countryside living can bring post-lockdown. With lots of people now considering making working from home a permanent move, buyers are more willing to consider a longer commute in favour of a more relaxed pace of life back at home. Buyers at Heatherlands will have rural living readily available, with access to plenty of country walks and trails, including the Cuckoo Trail, perfect for walkers and cyclists alike.”

Nestled in a beautifully quiet woodland setting, Heatherlands comprises a collection of three to five-bedroom homes, showcasing Millwood’s traditional design. Set amongst picturesque surroundings, the new show home showcases the fabulous family properties on offer and provides prospective purchasers the opportunity to experience all that is available at this beautiful new development.

What a lovely kitchen!

The four bedroom semi-detached Charlwood show home is set across three floors, and has been designed with luxury family living in mind. On entering the property, the ground floor leads into a spacious living/dining space, with floor to ceiling bi-fold doors to the rear garden, flooding the downstairs with natural light. A separate kitchen/breakfast area offers the opportunity for parents to comfortably prepare meals away from the main living space. Upstairs, the first floor is home to the second, third and fourth bedrooms, each offering spacious accommodation for every member of the family as well as flexible space for a home office or study.

Providing the perfect private sanctuary for parents at the end of a stressful day, the second floor is exclusively home to the master suite and spacious en suite bathroom with contemporary white suites. For an extra slice of luxury, a heated towel rail is present in the en suite, and double fitted wardrobes offer additional storage space.


The town of Heathfield offers an assortment of everyday amenities as well as a mix of independent shops and boutiques. In addition to retail outlets including Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, Heathfield offers a wide range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, with plenty of choice for a variety of social occasions.

For weekend adventures, Heathfield is served by a selection of excellent local bus and coach services, conveniently linking the village to areas including the seaside town of Eastbourne as well as Battle, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells. The M20, M23, M26 and M25 motorways are also all within close proximity to enable travel further afield.

Prices at Heatherlands start from £489,950. For further information, please call 01435 220435 or visit

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