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Homes for East Sussex commuters

19th October 2015 Print
Parsonage Croft Exterior

Rail operators have recently reported a surge in the amount of wine being bought on board; with sales on First Great Western services from London, having increased by 15 per cent in the last year alone. For thirsty commuters from Etchingham looking to finish their working week with a relaxing glass of wine off board the train, the award-winning Bistro@thestation is waiting for them when they get home.

Winner of the National Railway Heritage Award, Bistro@thestation, which is the result of local villagers raising £150,000 and volunteering to transform the semi-derelict former Grade II Listed station master’s house into the hub of the village, is now the pub of choice for Etchingham commuters. For house hunters looking to secure a home within a 10 minute walk of this, Millwood Designer Homes is having an Open House next weekend (Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October) for one of two remaining properties for sale at the exclusive Parsonage Croft development.

Plot 18 is an elegant four bedroom weather boarded detached home, which features a striking porch across the front of the house and an exposed brickwork chimney. Designed with flexible living in mind, the property includes a spectacular open-plan kitchen with central island, breakfast and informal family area that can seamlessly transition between entertaining for a dinner party to a more relaxed hub for family life. Bi-fold doors open onto the rear garden with a southerly aspect. Separate living and dining rooms give the opportunity to entertain when formality is required. The bay windowed study looks out over woodland and completes the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs the luxurious master bedroom and second bedroom have en suite facilities and fitted wardrobes. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Excellent specification features throughout plot 18, with a bespoke designed kitchen, granite worktop and even a wine cooler for those commuters who prefer to relax in the comfort of their own home. Sleek white suites and chrome furnishings have been used in the timeless, hotel-style bathrooms.

Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “Millwood has designed a range of sophisticated properties with flexible, spacious living accommodation which has attracted a variety of home owners to this thriving East Sussex Village. We are confident that the final two properties will appeal to those looking for a family home in a rural village community with award-winning facilities, but within easy reach of London.”

Etchingham train station provides commuters with a direct service to London Charing Cross in less than 90 minutes. The A21 is less than a five minute drive from Parsonage Croft, providing access to the M25 and Gatwick airport within an hour.

Perfect for families, Etchingham, with its own Post Office, butcher, doctor’s surgery and Bistro, combines quaint village charm with good amenities and excellent transport links. Heathfield and Battle are just 15 minutes away, offering a selection of supermarkets and restaurants, whilst Tunbridge Wells and Uckfield are both half an hour away, with all that these large towns have to offer, from cinemas to department stores.

Parsonage Croft has been created in conjunction with a new primary school, pre-school, sports pitches, community facilities including a new community hall and landscaped village square. The wider area also offers a selection of leading grammar, private and preparatory schools.

Plot 18 will be open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October. Plot 18 is priced at £775,000. To arrange an appointment, visit

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Parsonage Croft Exterior Parsonage Croft Dining Room Parsonage Croft Hallway