HOMEBUYERS IN BATTLE : Three-bedroom properties have hit the sweet spot for homebuyers across the country in the past year, attracting the largest levels of buyer demand over any other property type[1]. With enough space for growing families, the perfect size for downsizers and an ideal first home for young couples, it is no surprise that Millwood Designer Homes has seen impressive sales of its three bedroom properties at brand new East Sussex development Lillybank, in Battle, since it launched off-plan in July.

In the short time since launching, over half (56%) of the available properties at Lillybank have been reserved. All three-bedroom homes, the property styles vary, from end-of-terrace properties available through the Help to Buy scheme for first-time buyers, to larger semi-detached homes with a built-in garage.

Philip Brown, Sales and Marketing Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “The increased demand for three-bedroom homes is almost certainly down to the need for more space following the pandemic. This type of property is so popular as it suits a wide range of buyers; they can make the perfect step onto the ladder for first-time buyers, whilst still offering ample space for growing families and downsizers too. Lillybank stands out to buyers as we’re offering the most popular property type in a fantastic location, and it’s great news that our three-bedroom homes are going down so well.”

Established on the site of a former horse paddock, Lillybank features an eclectic blend of family homes, ranging from two to five bedrooms. With properties covering a range of sizes and styles, there will be homes available at Lillybank suitable for a wide range of buyers, from families to downsizers and everything in between.

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The Chalkwell is a remarkable semi-detached three-bedroom property at Lillybank, which can be easily adapted to suit a variety of purchasers and their needs. On entrance to the property, a fully-fitted kitchen is to the left of the hallway, and comes complete with a selection of outstanding integrated appliances including a double oven with grill, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer. The hallway leads into an open-plan dining/living room with French doors opening onto the private rear garden, providing the perfect space for all members of the family to come together.

Upstairs, a wide landing leads into three perfectly proportioned bedrooms, and a stylish family bathroom. The plush master bedroom enjoys an en-suite shower room, and double fitted wardrobes. The second and third bedrooms can easily be transformed depending on a buyer’s needs, from cosy children’s bedrooms, to a private working from home space.

Purchasers of The Chalkwell will also have access to a shared car barn, providing covered storage for a family vehicle.

Set in Battle, the location of the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066, residents at Lillybank will benefit from living in a picturesque medieval town that still provides the amenities of modern life. The town itself hosts a variety of independent shops eateries and cafes, whilst a Tesco Extra is located just a few miles away in St Leonards-on-Sea. The Chequers Inn, a beautiful 15th century coaching inn, provides an exceptional range of food and drink just a 26-minute walk from the development. The schools in Battle are renowned locally for their excellence, with Battle and Langton Church of England Primary School rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and Claverham Community College rated ‘Outstanding’.

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Despite the rurality of its location, Lillybank residents will have access to exceptional transport links. Battle train station offers direct services to Hastings in 18 minutes and to London Charing Cross in just under 80 minutes. By road, the A21 is situated nearby, providing easy access to a variety of destinations, including Tunbridge Wells, just 39 minutes away. For those interested in international travel, Gatwick Airport is a 60-minute drive away, and Ashford International is just over an hour away from Battle by train.


Prices at Lillybank start from £345,000. For further information on the development or to register your interest, please visit or call 01732 770991.

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