My beautiful home is in a cohousing community (www.laughtonlodge.org). Laughton Lodge comprises 21 self–contained households which share a site with approximately 23 acres of land comprising gardens, meadowland, a sports field and some woods. It also includes a large communal building comprising a hall, communal kitchen and dining room, meeting rooms, children's room, a music room, games room, an office/studio complex and some ancillary buildings.
The property is situated approx. ½ mile west of the village of Laughton, a village with a county primary school, a church, a pub and a village shop/post office. Ringmer, with local shops and a secondary school is 2 miles away. Lewes and Uckfield, with supermarkets and railway stations (Lewes to Victoria 1 hr 10mins) are each approx. 6 miles away and both Brighton, to the west, and Eastbourne, to the east, 14 miles away
There are beautiful walks, from the front door, through bluebell woods and the Downs are a few minutes drive away. This is perfect place to retreat where everyone has their own space, yet there is an opportunity to share land, gardens, veg plots etc. Children (and adults!) are safe to roam free amongst rabbits, chickens, horses, guinea pigs, veg gardens, meadows and woodland. Play on swings, enjoy sitting around the fire at night, watching the sunset.... Neighbours are very friendly and sociable - there are plenty of opportunities to be sociable if you want to be, e.g. potluck (bring a dish) every Friday.
Only 10 drive mins from Lewes, set in the middle of the Downs, Lewes is quirky, arty town known for it's individual shops, cafes and antiques shops. Brighton is a 20 min drive with it's beach, great shopping and lively bars, cafes and nightlife.
The living area is a beautiful conservatory which overlooks the garden and grounds beyond. The flat is very spacious, with 3 double bedrooms, kitchen/dining area, living area with wood burning stove, utility area, fire pit, outdoor seating, garden and 23 acres of stunning land - yours to enjoy too! It is paradise for children. Laughton Lodge is a very peaceful place to simply 'be' - you won't want to go anywhere else!