Take a Breath of Fresh Air with Fernham Homes

The benefits of being outdoors and enjoying open space are vast; whether it’s a quick lunchtime walk or a full day in the fresh air, there is no doubt that spending time in the open improves mental and physical wellbeing, allowing you to connect and learn about wildlife and improving your mood. Getting sunlight in the morning also improves your sleep and helps you produce more serotonin. These benefits are so important in fact, that the United Nations have declared it a human right to have access to a healthy natural environment.

Did you know…?
A recent report has discovered that around 7.8 million English households live more than 15 minutes away from nature and green areas. At Fernham Homes, providing beautiful outdoor space on residents’ doorsteps is a top priority which is why we think carefully about where we build our new homes.

At our development in Matfield, Rosewood Place, the emphasis on having lots of greenery nearby is clear. The final two detached houses have all the benefits of the great outdoors, with views across the ecological habitat; a space designed to make getting outside and closer to nature as easy as possible for all residents and the community. We have put a lot of care and attention into creating carefully designed landscaped grounds, a children’s play area, orchards, pond, trim trail and footpath which rounds around the eastern boundary connecting Maidstone Road and Brenchley Road. This summer, we even had our first ducks in residence.

Although it stands as its own ecological haven, residents here are surrounded by the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here are some incredible facts about the area:

  • There are 3,720 species of plants and animals
  • Over 13,000 ponds with native wildlife
  • 12,500km of hedgerows and field boundaries
  • 28% woodland cover – more than any other AONB

Our homes in Ticehurst at Hillbury Fields also benefit from a world surrounded by stunning nature and benefit from remarkable views across the countryside and ancient woodland. The new neighbourhood is situated next door to Wadhurst village, which was voted as The Times’ Best Place to Live in the UK 2023. Within the development, the two ponds are already being enjoyed by the local wildlife and there will also be a play area for children, creating a peaceful and fun environment. One of our first residents, Roni, comments: “One of the things that I have found most impressive is the detail, care and financial investment that has been given to the landscaping. This gives a very open space feeling to the whole development.” She continues: “I have a raised patio which has extraordinary views looking out across East Sussex and the ancient woodland. There are also lots of fantastic National Trust places nearby, including Scotney Castle, which offers activities for all age groups.”

Nearby, Bedgebury Forest is an award-winning woodland attraction, particularly popular with cyclists with its endless miles of scenic routes and bike hire hub. It’s not only green spaces which are beneficial but blue spaces too. Bewl Water offers fishing, canoeing, rowing, and sailing along with walking trails and cycle tracks. Open year round and featuring 800-acres of parkland, living close to this attraction is an incredible luxury.

Enjoy a brand new home, set in an outstanding area of natural beauty, with nature at your fingertips. With our range of fantastic properties available, we’re certain there is a home perfect for you!