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Escape to the country: Why Loxwood village is the place to be

1st March 2018

There can be many factors in deciding to move home, be it downsizing, upsizing or a change of career. However, it may surprise you to find that it’s not just older people who are choosing to shun the cities. Antler Homes have found younger generations who moved away from their childhood home are now returning to villages such as Loxwood on the Sussex/Surrey border to enjoy all the benefits of rural life.

In a survey carried out by TSB, it was found that thousands of Britons are flocking back to where they grew up. A staggering 40% left their childhood home only to return by the age of 29. More affordable house prices were of course one factor, but 58% of those aged 25-34 cited wanting to be closer to family as a major factor for choosing to move away from the city. At Loxwood Green, Antler Homes’ latest development, a range of house sizes are available including bungalows, making the community ideal for multi-generational living.

36% of 18-24 year olds were being tempted back in order to seek a better quality of life. Moving to Loxwood needn’t mean a life solely comprised of jam-making however. The village is thriving, with a much-loved local pub, a range of independent shops and plenty of activities hosted by local community groups such as monthly movie nights and ladies’ badminton classes.

‘I don’t find this trend too surprising, especially when you look at the appeal of village life. If you take Loxwood as an example you can see why so many return. The friendly atmosphere of the community and the draw of the rural surrounding it’s the perfect place to put down roots and bring up a family. The fact that people are choosing to return highlights what we already knew…that Loxwood is a great place to live for all ages.’ – Jay Smith, Sales Manager, Antler Homes.

Loxwood can be found on the border of West Sussex and Surrey. Renowned for its excellent primary school and superb local butcher which also supplies the village pub, the picturesque duck pond and beautiful Victorian church reinforce the relaxed rural atmosphere. An abundance of bridleways and footpaths transecting the surrounding meadows and canal merely add to its charm.

About Loxwood Green
Loxwood Green is an exclusive collection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes. Combining modern luxury with nostalgia for a quieter pace of life, it offers an inspired living environment within a sought-after village location.

Each of these new homes reflects the scale and detailing of the local architecture and surrounding settlements, with brick patterns and welcoming porches. On the inside of many of the homes have inviting hallways opening onto impressive open plan reception rooms and expansive family areas, with superb kitchens and bathrooms as standard. Bi-fold and French doors blur the lines between inside and out, opening onto patios and gardens. With garage and driveway parking completing the picture.

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