The Hedgerows: An idyllic countryside location for families, young professionals and first-time buyers

The Hedgerows at Hellingly is a new Orbit development of two, three, four- and five-bedroom houses in a beautiful rural corner of East Sussex. The idyllic countryside location lies at the heart of a growing and thriving community and is perfectly positioned for families, first-time buyers and young professionals.

Here, three new buyers talk about their fantastic experience when purchasing their Orbit home…

Darren and Lisa

Darren and Lisa

Darren and Lisa moved into their new Orbit Help to Buy home in June this year. Having previously lived in a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Eastbourne with their daughter Evie, the family decided to up-size and move to a more rural location. 

After looking at other properties in the local area, they chose a four-bedroom home at Orbit’s new Hedgerows development.  

The Hedgerows is the perfect location for families with a number of local amenities including a village convenience store, a choice of primary and secondary schools and a health centre. There are also additional primary and secondary schools in the wider area and for older children, there is Hailsham Community College.

Talking about their positive Orbit experience, Darren and Lisa said: “Out of the choices we had, Orbit was the highest quality development in the local area. We were looking for a south facing garden, on a corner plot and were surprised by the openness of the Hedgerows, compared to others! The finish of the property was fantastic and the whole house felt spacious, light and airy. 

“The Sales team were so welcoming and kept us up to date with everything throughout lockdown and reassured us every step of the way. From start to finish, nothing was too much trouble and any questions we had were answered quickly. We love our new forever home and would recommend Orbit to anyone!” 

Grant and Charlotte

In March this year, Grant (27) and Charlotte (25), Business Development Managers from East Sussex, moved into their new Orbit home. The couple had previously lived in rented accommodation in Polegate, but after saving enough for a deposit on a house, they began looking at properties in the local area.

After researching local developments, they chose a two-bedroom house at the Hedgerows in Hellingly.

The Hedgerows is perfectly positioned for working professionals and commuters. Major roads are easily accessible and within close proximity of Brighton, Bexhill, Hastings, Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne. Polegate railway station is just 6 miles away, with regular direct trains heading into to London Victoria, in just a 1 hour 22 minutes. 

The development is also situated just ten minutes away from the historic town of Hailsham. There, you will find several supermarkets, restaurants and cafes, a Leisure Centre, a bank, Post Office and a number of independent and high street retailers.

Commenting on their fantastic Orbit experience, Grant and Charlotte said: “Having looked around several new build sites, we came across the Hedgerows and were pleasantly surprised at how open the development was. Many new builds feel crowded, but the Hedgerows was the complete opposite! The rural location is great; you feel as though you’re in the middle of the countryside – yet you have access to shops and everything you could need in the local town Hailsham!

“As first-time buyers, looking to purchase our first home felt really overwhelming. But Orbit were extremely accommodating from the start. The process of purchasing was made extremely simple for us and the Sales team were always on hand for any queries we had. The best thing about this house is our beautiful south facing outdoor space and open living space downstairs. We are absolutely delighted with our new property and will be recommending Orbit to all our family and friends!”

Chris and Hollie

In July, Chris (28) and Hollie (23) moved into their new Orbit Help to Buy home at the Hedgerows in Hellingly. The couple had previously lived with parents, however, after saving enough for their first home together they began looking at properties in the local area.

After comparison with other developments in East Sussex, they chose a two-bedroom house at the Hedgerows.  

The Hedgerows is just ten miles from the beaches at Eastbourne and the stunning dunes of Camber Sands – which is perfect for a weekend seaside outing! The development is also close to the South Downs National Park, a haven for outdoor pursuits such as walking, birdwatching, horse-riding, cycling, canoeing and paddle-boarding.

Talking about their positive experience with Orbit, Chris and Hollie said: “After years of savings and living with parents, it is so nice to have our space and freedom. Due to the threat of coronavirus, we were both very worried about the implications on buying our first home. But Orbit were on top of everything and took care of us every step of the way. They went above and beyond to make sure the whole experience was stress-free and straightforward.

“Our new Hedgerows home is fantastic! The finish of the build is such high quality and the whole development is spacious in comparison to others. We would recommend Orbit without hesitation to anyone and want to give a big thank you to the Sales team, for making us feel so welcome. Orbit stand head and shoulders above the rest!”

Prices at the Hedgerows start from £275,000 for a two-bedroom house and properties can be secured with a deposit of 10% using the Government backed Help to Buy Scheme. Two and three-bedroom properties are also available to purchase through Shared Ownership.

Properties are available to buy now for immediate occupation.

The Sales office is now open for viewings by appointment only. Please contact us to arrange a time which is convenient for you: call 0845 600 4072 or email

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