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The Abbeyfield Crowborough Society

Right on the doorstep of the picturesque Ashdown Forest, Darwin House is a friendly and welcoming retirement home offering sheltered accommodation for people looking to live comfortably in their latter years.

Where we want our loved ones to be comfortable in their retirements, or ourselves in the years to come, is a subject that will only grow in importance. In 2017 there were 11.7 million people over the age of 65, by 2025 that is projected to increase to 14.3 million, and by 2050 as many as 1 in 4 people could be of retirement age (Housing our Ageing Population). Darwin House is one such venue providing excellent accommodation and service.

The Abbeyfield Crowborough Society have taken great care to keep their residents safe at all times, especially during the pandemic still currently with us, testing their housekeepers regularly as well as any visitors and potential residents. Following all the guidelines and taking every precaution has enabled them to stay Covid secure. As the nationwide situation improves, they will be erecting a gazebo too in their well-maintained spacious garden for families to visit their loved ones in comfort.

In recent news they’ve welcomed both a new resident, and a new housekeeper who has been impressing the residents with their wonderful cooking skills. Add to that the ideal location of being situated nearby to important services yet on a quiet road, a beautiful garden and all the facilities residents could require.

The type of accommodation at Darwin House is the best of both worlds, offering personal space where one can keep hold of their independence, and a ready-made community of peers to join. Then there’s two hot meals a day, laundry and cleaning, a 24-hour helpline and resident housekeeper and it’s the full package you’re getting.

Currently Darwin House has some vacancies. If you’d like more information about The Abbeyfield Crowborough Society or Darwin House, please visit their websites at and, or if you’d prefer to speak to someone please call their number 01892 653653.

Written by Neil Sonsthagen