Deanland Wood Park
Deanland Wood Park is a nationally renowned and award winning park home estate with over 400 homes, positioned very near to the beautiful Ashdown Forest, It is home to our East Sussex office. Set in the picturesque Sussex countryside, It is easy to tell as soon as you come onto the park why it is one of the most sought after park home estates in the country. Apart from the fact that the park has been awarded Gold multiple times in the prestigious 'David Bellamy awards', it further separates its self from other parks by having its own village with all the things you could need, as well as direct transport links to places such as Eastbourne and Brighton. The park is fully licensed for year round residential living under the mobile homes act and it specialises in the active retired.
Deanland is unique to most mobile home parks in the fact that it has its own village on site, offering all the amenities you need.
Very secure community, with security features such as CCTV.
Deanland has buses calling in the park, which makes a regular bus service a secure reality, giving a true sense of freedom.
Onsite Full six-lane Competition Bowls Green
A real country pub within the Park, for Sunday Lunch, a game of darts or a friendly drink. Available for functions etc.
Self-service store for fresh vegetables, papers and milk etc. Open every day.
There is a Community Centre provided for members' use. All occupiers of Deanland Wood are offered membership, but this is voluntary. The Centre is run by a committee of park residents and provides a varied programme of events. Deanland Wood is restricted to people without children or dogs, and is aimed at the "active retired". It therefore follows that everyone has but one aim, to enjoy their retirement. Visiting family are welcomed, and the Park has much to offer them.
There are many activities available at Deanland Wood, for example, darts, table tennis, and short mat bowls.
Our own six-lane Lawn Bowls Club, run to competition standard, is available to all on request.
RAF Deanland, as it was known in 1943–44, played an important part in the Second World War. As an ALG (Advanced Landing Ground), of which the Park was an integral part, it was a temporary airfield that hosted a Spitfire squadron with a record of some exceptional successes. For instance, it played a large part in the battle with the V1 rocket or "Doodlebug" as it was known.
Deanland was right under the flight path of these death machines that were aimed at London. The third highest scorers in the fighter squadrons were those stationed at Deanland with their Spitfires scoring 185 kills.
Deanland is also reputed to be the first Spitfire squadron to give air cover to the D-Day landings in Normandy. The present main car park and some of the roads on the park were first used by the RAF in 1943.
We are proud of this history and the role the Park played in World War Two.
Deanland Wood Park, Golden Cross, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3RN