Diana Hindley, the only remaining founder of Darwin House, Crowborough, cuts the home's 50th anniversary cake.

En-suite rooms available for new residents at Darwin House, Crowborough

Darwin House, which provides accommodation for older people in Crowborough, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

The house is affiliated to Abbeyfield National and welcomes people wishing to live independently without the worry of maintaining their own home.

It is run by volunteers, and a live-in housekeeper provides nourishing meals seven days a week while residents enjoy hobbies, activities, companionship and outings.

Abbeyfield Crowborough

Darwin House, Crowborough, where accommodation is available for older people.

A 50th anniversary party was held earlier this year and the only remaining founder of Darwin House, Diana Hindley, was invited to cut a birthday cake. Other guests included Crowborough Mayor and Mayoress Ron and Linda Reed and Jarvis Brook councillor David Neeves and his wife, Jennifer.

Chairman, Bron Tankard says accommodation at Darwin House includes nine en-suite rooms and two on the ground floor are available at the moment. Residents are also able to enjoy a dining room, conservatory and gardens to the side and back of the house. Parking is available too.

Bron says the house is perfect for people who like to be independent while knowing support is on hand.


The conservatory at Darwin House, Crowborough, which is enjoyed by residents.

The house is close to a Sainsbury’s Local, a paper shop ,hairdresser, rail station, bus stop and near the Brook Medical Centre, which encompasses doctors’ surgery, pharmacy and dentist on the same site.

If you would like to know more about Darwin House please call 01892 653653, or email abbeyfieldcrowborough@btinternet.com or visit its website at www.abbeyfieldcrowborough.co.uk.

• Contact details are available for Darwin House 24/7 in the Uckfield Directory on the Uckfield News website. Look for the name or search in the category for Residential Homes.

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