A guide to...East Sussex

Bordered by Kent to the north, and West Sussex to the west , East Sussex offers a diverse range of unspoilt countryside, thriving cities and quaint villages. One of the benefits of this popular area is the quick and easy access to the striking coastline, including iconic spots such as glorious Beachy Head.

Seaside hubs like Brighton and Hove have long been a popular choice with London buyers searching for an alternative lifestyle to the hubbub of the capital, yet within convenient commutable distance. There’s also the draw of excellent schools, both state and private, and the South Downs National Park. What’s not to love?


Bursting with energy, Brighton offers a wonderful alternative for those seeking to leave London whilst still enjoying the vibrant buzz of city life, and it’s not just the beach that attracts them. With a thriving job market and endless exciting and interesting things to do, living in Brighton offers the best of both worlds, from easy access to the surrounding countryside and coastline, to the thriving cultural scene. Around an hour’s commute from London by train and more affordable house prices mean that Brighton is a desirable location for families and young professionals alike.

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Lewes is a quaint market town that lies in the heart of the Sussex countryside, with hilly streets lined with boutiques, independent shops and good selection of both primary and secondary school options. The town is populated by a mixture of Georgian, Victorian and medieval houses and cottages, only adding to its unique charm. Although set within a semi-rural location the area has good road and rail links. Gatwick Airport is just 28 miles away, and the mainline railway station in Lewes offers services to London Victoria from just over 1 hour.

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Eastbourne boasts 3 miles of beaches, but there’s plenty more to this traditional town than meets the eye. Vibrant streets are populated with a growing number of restaurants, and with four theatres and the UK’s only working bandstand in the country, this town’s cultural offering is alive. Additionally, nearby Seven Sisters Country Park provides 280 acres of white cliffs and grassland. Eastbourne also boasts some good Primary and Secondary schools. Trips to London are easy with a journey time to Victoria of around 90 minutes, and Gatwick Airport is accessible by road or rail in about 1 hour.

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