We are looking to relocate to East Sussex/Surrey areas. In March we will be spending a week down that way looking at areas and would be grateful for any recommendations/advice. Lockets has kindly suggested Horsham so thats on our list... but thats it so far. We are looking for somewhere with good schools, plenty of green, spend up to around £325k for 3/4 bed pref older house etc. Thanks
You would be all right in Horsham. I just went on right move and asked for houses with a minimum of three bedrooms, max price £325K and it came up with over 100 properties!
Our 4 bedroom house is on the market right now for not much more than that and we are quite near to Horsham.
Horsham is quite nice I think. I don't know the schools but it has all the usual amenities, and reasonable shopping in a nice location (we go there for preference) and is good for the A/M23 and M25 if you are looking to travel to work/go to London/Brighton etc. Rightmove seemed to have loads of new houses on the market and there is some new building going on in the town centre so it is quite an up and coming place. Very close to Gatwick too for those holidays!
If you prefer a more traditional place, Lewes is very popular. Steeped in history and very picturesque.
Can only recommend you do what we did and look up the local schools on Ofsted to read their reports and get a feel for the education hereabouts.
Oh yes, Haywards Heath of course, and Burgess Hill (but that has developed very quickly over recent years - loads of new houses and might not have the schools/amenities to match) All good for the A/M23.
Thanks all for your suggestions, I've got my list going now of areas to check out. Will no doubt stop at the Springboard in Horsham too as we are taking DS aged 2... cruel mother dragging him round the country!! Thanks again PM