Property Search Agents in East Sussex

“Sussex by the Sea” the patriotic Edwardian song only tells half the story. East Sussex is home to rolling countryside, tucked away medieval villages as well as it’s gorgeous coastline. The South Downs, a range of chalk hills, runs from Beachy Head near Eastbourne, behind Brighton (and onto Winchester) – the highest point on the Downs is Ditchling Beacon.

The northern edge of the county forms the High Weald, an area of outstanding natural beauty, forming rolling hills with some fine views, formerly heavily wooded; opening on to the Ashdown Forest close to the boundary with West Sussex, an ancient area of open heathland. Between the two is the Low Weald, with more open farmland.

The appeal of East Sussex is that, whilst commutable, it is not commuter land so “greenshifters” (London families benefitting from the rise in property prices who no longer want the stress of city living and are seeking a better quality of life and open spaces) looking for their perfect family home will not only find East Sussex better value but a more placid, rural setting in which to live.

Buyers looking for property search agents in East Sussex to find their perfect family home will find that, whilst East Sussex is slightly better value than Kent and West Sussex, it is equally as desirable with its sheep-studded hills and statuesque chalk cliffs.


Although East Sussex has no motorways, the principal roads connecting the county with London and the motorway network are the A21 and the A22.  There are two principal commuter lines – that from Hastings running up through the Weald connecting to  London Bridge, Waterloo East and London Charing Cross or London Cannon Street, with stations in pretty towns and villages such as Battle, Robertsbridge and Wadhurst. The latter taking about about an hour or thereabouts.   Increasingly popular is the line from Uckfield running up through Buxted,  Crowborough and Eridge to London Victoria and London Bridge – whilst the journey is slightly longer (Buxted takes one and a quarter hours it is a cheaper commute with easier car parking).


Another of East Sussex’s major appeals is its excellent choice of schools in Sussex, from prep schools at Skippers Hill, Bricklehurst and Vinehall to the well-regarded public schools of Brighton College, Eastbourne College, Mayfield for Girls.

If daily access to London is not high on the wish list then it’s worth exploring some of the ancient and picturesque towns and villages – from the county town of Lewes to the medieval Cinque port of Rye, with its cobbled streets, perched high on a hill where time seems to have stood still (port is probably a misnomer as the sea retreated from Rye three or more centuries ago).  Battle is another town worth exploring, looked over by its famous Abbey on the site where William the Conqueror first engaged with the Saxons in 1066 and King Harold was killed by an arrow in his eye.

The county has more than its fair share of amenities, from the world famous opera house at Glyndebourne Opera House, to sailing and fishing at Bewl Water; from walking on the Downs to cycling up Ditchling Beacon.

We hope this has given you an overview of East Sussex and the types of property that may be located in the areas you are considering, as well as travel and commuting information and also schooling. Please call us if you would like to chat with us about a future property search in this beautiful county. We are property search agents in East Sussex, as well as West Sussex and Kent so will be able to assist you for the borders of the counties as well.

We offer over fifty years’ experience as property search agents in East Sussex and our unrivalled knowledge of the area means that we are extremely well equipped to find you the perfect home. You will receive top quality service and this will extend to any possible challenges or complications you may be experiencing with the search; once we have found you the right property our service continues throughout negotiations, relocation, planning and removal.