Savills Haywards Heath

37-39 Perrymount Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3BN

 

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 6.00pm
Sat: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Our people

Chris Spofforth

Chris Spofforth

Director
Head of Haywards Heath Office

Savills Haywards Heath

+44 (0) 1444 446 064

+44 (0) 1444 446 064

 

Sophie Wysock-Wright

Sophie Wysock-Wright

Director
Residential

Savills Haywards Heath

+44 (0) 1444 446 003

+44 (0) 1444 446 003

 
Savills estate agents in Haywards Heath

What is Haywards Heath and Sussex like?

The allure of Haywards Heath lies in its excellent schools, the pretty surrounding countryside and picturesque villages, and an easy commute to London. The town itself is, frankly, unremarkable, but a wealth of affluent and very attractive villages in the area are hubs of active, family-focused communities.

Based in mid Sussex, we cover a large part of East Sussex and West Sussex, extending to about a 15-mile radius of the Haywards Heath office. It is an area that extends to the South Downs and Lewes, the Ashdown Forest, north to the Surrey borders and west to the A24.

 

Property in Sussex

Demand for village and country property around Haywards Heath has traditionally been driven by the excellent commuting. However, in recent years the area’s superb schooling has become an equally important factor for buyers: access to the sought-after Cumnor House School is a particular draw. Family houses are therefore the core market here, although the excellent choice of property ranges from bijou cottages to substantial estates. We aim to offer the cream of the market at all levels.

The prime spot is the countryside around Lindfield, being close to Haywards Heath and convenient for the mainline station. Also coveted are the pretty villages of Hurstpierpoint, Ditchling, Cuckfield, Horsted Keynes, Balcombe, Newick and Ardingly, and the more rural hamlets of Streat and East Chiltington. All offer a charming mixture of period architecture and lovely rural settings.

The local scene

This is rural living at its most civilised, with the coast at Brighton just 12 miles away and the glorious South Downs on the doorstep. Outdoor pursuits range from a highly active equestrian scene — riding in the Ashdown Forest, showjumping at Hickstead and racing at Plumpton — to strolls through the famous gardens of Nymans, Wakehurst Place and Sheffield Park. The agricultural showground at Ardingly hosts the famous South of England Show and country fairs throughout the year.

There is also a superb cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, near Lewes, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literature events.

Getting about

The A23/M23 provides direct access to the M25 and into central London.

Trains to London Victoria and London Bridge take around 45 minutes.

Gatwick Airport is 20 minutes up the M23.

Schools in Sussex

Schools are the area’s chief draw. Cumnor House Preparatory School in Danehill is hugely coveted and is a particular favourite with our London buyers. The other major prep schools include Great Walstead School, Lindfield; Brambletye School, East Grinstead; and Handcross Park School at Handcross.

The leading senior schools include Ardingly College, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Worth Abbey, Hurstpierpoint College, Lancing College and Brighton College.

The highly regarded state schools include Warden Park School, Cuckfield; Oathall Community College, Lindfield; and Downlands Community School, Hassocks.