AREA GUIDES / Crowborough
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Moving to Crowborough

Looking to buy or sell in Crowborough? Contact Mansell McTaggart estates agents in Crowborough to discuss your move or view our property for sale in Crowborough.

Is Crowborough a nice place to live?

Crowborough is a traditional market town nestled at the edge of the Ashdown Forest in the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty.

This historic and popular town is situated at the second highest point in East Sussex and grew from the merging of a number of villages and hamlets. It is the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a statue within the town celebrates its most famous literary resident.

Nestled in the countryside, Crowborough has lots of choice when it comes to outdoor pursuits, with woodland, nature reserves and parks for walking, hiking, and cyclists, as well as rock climbing and horse riding. The nearby beautiful Ashdown Forest with its 6,500 acres of protected ancient heath and woodland is a distinct plus to settling in this area. The forest was of course A.A. Milnes inspiration for his universally loved Winnie the Pooh books. T

Crowborough offers ample opportunities for well-spent downtime with its comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities, including a vibrant arts culture, community events and leisure centre with a swimming pool, gym, skate park, and bike park. If you need a little more, the eclectic Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its excellent shops, restaurants, theatre and railway station with fast services to the capital, is around seven miles to the north.

Crowborough's railway station offers services to London that take little over an hour, while Gatwick Airport is just a 40-minute drive away.

Where to move to in Crowborough

The main postal districts we cover in Crowborough are TN3, TN5, TN6. If you’re looking for some inspiration for where to move to in Crowborough and the surrounding areas, below are some of our favourite areas.

Crowborough Warren

The Crowborough Warren is the north west area of the town. It’s a popular location, thanks to its abundance of amenities, including cosy pubs, quality restaurants, and leisure facilities, such as a leisure centre and golf club. The area has the added benefit of the Warren woodland area being right on the doorstep.

Here, you’ll find a variety of properties on offer, to suit all kinds of lifestyles. From large detached five and seven-bedroom family homes, to contemporary two-bedroom and one-bedroom apartments, there’s sure to be a home for everyone in the Warren.

Crowborough Common

Crowborough Common is located to the south west side of town and consists of acres of heathland and woodland. It’s the perfect location if you’re looking for a quiet, rural home. In the Common area of Crowborough, you’ll find spacious detached homes, with plenty of outside space. Although slightly more removed from the goings on of the town, this area more than makes up for it with the abundance of rural walks and beautiful countryside views.

The Nightingales

The Nightingales is a new build development in the south of Crowborough, near to Walshes Country Park. It features spacious two-, three-, and four-bedroom family homes all within easy reach of the local amenities as well as providing gorgeous countryside views. The development has been thoughtfully designed to create a safe and friendly environment, with ample outside space for each home.

Stone Cross

Stone Cross is an area just outside of Crowborough, to the south of the town. This location offers a variety of properties, from two-bed semis to five-bedroom detached homes. Stone Cross combines the beauty of countryside living while retaining it’s easy links to the goings on of the town itself.

Moving to Crowborough? Contact our Crowborough branch to see how we can help you buy or sell property in the area.


Our favourite places in Crowborough for ...

Girl jumping in a puddle

Rainy day out with the kids

Barista making coffee

Coffee & cake

Couple walking the dog

Live music and theatre

Couple walking the dog

Walks to blow away the cobwebs

Lady talking to shop owner

To shop for something special


Trains in Crowborough

Destination How long How often Changes
London Victoria about 1h15 every 30-60 mins 1 change at East Croydon
East Croydon about 45-50 mins every 30-60 mins direct
Gatwick Airport about 1h15 every 30-60 mins 1 change at East Croydon
London Bridge about 1h15 every 30-60 mins direct
Brighton about 1h54 every 30-60 mins 1 change at East Croydon

This information is a guide only, and not intended to be a timetable! Times shown are at peak times. Please check for exact times. Source:

Schools in Crowborough

Schools rated as 'good' or 'outstanding', within 3 miles of the centre of Crowborough include:

Primary School teacher and children

Primary Schools

  • St Marys Catholic Primary School
  • Grove Park School
  • St John's Church of England Primary School
  • Ashdown Primary School
  • Jarvis Brook Primary School
  • Rotherfield Primary School
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Secondary teacher teaching students

Secondary Schools

  • Beacon Academy
  • Grove Park School
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College students

16 - 18

  • Beacon Academy
  • Grove Park School
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This schools information is intended as a guide only and is subject to change.
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Clubs and societies in Crowborough

We have some great clubs and societies here in Crowborough.
Here is a selection. If we have missed yours please email us

  • 1st Crowborough Scout Group
  • Air Training Corp 1414 (Crowborough Squadron)
  • Alderbrook Community Association
  • Army Cadet Force-(No. 8 Crowborough Detachment PWRR)
  • Ashdown Scottish Country Dance Club
  • Beacon Badminton Club
  • Beacon Community Plus (over 50's)
  • Beacon Swimming Club
  • Beacon Swimming School
  • Boys Brigade - 1st Crowborough
  • Brook Dog Training Club
  • Brook Valley WI
  • Crowborough Arts
  • Crowborough & District Anglers Association
  • Crowborough & District Lions Club
  • Crowborough & Rotherfield JitsuClub
  • Crowborough Beacon Golf Club
  • Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society
  • Crowborough Bridge Club
  • Crowborough Chamber of Commerce
  • Crowborough Chess Club
  • Crowborough Choral Society
  • Crowborough Conservation
  • Crowborough Creative Arts Group

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