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Moving to Horsham

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

The team at Mansell McTaggart has unrivalled local knowledge and a wealth of experience buying and selling property in Horsham and the wider areas of Sussex and Surrey. We’re one of the leading estate agents in the area and we’re committed to providing every customer with the same top quality service.

If you’re thinking of moving to Horsham, read our guide on what you can expect from this gorgeous town.

Is Horsham a nice place to live?

The vibrant town of Horsham offers residents and visitors a cultural mix of heritage and state-of-the-art attractions. At its heart, the bustling Carfax is alive with regular markets, bandstand entertainment and an assortment of enticing shops. Nearby you can find the serenity of the Causeway, home to the historic museum, art gallery and a treasure trove of 17th century properties.

Around the corner, Horsham’s multi-million pound transformation of Piries Place houses a contemporary Everyman cinema, the reputable White Brasserie Company and impressive high-quality shopping. Familiar high-street and independent retailers can be found in the convenient Swan Walk Centre. Fine-dining and 5-star spa hotels, pubs, delicatessen, bakeries, ample parking facilities and a choice of supermarkets are at hand in and around Horsham, serving the lifestyle needs of the whole family.

Horsham has an exceptional choice of schools in the area, with high Ofsted ratings and Collyer’s College just a short walk from the town centre.

Community facilities are in abundance with a well-stocked library and an array of leisure activities including rugby, football, cricket, gymnastics, dance and martial arts. Golfers have a choice of local courses and driving range, and Horsham joggers have a welcoming club.

For family fun, Horsham Park has significant attractions with a wildlife pond, swimming pools, tennis courts, café, aerial adventure, seasonal events and nature gardens. The Downs Link offers inviting opportunities for scenic family walks and keen cyclists. As a commuter town serving London, Gatwick and the South Coast, there are direct train links to all central and rural locations.

Where to move to in Horsham

Horsham has a variety of neighbourhoods all offering a little something different. The main postal districts we cover in Horsham are RH12 and RH13. Below are just some of our favourite areas to live in Horsham, if you’re looking for inspiration for your new home.


Littlehaven was once its own village but has now become part of the larger Horsham town. One of the benefits of living in Littlehaven is that it has its own train station, with regular trains to London, taking around an hour. There are a variety of property types here but it’s particularly popular with families, with large three- and four-bedroom homes in abundance.

Hills Farm Lane area

Hills Farm Lane is a highly sought-after area in Horsham. Not only does it provide easy access to the River Side walk around the town, but it’s also close to a number of good primary schools and also Tanbridge House School

Highwood Village

Highwood Mill is a popular new development on the west side of Horsham. It boasts a range of property types, including flats, townhouses, terraced homes, and large detached homes. The quiet development is centred around two squares, with green space and manicured gardens. Being on the outskirts of town, it offers great transport links via road, with the A23 within easy reach.


Holbrook is a popular area with families in Horsham. It has many amenities, including a doctor’s surgery, dentist, primary school, community centre, sports club and a number of shops and pubs. The area provides easy access to the A264 for those commuting out of the town towards Crawley or Dorking.


The Leechpool area of Horsham offers many large family homes. The added benefit of this area is that it provides easy access to Leechpool and Owlbeech woods, perfect for dog walks. There’s also a school and play area nearby, as well as the wide-open green spaces to the east side of town, such as St Leonard’s Park.


Causeway offers beautiful period property and is one of the oldest streets in Horsham. The homes here are full of character and range from large five-, six-, and seven-bedroom homes to smaller three-bedroom terraced properties. The Causeway is within easy access of the town centre and the goings on of Horsham.

Where to move to in the surrounding areas of Horsham

Our Horsham branch also covers many of the gorgeous surrounding areas of Horsham, with quaint, characterful villages and more rural areas that still provide great connections to Horsham town. Below are some of the areas we cover.

Broadbridge Heath

Broadbridge Heath is a village on the west side of Horsham. It’s a popular and lively location, with its own primary school, village centre, pub and shop. Broadbridge Heaths offers great access to the surrounding countryside for walking and also has a green and multiple play parks for children. 


Southwater is a large village to the south of Horsham. It has a vibrant community with plenty on offer for residents, with well-regarded schools, great pubs and restaurants, and its own country park, as well as access to the surrounding countryside.

Christ’s Hospital

Christ’s Hospital, south of Horsham, is perhaps best known for the highly regarded independent school that’s located there. However, the area has a selection of great homes, and can be the perfect location for those with children attending the school, or for staff working on site. Christ’s Hospital has its own railway station with regular trains to Horsham and further afield.


Warnham is a small village on the north west side of Horsham. It’s a peaceful village with a strong community spirit. The area has two popular pubs and many other amenities, including a village shop and a butcher. There’s also a village hall and play area, plus Warnham has the added benefit of being nestled right in the middle of the countryside and close to Warnham Park.

Barns Green

Barns Green is a village to the south of Horsham. It’s a picturesque area, with cosy pubs, a shop, village hall and its own primary school. Barns Green is also close to Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite, a popular destination that also offers the popular Café by the Lake.


Slinfold is a village to the west of Horsham. It has everything you would expect from a rural village, with a handy shop and Post Office, village hall, and a pub. The village also has its own primary school and pre-school, making it a popular destination for young families. Slinfold Golf and Country Cub is just on the doorstep for avid golfers.

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


Trains in Horsham

Destination How long How often Changes
London Victoria 55 mins to 1h25 every 10-20 mins direct
East Croydon 35 mins to 1h every 10-20 mins direct
Gatwick Airport 25 to 35 mins every 10-20 mins direct or 1 change
London Bridge 1h to 1h15 every 20 minutes direct or 1
or 2 changes
Brighton about 55 mins every 15-20 mins 1 change at
Three Bridges

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 Horsham

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

Primary School teacher and children

Primary Schools

  • St Mary's CofE (Aided) Primary School
  • St John's Catholic Primary School
  • Arunside School, Horsham
  • Trafalgar Community Infant School
  • Kingslea Primary School
  • Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School
  • North Heath Community Primary School
  • Heron Way Primary School
  • Littlehaven Infant School
  • Holbrook
  • St Robert Southwell Catholic, 
  • Leechpool, Greenway Academy, 
  • All Saints CofE, 
  • Castlewood
  • Southwater Academy
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Secondary teacher teaching students

Secondary Schools

  • Millais School
  • The Forest School
  • Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School
  • Tanbridge House School
  • Bohunt Horsham
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College students

16 - 18

  • Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School
  • Collyer's College
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This schools information is intended as a guide only and is subject to change.
Please check or for more detailed assessments.

Clubs and societies in Horsham

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

  • Horsham Rugby Club
  • Horsham Football Club
  • Horsham Running Club
  • Horsham Cycling Club
  • Horsham Cricket Club
  • Horsham Society
  • Rotary Club of Horsham
  • Horsham Horticultural Society Horsham Bridge Club
  • Horsham in Bloom
  • Horsham Astronomy Group
  • Horsham District Council Health Walks
  • Horsham Cricket & Sports Club

Major employers in Horsham

  • Royal & Sun Alliance / More Th>n
  • Lifestyle Europe Holdings Ltd
  • RSPCA Headquarters
  • Southdown Housing Association
  • Christ's Hospital School
  • Minster Cleaners Services
  • Kates Cakes
  • A J Walter Aviation Ltd
  • Trend Control Systems Ltd
  • Steyning Grammar School
  • Sony DADC UK Ltd
  • Enterprise Services Group
  • Pavilions in the Park
  • Tesla Engineering Ltd
  • Paula Rosa Kitchens
  • Fisher Clinical Services UK Ltd
  • Damovo UK Ltd
  • Saxon Weald
  • Sussex Health Care
  • Thakeham Mushrooms
  • JVM Equipment Ltd
  • Creative Assembly

Useful links for Horsham