Often referred to as '1066 country' after the famous Battle of Hastings, the county of East Sussex invites offers homebuyers to enjoy a compelling mix of coast, countryside, history and culture. Situated in the south eastern corner of England, this picturesque county takes in a swathe of the UK's best coastline. This means that there are plenty of properties for sale in East Sussex for those who like to live close to the sea. Besides the larger, popular holiday resorts of Hastings and Eastbourne you can find delightful East Sussex properties for sale in smaller, quieter seaside towns such as Rye and Newhaven.
Away from the coast, the county's eastern border falls within the High Weald, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty spanning almost 1,500 square kilometres. Many of East Sussex's finest market towns and villages lie within the High Weald, including Bodiam with its stunning medieval castle; Wadhurst; Ardingley; Northiam and many more. Each of these locations has its own charm, character and attractions and, being the High Wield, offer great opportunities for outdoor activities such as country walking and wildlife spotting. Transport links are good too, with major towns and cities including Tunbridge Wells, Crawley, Ashford, Horsham and Maidstone within easy reach.
One thing that homebuyers looking at property for sale in East Sussex can be assured of is an agreeable quality of life; the county consistently ranks highly in surveys of 'Britain's Best Places to Live'. This is particularly true for older people moving to the area; in 2017 East Sussex achieved third place in the annual Quality of Retirement Index. The county was praised not only for its good weather conditions but also for the availability of healthcare for retirees.
That said, the appeal of buying a house in East Sussex is not limited to the older generation. Thanks to the vast diversity East Sussex properties for sale, taking in everything from a one-bedroomed flat in the centre of town to beautiful cottage or farmhouse in the country, it's no exaggeration to say that there's a home here to suit every taste and budget.
Mansell McTaggart have 5 estate agents offices across East Sussex along with 11 offices in neighbouring West Sussex, so whether you're buying or selling a property in East Sussex, we've got it covered.