New Homes in East Grinstead
The market town of East Grinstead in West Sussex is the capital of the historic High Weald. It’s around 30 miles from London making it an ideal location for commuters, while also being surrounded by countryside.
East Grinstead Attractions
East Grinstead high street dates back 800 years and you’ll see several timber framed buildings, as well as examples of architecture from the Georgian and Regency eras. East Grinstead Town Museum, located on Cantelupe Road will educate you on the history of the area.
The town offers plenty of opportunities for relaxing in locations like nearby Ashdown Forest, where the Winnie the Pooh stories were set. In addition, Forest Way and Worth Way are beautiful country Parks where enjoyable walks can be taken and from part of the Sustrans national cycle network. Weir Wood Reservoir offers sailing for water enthusiasts and also has a nature reserve.
Further highlights of the area include Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Blackland Farm Activity Centre and the British Wildlife Centre – all great options for family days out. Or why not consider taking a trip on the historic Bluebell Railway – a heritage steam train.
The town offers plenty of restaurants s and pubs to choose from. If you’re after some culture you might like to visit the Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre. This theatre stages professional and amateur plays and music, and also houses a large art gallery for temporary exhibitions.
Sports in East Grinstead
East Grinstead is proud of its sports heritage, and those moving to the area will have the opportunity to get involved. It is home to a National League hockey club who’ve achieved success both at home and abroad, it has a Ryman League football club, a netball league, a Sussex Premier League cricket club and one of the oldest reservoir sailing clubs in the country.
The town also has a multi-sports facility where you’ll have the option to try out 17 different sports. Those looking to practice their swing will be able to do so at the heathland golf course, which was a qualifying venue for The Open.
East Grinstead Transport Links
Gatwick Airport is 10 miles from the town, and has two terminals and flies to hundreds of destinations worldwide.
Heathrow Airport is around 40 miles away and will take just under an hour to reach by road. There are flights from here to over 100 destinations worldwide.
If you are arriving by road, East Grinstead is situated on the junction of the A22 and A264 roads.