Live the life
Located in East Sussex just a short drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough is a bustling town surrounded by the High Weald countryside, yet within commuting distance of London. Whether you’re shopping at the town’s market, exploring country parks or taking the kids to the farm, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy close to your new home in Crowborough.
Things to see and do
Crowborough is home to a monthly farmer’s market and annual Carnival celebrations, when there’s a daytime fete on the chapel green, continuing into the evening with a torchlight procession. If you’re a golfing enthusiast, Crowborough Beacon Golf Club is ideal for a relaxing weekend round.
If you love the great outdoors, there are lots of green spaces to discover near to the town, including Crowborough Common, Crowborough Country Park and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are a number of parks in the local area, while the south coast beaches are only a short drive away.
For families moving to the area, the kids will enjoy exploring Groombridge Enchanted Forest, visiting Pooh Corner in Hartfield and meeting the animals at Ashdown Llama Farm. Other popular attractions in the area include Hever Castle and Gardens, Spa Valley Railway and Blackberry Farm.
If you have school-age children, it’s good to know there are a number of ‘outstanding’ schools in the local area as rated by Ofsted, including High Hurstwood Church of England Primary School, Groombridge St Thomas’ Church of England Primary School, Mark Cross Church of England Aided Primary School, Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, The Skinners’ School and Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School.
Mayfield School, Michael Hall School and Greenfields School offer independent education, while the nearest universities are in Brighton and Tunbridge Wells.
Getting to Crowborough
Crowborough is located on the A26, providing a direct route from Royal Tunbridge Wells with a journey time of just 15 minutes. The town also has its own train station, with rail services from London Bridge taking around one hour. Crowborough is a 45-minute drive from Crawley, while the journey from Brighton also takes 45 minutes by car depending on traffic.
If you’re going on holiday, London Gatwick Airport is conveniently only a 40-minute drive away from the town, so you your trip can get off to a hassle-free start.