Local Area

Hurstpierpoint is a village steeped in centuries of history and folklore, its name derived from ‘Hurst’, an old English name for a wood, and ‘Pierpoint’, from the de Pierpoint family who travelled with William the Conqueror in 1066.

Feel the history as you walk through the high street, which retains 18th Century architecture and many charming listed buildings. Yet Hurspierpoint is not trapped in the past, this favoured village tempts you to dine out, shop for local produce and enjoy a thriving cultural scene. 

Situated adjacent to the South Downs National Park, you’ll also reap the benefits from living on the doorstep of a stunning and varied natural landscape, perfect for Sunday walks and morning strolls.

A little further afield is the splendour of the south coast, easily reached by rail or road connections nearby, including the iconic seafront and destination that is Brighton & Hove, where whatever your pleasure you’ll find it here, from shopping to entertainment, café culture and much more.


Community Spirited

In our busy modern world, it’s good to know that a flourishing community sprit can still exist. Like the Hurst Village Cinema, an award-winning venue to watch the flicks, or the Hurstpierpoint Players, Hurstpierpoint’s very own community theatre.

Hurstpierpoint is alive with culture with its very own festival calendar comprising the fortnight-long Hurst Fest and the traditional St Lawrence Fair, granted royal charter way back in 1313. 


Drink & Dine, Retail Therapy

Indulge your taste buds in one of the wide variety of restaurants, pubs and cafes gathered along the high street, offering a range of cuisines, from traditional pub favourites at the New Inn to dishes made from locally harvested ingredients at Morley’s Bistro.

A generous range of quality independent and branded stores, from butcher to baker, greengrocer, homeware and interior stores, make everyday shopping for essentials, or just a relaxing browse, a pleasure. 


The Great Outdoors

The great outdoors epitomises Hurstpierpoint’s bountiful setting, with breath-taking views and a rich variety of wildlife within the South Downs National Park covering 628 square miles.

Prefer a round of golf? Take your pick and nurture your swing between three stunning courses and country clubs, each within a 10 minute drive. There are also a full range of modern leisure and exercise facilities in Hassocks.


Outstanding Education

Future generations of any age have the pick of education local facilities. Founded in 1849 and catering for pupils aged 4–18 within its glorious 140 acre site, Hurspierpoint College is a renowned local independent school.

Within the village is the Ofsted Outstanding St Lawrence Primary School as well as Hurstpierpoint Pre-School, with more excellent facilities for all ages, including further education, in nearby Hassocks and Burgess Hill.