Local Area

LOCAL AREA

Billingshurst lies towards the north of West Sussex in the Low Weald, a beautiful part of the English countryside characterised by scattered farms, woodland and traditional Sussex villages. This picturesque village traces its origins to coaching traffic travelling to and from London and today retains many historic features, including medieval inns and attractive listed buildings.

To the south of the village are the unique expanses of the South Downs National Park, a patchwork Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where the views are seemingly endless and simply breathtaking.

Grow your family roots in this idyllic community and enjoy all that living in the heart of the West Sussex countryside has to offer.


Space to explore

Enclosed by the ancient woodland of Daux and Rosier Wood, a world away from everyday life, step outside and make every new day an adventure. Explore this enticing lattice of footpaths and watch the seasons change as you and your family grow into your new surroundings.  

A five-minute stroll away the mainline railway station will swiftly bring you back into the connected world, providing services to Horsham in less than ten minutes. Gatwick Airport and London Victoria are also accessible by rail to the north, as well as Chichester and the coast to the south.


Space to play

Packed with charm and character, Billingshurst’s high street is alive and well, combining friendly independent and family-run establishments complemented by high street shops providing everyday essentials. Regular farmers' markets complete the picture, amassing the very best of locally sourced, delicious produce.

For pub connoisseurs, three popular inns line the high street with The Six Bells a real gem of a building, while international eateries offer flavours from all corners of the world and not forgetting the Billingshurst institution ‘Whispers’ with a legendary English breakfast. 


Space to learn

Education in the local area is simply superb, offering children and young adults the best possible start in life. It is walking distance to the majority of education at all levels, with seekers of higher education also well catered for locally at Chichester College’s Pulborough campus. Independent centres of education include Cranleigh and Penthorpe Schools and the majestic campus of Christ’s Hospital, one of the first and oldest surviving ‘Bluecoat schools’, each within a short drive. 

Billingshurst’s modern leisure centre, including a large 25m pool, offers a complete activities calendar for both adults and youngsters. The tennis club nearby also entices you to fine-tune your serve.

Countryside enthusiasts are equally well catered for. Practice your swing at the 18-hole Slinfold Golf & Country Club, trek through the Sussex countryside at one of many equestrian facilities or angle for a local catch at one of the nearby lakes.