EASTBOURNE, EAST SUSSEX

KING EDWARDS PARADE
Price: £550,000

This three-bedroom seventh floor apartment sits on Eastbourne's famous seafront and promenade. The apartment has an entrance hall, lounge, dining room, bathroom, shower room and a private balcony. The rooms and balcony have stunning views over the sea and downlands.

Contact: Freeman Forman Eastbourne on 01323 453049 or go to www.freemanforman.co.uk

SWALLOWS, FRISTON
Price: £1.8m

This eight-bedroom house overlooks South Downs National Park and the sea. It has a reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, garden room, study, utility room and two cloakrooms. It is five miles from the nearest railway station. It takes 1hr 20mins to reach London Victoria from there.

Contact: Knight Frank on 01403 339180 or go to www.knightfrank.com

ST. MARY’S HOUSE
Price: £395,000

This one-bedroom Grade II town house is situated in the Old Town. There is a reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, dressing room, shower room, bathroom and cellar. There is a small walled garden with an attached garden store.

Contact: Strutt & Parker Lewes on 01273 475 411 or go to www.struttandparker.com

NEED TO KNOW | AREA INSIGHT

Commuting: Trains from Eastbourne station usually pull into London Victoria or London Bridge in just over an hour and a half. Occasionally, a train to London St. Pancras is available. This takes 2hrs. Driving into the City is also a two hour journey, travelling in to the centre of London on the M23, then the A23.

Education: The area has a collection of top notch independent schools. Lewes Old Grammar and Battle Abbey, for instance, are co-educational independent schools that achieve excellent results. If you have girls, there’s even more choice. Moira House Girls’ and St Leonards-Mayfield are well regarded.