FOCUS ON: EAST GRINSTEAD, SUSSEX

ACORN HOUSE, MILL FIELD
Price: £499,000

This four-bedroomed family home with a garden has a living, dining and utility room downstairs. The upstairs houses the bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has its own en-suite facilities.

Contact: Hamptons on 020 7236 8398 or go to www.hamptons.co.uk

POETS PLACE, HOLTYE ROAD
Price: £575,000

This five-bedroom detached property has a large kitchen, dining area and well maintained gardens. There are three main bathrooms and an en-suite attached to the master bedroom. The property is set within a private cul-de-sac of fourteen homes.

Contact: Linden Homes on 01342 321244 or go to www.
lindenhomes.co.uk

HIGH LEAM SOUTH, SWISSLAND HILL
Price: £1.25m

This Victorian house is located in a private park. It has four bedrooms, a conservatory, a utility area and four reception rooms. There are extensive private gardens, a detached double garage and an orangery.

Contact: Knight Frank on 01892 515035 or go to www.knightfrank.co.uk

AREA INSIGHT | EAST GRINSTEAD

Education: The independent Greenfields School in the area performs well. It takes pupils from pre-school to A-levels. It has day fees of roughly £3,000 per term – boarding and the costs involved are optional. The local state school Imberhorne also does reasonably well with its pupils scoring 69 per cent A*-C last year.

Commute: The commute from East Grinstead station takes just under an hour. The train arrives in either London Victoria or London Bridge. Driving, however, takes double this time. Those travelling on to Canary Wharf need to add a further seven minutes for travelling on the Jubilee line journey from London Bridge.

Food & Drink: Gravetye Manor is famous: built in 1598, it is one of the region’s most luxurious hotels and the restuarant is top-class. There are numerous good options in town, from pubs to gourmet modern European.