Last week I had a long weekend back home in Sussex catching up with friends and family which was wonderful. We visited one of our favourite places called Lewes. For those of you who have never been it is like stepping into another world. It has a lot going for it – it’s the home of Harveys Brewery, has an abundance of antiques shops, is where Bill’s started and is famous for its bonfire night celebrations. Friday was a particularly cold day but that didn’t dampen our spirits. We sheltered from the snow and enjoyed hot chocolate loaded with cream and then spent several hours looking around the various different shops purchasing a few bits and looking dreamily at the interiors in others.
Lewes itself is only a twenty minute drive from Brighton and has train links into London, and along with plenty of stunning Georgian townhouses and traditional Sussex tile-hung homes it’s no wonder it’s a pretty pricey place to live with one bedroom flats currently starting at around £170,000 and three bedroom semis ranging anything between £325,000 – £925,000. An attractive aspect for families is that there is a good mix of both state and independent schools nearby and to top it all off Lewes is located on the edge of the South Downs National Park providing plenty of walks and stunning scenery. What more could you want?
If you are simply in the area to look around or fortunate enough to call Lewes home, there is something very charming about the place that keeps you going back to discover more.