Irshadgul News report,
It’s official, the property market in the countryside is booming as people turn away from towns and cities in search of the perfect rural bolthole.
Estate agent Knight Frank this week recorded the highest sales in the country’s market in 15 years and a 35 percent increase in the number of home buyers last year.
Driven by this increased demand for country living, The Telegraph named where, he calculated, each county has the most desirable villages in the country.
Talking about what places are in high demand, Seville analyst Frances Clacy told the newspaper: “People want villages that have everything from schools to stunning countryside, access to cities and transportation infrastructure Are.
“Less well-trumpeted factors also matter, such that the main road through the village should only lead to other villages.”
So, taking into account the highest home prices, best lifestyle amenities, connectivity and chocolate-box appeal, here are which villages in East and West Sussex top.
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East Sussex’s Most Desirable Village
Average house price: £782,339
What makes it so attractive? One of the greenest villages on the list – in more ways than one – Kingston-Near-Lewis has a community energy project underway and a pavilion with a living terrace.
With a thriving community, you have options like yoga classes, bridge nights, and whiskey tastings, among many things to do outside of your home.
A much sought-after location, it is located just one mile from South Downs Way and two miles from Lewis.
West Sussex’s Most Desirable Village
Lurgshal, Lodsworth and Lickfold Triangle
Average house price: £1,055,250
What makes it so attractive? A quintessentially British country setting, the Lurgeshall, Lodsworth and Lickfold Triangle is set within the South Downs National Park in the Blackdown Hills footprint.
Surrounded by farms, it has a shop, church and campsite and, if you enjoy a tipple in picturesque surroundings, Lurgshal has plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from, including the 16th-century Noah’s Ark.