26 Feb

Hurstpierpoint offers ideal rural living

Hurstpierpoint offers ideal rural living

The Sussex village of Hurstpierpoint is perfect for those looking to start a family in the near future and want an alternative setting to the busier areas of the UK.

With a population of just 6,000, the town is set in a lovely rural part of the countryside but still remains close to the facilities and amenities of Brighton so there is strong competition for property for sale in Hurstpierpoint.

The nearest train station is Hassocks and there are regular routes to Brighton, as well as a direct train to London, which takes around 60 minutes - perfect for a day out shopping, sightseeing or visiting the theatre.

Every year, the village hosts the St Lawrence Fair. It has been held in Hurstpierpoint since 1313 and involves a procession of floats along the town’s high street, a tug of war and a family fun run, as well as a fun fair featuring traditional games - perfect for the local children.

Recent data from the Office of National Statistics shows that market towns in the UK are now the happiest places to live. Research shows that buyers are prepared to spend six per cent above the national average in order to live in rural properties - making Hurstpierpoint very attractive to those planning to move away from urban areas.

Michael Fiddes, head of residential agency at Strutt & Parker, explained: "Market towns have a great sense of community spirit, typically full of independent shops and cafes, young families as well as older residents that add a unique inclusive quality rarely found elsewhere."

For this reason, towns such as Hurstpierpoint are experiencing a real surge in interest as people search for a good balance between work and home life.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801697744-ADNFCR

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