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New Homes Near Ashdown Forest

One of the largest free public access spaces in the South East, Ashdown Forest is perhaps a little more famous for something else. Thanks to A. A. Milne, the forest has been immortalised as the home of Winnie the Pooh, adding an extra layer of intrigue to houses for sale near Ashdown Forest. 


From native deer and ponies to an abundance of birds, the forest is an important place for wildlife in East Sussex. Perfect for family walks, ideally after a story or two, the woodland is only a few miles from East Grinstead while it’s not much further to Crawley. With seaside towns Brighton and Eastbourne both relatively close along the south coast, don’t miss our developments near Ashdown Forest below.
Wychwood Park
Wychwood Park
Virginia Drive, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4XY
  • From £694,995
  • 4 bedroom
  • Discover the final 4 bedroom home at Wychwood Park. With our wealth of experience and schemes we can make your move to this leafy setting much smoother. When it comes to picking up everyday essentials, you can choose from well-known and independent shops in Haywards Heath. Plus you’ll only be a short distance from the south coast and within an hour’s journey of London.Wychwood Park is open by appointment only.

One of the largest free public access spaces in the South East, Ashdown Forest has also been immortalised as the home of Winnie the Pooh, thanks to A. A. Milne. Its literary ties add extra charm to homes for sale near Ashdown Forest. 

From native deer and ponies to an abundance of birds, the forest is home to wildlife in East Sussex. Perfect for family walks, the woodland is only a few miles from East Grinstead, while it’s not much further to Crawley. With seaside towns Brighton and Eastbourne both relatively close along the south coast, don’t miss our developments near Ashdown Forest.

The Ashdown Forest community 

Buying a new home in Ashdown Forest means becoming part of a vibrant local community. Our development is close to the shops, cafés, schools and local amenities of Haywards Heath, so you can enjoy the benefits of a new home with everything on your doorstep.

David Wilson Homes developments are safe environments for families, with pedestrian-friendly streets helping you feel at ease.

We understand the importance of being close to green spaces, whether walking the dog, exploring cycling trails or spotting local wildlife. That’s why our developments enjoy easy access to Ashdown Forest’s beautiful woodland, with many opportunities to get out there.

Education in Ashdown Forest

If proximity to schools and colleges is high on your list of priorities, Ashdown Forest could be right for you. There are many excellent education centres in the area, according to Ofsted. Find some of the best ones below.

Primary Secondary Further Education
Blackthorns Community Primary Academy
St Paul’s Catholic College
Plumpton College
Lindfield Primary Academy
The Burgess Hill Academy
The College of Richard Collyer In Horsham
Newick Church of England Primary School
Oathall Community College
Reigate College
Turners Hill CofE Primary School
Warden Park Secondary Academy
 
Barcombe Church of England Primary School
Tanbridge House School
 
 

Amenities in Ashdown Forest

New homes in Ashdown Forest are on the doorstep of Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill, two West Sussex towns with great amenities for locals. Some of the best amenities near our new homes include the following:

• Princess Royal Hospital
• Bedelands Nature Reserve
• Cuckfield Golf Centre
• Ashenground Community Centre
• Ashenground Park
• Bolnore Wood Play Area
• Haywards Heath Library
• The Triangle Leisure Centre

Transport links in Ashdown Forest

Buying a new home in Ashdown Forest means swathes of woodland and local towns and villages on your doorstep. Whether you explore by car or use public transport to commute to the south coast, Crawley or London, residents have plenty of options.

Road

The M23 goes as far south as Crawley, connecting Ashdown Forest with the M25, which encircles most of Greater London. A network of A roads link towns and villages within Ashdown Forest, including the A22, A23 and A24.

Rail

Travel from Crawley train station to Central London in under an hour by train. The Ashdown Forest area is home to several local train stations, including East Grinstead, Kingscote, Horstead Keynes, Balcombe and Three Bridges.

Three Bridges train station is a stop on the London-to-Brighton and London-to-Portsmouth routes. It’s served by Thameslink and Southern services to London, Gatwick Airport and other parts of the South East.

Bus

Ashdown Forest is well connected by Metrobus buses, ideal for residents wanting to explore the local area or visit the south coast for a day out. Ashdown Forest Centre bus stop is right outside the forest’s visitor centre, a great place to disembark for a day walking in the woodland.

Nature to see in Ashdown Forest

Unsurprisingly for one of the most famous landscapes in England, Ashdown Forest offers its community plenty of options for outdoor lifestyles.

Whether you plan to explore the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) or discover walking trails and parks on your doorstep, some of the best nature spots include the following:

  • Ashdown Forest. This area of ancient heathland and fiction’s famous Hundred Acre Wood is on your doorstep when you buy a new home in Ashdown Forest. Explore marked walking routes to enjoy wide-open spaces and expansive views.

  • Wakehurst Botanical Garden. This wild botanical garden sits in the region’s heart, where you can discover over 500 acres of landscapes and diverse plants.

  • Forest Way Country Park. This country park provides walking, cycling and horseriding routes in the peaceful countryside, covering around 16 kilometres from East Grinstead to Groombridge.

  • Tilgate Park. A grassy recreational park near Tilgate, originally part of the ancient Worth Forest, with a vast lake, café, walled garden and Tilgate Nature Centre, home to over 100 different species.

  • Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens. This Grade I-listed garden has enjoyed an extensive restoration project in recent years to regain its status as one of the finest woodland gardens in England. There’s plenty to discover here, from resident wallabies to three cafés and a restaurant.

    If you’re ready to buy a new home in Ashdown Forest, contact our Sales Advisers today to make your first move. Or explore our offers, like Parent Power and Deposit Boost, designed to help first-time buyers get onto the property ladder.