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House Removals Lewes
Lewes sits within the South Downs National Park, but is only 10 miles from the coast. Therefore, the area attracts buyers from London and Brighton in search of family homes and schools.
Lewes, with its many independent shops, cafes and restaurants, is historic yet it still bustles, albeit in a far less frenetic way that ever-busy Brighton.
Moving can be extremely stressful, but with the Britannia Beckwith office located just 20 minutes from Lewes, we can happily and smoothly handle all aspects of your move. Whether you require storage or a complete removals service, we will be able to tailor a service to you.
Moving to Lewes
Property prices in Lewes are above average. Although the majority of properties for sale are still below £400,000, they are rising steadily. Terraced houses are most popular in Lewes, selling for prices in the region of £385,000. Semi-detached properties tend to have asking prices around the £465,000 mark, while flats are fetching up to an average of £247,000.
The most prestigious area to buy in Lewes is The Wallands, just north-west of the town centre. A four-bedroom Edwardian property here can set buyers back £1.2 million.
Schools in Lewes
Most of Lewes’s primary schools are judged ‘good’ by Ofsted. The most sought-after Lewes primary schools are Western Road, Southover and Wallands. Ilford and Kingston Church of England primary is judged as ‘outstanding’.
Mountfield Road is the local comprehensive school; receiving good GCSE results and ranked as ‘outstanding’. Other local comprehensives are Ringmer Community College and Chailey School.
In terms of private primary education, Lewes New School is a popular choice for ages 3 to 11. The local all through private school is the long-stablished Lewes Old Grammar. Although located outside of Lewes, Cumnor House in Danehill is a day and boarding prep school very popular with London parents in the East Sussex constituency.
Transport Links in Lewes
Lewes has always been an important transport hub and Lewes railway station was originally the junction for six routes. The town benefits from two trains per hour travelling to London Victoria. The Lewes to Brighton train takes a swift 16 minutes and there are five services per hour. The East Coastway Line connects Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and Seaford with Lewes.
Lewes benefits from reduced traffic, with the A27 trunk road taking traffic along the south coast between Eastbourne and Southampton, bypassing the town. The A26 from Maidstone to Newhaven and the A275 (the London road) both come in from the north.
Lewes is serviced by the Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company, with routes 28 and 29 connecting the town with the coast.