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House Removals Polegate
Until Polegate installed its railway line in the 1840s, the area was a small settlement in the parish of Hailsham. The Roman road from Pevensey to Lewes passed through here, and the turnpike between London and Eastbourne was developed in the 18th century. The opening of the railway between Lewes and Hastings, later branching to Eastbourne or Hailsham, encouraged growth for Polegate.
Polegate is gradually becoming an extension of Eastbourne due to its close proximity. However, with the South Downs on the doorstep and Polegate Windmill bequeathing the horizon, it still retains its countryside charm.
With the Britannia Beckwith office located in East Sussex, moving to Polegate could not be easier. The Newhaven warehouse is just west of Polegate, and there we can also offer container storage or self-storage, whatever suits your needs.
Moving to Polegate
Polegate is known for offering a wide selection of properties at great prices. Being so close to the foot of the down and also the coast at Eastbourne, it is hugely popular with a wide range of buyers.
Polegate offers a variety of properties, from one bedroom flats to five bedroom family homes. Most homes in the area are around forty to fifty years old, although there are some newer developments. One and two bedroom flats can go from anywhere in the region of £100,000 to £120,000. A reasonable three bedroom semi will cost around £225,000 to £250,000 and detached houses will start around this figure too.
Schools in Polegate
For children of pre-school age, Polegate has Poohs Nursery School and Polegate Pre-school Playgroup. There is only one school in the area, Polegate Primary School.
However, Willingdon Primary School and Oakwood Primary are both within a 15-minute drive of Polegate. In terms of secondary schools, Willingdon Community School and Eastbourne Academy are an even shorter drive from Polegate.
For parents who prefer private education, Eastbourne has Moira House Girls School, St Andrew’s Prep and Bede’s Prep School.
There are a variety of colleges and universities around Polegate, they just require further travelling.
Transport Links in Polegate
Just a stone’s throw from the coast, a drive from Polegate to Eastbourne is around 15 minutes. Double this journey time to drive to Brighton. However, driving is best avoided due to bad traffic at rush hour in both Eastbourne and Brighton.
Train services from Polegate to Eastbourne are operated by Southern and there are approximately four journeys an hour. For those commuting to Eastbourne from Polegate, train journeys take a blissful 7 minutes. Those needing to travel to Brighton will spend around half an hour on their train, whereas those commuting to the city will travel for 1 hour 30 minutes, often with 1 change.
There are a handful of local bus routes servicing the Polegate area. Stagecoach run the services that connect Polegate with Eastbourne. Services 51, 54 and 98 run every 15 minutes and the 56 (which connects Eastbourne, Polegate and Pevensey & Westham station) runs once an hour.