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Surrounded by the beautiful South Downs National Park, the historic market town of Lewes is also the county town of East Sussex. With its very own castle and museum, a new home here offers both old-world history and culture, and modern amenities. Well-located with excellent transport links, both Brighton and London are an easy commute. 


Buying a new build in Lewes

A money and time-saving choice, new homes provide high energy efficiency. Easy to heat in the colder months, newer properties also have less impact on the environment and your monthly bills – so you have more peace of mind and freedom to enjoy everything Lewes has to offer. 

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Living in Lewes

A well-located base

Supported by a good network of A and B roads, getting around East Sussex and the South Coast is both easy and a pleasure. The A23 takes you north towards London, connecting you with the M23, and further along the M25. 

For travel by rail, Lewes train station offers journeys to Brighton in 20 minutes, and London Victoria in just over an hour. And for international journeys, Gatwick Airport is a convenient 45-minute drive away.

Everything you need

With its town-sized amenities and weekly markets, everyday shopping as a Lewes resident is easy. Offering both local, independent shops and well-known retailers, you also have the city amenities of Brighton, which is half an hour away by car. 

An ideal location for growing families, Lewes, and its neighbouring village of Ringmer, together have a wide range of primary and secondary schools – many of which have been voted ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Options include the Wallands Community Primary School, Ringmer Primary & Nursery School and Kings Academy. 

So much to see and do

The town’s various restaurants, bars and pubs give you a wealth of weekly going-out options. And for city life by the coast, the bright lights of creative Brighton are an easy distance away. As are the other key seaside towns of the South Coast. 

Activity and sports highlights in the area include the Lewes Golf Club and Pells outdoor, seasonal swimming pool. And for swimmers who love the sea, the coast and Newhaven Beach are 30 minutes away by car. Culture-musts include the famous Glyndebourne Opera House which hosts its annual festival, Firle Place and Pevensey Castle in Eastbourne.

Start your new build journey

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat with our team today.

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