On 5 Oct 2014 at 8:31pm Edward wrote:
If you were moving to a village around lewes, which one would you go for? Love Kingston but it seems a bit posh. Can't afford lewes so want to settle out side.
On 5 Oct 2014 at 8:34pm 28 wrote:
Ringmer. It's a Peacehaven style sh1t hole but at least there's a regular bus to Lewes
On 5 Oct 2014 at 8:48pm Edward wrote:
Is peace haven not nice? Thanks, not too keen on ringmer school though, have two kids.
On 5 Oct 2014 at 8:50pm Border Control wrote:
Newhaven's your best bet!
On 5 Oct 2014 at 11:53pm objetive parent wrote:
Ringmer's schools are fine, I think as good as most Lewes schools. Some Seaford schools are good. I wouldn't look too much into OFSTEAD ratings. Lewes schools are CRAP schools with good students, while other schools may be more dynamic and better managed but with a more diverse student body.
In Lewes, Clever kids are kept in state schools; but if your child is having difficulty - they are off to private school (as parents have the money.) That is why they have good OFTEAD results. It isn't because the schools are well run.
If your kids are clever - they will be fine anywhere.
Newhaven has had loads of money dumped into it and has some great kids but I would not move there (and I like the port)...
I would recommend the Seaford area as the schools are well run, have better sports programs and it has a beach - Forget Peacehaven!
On 6 Oct 2014 at 12:08am dizzydi wrote:
Every school has a favourable time. As a parent you must go with your gut instinct. We all know from our schooldays, if we connect with the teacher we will do well. Have you looked at Rodmell?
On 6 Oct 2014 at 8:33am ducatipete wrote:
On 6 Oct 2014 at 8:46am Norton Norm wrote:
Pete, Hailsham is Sussex best kept secret . It`s got bigger , sure but there is plenty of room to expand . Best thing is you have more than one road from A-B , so congestion like Station street repairs wouldn`t happen .
On 6 Oct 2014 at 10:43am Ex Labour Voter wrote:
Ringmer is smashing - much better than Lewes with nicer people as well as housing at far less inflated prices.
Nice little football club, cricket on the Green, bowls, pond to fish in and a pub plus shops with chemist.
Lewes only just down the road if you feel the need to slum it for a day or hob nob with all the resident lefties who wouldn't want you living there because you're too poor
On 6 Oct 2014 at 12:04pm Edward wrote:
Thanks all, will look at ringmer again! We are not poor, just don't want to pay so much for a tiny house.
On 6 Oct 2014 at 12:33pm Scissorhands wrote:
Ringmer isn`t cheap - try Laughton for a laugh.
On 6 Oct 2014 at 11:01pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
We've lived in Ringmer for 12 years and love it (my husband and I are both from Lewes). There's a great community spirit and there's no way we'd move back to Lewes again.
On 7 Oct 2014 at 12:49am objetive parent wrote:
Hi Edward, buy where you want to live, not where you can get the biggest house. It is a zero sum game. A great house will hold its value better then an average house.
On 9 Oct 2014 at 3:05pm belladonna wrote:
You'll find Lewes is an oasis of nice liberalism (on the whole) surrounded by Tory/UKIP voting villages. Only move to a village if you love the country life,others stick with the urban environment. If you have kids you'll find yourself constantly ferrying them around if you live in the village as bus routes are so poor and being cut further. I have friends in Kingston, Isfield and Firle. Firle is the most arty/liberal, but almost impossible to buy there, Kingston seems a bit up itself and posh. Iford meanwhile has a few arty types, but mainly rented cottages as well. Isfield has a good local community, based mainly round the pub - some residents have just bought the field behind the pub for community purposes and they have a community run village shop.
Have you thought about buying in the outer reaches of Lewes - Cranedown, Barons Down/Hounddean etc where the size of house is bigger and more garden ? Cluny St has also some good size family homes (80's built).