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On 4 Jan 2017 at 7:28pm WhilstWe'reAtIt wrote:
Since people are posting for advice about where they want to live, I am thinking of moving from Lewes to Chailey. Seems nice and quiet there. Anyone know what it's like as a place to live? Is it quite posh?
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On 4 Jan 2017 at 9:14pm Maybe wrote:
Define posh, it's not as posh as the big houses in Lewes plus it's a hell of a drive to a shop... most of the houses are on (or close to) a main road and school run traffic is a nightmare.
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On 4 Jan 2017 at 9:26pm WhilstWe'reAtIt wrote:
Hmmm.......is there any 'social housing' in Chailey?
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On 4 Jan 2017 at 11:33pm Fairmeadow wrote:
South Chailey has more than its fair share of council housing. Perfectly nice place to live if you have a car per adult. Not good if you don't. Handful of buses per day to get to schools, shops, etc. There is a doctors' surgery down past Chailey School, which is good, but it is a fair walk along a busy A road to get to the primary school.
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On 5 Jan 2017 at 9:06am Reality wrote:
Dont move to chailey. Not a patch on lewes. Kids will feel isolated...have a vasectomy instead
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On 5 Jan 2017 at 3:44pm The Greek wrote:
Chailey is more like 3 separate places! South Chailey/South Street has the secondary school, shop, post office and the Horns Lodge (sadly the Swan is long gone); Chailey (Chailey Green) has the primary school and church and is the old centre of the village; North Chailey has a shop, garage, former church and post office and the Kings Head. The Kings Head is currently closed but I believe it may be re-opening.... Interspersing these settlements is the Chailey Common nature reserve - great for country walks.
It is a linear settlement and one of the longest parishes in the UK, so be prepared for lots of walking to get to places. This, coupled with the main A275 road running through, may detract from a small village feel. Chailey School is a good secondary school although most pupils are bussed in from surrounding villages so South Chailey/Mill Lane can get very congested at school run times. Good bus service to Lewes/Newick, now reduced to every 2 hours I believe.
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On 5 Jan 2017 at 3:45pm The Greek wrote:
Plus there is a bonfire society holding their night the week after the 5th and all the usual sports clubs etc.
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On 5 Jan 2017 at 4:38pm Tasty tracey wrote:
Chailey is lovely place to live, much better than Lewes and more upmarket.
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On 9 Jan 2017 at 1:03pm GirlAboutTahn wrote:
I've not long moved from South Chailey to Lewes. The walking is incredible around Chailey but as a place to live I found it extremely isolating. The public transport is terrible and there is no way in to Lewes without a car apart from walking. Cycling is dangerous along the treacherous A275 and the traffic along that road got me down. And the pubs are crap.


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