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Lewes & surrounds - where is nice to live

On 29 Jan 2005 at 8:48pm Outof towner wrote:
Hi folks
I am hoping to move to Lewes from SE London, but don't yet know it that well - have loved it everytime I've visted. I have three small children and a hubby who needs to commute into London, so need a station and good school nearby. The Estate Agents tell me that property is less expensive outside of Lewes - eg Cooksbridge, Ringmer - Any advice as to where is nice. We are hoping to live somewhere were we don't fear being mugged daily!
On 29 Jan 2005 at 9:45pm The Reverend wrote:
well... Cooksbridge is on the London line but the train only ever stops there like twice a day. i dunno really it depends what sort of house you're after? and if you want to live in a village where there is nothing but houses or live in the town itself where you've got everything you need. and dont worry... you wont get mugged in Lewes.
On 30 Jan 2005 at 9:04am cbs member wrote:
come on everybody lets get all the Landport jibes out of the way!
Plumpton is very nice but rather expensive with nice school and main line train station.
On 30 Jan 2005 at 2:39pm The Reverend wrote:
On 30/01/05 cbs member wrote:
"come on everybody lets get all the Landport jibes out of the way!"
what you tryin to get at cbs? ;-)
On 30 Jan 2005 at 3:01pm Mr X wrote:
Just watch out for flooded properties in the lower lying areas of Lewes as insurance is a potential problem. A quick way to tell is if a modern house has 'been fully modernized'!
Much of Lewes now has a parking scheme where you have to have a permit for your car if it's parked on the street (50 per car, 2 cars max per household) off street parking is a useful bonus now in Lewes!
Plumpton Green is a great, but expensive village - all the londer belt lot took to the village and bumped up prices! - nice village with station (4 trains a day I think) Ringmer is ok but no station except Lewes or Glynde (both not convenient) other things to consider are pipeline gas is in much of Ringmer but none of Plumpton. I lived in all 3 places and loved them all. Cooksbridge is much less villagey, busy road in the middle of it, station very close, but nothing like Plumpton Green / Plumpton.
On 30 Jan 2005 at 7:30pm Erewe goagen. wrote:
There's a wonderful village on the outskirts of town. The houses are reasonably priced, the children are friendly and polite. There's always someone around day and night to assist with odd jobs and the offer of sugar should you run out. The gardens are all well kept and the roses smell devine. There's a quaint country style pub offering real ale and good home cooking. You might find it difficult to find as the estate agents keep it quiet when houses come up for sale as they like to keep them for themselves.you need to be a little forceful and ask if there are any houses for sale there. Its name? I can only give it in an anagram in fear of a stampede. Rot land p.
On 31 Jan 2005 at 7:14am cbs member wrote:
knew it wouldn't be long. Doesn't bother me any longer, my house is for sale and I am moving out of Lewes to sunny Plumpton Green( subject to contract). I will be sorry that I no longer live in a town made up with people like yourself. What would you do if in afew years time you or your children find yourselves on hard times or you children want to buy there first home but dont wish to leave Lewes and the only reasonably priced houses are on that awful estate! It is no way as bad as made out. I brought my house here seven years ago and have no regrets especially when the estate agents valued it!
On 31 Jan 2005 at 8:07am me wrote:
wishing you well with your move cbs member.
On 31 Jan 2005 at 8:08am Erewe Goagen wrote:
My post was nothing except complimentary. A litte paranoid are we? ps. So why are you moving?? :-)
On 31 Jan 2005 at 4:50pm The Reverend wrote:
yes.. good luck cbs with your move to pastures new! hope you dont abandon the Lewes forum
On 1 Feb 2005 at 11:24am philip funnell wrote:
swanborough is nice .just country side and only 1 or 2 minutes drive from railway station and a couple of schools . my sister -in -law used to live there and i used to deliver newspapers there many years ago.give it a looksee its really quaint.
On 1 Feb 2005 at 9:25pm David Dibertry wrote:
If you dont' want to get mugged best try to buy the castle. It's well fortified.
On 4 Feb 2005 at 9:36am steve wrote:
no it isnt
On 14 Feb 2005 at 3:38pm Steve Halliwell wrote:
Dear all
I and my familky are relocating back to the Uk after almost 1 year in Montreal Quebec. We have almost completed the house buying (Ringmer.
I need to get to Three Bridges or Gatwick during the week. Does anyone know anyone that travels to either of the above daily whom I could share fuel costs with?
Secondly, if I ned to go by train what is the nearest station to Ringmer please? - gonna have to cycle each day I reckon.
Looking forward to regular contact on the Forum
Many thanks!!!!!on behalf of the Halliwell Family on this cold -28F snowy day - oh English summers!!
On 17 Feb 2005 at 6:59am cbs member wrote:
have to be lewes train station about 3 miles from ringmer or there is glynde but not all trains stop there.

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