Why the pretty village of Plaistow should be on your list of potential new homes
Close to the South Downs National Park, the pretty village of Plaistow is located on the northernmost edge of West Sussex and boasts a number of listed cottages and houses.
James Machell, director of residential sales at Savills, Petworth, said Plaistow is attractive to buyers thanks to its location, being well placed for Haslemere, Guildford and Horsham.
James said: “People choose to live in Plaistow for the combination of the classic traditional West Sussex village feel, mixed with a Sussex style.
“Being just south of the West Sussex/Surrey border, it represents better value for money.”
He said the area is particularly popular with a variety of buyers and residents, including ‘generation villagers, young families due to the plethora of schools, both private and state, and down-sizers’.
Homes on the market in the area include a selection of large period country houses, detached family houses, period cottages and renovation properties with potential.
James said there is a wide range in prices: “Properties start around £400,000 and go up to around £3.5million.”
As far as facilities are concerned, the village includes both a good local school, Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School, and a playgroup, in addition to an active village shop, the Plaistow Stores.
It has a thriving local community, with sporting and recreational opportunities ranging from a tennis court to its own football club, Plaistow FC, and cricket on the green.
There’s also the pub – the Sun Inn - and the local parish church, Holy Trinity, rebuilt after a fire in Victorian times.
James said: “A good range of shops and services for daily needs are available in nearby Cranleigh and Haslemere, which also offers a main line connection to London Waterloo in about 53 minutes, while London Victoria is served from Billingshurst in about an hour.”