Local area guide

Living in Polegate

Thinking about moving to Polegate? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Polegate

Why Polegate is a good place to live

Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, Polegate is a delightful town that promises a balanced lifestyle that's just right. Moving to Polegate means living in a town that basks in the charm of a local village feel, endowed with the breathtaking view of the South Downs and a short jaunt to famous, iconic white cliffs, the Seven Sisters. The town is a convenient venturing point for commuters with direct train access to London Victoria within 90 minutes. But apart from the hustle and bustle, living in Polegate means basking in the rural ambience, enjoying quaint tea rooms, and relishing country pub life. Plus, with a strong primary school serving as a feeder for an in-demand community school, it's an ideal location for families.

What's Polegate famous for?

Polegate is famous for hosting part of the notable Cuckoo Trail, an 11-mile outdoor adventure loved by walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. This long-distance path extends from Polegate through the Susse countryside, beckoning those who wish to immerse themselves in nature. Also, the town boasts the historical Polegate Windmill, built in 1817, now serving as a public attraction that adds charm to the town. Furthermore, not too far, nestled on Mount Windover, the Long Man of Wilmington, a famed chalk hill figure, makes a remarkable feature in Polegate's cultural landscape.

Things to do in Polegate

From historical attractions to outdoor adventures, Polegate offers an array of activities to enjoy. A must-visit is the Bates Green Garden in Arlington, a horticultural haven delighting plant-loving folks. If you prefer a sustained, more robust activity, take a break and roam the Cuckoo Trail, and savour the breeze whilst walking, cycling, or horse riding. Explore history and visit the Long Man of Wilmington, a prehistoric chalk figure nestled on Windover Hill, exuding rich ancient vibes. Family-friendly encounters await in Drusillas Park, where award-winning wildlife attractions promise a unique family bonding experience. And for the wine connoisseurs, a trip to the English Wine Centre to sample over 140 varieties of wine is nothing short of indulgent fun. Ultimately, the local theatre promises to end your day on a cultural note, offering a range of shows including comedy and musicals.

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Transport in Polegate

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Local connections

National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Hampden Park (Sussex)
National Rail
2.6 miles / 4.2 km
Berwick (Sussex)
National Rail
3.5 miles / 5.6 km
Pevensey & Westham
National Rail
3.6 miles / 5.8 km
National Rail
4.3 miles / 6.9 km
Pevensey Bay
National Rail
4.3 miles / 6.9 km

Schools in Polegate

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Education in Polegate

Polegate Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2020)
Willingdon Community School
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Willingdon Primary School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2021)
Oakwood Primary Academy
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
The Lindfield School
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2019)
The Eastbourne Academy
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)

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