Counties > East Sussex > Plumpton


PLUMPTON The railway line divides Plumpton into two parts, Plumpton proper and Plumpton Green. The latter consists of modern estates close to the railway station, with the National Hunt racecourse to the south. A roomy three-bedroom Victorian semi in need of refurbishment with a large garden could cost £350,000. The old village is anchored to Plumpton Place, a 16th-century moated manor. It has a general store-cum-post office and a primary school, and is the home of Plumpton College, a former agricultural college that still offers predominantly land-based courses. There is wonderful riding over the Downs. The wildflowers on the Downs are prized by honey farmers. East Chiltington, with The Jolly Sportsman pub is deliciously unspoilt. Here you could pay £220,000 for an ex-local authority two-bedroom terraced house, or £1.3m for a seven-bedroom country house with outbuildings and nine acres.

Good for: riding over the Downs.
County:East Sussex
London terminal: Victoria
Journey time: 59 mins
Season ticket: £3344
Peak trains: 1 or 2 per hour plus 2 per hour changing at East Croydon or Haywards Heath
Off-peak trains: 1 every 2 or three hours