Counties > West Sussex > Wivelsfield


WIVELSFIELD station is actually two-and-a-half-miles away on the edge of Burgess Hill. The village is split, with the older part gathered around the church, and the newer part on the east of the B2112 at Wivelsfield Green. Property prices are similar to those in Burgess Hill. People tend to pass through it on their way to Haywards Heath or Lewes. The influx of London and Brighton commuters since the war has doubled the population to over 2,000, but the old village families are still involved in agriculture and Young Farmers’ events are well attended. It has a post-office-cum-village store, which stretches to delicatessen food and French bread, a hairdresser, two garages and two pubs. The popular primary school has moved from its Victorian buildings into brand-new premises. There are lovely old tiled cottages in some of the older roads, such as Church Lane. A three-bedroom semi would come to the market with a £270,000 price tag.

Good for: close to the fun and froth of Brighton.
County:West Sussex
London terminal: Victoria
Journey time: 52 mins
Season ticket: £3344
Peak trains: 3 per hour plus 2 per hour changing at East Croydon or Harwards Heath
Off-peak trains: 2 per hour plus 1 per hour changing at Haywards Heath

London terminal: London Bridge
Journey time: 49 mins
Season ticket: £3344 (All) or £2900 on First Capital Connect only
Peak trains: 2 per hour
Off-peak trains: 2 per hour plus 2 per hour changing at Haywards Heath