Retirement Properties in Sussex (East)

The very attractive small town of Wadhurst in East Sussex was once an important centre for trading in iron-ore with the last mine closing in the mid-19th century. It lies on a high ridge of the Weald not far from the Kent/Sussex border and its name seems to derive from 'Wada's wooded hill', possibly referring to the local Saxon tribe which occupied the area in the 7th century. Henry III granted Wadhurst its charter to hold a market every saturday and the Georgian era left two fine houses in the High Street, the Old Vicarage and Hill House. The surrounding countryside in this part of East Sussex provides for beautiful walks and riding - the Ashdown Forest is nearby. There is sailing at Bewl Water, fishing at Bayham Abbey and golf at Lamberhurst.

The town expanded in the 19th century and its station is the highest in Southern England. Today there is some good shopping providing for day to day needs whilst six miles away Tunbridge Wells has an extensive range of shops and services. Click on Crittles Court below to find out more:

Crittles Court – Wadhurst

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