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Area Guide to Property and Houses for Sale in East Grinstead

East Grinstead is a picturesque market town situated in West Sussex. The town is extremely well known for its wealth of architectural heritage and rich culture. The town itself is surrounded by an expanse of beautiful countryside, amazing greenery and scenic hillsides, making it a top destination for new home buyers that love good scenery.

History and Places of Interest

The town’s rich history dates back to the 1800s, and due to the strong preservation, you can still visit some historic spectacles. The famous Bluebell Railway line is still in full use in East Grinstead, and you can actually take a ride on a steam train! The town is also host to some of the National Trusts Standen treasures, all still available for the public to see.

It doesn’t stop here; there are lots of interesting places for residents and tourists alike. If you were a fan of Winnie the Pooh growing up, Ashdown Forest, where the stories are set, is located here. As well as this, the town has a rich history dating back to World War II, as the famed plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe treated burn victims and formed the guinea pig club within the walls of the still standing Queen Victoria Hospital. Other places of interest include the country home of Sir Winston Churchill, the dwelling of Henry VIII’s second wife Ann Boleyn, Sandstone House built in 1609 (where the carol “Good King Wenceslas” was written, as well as a fully refurbished museum with a range of historic monuments.

What to do?

East Grinstead is the ideal location for those who enjoy the rich history, yet relish the contemporary comforts of modern day life. The city centre is a great example of this; the high-street contains one of the longest continuous runs of 14th-century timber wood framed in England, yet is surrounded by modern day retail destinations. There is a vast amount of bars, restaurants of all cuisines, coffee houses and tea rooms, as well as a good amount of local pubs and inns for those who prefer the more traditional setting.

The town centre also has a range of shops to browse through, including fashion stores, boutiques, health and beauty parlours, florists, jewellery shops, and music and entertainment stores. It also has a good selection of services, meaning you won’t have to travel far to get to the banks and building societies, garages, solicitors, opticians, locksmiths or even the estate agents.


East Grinstead is located 27 miles south of London, meaning it isn’t too far out of the hustle and bustle of the capital city. There is a range of public transport available for local journeys, as well as for longer trips into Central London. There is a network of railway lines that allows you to travel out of the town easily. The road network is also easy to access and navigate through and it won’t take too long to get you to where you want to be. In terms of holidays, Gatwick airport is only a short 10 mile drive away, so you can easily get there by car.


Education in East Grinstead is provided by both the state and independently. There are a range of schools in East Grinstead, including seven primary education facilities provided by West Sussex Council and two state secondary schools. There are also private prep schools; Brambletye and Ashdown.

Properties in East Grinstead

We provide a range of properties in East Grinstead, including flats and houses both to rent or buy. Those looking to sell homes in this area are also welcomed into the Hunters branch as our team of specialists will provide you with an outstanding and stress-free service.

Our Hunters network comprises of 130 offices throughout the UK, of which 35 are in London. This means that we recommend homes to buyers who have registered in any of our offices. As well as this, if you are selling in East Grinstead, your property/properties will be available to the prospective buyers throughout all of our offices, meaning a wider reach and faster sell.

We believe that our customers deserve a comfortable, stress-free and enjoyable property journey, and we have extremely well trained staff with a wealth of knowledge, each eagerly awaiting your query. So whether it is a terrace/semi-detached/detached or even a nice cottage or bungalow you’re looking for, we at Hunters East Grinstead are sure to match you up with your perfect home in this beautiful market town. 

If you are currently looking in the area, get in touch with the local Hunters East Grinstead for your free property valuation, or to find out how we can help you find your dream property in East Grinstead.