Around 2 miles north east of Haywards Heath, Lindfield is the picture-perfect English countryside village, with the offering of beauty and relaxation not coming at the expense of convenient – Haywards Heath is just a short drive away, where you can catch mainline train services to London, Gatwick and Brighton. All are easily accessible by road too.
Lindfield was first mentioned as far back as 765 AD, when the Saxon King Ealdwulf granted land for a church – this land was later owned by the Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1343 Lindfield was granted a market charter by Edward III and given the right to hold two annual fairs – the Lindfield Sheep Fair became on the most active in the county! It’s rich history also holds claims of smuggling, with a famous tale of over 300 horses being led carrying smuggled goods up Lindfield High Street!
Historic buildings line the High Street in a mix of half-timber, Jacobean, Georgian and Victorian styles, leading to the gothic looking All Saints Church at the top of the High Street.
There are plenty of shops and services including a supermarket, delicatessen, butcher, baker and wine merchant, as well as a florist, home interiors and kitchen shop, several restaurants and pubs.
Lindfield boasts a rich, friendly social scene, with an annual arts festival each September, and an annual Cricket Week each August. It’s also a great viewing point for watching cyclist as they pass through on the 55-mile London to Brighton cycle ride.