Rudgwick, West Sussex
An historic village that will charm you and a community which will welcome you, Rudgwick offers the ideal environment for families ready to put down roots, while helping couples and downsizers enjoy a more leisurely lifestyle in beautiful surroundings.
A popular village on the Surrey Sussex borders, with local and private schooling, golf course, modern doctors and dentist surgery and recently extended everyday local store/post office, a chemist and hairdresser.
Equal distance of both Cranleigh and Horsham, Rudgwick is an ideal rural village location. Cranleigh and Horsham offer a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and leisure facilities while Horsham and Guildford provide rail links into London within an hour.
Attracting visitors from far and wide, one of the last remaining events of its kind, the Rudgwick Steam and Country Show is a fabulous day out for all the family.
The great outdoors
A great location
The necessities you require are on your doorstep including a convenience store, medical centre, pharmacy, dentist and café, which are complemented by easy connections to Cranleigh, Horsham and Guildford where you will find local butchers, bakers and fishmongers, Michelin starred restaurants, shops and cafés, leisure facilities and clubs.
For those traveling to London, trains from nearby Horsham station provide direct links to London Victoria in less than an hour, with London Bridge and London Waterloo reached within an hour. Southampton and Portsmouth are also easily accessible by train from Horsham.
Motorists can enjoy good road links with the A241 to Guildford close to Rudgwick and the A24 provides an easy link to the M25. For those going a little further afield, London Gatwick is just 30 minutes away. If you fancy a drive to the coast, cosmopolitan Brighton is easy via the A23 or the A281.
A community that will entice you to stay
Rudgwick has a lively community which is served by the thriving village hall and includes a number of groups and clubs. Relax with new found friends and neighbours while enjoying a choice of traditional ales from celebrated Firebird Brewery or discover the Milk Churn coffee shop for tea and cake.
Rudgwick is exceptionally well served by educational facilities with some of the best schools in the country within easy reach. Rudgwick Primary School and Pennthorpe independent day school are within walking distance of Clayshaw Place. The highly regarded Weald School at Billingshurst is close by and there are a number of sixth form colleges in the area.
If you enjoy an active life, Rudgwick has plenty to offer
Living the country life is an ideal and Clayshaw Place provides everything you would expect from a home with such surroundings. Walking, riding and cycling are very popular with the Downs Link pathway close by and the South Downs Way providing long distance routes that includes former railway lines and towpaths. A leisurely walk with the dog or a strenuous long distance bike ride – it’s all possible while taking in the beautiful countryside which can be found on your doorstep.
Golf lovers are well looked after with the challenging courses of Mannings Heath, Slinfold or Wildwood Golf Club or the pitch and putt at Rookwood, Horsham.
Horsham and Cranleigh have well equipped leisure centres with classes, gyms and swimming pools and plenty of activities for members of all ages.
Rudgwick Cricket Club offers the chance to become a member of a much loved community club where you can enjoy summers on the village green.
Full of surprises, Rudgwick and the surrounding area provides plenty of opportunity to create great memories
The area commands some fine views including the Rudgwick Ridge across the South Downs from locations like Winterfold, Newlands Corner and Leith Hill. The South Downs Link pathway is nearby and there are a network of footpaths, towpaths and disused railway tracks that have been claimed over the years by enthusiastic walkers, runners, cyclists.
A wealth of attractions include stately homes such as Goodwood, Petworth House and Uppark and fascinating towns including Arundel and Chichester. The Sussex coastline is easily accessible for a family day out.
For something a little different, the Rudgwick Annual Steam and Country Show is now in its 30th year and is a fabulous day out for all the family, showcasing preserved steam vehicles creating the sounds and sights of years gone by.