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Shared Ownership in East Sussex

What’s so extraordinary about East Sussex? It’s home to charming countryside, exceptional stretches of coast and pretty-as-a-picture villages, drawing new residents from far and wide.

Why buy in East Sussex?

One of its ace cards is bold and brash Brighton – the swaggering seaside town that knows how to throw one hell of a party – and its genteel neighbour, Hove, that’s a superb proposition when the sun pops out. Further along the coast, you’ve also got Eastbourne – another town that’s bolstering the UK seaside renaissance. Its grannies-by-the-sea reputation is gradually being replaced by a jauntier image – of young people licking ice creams, digging their toes in the sand and chatting over flat whites and vegan cakes.

Close by the dramatic Beachy Head is a breath-of-fresh-air kind of place, where walkers totter to the tips of this chalk headland to inhale the sea and stare into the frothy depths below. Often lauded for its rural charm and eye-popping views, the South Downs National Park is a landscape that’s pulls in the adventure seekers and artists keen to capture its natural drama. Peppered around the national park are characterful villages - Ditchling, Firle, Glynde, Alfriston – and the dapper town of Lewes with its thriving creative community, artisan bakeries and leftfield interiors stores. And not forgetting the county’s best kept secret: the medieval streets of Rye where creeper-covered houses jostle with cobbled lanes, ancient pubs, and revitalising beach walks, all under the glare of its looming medieval castle.

Stringing everything together is an efficient travel network: several train routes serve the area, including regular services to London and Gatwick Airport. There’s a comprehensive road network and to the west there is regional Shoreham Airport. You can even catch the ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe in France.

Part buy Part rent

If we’ve convinced you East Sussex is a superb place to live, then listen up. You could bag your dream home if you go down the shared ownership route and there are dozens of properties for sale in East Sussex for part-buying, part-renting. And as deposits go, you only need 10% of the share you purchase, not the part you rent. A quick look at the market, and you’ll find properties for sale at Millwood Park – a new development in the historic market town of Hailsham, just eight miles north of Eastbourne. The new homes are contemporary and comfortable with open plan living spaces, plenty of storage and high-spec kitchens and bathrooms. There’s also Rosewood Park – a leafy development in the coastal town of Bexhill-on-Sea. Sitting in its green open spaces, dotted with trees, it’s an attractive mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments and luxury three-, four- and five-bedroom houses. Think open-plan living, high ceilings and fitted wardrobes.

So what are you waiting for? There are over 100 properties for sale in East Sussex and a slick shared ownership East Sussex home could be yours.