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London commute really does pay off at St Irvyne’s

17th February 2015 Print
St Irvyne's street scene

Homeowners save most on the price of their family home if they are willing to commute an hour by rail, analysis by Lloyds Bank has highlighted. According to the report, many workers in the South East have a 60 minute train journey with an average annual rail cost of close to £5,000, but they benefit from a house price that is, on average 59% lower than living close to their place of work in central London (zones 1 and 2).

At Countryside’s St Irvyne’s development in Wickhurst Green near Horsham, its 55 minutes by train to London and prices start from £399,995 for a three-bedroom home and £540,000 for a four-bedroom home. Compared to the average price of £3.19 million paid for a four bedroom property in central London, according to figures by property portal Nestoria , homeowners can clearly see the benefits of purchasing a home outside of London.

Andrew Loveday, Sales Director of the New Homes & Communities division at Countryside comments: “Homebuyers really can get the best of both worlds by moving to St Irvyne’s. Our colonial cottage style homes are ideally located for those wishing to buy outside of London and wanting an easy commute, as nearby Horsham station takes you to London Victoria in just 55 minutes.”

St Irvyne’s showcases a superb range of exquisite homes, all beautifully arranged in a picturesque village style development. The executive 4 and 5 bedroom homes benefit from grand entrance halls, impressive staircases, chimneys and feature glazing to front and rear elevations, generous living spaces and French doors opening out onto beautiful gardens.

As part of Wickhurst Green, St Irvyne’s has a fantastic range of local amenities nearby including Newbridge Nurseries, with its adjoining café ‘Stooks’. Residents can also look forward to inviting their family to the popular gastropub, The Richard Onslow, which offers fresh seasonal food and great wine. This historic inn is in the heart of nearby Cranleigh Village where it is also home to Manns of Cranleigh department store, which has been open since 1887.

For a luxury weekend retreat, Slinfold Golf & Country Club is Sussex's finest golf and country club which offers some of the best golf, health and fitness facilities in the South East of England. There are also many museums and art galleries to visit, including the Cow Shed Studio which exhibits both local and famous artists. The local high street is also filled with Horsham favourites including the traditional Mr Simms Sweet Shop, Brambles gift shop, Jones the Bootmaker and a Marks & Spencer.

For a breath of fresh air, Southwater Country Park is nearby. This 85 acre former brickwork site includes three lakes, wildlife rich grassland and pockets of flowering woodland. Alternatively, Parham House and Gardens in Horsham is host to major park events throughout the spring and summer months.

St Irvyne’s provides an ideal location for those who are looking to enjoy the countryside lifestyle without losing the connections to London and the continent. By road, the A24 provides direct access into London to the north and Worthing to the south. Gatwick is only 17 miles away and Heathrow just under an hour. There are regular bus routes from Broadbridge Heath into Horsham, where frequent rail services operate from Horsham to London Victoria and London Bridge in around 55 minutes.

The three and four bedroom homes range starts from £399,995. The Colonial Collection, four and five bedroom executive homes are priced from £679,995 to £850,000. For further sales information, visit

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St Irvyne's street scene