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Traditional village life continues at Elysian Fields

19th January 2016 Print
An example of homes at Elysian Fields

Countryside’s highly anticipated fourth and final phase of new homes at Wickhurst Green near Horsham is launching this January. Elysian Fields will provide a wide range of new homes from stylish two to five bedroom homes, ideal for all types of buyers; from first time buyers, growing families to downsizers.

Set in a county where 80% of the land is rural and of that 50% is designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Countryside’s Elysian Fields is the final addition from the developer to the vibrant new village of Wickhurst Green, an extension of Broadbridge Heath, near Horsham. The homes overlook extensive planting, ponds and mature trees creating a tranquil, picturesque environment, ideally positioned less than an hour from London by train.

Andrew Loveday, Sales Director at Countryside, comments: “For those who want the traditional country village lifestyle without sacrificing the urban necessities, our new development Elysian Fields is perfect. Fast, direct trains into London make it ideal for commuters; contemporary living spaces are great for keeping up with modern lifestyles, whilst Wickhurst Green itself is a beautiful new community designed for 21st century living nestled in the Sussex countryside. With several good schools also close by, families will be well placed here. It is no wonder that the previous three phases of development at Wickhurst Green have proved so popular.”

Built to Countryside’s exceptional standards, the homes at Elysian Fields are designed with traditional exteriors to create a sympathetic extension to Broadbridge Heath village. In keeping with the local vernacular, the new homes recreate the distinctive architectural character of the surrounding towns, with classic weatherboarding, pitched roofs and gabled entranceways.

Perfect for modern living, the clean and crisp interiors of the homes offer a juxtaposition to the traditional exteriors. Open plan living spaces are fitted with contemporary kitchens offering integrated appliances, and bathrooms are all finished with white sanitaryware and chrome fixtures and fittings.

As part of Wickhurst Green, the development will offer a fantastic range of local amenities, including a village centre to serve both the new and existing village community. The centre will provide retail, commercial and childcare facilities.

Horsham’s local market is a great asset, attracting shoppers from miles around to sample the unique produce on offer. Every Thursday and Saturday, the market offers a great selection of stalls, with traders old and new, serving fresh local produce and exclusive crafts and gifts.

For those who love the great outdoors, Southwater Country Park is six miles from Elysian Fields. 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. Closer to home, two large neighbourhood play areas designed for a range of age groups are being created, together with several community sports pitches with pavilion.

Neighbouring Horsham boasts great schools in and around the area, including Shelley Primary which is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and is within walking distance of the development. The secondary schools and colleges in Horsham include Tanbridge House, Forest, The Weald and Millais Schools, some of the top in the country. Farlington is also an outstanding independent girls' day and boarding school located just outside Horsham, where 57% of all A level grades achieved were at A/A.

Elysian Fields 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.

Prices range from £425,000 to £650,000 in the first release of houses at Elysian Fields. To register your interest, email elysianfields[at] or visit

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An example of homes at Elysian Fields