All you need to know about Woodingdean

Location

Woodingdean is a beautiful area that offers all the benefits of country living just 3 miles outside of Brighton. It's rural-in-the-city, with free parking. And the deepest hand-dug well in the world.


The area has a real feeling of community – typified by the annual Christmas get-together for businesses on Warren Road. Many locals have spent the majority of their lives in the area.


Popular with Brightonians looking to settle down – without leaving the city completely behind -  there's nothing quite like starting the day cresting the hill of Falmer Road, and coming home to vegetables from your own patch.


Local Transport

Only 20 minutes from Brighton city centre by bus, the area is popular with people who work at American Express and Royal Sussex County Hospital, as the route passes both directly.


Free street parking is available, though excellent bus connections to Brighton and the surrounding area mean a car often isn't necessary, despite the village feel of the area.

 

Schools

Woodingdean is well served by two primary schools – Woodingdean Primary School and Rudyard Kipling Primary School, which also offers a nursery.


The Downs View School provides specialist education to children and young people with learning difficulties from 4 to 16 years old.


There are no secondary schools in Woodingdean itself, but nearby schools – such as Longhill High School in Rottingdean – are just a short bus or car journey away.
 

Housing Styles

Although the village dates back to the 19th century, the majority of houses were built in the 1950s and '60s.


Properties often benefit from large 150-200ft gardens, which people make ample use of, installing hot tubs, trampolines, vegetable patches and bee hives. It's not uncommon to see chickens in the back garden!
 

Area Demographic

Woodingdean has a varied demographic. There are the locals who bought new builds in the '40s and '50s, and have stayed ever since.


There are Brighton metropolitans looking to settle down in the country, but without cutting ties with the city.


And there are first time buyers keen to get a house with a garden for £250,000, rather than a modest flat in the centre of town, giving up the hustle and bustle and the commute, for the good life instead.

Fiveways

Fiveways is a family area. Outside of central Brighton but close enough to make town easily accessible, there are good schools, big houses and great parks.It's a village in itself. There's a traditional greengrocer, butcher & deli, with plenty of green space nearby – Blakers Park, Preston Park and access to the South Downs via Ditchling Road.Fiveways is where people come to settle down in a family home, but still want everything Brighton has to offer.

Hove

Hove is often thought of as Brighton's older sibling. Where Brighton metropolitans go to grow up, without sacrificing the city.More genteel than Brighton, prettier and grander. Still within a stone's throw of the sea, but without so many tourists. It's much easier to find a quiet spot on the beach this far from the pier. Hove Park, just north of the station is a large and family friendly green space that gives a real feeling of being out of the city.And when you want the night-life, Brighton is just a bus ride away. Hove is where you can happily bring up a family but keep your specialist coffee habit.  

Lewes Road

Our Lewes Road office serves Lewes Road, Hanover, Queen's Park, Elm Grove and London Road. All are close to Brighton station – just 15 minutes walk in most cases – and not much further from the sea.Close to the town centre, Lewes Road and London Road are both up-and-coming areas in their own rights, with local businesses and amenities starting to rival the more famous Lanes and North Laine.Well served by green spaces, The Level, Queens Park and Preston Park are all within walking distance, and the 5,000 hectare Stanmer Park is just a 10 minute bus ride away.

Testimonials

  • Excellent Service from start to finish.

    Mr T Mole Cromwell Road

  • An efficient, professional and friendly service. Helpful and a pleasure to do business with.

    Mr Beddington Brading Road

  • You were amazingly helpful throughout - a real pillar of strength with a very difficult sale.

    Mrs Parkin Fiveways

  • The Woodingdean team were very friendly and approachable.

    Mrs Palmer Pitt Gardens

  • Extremely efficient. Nick and Paula are excellent. The weekly phone calls were much appreciated. 

    Ms Gray Lewes Road

  • Paula was absolutely amazing!

    Mr & Mrs MacKay Lewes Road

  • Paula is amazing!

    Ms Aspnall Gladstone Place

  • Sharon was amazing! She kept us up to date the whole way through the process. We cannot fault Sharon or the rest of her team. 

    Mr & Mrs Ashley Woodingdean

  • First class service from a first class team.

    Mr & Mrs English The Ridgway

  • Nick and Paula are total stars! They were incredibly supportive and present throughout. Thank you!

    Miss O'Haire Hove

  • Many thanks to Nick. It was an easy process thanks to you! I'm extremely satisfied with how the sale went, great job.

    Ms Mayanobe Aymer Road

  • Very thorough & very informative.

    Mr Michnowicz Waldegrave Road

  • A very committed team who made the sale process very easy.

    Ms Rees Ticehurst Road

  • Sharon was excellent, she kept us informed at all stages and was a really calming objective influence in the process.

    Ms Frederick Channel View Road

  • Very helpful and patient team.

    Mrs Shea Selborne Place

  • The whole team were excellent, each one of them felt like family. Sharon had a lot of sorting to do at times but coped very well, a true profession...

    Mr Vernon Woodingdean

  • Great service, always polite and friendly. Excellent contact and info all the way.

    Mr Wells Bishops Road

  • The sale was dealt with swiftly, professionally and successfully. Thank you Maslen!

    Mrs Lincoln Hove

  • Harvey was helpful and easily reachable at the beginning of the process and Sharon kept us informed and was always happy to help.

    Ms Murch & Ms Mapa Ticehurst Road

  • Excellent service as always

    Mr Field Ringmer Road

  • Very impressive - professional and friendly, both Martin Timms and Paula Carter were excellent at keeping in contact with sensible advice based on...

    Mrs O'Connor Hove

  • Paul Wilkinson was extremely helpful and efficient. The only problem was the vendors solicitor and Paul warned me of this. A good transaction all r...

    Mr Lavender Fiveways

  • I found the service to be courteous, friendly and efficient.

    Mr Upton Buller Road

  • Best Estate Agents ever experienced - professional, approachable, competent and exemplary. 

    Mr & Mrs Guest Riley Road

  • Very good service and communication. Paula was excellent.

    Mr & Mrs Scarboro 1 Pevensey Road

  • We were delighted with the service received from all the staff with whom we had contact,

    Dr Crichton The Ridgway

  • Cannot express our appreciation enough of all the efforts made by the Woodingdean team - they were fantastic.

    Mr John Mogridge Woodingdean

  • Very professional service. Thank you!

    Miss New & Mr Jackson Buller Road

  • In February 2016 I was looking to buy and sell very rapidly. Competition among buyers at the time was very high. Sharon @ the Woodingdean branch sh...

    Ms Helen Lyons Woodingdean

  • Very happy with the service we got from you guys, everyone we dealt with was extremely friendly, professional and helpful. Thanks!

    Mr Brown Titian Road

  • Thanks David, all very professional.

    Mrs Flowers Foxdown Road

  • All the staff I dealt with were excellent. Sharon worked really hard to complete the sale.

    Mrs Bent Falmer Gardens

  • Exceptional service throughout the process - should we decide to sell in the future we wouldn't hesitate to use your agency. You're a cut above the...

    Ms Windels & Mr Barham Fiveways

  • Best Agents in Brighton.

    Mrs Field Tarner Road

  • Thank you Paul and Archie, you gave an excellent service, as well as Kelly. I look forward to working with you again. 

    Mr White Fiveways

  • Please thank Paula at Lewes Road - Excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Nuthall Lewes Road

  • Thank you for everything!

    Ms Tucker Willow Close

  • All very professional, kept updated throughout. Very pleased - Would recommend. 

    Mrs Hammond Hove

  • Outstanding service from Sharon. James is an asset to Maslens & Harvey was so helpful and polite.

    Ms Cianchetta Selhurst Road

  • Fantastic service. By far the best agents we have ever used, I cannot recommend you highly enough.

    Mr Field Mafeking Road

  • Paula's role was brilliant. Having someone office based and available was so appreciated and her promptness an impressive service - every Estate Agent...

    Ms Wynn-Jones Baxter Street

  • Thanks for an excellent service. 

    Mr King Hove

  • Very pleased with the experience. I would definitely recommend you and use you again.

    Ms D Edmonds Horton Road

  • Thank you. We found all the staff knowledgeable and really pleasant to deal with. 

    Ms Ansloos Lewes Road

  • First class service. Friendly and professional.

    Mr Thorne The Avenue

  • I wish we had used you to sell our property! Nice to meet honest people, who are genuinely interested in helping. Very pleased.

    Mrs Porter Taunton Road

  • I was new to the area and viewed a lot of properties with a lot of different agents. Maslens were by far the best I came in contact with, so when i...

    Mr & Mrs Heer Lewes Road

  • A really good experience.

    Mr Tibble Lewes Road

  • Paul was absolutely brilliant. 

    Mrs Tasker Fiveways

  • Sharon was excellent - kept us well informed, thank you so much!

    Ms Waters Cowley Drive

  • A completely painless experience from start to finish. Thank you.

    Mr Woolven & Mrs Bessant-Woolven Lewes Road

  • From start to finish the sale was dealt with in a thoroughly professional manner.  

    Mr Gibbs Lewes Road

  • The team worked very hard over a long period to ensure my sale went through - excellent service!

    Mr Patrick Gladstone Terrace

  • Already recommended you! Thank you.

    Mr Edwards The Ridgway

  • Service exceeded my expectations overall at all stages of the process - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thanks. 

    Ms Greene Lewes Road

  • Hugely impressed with Ben & his team.

    Mrs Mead Upper Lewes Road

  • All agents at Maslen were extremely helpful and polite from the beginning to the completion of sale. 

    Mr Johnson Fiveways

  • Sharon, Harvey and James were all excellent - very professional. Totally opposite to what I have experienced with other agents. Maslen have restore...

    Ms Lyons Woodingdean

  • Very impressed with the efficient and friendly service, the staff were a pleasure to deal with. 

    Mr & Mrs Gill Lewes Road

  • It was a long, drawn out process that the people at Maslen helped me through, without the impression that it was a chore. So extremely professional...

    Mr McLagan Lewes Road

  • Very pleased with the excellent service throughout. Professional, friendly, efficient and no hard sell. Achieved above asking price. Thank you!

    Mr Witten Lewes Road

  • Very impressed with all dealings with Maslen. Paula Carter was in particular very knowledgeable and helpful. 

    Mr McBlane Hove

  • It was an amazing experience, everyone involved were fantastic. 

    Mr & Mrs Knight Woodingdean

  • Paula was fabulous and we felt really informed and supported. 

    Mr & Mrs Walker Lewes Road

  • Ben was particularly enthusiastic and helpful. Martin, Paula, Sam and Will are all hard workers.

    Ms Goodey Franklin Road

  • A good team at Woodingdean helped us through a stressful time.

    Mr & Mrs Penton Sycamore Close

  • Good team. Straightforward. No nonsense.

    Mr Standing Newmarket Road

  • Sharon and her team could not have done more in what was a difficult sale. 

    Ms Daly Woodingdean

  • Ben and Paula were calm and reassuring throughout a very difficult process!

    Ms Easterbrook Bear Road

  • Compared to your rivals, your service was excellent

    Ms McGrigor Milner Road

  • As always, an excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Field Lewes Road

  • We were very impressed with the Nick from start to finish. 

    Mr & Mrs Smith Lewes Road

  • Graham Griffin provided us, and continues to provide us, will all-round excellent advice. We trust his knowledge and expertise.

    Mr Blackmore & Ms O'Sullivan Financial Services

  • Excellent customer service throughout. I will definitely recommend you, and use you again. Thank you.

    Ms Longley Kingsbury Street

  • Brilliant. Well done to Sharon and the Woodingdean team.

    Ms Curtis The Ridgway

  • Thank you Maslens, you were all excellent!

    Miss Jasper Taunton Road

  • Very pleased with the service. Many thanks to Sharon and the boys!

    Mr Flynn Woodingdean

  • Sold within 2 weeks for asking price "excellent!"

    Mr Grundy Bishops Road

  • Very comprehensive and professional. Nice people to work with and highly recommended. 

    Mr Alderton Ladysmith Road

  • A very positive experience - I had most contact with the Fiveways office and they were so friendly and helpful.

    Ms A King Balfour Road

  • Excellent communication and advice throughout. It felt very reassuring to be in good hands.

    Mrs Brooker Buller Road

  • Quality advice about when and how to sell, which was spot on. Thank you.

    Miss Coleman Buller Road

  • Our local office manager, Sharon Wareham was warm and friendly and kept us up to date at all times.

    Mr Hope The Brow

  • Very, very happy we chose you, felt right from the start! Thank you!

    Miss Blackadder Coniston Court, Holland Road

  • Excellent service from the Lewes Road branch. Martin Timms secured a quick sale & at a good price & Paula Carter worked really hard to secure...

    Ms Schulte Bear Road

  • The whole team were very committed from start to finish.

    Mr Pilgrim Lewes Road

  • I have bought and sold 7 properties, and this was the best experience of an estate agents services I have found.

    Mrs Shepherd Hertford Road

  • Very impressed with the service. Sharon Wareham works tirelessly, very professionally and is always there for advice. 

    Miss Matthews Kipling Avenue

  • I would recommend Maslen to anyone. 

    Mrs Tripp Woodingdean

  • The staff were very helpful, an excellent service. I would recommend you to others.

    Miss Hockly Fiveways

  • Maslens as a whole were really friendly and professional. I have to thank and congratulate Paula Carter for being superb at her job and exceeding m...

    Ms Warren Hove

  • Superb service as usual, I would always recommend you.

    Ms S Hike Blackthorn Close

  • We were very pleased with services provided by the Fiveways office.

    Mr & Mrs Sawyer Shaftesbury Road

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