We love living and working in Hangleton, it offers so much for everyone! Increasingly popular with families and retired couples who are looking to live a little further away from the town centre whilst still being minutes away by car or bus. Generally, if you are looking for a more spacious property with a generous garden, non-restricted street parking or a garage you will get more for your money than in the centre of town. There are also so many green open spaces to enjoy, being close to the sea but surrounded by countryside with great links to the A23 and A27 make it a very convenient location too. The family friendly vibe and strong community links make it a great place to live, read on to find out more about what Hangleton has to offer!
St Helen’s Church
St Helen’s Church is a 12th century building and is one of the oldest in Brighton and Hove, dating back to 1093 and is grade I listed. A pretty little church with views over St Helen’s Park and the South Downs. The 19th century Irish Barrister Edward Kenealy is intombed there.
Built in the 1820’s & usually opens from May- September. It is open to visitors for guided tours, museum visits, teas and souvenirs, the windmill can also be hired for events. The Christmas gift fair this year will be on Saturday 26/12/22 11- 4pm, see their website for further details.
Hove's oldest secular building is found in Hangleton Valley Drive. The Inn occupies the 16th-century manor house and is a Grade II* listed building. It has a wonderful garden with a 17th Century Dove Cote in the garden and is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing drink or meal outside. The Dean & Co team can sometimes be found enjoying a quick social drink after work on a Friday- do say hello to us if you pop in!
THE COUNTRYSIDE & PARKS-
We are so fortunate to be so close to the Hove Downland. A great walk to appreciate the countryside begins at Hangleton Lane then passes beside Brighton Footgolf, onward past West Hove Golf Course & loops around towards Foredown Tower (built in 1909) for fantastic sea views & wonderful downland views.
Or start in Hangleton Way, the Old Dyke Railway Trail follows part of the route taken by the old Dyke Railway Branch Line, it takes walkers and cyclists up to the wonderful Devil's Dyke beauty spot. Running between West Hove and Brighton & Hove Golf courses with far reaching views towards the sea.
Whether it’s a quick walk with the dog, kicking a ball around or a family picnic there are several local parks to choose from including Greenleas, St Helen’s or Hangleton Park with its Community Centre. A little further away is the Nevill Sports Ground or popular Hove Park with its Café, tennis courts, children’s playground, miniature railway and more.
West Hove Golf Course
A welcoming and friendly club offering an 18-hole golf course nestled in the South Downs. The golf course is a private members club, but green fees are accepted subject to restricted times. An 18-bay driving range is open to the public, just register and pick up your card from the well-stocked Pro Shop. You could even book yourself a lesson with the club Pro. A restaurant and bar are available on site for breakfast through to dinner and the club also offers facilities for weddings, parties or other events.
Brighton Footgolf Course
If you fancy trying to kick a football (different sizes and colours available!) into an oversized hole on a beautiful golf course, this could be the perfect activity for you and your family. Suitable for couples to large groups & birthday parties. Afterwards you could enjoy some light refreshments at the 19th hole cafe inside the listed barn or outside on the patio. Located in Benfield Valley off Hangleton Lane.
Hangleton Bowls Club
Open late April to the end of September, the bowls club is an inclusive and welcoming group who especially welcome new beginners who wish to learn the game and offer free ‘One on One’ personal tuition with a qualified coach. Try a free taster session yourself or with a friend. The club takes part in competitions, friendly fixtures, knock out and inter club challenge cups too.
Entertaining The Kids
Whether you need to entertain the kids after school, during school holidays or at the weekend there are a variety of options available in local schools, community spaces & private venues. Just a few of the options available include Kidz Klubs, The Outdoors Project, WetWetWet Swim school, Activities 4 Kids, Ken James Tae Kwon-Do, The Portslade School of Dancing, Beauty of Clay, Hangleton Rangers Football Club and The Circus Project. Do check out online for further details.
Hangleton Community Centre
A central community hub point used by residents and community groups. From Sama Karate to 50+ Social Ping, Short Mat Bowls to Yoga or Arial Circus, there are a wide range of activities on offer. A soft play area for younger children gives an opportunity for parents to meet. Children’s parties can be booked with the option of ping-pong, table tennis or a bouncy castle.
A popular library with locals which is part timed staffed and part timed self-accessed offering talking books too, with separate areas for children and teenagers, free Wi-Fi and bookable computer access.
There are 4 types of primary and secondary school in Brighton & Hove, Community Schools (controlled by B&H council), Church Voluntary Aided Schools, Academies (independently run by a governing body) and Free Schools (government funded but not controlled by the council). Local schools near Hangleton include West Blatchington Primary School, Hangleton Primary School, Goldstone Primary School, Aldrington Church of England Primary school, Brighton & Hove Bilingual Primary School, all currently Ofsted rated as ‘Good’.
All secondary schools in Brighton & Hove are also currently rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, local options include Hove Park School, King’s School, Blatchington Mill School and Cardinal Newman Catholic School.
For those needing education for 16-year-olds and above there are options including schools that have a sixth form (Hove Park School, Cardinal Newman Roman Catholic School & Brighton Aldridge Community Academy) or separate colleges (Varndean, Brighton- Hove & Sussex Sixth Form College, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College or Plumpton College.
Places of worship
Brighton & Hove has more than 100 churches and other places of worship, which serve a variety of Christian denominations and other religions. In Hangleton & nearby there are a variety of places of worship-St Peters West Blatchington Anglican Church & St George's Roman Catholic church both located in Court Farm Rd. Emmanuel at the Oasis is in Hangleton Way & both the Hounsom Memorial United Reformed Church & Bishop Hannington Christian Evangelical Anglican Church are in Nevill Avenue. Close by are the Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation, Brighton Mosque and the Christian Arabic Evangelical Church.
If you are thinking about a move to Hangleton please give us a call.
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