Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it is easy to see why Uckfield has become such a popular place to live.

The town’s roots go back to before the Domesday Book but it is very much a 21st century town with a strong community spirit.

The town developed as a stopping-off point on the pilgrimage route between Canterbury, Chichester and Lewes.

The settlement began to grow around the bridging point of the river Uck, where the hostelries baked the locally-famous Pudding Cake, after which the town’s ancient Pudding Cake Lane is named.

Recent developments around the town have attracted a good mix of people and skills to the area. Its thriving High Street and Church Street shopping areas offer just about everything a family could want, and the monthly Farmers’ Market brings to the town the freshest, locally grown or prepared seasonal produce.

The oldest building in the town is Bridge Cottage, a 15th Wealden timber framed house which is run by the Uckfield Preservation Society as a heritage centre.

Daniel Kaye, senior negotiator at the Uckfield office of Mansell McTaggart, said: “Being relatively small Uckfield has retained much of the old fashioned charm associated with rural market towns, with many independent shops and boutiques lining the high street and a prominent traditional picture house.

“The addition of two supermarkets, a highly regarded technology college and a modern leisure centre Uckfield also has the daily necessities for modern living.

“The 6,500 acre Ashdown forest is on the doorstep for those who enjoy countryside walks or riding and the bustling coastal resorts of Eastbourne and Brighton are both approximately half an hour away for the sun worshipers.

“The annual Uckfield festival is always a huge hit the with locals, hosting a variety of music acts, local artists, the eagerly awaited parade, fun day and many other activities for the two week event.

“No national celebration is ignored either with a community party organised for the royal wedding, royal baby, jubilee and any other excuse to have a shindig.“