A PROPERTY company has delved into the data to discover which areas of East Sussex are the "poshest" when it comes to buying a home.

Quick Property Buyer found that the average price paid for a house in the area currently stands at a little more than £360,000.

But there are five towns and settlements within East Sussex where people are paying considerably more for thier homes.

Prospective homeowners in each place can expect an average house price of more than half-a-million pounds.

These are the "poshest places in East Sussex":

10. Crowborough - £406,000

9. Brighton​ - £411,000

8. Battle​​ - £422,000

7. Uckfield​​ - £434,000

6. Hove​​ - £455,000

The Argus: Lewes took the number five spotLewes took the number five spot

5. Lewes

The average property price in Lewes is currently £501,000, with this figure taken from the last 81 sales made in the Sussex town since last November.

The settlement is steeped in history, sitting in the shadow of a castle which was first built in the 11th Century.

Set among the South Downs, there is plenty to see and do with a high street crammed with tasty bakeries and boutique retailers.

It is also home to the world's biggest bonfire night celebration.

The Argus: Rottingdean finished in fourthRottingdean finished in fourth

4. Rottingdean

The average price of a property in Rottingdean is £506,000, based on the 24 sales in the area over the last 12 months.

Boasting acclaimed author Rudyard Kipling as a previous resident, the picturesque village is still home to the immaculate Kipling Gardens, which back on to the house which the writer once rented.

There is easy access to the beach and the South Downs, and a car can take residents into Brighton and Hove City centre in less than 25 minutes.

The Argus: Ovingdean had the third highest average house price in East SussexOvingdean had the third highest average house price in East Sussex

3. Ovingdean

Though Ovingdean is only be a short distance from neighbouring Rottingdean, there is a considerable difference between the two when it comes to house prices.

The average amount paid for a home in the village, of six properties sold over the last 12 months, is £548,000.

While it may not have the shopping options of Rottingdean and Lewes, the small village does offer residents stunning scenery.

Many homes in the area feature attractive architecture retained from when they were converted from old farm buildings.

It is also slightly closer to Brighton and Hove than Rottingdean, meaning those living there can make the transition from the tranquility of the countryside to the hustle and bustle of a city in mere minutes.

The Argus: Wadhurst was the runner upWadhurst was the runner up

2. Wadhurst

The average price paid for a home in Wadhurst was £556,000 between November 2019 and November 2020, with 57 sales made in that time.

The market town near the Kent-Sussex border lies on the high ridge of the Weald, a range of wooded hills.

But commuters can board a train and zip into London Bridge in less than an hour.

The Argus:

1. Ditchling

Ditchling had by far the highest average house price in East Sussex, with a mean fee of £738,000 paid over the ten sales made in the area this year.

The village has previously been the chosen home of Dame Vera Lynn and Zoe Ball, with the Radio 2 breakfast show's property being worth a reported £1.5 million.