Kaleidoscope – ID: 6525044
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Kaleidoscope is situated in the picturesque village of Lindfield, West Sussex. Lindfield gained national notoriety after winning the “;Best Kept Village in all Sussex”;. It really is a picture perfect village with many beautiful old houses, some dating back as far as the 14th century. The village stands on high ground above the upper reaches of the River Ouse and is located close to both the natural beauty of the High Weald and to Haywards Heath with its amenities and station on the main London to Brighton railway line.
Just a short walk from Kaleidoscope is a natural spring-fed pond with fish, ducks, swans and herons. Beyond lies the Common which, over the centuries, has witnessed many events - fairs, festivals, bonfire celebrations and sporting activities; cricket has been played there since 1747. Today, it is still central to leisure activities and village celebrations. There is also a good selection of golf clubs in the local area at Lindfield, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill.
The countryside around Lindfield is part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of Europe’s rare landscapes. Ashdown Forest is five miles northeast of the village, with views across the Ouse valley that radiate into the High Weald from Lindfield.
There is a real village atmosphere and the main focus centres on the King Edward Hall, where dance classes, films and theatrical performances are held. The village has several clubs and societies, offering a vast array of activities and there is a pre-school and youth club held at Church House, one of the oldest houses in the village, also known as The Tiger. There are several nurseries, preparatory schools and a primary school. The surrounding towns and villages provide a wider selection of schools and colleges.
Lindfield is a flourishing, active, modern community, famed for its rich historic and architectural heritage. The ancient High Street, lined with lime trees, has many independent shops including boutiques, hair salons, gift shops, supermarket, art galleries and florists. It is regarded as one of the finest High Streets in Sussex with over forty medieval and post medieval timber-framed buildings and there are also bistros, tea rooms, brasseries and public houses.
For a wider range of retail outlets and chain restaurants, Haywards Heath is only a few minute’s drive and the Orchards Shopping Centre offers a selection of big high street names and a lesiure centre.
Trains from nearby Haywards Heath take around 45 minutes to both London Bridge and Victoria and just 15 minutes to Brighton. Junction 10a of the M23 is around 9 miles away, providing easy access to surrounding areas and Gatwick Airport.