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Henfield is a delightful rural village within West Sussex, lying at the edge of the South Downs National Park. It is an ideal location for exploring the various cycle and footpaths allowing visitors to take in its mixture of local grassland, wetland, reed bed, woodland and ponds. Bird watchers and nature lovers will enjoy the wide variety of plants and wildlife that can be spotted throughout this unique region.

The Whistle Stop is located off the High Street in a quiet private road.



The High Street has three pubs; The White Hart, The Plough and The George



Budgens Supermarket (within 200 yds), stockist of ‘Cook’ frozen handmade meals.
One Stop (Tesco) 3 minute walk away
Post Office with Café des Amis serving gluten free Bagels, toast, teacakes, lemon drizzle cake and lots more.
Newly refurbished Shell Petrol Filling Station Costa Coffee a 5 minute walk away



Taste Deli a 2 minute walk away with everything from traditional cream teas to snacks, meals or food on the go all homemade.
Jeremy’s Greengrocers, corner of Park Road, extensive range of fresh produce (vegetables, local cheeses, free range eggs and fresh flowers).
Truffles Sussex Bakers a 1 minute walk away, artisan bakers and cafe.
Takeaways fish and chips, Chinese and Indian are also available in the High Street.
Swains Farm Shop (5 minute car journey), a family business with an extensive selection of fresh produce
Rushfield Garden Centre (8 minute car journey) and farm shop with locally sourced meat and a fantastic selection; delicacies from cheeses to homemade award winning pies


The village has a thriving economy which also includes hairdressers, barbers, beauty salons, pharmacy, florist, clothes, gift shops and much more.



The Whistle Stop is perfectly located to explore the countryside of West and East Sussex; including the highlights of The South Downs, the South Coast, a selection of historical houses and gardens such as; Nymans Gardens, Wakehurst Place, Petworth, Parham, Goodwood House, Brighton Pavilion and surroundings villages; Steyning, Storrington, Pulborough, Ditchling and towns with castles such as Lewes and Arundel, all within a short car journey away.

Brighton City Centre (12.5 miles/20 km); Hassocks Train Station (7.4 miles/12 km); Hickstead Showground (6.2 miles/9.9 km); Gatwick Airport (24 miles/38.8 km); Glorious Goodwood Race Course (32 miles/51.5km). Train direct from Hassocks to London (train journey approximately 50 minutes)



Tennis is available by booking via Henfield Leisure Centre
Golf at Singing Hills Golf Club (10 minute drive from Henfield)
Horseracing at Brighton, Fontwell Park, Goodwood Racecourses
Motor Racing at Goodwood Racing Circuit, Goodwood Revival and Festival of Speed
Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Devils Dyke, Brighton, Steyning Bowl



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"Surrounding lanes are quiet and peaceful with such friendly people"

Mr. & Mrs. Bristol