Just imagine lake-side living...
Set amongst 30 acres of private parkland with its own lake, there are few more idyllic locations than Durrants Village. A place where relaxation and inspiration go hand in hand. Durrants Village is home to 173 exquisite two and three bedroom cottages and spacious two bedroom apartments. Beyond the village itself, you’ll find delightful hamlets dating back to the 16th-century and pretty market towns with their smart boutiques and excellent restaurants – all framed by the natural splendour of the rolling Sussex Downs. It’s a landscape as diverse as it is breath-taking.
It’s the ideal time to move safely into one of our vibrant, welcoming Inspired villages.
Step into a world of premium properties and first-class facilities, with your wellbeing at the heart of everything.
A new way to retire
Rental options available
Release cash tied up in your property and enjoy retirement with a difference. If you’re seeking financial freedom, then maybe renting is best for you! This option means you can release the capital tied up in your property, leaving you to enjoy all the facilities and lifestyle Inspired Villages offer.View our rental properties
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Each Inspired pre-loved property is made for later living and every space is filled with endless tiny details that reveal their importance as you grow older. Imagine a home in a community with your own pool, fitness suite, stylish bistro, bar, café and much more. Sound good?
A truly elite place to spend some time…
Spend a little time in the local area and you won’t be surprised that it was favoured by the elite in the 1800s as a country retreat. Situated in an area of green belt near the pretty market town of Horsham, our village benefits from being surrounded by some of the most spectacular countryside imaginable.
In minutes you can be amongst the rolling splendour of the Sussex Downs – an area of outstanding natural beauty; but you’re also really close to some outstanding urban fayre. A good choice of smart boutiques, high street shopping and some excellent restaurants are just a stone’s throw away.
If you want to travel further afield, you’ll find that getting down to the South Coast, Shoreham -By-Sea or Worthing is a breeze. Eyes on sunnier climes? You can be at Gatwick Airport in under 20 minutes, it’s no wonder that this district is consistently named in the top 10 places to live in the UK.
Want to go the extra mile? There is a main railway station close by giving you access to a whole world of possibilities.
The independence you want, and the peace of mind you need…
You don’t want to give up your independence, and you don’t need to - Durrants offers all the support and reassurance you could hope for. Bluebird Care, one of the UK's leading homecare and live in care specialists, offer support and personalised care in the comfort and privacy of your own home 24/7.
What this means is you get peace of mind that should your needs change, your living arrangements can evolve to accommodate this. We want people to live the way they want to live for as long as they can, and we’ll do everything we can to make this happen.
Tales of olde...
Durrants Village is built on the site of a disused sawmill in the hamlet of Faygate, which first appeared in records as far back as 1614.
A story which was published in the London papers of 1614 reported that a fearsome serpent or dragon lived in the forests near Faygate. However, this tale could well have been circulated to keep strangers away from the sensitive areas of the forest which were heavily frequented by the smugglers throughout the 17th and 18th Centuries.