Life in Storrington
With boutiques, independent art galleries, and a selection of well known branded shops, Storrington confidently fulfils the needs of its community.
You will also find a good selection of cafés, restaurants and three local pubs. All set amongst Georgian fronted houses and buildings, typical of the area, in Sussex Green Sandstone, red brick and flint.
It is possible to walk from one end of the village to the other without seeing a car, strolling along its many paths, meandering beside the river.
The mill pond offers a peaceful setting at the edge of the village as do the Church, Monastery and surrounding grounds.
Dating from Norman times, Storrington is an idyllic location steeped in history. Enjoying the exquisite backdrop of the South Downs, it is a quintessentially Sussex village.
An active community, there are numerous clubs and regular events held throughout the year. A wealth of leisure activities are available in the locality.
From golf, cricket, lawn tennis and bowls, to the more energetic and exhilarating pursuits of squash and even gliding; Storrington is a small village with a lot to offer.
Further afield there is racing (horse and car!) at Goodwood, polo at the exclusive Cowdray Park throughout the summer months, world class sailing on the Solent, as well as 100 miles of the South Downs Way to enjoy on foot, bicycle or horseback from Eastbourne to Winchester.
Nearby Horsham offers further excellent leisure facilities; boasting its own beach volleyball court, outdoor tennis courts and extensive facilities within its leisure complex.
Throughout history Storrington has attracted poets from the likes of Francis Thompson, Wilfred Meynell and Arthur Bell as well as the composer Sir Arnold Bax.
Later into the 20th Century the illustrator, Cecily Mary Barker, was attracted to Storrington for its close proximity to the Downs and thriving art community. Painting the landscape, insects and wild flowers, she is best known for her illustrations of the Flower Fairies and incredible accuracy and attention to detail in her work.
Cultural activities today can be enjoyed when exploring the treasure troves of Petworth, the house and gardens at West Dean, the home of the infamous Bloomsbury group, Charleston, or a day in the stunning surroundings of Glyndebourne, finished with an evening of opera.
Places of Interest
Storrington and surrounding areas are inundated with places of interest; Parham House and Park itself being an important part of the history of Storrington.
Other notable places being Petworh House and Park, Arundel Castle and even the Weald and Downland Museum at Singleton.
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