Hassocks is one and a half miles to the north east, and it is from there that you may take the train into Brighton (10 minutes), up to London (50 minutes) or to Gatwick (20 minutes).
The two villages between them have a couple of supermarkets and a wide variety of shops. There are doctors and dentists in both, although most residents use the doctors at the new Hurstpierpoint Health Centre.
During the day, you can take the bus from the top of the drive or take a train. Glyndebourne may be reached in half an hour. There are many attractive places to visit in West Sussex.