Rother is the most easterly district in East Sussex on the boundary of Kent. Rother covers the area immediately around but not including Hastings. Renowned for its medieval market towns with cobbled streets and beautiful stretches of sandy beach at Camber Sands.
Approximately half of Rother’s population live in the coastal town of Bexhill-on-Sea, the other principal towns in the district being historic Battle, site of the Battle of Hastings, and the medieval Cinque Port of Rye. Rother is also home to many smaller villages such as Bodiam, Robertsbridge, Burwash and Northiam.
Like the whole of East Sussex, Rother has a wide and varied business base, with two-thirds of the district’s businesses being situated within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Being close to nature and in a relaxed environment, Rother supports good business practice and a healthy work-life balance.
The majority of businesses that make up the district are in health, leisure and tourism and the financial & professional services. However, there has been significant growth within the creative, digital and media industries, engineering and manufacturing as well as the food and drink sector.
With rapidly improving superfast broadband over 95% in rural parts of the district, Rother is also home to a significant number of home workers who enjoy the benefits of the incredible location while avoiding the daily commute, meaning that for many, they can enjoy the reality of a rural base for their business.
Stylish coastal resort with an iconic Modernist pavilion. The De La Warr is a creative hotspot for contemporary culture, the arts and music on Bexhill’s elegant seafront.
Situated between Hastings and Eastbourne, Bexhill is a popular holiday destination. The perfect place for a relaxing holiday by the sea. Miles of beaches are rarely crowded.
Named after the most famous battle on English soil, this compact market town grew up alongside the 1066 battle site, tranquil medieval Abbey and surrounding woodlands.
Picturesque medieval cobbled town of Rye, now a myriad of art, artifacts, curiosities and cosy pubs. Rye harbour saltmarsh and shingle shore is a wildlife haven.
Picturesque medieval cobbled town of Rye, now a myriad of art, artifacts, curiosities and cosy pubs. Rye Harbour saltmarsh and shingle shore is a wildlife haven.
Bodiam is famed for its majestic moated castle and rural valley setting. Its nostalgic history and gentle landscape come in quintessentially English form.
Nowhere on the south coast is quite like Camber. Wide open stretches of sandy beach and dunes, popular throughout the year for walking, kite surfing, wind surfing and horse riding.
BEXHILL ENTERPRISE PARK HAS BEEN EAR-MARKED BY DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AS A CAPITAL INVESTMENT HOTSPOT
North Bexhil new state-of-the-art business park (pictured above) is being developed for unique opportunities for investment, including the potential for up to 50,000 sq ft of new business space, along with 1,200 new homes and jobs, with a regeneration impact amounting to £1 billion over 25 years according to Genecon. With over £150 million spent on connecting roads and infrastructure, the sites have been primed for new and wide range of occupiers and developers.Find the right property
Locate East Sussex works in partnership with Rother District Council and organisations who work specifically with rural businesses and rural communities.
A charity, formally known as Sussex Rural Community Council which formed in 1931 to serve rural communities. Their major role is to identify problems and respond to the needs of rural communities - providing practical support and helping villages in Sussex remain vibrant living and working places.
They deliver programmes designed to support rural communities, promote the rural economy and ensure that the voice of rural communities in Sussex is widely heard.
Pub is The Hub
A ‘not-for-profit’ organisation dedicated to improving community services and activities, offering advice and support to communities who are looking to relocate, re-open or introduce vital services and activities in their local pub, as well as to communities considering the options for acquiring their local pub and the range of responsibilities involved.