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5 bedroom house for sale
Pulborough, West Sussex
- Grade II listed 14th C farmhouse
- Approached over long private drive
- Detached 2 bedroom cottage
- Barn for conversion
- Range of utility and farm buildings
- Set within 26 acres
- Idyllic rural setting
The property is approached over a private ¼ mile drive bordered on either side by its own land and which leads to a circular parking and turning area in front of the house. Surrounding the property are more formal lawned gardens with fruit trees, a natural pond and a range of outbuildings. The land is mainly laid to pasture within post and rail fencing, mature hedges and trees and includes a large field behind the house with a track leading to a mixed range of agricultural buildings. The origins of the farmhouse date back to the 1300s, with alterations in the 1500s and then a more recent substantial extension to provide the current accommodation.
Max Faulkner, 1951 Open Golf Champion and five times Ryder Cup player, lived at Moons Farm from 1966 until his death in 2005. During his time at the property he won the Portuguese Open in 1968 at the age of 52, becoming one of the older winners of an Open Championship. He also won the British Senior Championship in 1968 and 1970. Quoting his son Guy, “The life of a professional golfer is one of constant travelling and living out of a suitcase and Max always referred to Moons Farm as “Paradise for me”. It was a place where he could relax and be assured of privacy. He particularly liked having a cup of tea on the front lawn, where not a house could be seen and the only sounds were the birds in the trees”.
Moons Farm is approached by its own 0.25 mile long driveway. The property occupies a fine rural position about 3 miles to the north of Pulborough, with many local amenities including a good range of shops, Tesco and Sainsburys supermarkets, health centre and a mainline railway station with regular services to London Victoria and London Bridge. There is a good choice of state and independent schools in the area. More extensive facilities can be found at the ancient castle town of Arundel (11 miles), Horsham (11 miles) and the Cities of Guildford (21 miles) and Chichester (20 miles). There is horseracing, golf and motor racing at Goodwood and Pulborough itself provides a good range of sports including football, cricket, rugby and bowls. There are some stunning walking and riding opportunities in the immediate area.