New homes in Pulborough
Located near the South Downs National Park in West Sussex, Pulborough is a charming and pretty village. From countryside walks to golf courses, stately homes and heritage railways lines, a new home in Pulborough could be the perfect choice for you and your family.
A quick history
Pulborough dates back to Roman times when it was used as a crossing point over the River Arun. A bridge was built during Saxon times, and today the remains of an 11th-century motte and bailey castle can be found at Park Mound, just a mile away from the village.
Transportation along the river and the establishment of the railways helped Pulborough to grow as a commuter village. Today it’s a popular place for people to settle in a rural location within easy reach of bigger towns and cities including Portsmouth, Chichester and Crawley.
Business and industry
The Harwoods Group motor dealership is based in Pulborough, but most people who live in the village commute for work. Crawley is only a short drive away, where major employers include Virgin, EasyJet, The Body Shop, Princes Foods and Unilever. London Gatwick Airport is also nearby, while Natures Way Foods is based in Chichester and Selsey.
Things to do in the area
Surrounded by beautiful countryside and historic sites, there’s lots to see close to your new home in Pulborough. One of the most popular attractions is the Pulborough Brooks RSPB reserve, perfect for relaxing afternoon walks along the nature trails followed by coffee and cake at the on-site cafe. Bignor Roman Villa is also nearby where you can explore the Roman remains, see the Georgian buildings and even visit the farm.
If you enjoy exploring stately homes, Petworth House and Parham House and Gardens are both close to the village. South Downs Light Railway is a great place to take the kids, where the whole family can take a ride on the heritage steam and diesel trains, while Climping Beach, Brighton Beach and West Wittering Beach are perfect for sunny summer days.
For keen golfers, West Sussex Golf Club is nearby, while the local angling club is very active within the local community. The village hosts a number of events throughout the year, including a 12-hour lawnmower race and the annual charity duck race.
Travel and commuting
Pulborough is located near the A29 and A283 and has its own train station with services to London, Gatwick, Horsham and Bognor Regis. Crawley is a 35-minute drive or train ride from Pulborough, ideal if you’re commuting for work. The village is a 30-minute drive from Worthing, 30 minutes from Chichester, and 50 minutes from both Brighton and Portsmouth.
If you’re going to London, the direct train takes just one hour 15 minutes. Holiday time is hassle-free as you can leave the car at home and take the train to Gatwick, with a journey time of just 30 minutes.