Petworth is steeped in history; mentioned in the Domesday Book, it has been settled since Norman times. So, you’ll find some stunning period properties at its heart, as well as some newer, contemporary builds on the outskirts of town.
Throughout the year, the town hosts events that entertain and inspire. The Petworth Festival, Petworth Festival Literary Week and Petworth Fringe are all annual events. In the deep midwinter, the town lights up with the arrival of the visiting funfair in its very centre. The Petworth Farmer’s Market takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month to supplement the already wonderful mix of speciality shops and the local supermarket.
Petworth has something for everybody. You’ll find an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ town primary school for young families that boasts its own farm. From here, children progress to the Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Midhurst Rother College. If you’re exploring independent schools, Seaford College, with its beautiful grounds and world-class facilities, is less than five miles away.
If you’re moving out of London but need to commute, Pulborough train station is just six miles away and offers regular services to Victoria.
The local Petworth Business Association is a great place to connect with new contacts if you run your own business.
Finally, if you’re choosing to spend your retirement in this beautiful market town, you can enjoy all the benefits of rural living with a host of amenities, clubs and societies on your doorstep. If you no longer drive, an extensive bus network serves the town.