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‘James Bond’ actor’s former English country home neighboring renowned golf course for sale

January 17, 2024
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Back in 2012, Sir Roger Moore had a long sit-down interview with fellow Brit (and comedian) David Walliams. The two had a back-and-forth that showed that while James Bond might be the suavest of gentlemen off the golf course, on it is a whole different story.

DW: You've dedicated your post-Bond years to helping people living in poverty around the world with UNICEF. It's very inspirational to see that, because you could just be on a golf course.

RM: You haven't seen how bad I am at golf.

Although a self-described hack, Moore rented a scenic English country home during the 1960s, which adjoined the celebrated Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club. The 1930s house is quite the coup and is now on the market asking for $2.1 million. It has six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 2.8 acres of land … plus the history that 007 once dwelled there.

“He had visited it previously and knew the Cotswolds,” said selling agent Alasdhair Lochrane regarding Moore. “It’s an interesting part of the property’s history and says something about the house that someone like Sir Roger Moore chose to live there.”

Moore is best known for his seven-film run of Bond but was also well-regarded for some of his other work like “The Saint” and “The Cannonball Run,” alongside Burt Reynolds. Moore passed away in 2017 at 89 years old in Switzerland after a battle with cancer.

Stinchcombe Hill was designed by the late Henry Longhurst with 9 holes opening in 1889 and another 9 completed in 1906. The course measures just under 6,000 yards, but the jaw-dropping hillside views seem to make up for any lack of yardage.

It’s more than likely that Moore got a round or two in at Stinchcombe Hill, and if you have a good day on the course, you can say that you bested James Bond in something.