Farmhouse has a wealth of history
Address: Pullen Farmhouse, Frittenden Guide price: £1.4m to £1.5m Agent: Fine and Country As well as a beautiful five-bedroom detached home, the new owners of Pullen Farmhouse will also be buying a piece of English history.
The unlisted farmhouse has been extended on both sides, adding a large bright reception hall, master bedroom suite and modern shower room, plus a large kitchen/ breakfast room with Aga, utility room and downstairs shower room.
The original part of the house is believed to a Wealden hall house and this part still retains the impressive walk-in inglenook fireplace and tiled hearth, plus a wealth of exposed and carved beams, especially on the galleried landing.
“The history attached to the house is fascinating,” said the current owner. “An expert from the Kent Historic House Register told us that the building was originally a hall house and that the chimney had been put in later, maybe late 16th or early 17th century during renovations.
“The original house was built in the early 1600s, with later Victorian additions to the front facade in the 1900s, so we extended on either side of these in 2004 to bring both parts into line with one another and create a unified, well presented home.”
The farmhouse flows well from room to room with a cosy drawing room, sitting room and sun room making a central heart of the home. The long dining room is the perfect place to have a large table and chairs for formal eating.
The five bedrooms are all on the first floor including the master suite with its dressing room and en suite.
The house is set within lovingly landscaped gardens complete with a swimming pool, a selection of outbuildings and a double garage
Frittenden is a vibrant village with a well regarded primary school.
Two miles away is Staplehurst and its mainline station. The house is also in the Cranbrook School catchment area.