Farm­house has a wealth of history

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Kentish Express Ashford & District - East Kent Property - - HOMESNEWS -

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.

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