An individual detached Wealden residence providing three reception room five bedroom family accommodation complemented by gardens and paddocks extending to approximately 5 acres incorporating swimming pool, timber outbuildings, including garaging, all occupying a semi rural location, adjoining and overlooking fields on the edge of this favoured village. Cranbrook School catchment area.
Staplehurst Mainline Railway Station approx. 3 miles | Cranbrook approx. 5 miles | Maidstone approx. 11 miles
The Property: An individual detached Wealden farmhouse with timber framed origins understood to date back to circa 1600’s with a significant two storey extension added in circa early 2000. The farmhouse presents elevations predominantly of brick and tile hanging set with a mixture of hardwood and softwood casement windows beneath pitched and hipped tiled rooves with partial catslide to rear.
The family accommodation is arranged over two floors and features include impressive entrance hall with oak staircase and galleried landing. The kitchen is comprehensively fitted with base and eye level cupboards and drawers, granite worktops, four oven electric Aga and tiled floor. The original 1600’s origins comprise the sitting room, irregular in shape with an impressive inglenook fireplace housing woodburning stove and heavily beamed ceiling, some exposed studwork. Adjoining the sitting room is an open plan morning room which forms part of the later extension incorporating French windows and enjoying an outlook across the swimming pool and garden. The dining room enjoys a double aspect incorporating feature brick fireplace with cast iron grate, exposed brickwork with inset display niches and beamed ceiling.
Five bedrooms are arranged over the first floor galleried landing incorporating a master suite with bedroom including feature cast iron fireplace with tiled surround, the dressing room enjoys a fine outlook across the garden and is supported by an ensuite shower room. The four further bedrooms are double rooms served by a family bathroom and a separate shower room.
Gardens & Grounds: Pullen Farmhouse is approached over a shared concrete drive branching off to an ‘in and out’ drive onto block paved parking and to an attached timber framed barn currently used as a garage and workshop with white weather-boarding beneath a pitched and hip tiled roof fitted with power and light. Brick stable beneath a pitched tiled roof in a dated state of repair 9.15m x 4.75m. Aluminium framed greenhouse 8.10m x 2.50m.
Lawned gardens run to three sides incorporating a heated swimming pool extending to approx. 9.7m with koi pond and water feature alongside, extensive paved patio area, pond with footbridge, kitchen garden area with fruit cage and sleeper composting bins, timber garden implement store with pitched tiled roof 6.95m x 3.95m, white weather-boarded timber tractor shed beneath a pitched tiled roof 5.75m x 4.30m. Situated at the front of the house are the concrete footings and initial brick walls 11.60m x 4.85m with planning consent passed for 3 bay stabling.
Adjoining the garden is a fenced paddock with mature oak tree. A second paddock is accessed further down the drive detached and set off to the right hand side accessed via a metal gate including a natural pond.
Directions: From the Wilsley Pound roundabout on the outskirts of Cranbrook follow the A229 in the direction of Staplehurst. Just beyond the run of houses on the right hand side take the minor right hand turning in to Frittenden Road. Upon reaching the staggered crossroads proceed on along Frittenden Road to the village. Continue through the small high street passing the Bell and Jorrocks public house on your right. Exit the village and take the left hand turning in to Staplehurst Road. Proceed over the bridge and and past the cricket club on the left hand side whereupon the shared driveway to Pullen Farmhouse will be found shortly on the right hand side. (If you reach the white weather-boarded cottage on the left you have travelled too far.)
Services: Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
Local authority: www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk
Council tax: Band G
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the agents. Cranbrook Office: 01580 712888
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