A landmark property in stunning gardens.
Pullens End stands towards the end of Pullens Lane, on the east side, before it merges into Jack Straws Lane. It is a substantial red brick house with a unique turret, set back from the lane in 1.7 acres of landscaped grounds. The house was originally built in 1883 for Patrick Arkley Henderson, then a Fellow and, from 1903, the Warden of Wadham College.
His initials and those of his wife Anne, together with the date 1883, can be seen in its porch, and a number of distinguished figures have owned the property over the years.
It is a substantial family home or around 7057 sq ft, lying comfortably in the middle of its glorious gardens. It is set behind electric gates opening to a driveway, providing extensive parking.
The generously proportioned, flexible accommodation is arranged over three floors, plus a large basement. It has been extensively reconfigured, extended and updated to provide excellent living and entertaining space, which appeal to families of all ages.
On the ground floor, the welcoming entrance hall leads to the principal reception rooms, which include an elegant sitting room with its striking bay forming part of the turret. The kitchen/family room is a sumptuous space and, with large doors opening to the family room and leading through to the elegant orangery overlooking the gardens, it is perfect for entertaining and family gatherings.
On the first floor are five bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms, two of which are ensuite. The second floor ensuite sixth bedroom has a sitting area, making it irresistible to teenagers. In addition, the ensuite ground floor bedroom has separate access, which could make it appealing as guest/au pair accommodation.
The basement is ideal for hobbies, and the light, ground floor studio is perfect for home working or for budding artists.
The delightful gardens and grounds are a particular feature. Approached through electric gates to a parking area in front of the house, the gardens and grounds surrounding the property have been carefully landscaped and thoughtfully designed, with terracing, clipped hedging and lawned areas.
There is an abundance of mature trees and fruit trees, including apple and plum, and walkways wending through the gardens.
There is an attractive summerhouse overlooking the formal garden, a covered entertaining area, two gazebos, and several store rooms.
The garaging is currently used as a gym and workshop area.
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An irresistible combination of style and character - come and see for yourself why we think that Pullens End is so specialRonnie van der Ploeg