On the Market: A Giant English Tudor Home in Pepperell
The hydrangea-hemmed land and guest cottage have strong English countryside vibes.
36-A Elm Street, Pepperell
Size: 7,185 square feet
We all understand wanting to escape, especially right now. So how about living in a giant Tudor that feels like it’s tucked in the English countryside and includes a secret garden and private golf course?
Built around 1900, this Pepperell pad—perched on more than 8 acres of rolling hilltop lands— is dubbed “Wooltop” and boasts 15 rooms that overflow with period details. Note in particular the oak and chestnut beams adorning the family room ceiling and stately fireplace mantels. Exquisite millwork in the country kitchen adds traditional charm, along with the antique gas stove. The foyer, with its over-sized arched doorway and wooden staircase railings, and the chestnut-paneled library seem plucked from a turn-of-the-century painting. Seven fireplaces throughout add a warm glow to the wood floors.
The manse features seven bedrooms and modernized bathrooms—many that overlook the grounds thanks to their copious windows—along with a host of entertaining spaces. When the post-pandemic party season is back in swing, invite the whole crew over and they can spend the weekend in the two-story guest apartment and one-bedroom cottage. The detached garage doubles as a workshop, complete with a wood stove, to keep up with the painting and craft projects you’ve picked up over quarantine.
Outside, just beyond the 8.5 acres of the property, drink in the views of the neighboring horse farm or take a hike through one of the trails throughout the 400 acres of preserved woodlands. Or, why leave the grounds at all? Savor the air in the screened in porch or the farmer’s porch. Work on your short game in the private three-hole golf course or laze in a garden that’s hemmed in by hydrangeas.
“You’re surrounded by several gardens and hydrangea throughout the landscape and can also escape to what we call our ‘secret garden.’ filled with cedar trees, perennials, and walkways all enclosed by concrete walls and white picket fences,” the homeowner says.
For information, contact Carol Smith, Engel & Völkers Concord, evrealesetate.com.
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