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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Tidebrook, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5

Guide Price £1,695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedroom Grade II listed farmhouse
  • detached 2 bedroom oast house
  • tucked away rural position
  • Wadhurst MLS 3.6 miles
  • House: 3,175 sq ft
  • Oast: 1,099 sq ft
  • stables & outbuildings
  • long driveway
  • about 12.14 acres in total
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An idyllic country retreat


Tidebrook is a small hamlet located between the market town of Wadhurst and the picturesque village of Mayfield, about 9 miles south of Tunbridge Wells. The rural setting is wonderfully peaceful and Mousehall is located at the very end of a long driveway, which takes you off the country lane and leads you up past a few neighbouring properties to this secluded retreat.

The house and oast are located centrally in the generous plot with south facing gardens, elevated above the woodland stream that meanders along the southern boundary.

Local amenities: Mayfield village (about 2.7 miles) and Wadhurst (about 3.3 miles) offer a very good selection of shops and facilities including general stores, butchers, bakers, pharmacies, post offices, banks, hairdressers, clothes and boutique/charity shops. Mayfield alone has three pubs including the popular Middle House, which has just opened its own produce store in the High Street but there are several other excellent pubs / restaurants in the area including the Best Beech Inn (1.7 miles) and the Mark Cross Inn (3.7 miles). Tunbridge Wells (about 7 miles) is the main shopping centre with larger retail stores and a wider variety of cafés, bars and recreational facilities.

Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private including Uplands Community College, Sacred Heart Catholic Preparatory School, Wadhurst CE Primary, Mark Cross CE Primary, St. Leonards-Mayfield School for Girls, Bricklehurst Manor in Stonegate.

Mainline rail services: Wadhurst station (about 3.6 miles) provides fast and frequent rail services to London Charing Cross with a journey time of just over 1 hour.

Communications: The M25 London motorway network can be accessed via the A21 at Junction 5 (Chevening Interchange) - about 22 miles. The nearest airport is Gatwick - about 31 miles.


Mousehall Accommodation Summary

- 3 reception rooms
- kitchen / breakfast room
- laundry room
- 2 cloakrooms
- cellar
- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms (1 en suite)
- large attic

Mousehall is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse, believed to date as far back as the early 14th Century with later additions and alterations.

The accommodation is well proportioned with attractive features including: wide oak floorboards in the entrance hall; large inglenook fireplace and parquet wood flooring in the sitting room; further open stone fireplaces in the dining room and family room; drop latch wooden doors; pretty leaded light windows and exposed beams in some rooms. The ceiling heights are relatively good for this age of property, the lowest being in the dining room. The principal family bathroom has been replaced with a Fired Earth suite. A staircase leads from the first floor landing to the spacious attic, which offers potential for further accommodation, subject to the necessary consents being granted. The fenced garden of about 0.6 of an acre wraps around the house on the south and east sides.

Mousehall Oast Accommodation Summary

- 1 reception room
- kitchen
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom


Mousehall Oast is an attractive detached single roundel oast house located about 60' to the west of Mousehall offering self-contained accommodation arranged over two floors. The oast has its own designated garden of about a third of an acre with French doors leading out from the sitting room.

Further outbuildings
- double open bay garage
- 'the colt house' - originally built as a private library, now used as a games room and workshop
- tractor barn
- potting shed - attached to the oast house
- Atcost hay barn with store at the rear
- other smaller farm buildings / stores and footprints of former buildings

- in all about 12.14 acres

The last 200 yards of the driveway belongs solely to Mousehall. The paddock to the south of this drive (about 1.5 acres) is included in the title. The drive forks back on itself leading to the tractor store and a field of about 1.7 acres, which was the site of a former nursery. Beyond the colt house is a levelled area of ground, which was the site of a former tennis court. To the north of the house is a further paddock of about 1.5 acres. The main drive turns into a farm track that leads along the pretty stone garden wall and past the oast house to the Atcost barn and other outbuildings. Many of the former farm buildings have fallen into disrepair or only have the footings remaining. There is a small paddock of about 0.6 of an acre at the western end of the property. Beyond the house and oast gardens is a lower tier of land with a pond.

Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.

Outgoings: Wealden District Council: 01892 653311. Tax Bands G (house) & E (Oast).

Agents Note: A public footpath currently runs along the driveway, passing Mousehall and the oast in the direction of Lake Street (please see the site plan on page 10, on which the footpath is shown coloured brown).The neighbouring farm has the right to ride one horse along here enshrined in the Deeds.

Strictly by appointment with Savills on 01892 507000.
If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

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Square Footage: 3,175 sq ft
Acreage: 12.14 Acres


From Tunbridge Wells head south on the A267 for about 2.6 miles. Having gone through Frant turn left onto the B2099 towards Wadhurst. Follow this road for about 2.1 miles, you will go under a railway arch and up the hill before turning right over a railway bridge onto Faircrouch Lane. Follow this road to the end and then turn left onto the B2100 towards Wadhurst.

At the top of the hill, by the Best Beech Inn, turn right into Tidebrook Road. Follow this road for about 1.3 miles. You will pass a church on your right and a couple of driveways before you come across a lay by on the left with a red telephone box up ahead, turn right here onto a shared driveway by Tidebrook Cottage. Mousehall is located at the very end of this driveway.

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