- Beautiful 16th Century, Grade II listed house
- Kitchen / breakfast room
- Family room with log burning stove
- Dining room with inglenook fireplace and log burning stove
- Living room with inglenook fireplace
- Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Four further double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, family bathroom
- Double garage, field shelters, yard area and several outbuildings
- Four large fields interspersed with woodland and several ponds
- In all some 16 acres backing directly onto the Ashdown Forest with further land available.
A beautiful c. 16th Century, Grade II listed detached house comprising 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, outbuildings and some 16 acres in a spectacular location backing directly onto the Ashdown Forest.
Believed to be of Tudor or Jacobean origin, records indicate the house was first occupied in 1501 by Francis de Gaynesforth, although it is thought the house may have been built on earlier foundations. At one time owned by Lord Kidbrook who built Kidbrook Park, the estate was once approached from the opposite direction through the forest.
On the market for the first time in 16 years, Mudbrooks House offers nicely laid out family accommodation. The solid oak front door leads into a spacious entrance hall in the middle of the house. The kitchen / breakfast room is fitted with a range of country style units, range oven and is bright and airy with a large window overlooking the rear garden towards the Ashdown Forest. Adjacent to the kitchen is a spacious family room with log burning stove and a side access with useful covered porch area. From the central hallway there is a good sized downstairs cloakroom and utility room. The dining room features exposed beams and a stunning inglenook fireplace with log burning stove and double doors leading to the rear patio and affording views to the forest. Leading through to the living room, this again features the beautiful inglenook fireplace with open fire and again double doors leading outside.
Upstairs the master bedroom is triple aspect with original 12" floorboards, built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Stairs lead to the top floor where there is a pretty double bedroom again with an en-suite shower room and a very spacious fifth bedroom, both featuring exposed beams and stunning views.
Outside there is a gravel area for parking several vehicles and a double garage. At the entrance to the property there is a delapidated outbuilding which offeres potential for stables or a replacement building. Lawned gardens surround the property with mature shrubs and beautiful, ancient oak trees. The garden is post and rail fenced and affords stunning views over to the Ashdown Forest. There is a deer fenced secret garden and vegetable patch with a number of greenhouses. A track leads down past two outbuildings used as a hay barn and feed room to an area set out as a yard with open bay field shelters which could easily also accommodate a stable block. The land is arranged as four large fields interspersed with woodland awash with bluebells, several pretty ponds, a natural spring and iron stream. All the fields have water fed from the spring and there is direct access onto the Ashdown Forest leading to fantastic riding (subject to an annual permit for a nominal fee). In all the property extends to some 16 acres and early viewing is highly recommended.
Mudbrooks House is situated in a beautiful, rural location at the end of a long, dead end drive just outside the popular village of Forest Row with its supermarket, primary school and well regarded restaurants, pubs and cafes. The larger town of Royal Tunbridge Wells lies 12 miles east and offers a wider range of boutique shopping, a shopping centre and other amenities. furthermore East Grinstead and Haywards Heath are both within a half hours’ drive and offer a range of services. There is a train station at East Grinstead (4 miles away) which offers a comprehensive commuter service to London Victoria in just under an hour. There are good road links from the property with the A22 providing access to the M23 and M25. There are a range of excellent schools in the area including Greenfields Independent School, specialist Michael Hall School, Forest Row Primary School, Brambletye School and Ardingly College. There is sailing at the nearby Weir Wood Reservoir and golf at the Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club. Mudbrooks House is one of the few properties with direct access onto the Ashdown Forest which offers fabulous and extensive hacking (subject to permit), walking and cycling in the beautiful Sussex countryside.