4 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: Ashdown Forest, East Sussex

  • bedrooms 4
  • bathrooms 3
Reference: 36940_10003924

Key Features

  • Detached property
  • ANNEXE/1 dble/sitting room/kitchen
  • 4.6 acres (*TBV)
  • 20m x 40m outdoor arena
  • Outbuildings for assorted use
  • 4 bedrooms/3 recs rooms
  • Extensive Cottage gardens
  • Views over Forest from rear


A charming detached 4 bedroom farmhouse (unlisted) set in 4.6 acres (*TBV) on the Ashdown Forest with a 1 bedroom annexe with sitting room and kitchen, equestrian facilities and versatile outbuildings. The property enjoys views from the rear towards the Forest as well as direct riding and walking access onto the Ashdown Forest with minor (0.25 mile ) roadwork required. The well presented family accommodation includes: Ground Floor: Large Kitchen open plan into a breakfast room/family room, separate sitting room (open fireplace and wood burning stove), utility room/ boot room, & cloakroom. First Floor: 4 double bedrooms ( 1 ensuite) plus family bathroom. The property is approached into a gravel parking area offering space for a horse box and several vehicles and the glorious secluded gardens set to the rear are a particular feature overlooking a country vista toward the forest. The current equestrian facilities include:1200 sqft barn with 3 large stables and storage areas for hay, tack and feed (N.B.ample space to add more stables if required). There is also a recently installed 40m x 20m riding arena (silica sand/pasada surface). The adjoining pasture land is divided into winter and summer grazing for year round turnout.


The property occupies an easily accessible position for the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty with its six thousand five hundred acres of scenic walks and riding by permit. The town of Uckfield is a convenient drive away and offers a wide selection of shops, together with many social and recreational amenities, excellent schooling for children of all ages including Essex Community College and a commuter rail service to London Bridge. The coastal towns of Eastbourne and Brighton together with the Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells, Gatwick Airport, the M23/M25 motorway network are all within driving distance.

ACCOMMODATION - refer to the floor plan

LIVING ROOM: Windows overlooking the front garden, open fireplace with brick surround and raised hearth, understairs storage cupboard, radiator.
SITTING ROOM: Double aspect room with windows to front and side.
DINING ROOM: Double aspect room with windows to rear and side.
KITCHEN AND BREAKFAST ROOM: Window overlooking the rear garden, door to garden, range of modern fitted units with white ceramic inset sink unit & drainer mixer taps over, granite working surfaces with drawers having soft closures, cupboards and spaces for kitchen appliances below, built-in dishwasher with matching fascia panel, built-in fridge and freezer, eye-level cupboards plus space for further unit, space for range cooker with extractor above, tiled floor.
UTILTY ROOM: Stainless steel sink with drainer, plumbing for automatic washing machine, tiled floor, opening to lobby.
CLOAKROOM: Fitted with a low level WC, wash hand basin.

FIRST FLOOR - refer to the floor plan

BEDROOM 1: A dual aspect room with window offering views of the Ashdown Forest. EN-SUITE Shower Room: Fitted with a shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls, recessed lighting, wall-mounted light/shaver point.
BEDROOM 2: Sash window to front.
BEDROOM 3: Sash window overlooking rear garden and offering views of Ashdown Forest beyond, built-in wardrobe.
BEDROOM 4: Sash window, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back.
FAMILY BATHROOM: Sash window with patterned opaque glass, suite comprising bath with shower fitment over, low level, wash hand basin, linen cupboard, part tiled walls.



STABLE BLOCK: Concrete block construction with concrete floor, power and light, accessed by timber double doors. Currently configured with 3 stables. Area for Feed Room/Hay Store: Access via timber double doors.
OUTDOOR ARENA - 20m x 40m Jim Boyce arena with Silica sand and Pasada surface, installed since purchase by the current owner.
WORKSHOP/HOBBIES ROOM/STUDIO - Timber clad elevations under a tiled roof with power and lighting within, accessed by double doors.
BUILDING A - B - C on floor plan: Potential Ancillary Accommodation, Holiday Let SUBJECT TO PLANNING PERMISSIONS: Ideal for a variety of uses, timber clad elevations under a tiled roof, power and lighting within.


Ashdown Forest is an ancient area of tranquil open heathland occupying the highest sandy ridge-top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is situated some 30 miles (48 km) south of London in the county of East Sussex, England. Rising to an altitude of 732 feet (223 m) above sea level, its heights provide expansive vistas across the heavily wooded hills of the Weald to the chalk escarpments of the North Downs and South Downs on the horizon.
Riding is by permit only annual, six-month summer, six-month winter or a day permit. Riding Permits are issued per horse rather than per person and every horse must display a riding badge every time it goes out onto the Forest. The Conservators of Ashdown Forest reserve the right to suspend permits for breaches of the riding regulations. Any rider found not to be displaying a permit may be asked to leave the Forest.


The gardens and grounds extend to approximately 4.6 Acres in total (*TBV). To the rear of the property is a good area of formal garden comprising of mainly lawn with generously stocked borders containing a variety of flowering shrubs, bushes and plants. Immediately adjacent to the house is a good sized concrete patio and covered area. The property is approached via double gates off the A22/Old Forge Lane which lead to a very large gravelled area offering extensive parking and turning space.
The acreage stated at the property is 'TBV - *To Be Verified', which means that the land has not been measured formally by Equus and its sellers/clients other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry with the acreage clearly marked where available. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact size of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the boundary for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.


TENURE: Freehold
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Wealden District Council
SERVICES: Private drains, propane gas central heating, electric hob & cooking.


We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase: www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk - www.homecheck.co.uk
www.floodrisk.co.uk - www.environment-agency.gov.uk - www.landregistry.gov.uk, www.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.ukradon.org


All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian, South East
T: 01892 829014
E: sales@equusproperty.co.uk

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Reference: 36940_10003924

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Equus Property
Tel: 01892 829014