Ashdown Forest EAST SUSSEX

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  • A Lovely Private Equestrian Property Set In Approx.  4.75 Acres
  • Characterful Period Four Bedroom House 
  • Self-contained One Bedroom Annex
  • Outbuildings including Barn with Three Integral Loose Boxes plus Hay Stores, Work Area, Manege 
  • Beautiful Rear Outlook
  • Superb Out-Riding in the Nearby Ashdown Forest

Set in approx. 4.7 acres an attractive four bedroom detached house with self-contained annex, stabling, manege and paddocks, in a rural and accessible location close to lovely out-riding in the Ashdown Forest.

The sale of Old Forge Farm offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a lovely residential and private equestrian property in a rural and yet very accessible location.

The property is situated just off the A22 which should be noted by potential purchasers, although once inside the property it is screened from hedging, and there is direct access onto an adjoining side lane which gives, in turn, access into beautiful out-riding on the renowned Ashdown Forest.

In the agents’ opinion the main house offers comfortable, family sized accommodation and the property also has a recently completed, self-contained annex (2018) offering useful ancillary accommodation to the main house.

There are good equestrian facilities, including integral stables with storage and covered work areas, other useful outbuildings, and a purpose built manege within the land, and having spectacular views to The Ridge and towards Ashdown Forest.

Nutley Village is about two miles to the north of the property which has a public house and shop at the time of writing. The property is also readily accessible to a number of popular towns and villages including Forest Row, Lewes, Haywards Heath and Royal Tunbridge Wells to the north as well as Brighton and the South Coast to the south.

Price Guide £1,250,000 Ref: JN5890


An attractive detached period house with LPG gas central heating and spectacular views to the rear. There is the following accommodation with approx. room sizes:

Ground Floor

Rear Stable door leading to:

Utility Room 10’ x 7’ (about 3m x 2.1m) side window, stainless steel sink and drainer with cupboard below, plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted LPG gas boiler, quarry tile flooring, radiator, incorporating:

Cloakroom WC, extractor, recess area, boot store

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 22’7 x 9’2 (about 6.9m x 2.8m) attractive fitted kitchen having painted wall and base units, 1½ bowl ceramic sink and drainer with mixer tap, wall and base units, granite worksurfaces, oak flooring, Rangemaster gas range, glazed double doors to rear garden

Dining Area 11’6 x 7’2 (about 3.5m x 2.2m) two rear windows, side window, radiator, oak flooring

Snug / Family Room 11’11 x 11’7 (about 3.6m x 3.5m) with front and side windows, radiator, oak flooring

Sitting Room 19’7 x 10’2 overall (about 6m x 3.1m) incorporating stairs to first floor, former front door with exterior Porch, two front windows, two radiators, fireplace with wood-burning stove

Stairs lead to First Floor

Half Landing (to right)

Bathroom L-shaped 10’4 max x 7’8 max (about 3.1m x 2.4m) front window, bath with shower over, wash hand basin, WC, airing cupboard with hot water tank and immersion heater, laminate flooring

Bedroom 10’8 x 11’3 (about 3.3m x 3.1m) front window, radiator, hanging recess and shelved recess

Bedroom 11’7 x 9’3 (about 3.5m x 2.8m) built-in wardrobe, radiator, window to rear with superb view

Bedroom 11’ max x 9’ max (about 3.3m x 2.7m) rear window, a superb view, radiator

Over Half Landing access to:

Master Suite comprising:

Master Suite 20’ max x 12’ max (about 6.1m x 3.6m) and comprising front Dressing Area with window, modern built-in wardrobes, side window overlooking yard, rear window with again beautiful outlook and view to the ridge including an oast house in the distance, radiator

En Suite Shower Room shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC, electric shower, extractor, shaver light point


The property is approached directly off the A22 via a private entrance leading into a large, gravelled, arrival yard to the outside of the house and with the outbuildings off.

To the top of the yard is the Self-Contained Annex completed in 2018 with building regs etc. and comprising:

Open-plan Kitchen / Dining / Sitting Room 28’8 x 11’3 (about 8.8m x 3.4m) having a fitted kitchen with stainless steel sink and drainer, plumbing for washing machine, four ring cooker hob plus cooker below, three windows, stable doors to front and rear, laminate flooring. Door to:

Bedroom 14’2 x 11’ (about 4.4m x 3.3m) with window and door to:

                En Suite Shower Room with double shower cubicle having electric shower, wash hand basin, WC

The Annex has a paved seating area to the rear and also its own garden area.

Price Guide £1,250,000Ref: JN5890


To the rear of the Annex there is a Monopitch Barn 26’8 x 9’ (about 8.1m x 2.7m) utilised for log storage

Main Stable Building 38’7 x 31’ int (about 12m x 9.4m) containing three Loose Boxes 14’9 x 11’7 (about 4.5m x 3.5m), 13’2 x 10’2 (about 4m x 3.1m), 13’2 x 10’2 (about 4m x 3.1m) each with rubber matting plus large Storage and Work Areas, double doors leading to outside

Further Barn /Workshop 24’4 x 14’4 (about 7.4m x 4.4m) light and power

The main house has a beautiful rear outlook and garden area with perennial flower beds, a small side lawn area beyond, and a large enclosed lawned garden area with three silver birch trees and a beautiful rear outlook.


Situated beyond the outbuildings there is a Manege by JB Arenas c. 40m x 20m with silica / passada surfacing and post and rail surround, again with a beautiful outlook.

The Land then comprises mainly gently sloping pastureland which the vendors sub-divide with electric fencing as and when necessary. The land is generally enclosed by a mixture of mature hedging and fencing, and again the rear views are superb.


 (About 1.9 Hectares)


Price Guide £1,250,000Ref: JN5890