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6 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

East Sussex

Guide Price £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Rural location
  • Det 6 Bed home in 32 acres.
  • Lapsed PP for det.3 bed annex
  • W.Equipped Equine complex
  • Suit competitive rider/trainer
  • Traditional stable yd-10 boxes
  • Isolation yd/ancillary buildings
  • hot/cold wash down/solariam
  • 30m x 50m surfaced arena
  • 20m lunge arena, Horsewalker

Full description

EQUESTRIAN TRAINING, LIVERY & STUD FARM - A detached period property-unlisted (6 bedrooms/3 receptions) set in 32 acres (*TBV) with superb equestrian training centre as well as lapsed planning to convert a former dairy building into ancillary accommodation. The whole is set along a lane on the rurally located in a secluded location enjoying distant views from some parts towards the South Downs as well as being in hacking distance of the renowned Ashdown Forest. The outstanding equestrian complex includes a brick and block traditional stable yard plus a further loose boxes & isolation unit, hot and cold wash down stall with ultra red heat lamps, 30m x 50m outdoor jumping arena, 20m x 20m outdoor lunging arena and 5 bay horse walker - All well thought out for ease of management and professionally installed to a high specification. The extensive well managed acreage is mainly laid to paddocks with walkways between. A range of cross country fences have also been constructed around the site including water jumps Devils Dyke and Derby Bank affording an excellent training base for the competitive rider with further space to add more equestrian facilities (subject to permissions).

Situation - The property is approached from a country lane on the rural fringes of Crowborough with excellent commuting links by road and rail and comprehensive amenities. Secluded but not isolated and enjoying truly lovely views towards the South Downs from the headland. Located in a desirable area within favoured East Sussex just 3 miles (approximately) from Crowborough and approximately 10 miles from historic Royal Tunbridge Wells and being within a short riding distance from the renowned Ashdown Forest. There are excellent schools in the area including local primary schools, The Mead Prep School, Rose Hill Prep School, Holmewood House Prep School, Brambletye, The Skinners School, The Judd School, Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar, Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar, Weald of Kent Grammar and Tonbridge School. Leisure activities in the area include riding and walking in the surrounding countryside and Ashdown Forest, local rugby and cricket clubs, golf at a number of courses including Dewlands Manor, East Sussex National, Crowborough and Royal Ashdown.

Accommodation - Refer To The Floor Plan For Layout - The property has recently been extended by the current owners and now offers flexibility as duel accommodation.
This extension now incorporates a large kitchen and dining room with good sized utility room. Furthermore the sitting room is also large whilst a secondary living room forms part of the original property.
On the first floor there are 6 bedrooms with one en-suite and a family bathroom. This configuration could easily be reconfigured if required (subject to consents).

Equestrian Facilities & Barns - Refer To The Floor - The equestrian yard has mains electric and water laid on and is all metered.
MAIN YARD - Concrete block built currently with 10 stables - wash down area, tack rooms and hay stores.
OUTDOOR ARENA - 30m x 50m - Professionally constructed by civil engineers Thornes of Uckfield with a Charles Britton rubber surface, enclosed post and rail fence. Flood lights with planning permission.
LUNGING/BREAKING ARENA - 20m x 20m enclosed within post and rail fence.
HORSE WALKER - 5 bay horse walker.
DAIRY - YARD - Lapsed planning for conversion to ancillary accommodation and currently used for stabling. 5 stables in the main brick built building plus a further x1 loose boxes and feed store.
ISOLATION LOOSE BOX - set away from the main yard.

Cross Country Training Course - The current owner has made a training cross country course. This consists of DERBY BANK, DEVILS DYKE, SUNKEN ROAD, CROSS COUNTRY STEPS, WATER FEATURE with sand and part concrete base to keep the water in and a clear gallop around the large fields.

Planning Permission Wd/1999/2564/F - Lapsed - CONVERSION OF FORMER AGRICULTURAL BUILDING TO LIVING ACCOMMODATION ANCILLARY TO THE MAIN DWELLINGHOUSE AND TACK ROOM. WD/1999/2564/F. Status Decision Issued - Type Full. This planning has lapsed.

Local Show Centres & Hacking Out - The farm has the benefit of being within hacking distance of Ashdown Forest (permit required) where there is extensive heathland riding by permit. By trailer it is around 10 mins. Further riding out can be had at Bewl Water, Bedgbury Forest and Rotherfield Woodland (all these areas may require permits). There are 2 bridleways across the golf course which is only a short hack away, further riding out can be had off Hurstwood Equestrian Centre, Grosvenor Park and Sweethorns.
Show centres include Chelwood Gate, Golden Cross, Petley Wood and Brendon Stud.

Land & Grounds - The land at the farm is approx. 32 acres (*TBV) with some woodland. It gently slopes away from the main yard and offers views into the valley a the bottom. One field also has road frontage. 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.

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Directions - Tunbridge Wells to Crowborough. At the traffic lights in Crowborough, go straight over the crossroads and passing the Blue Anchor Pub on your right. Keep going straight. You will pass the Crowborough Golf Club on your left, go down the hill and next turning on the left is a sign saying Jarvis Brook/ Rotherfield. Follow this road to a mini roundabout and take the 3rd exit to Alice bright Lane. Go approx 1 mile and this leads into Burnt Oak Road. About a mile from the roundabout on the right hand side is a white sign with a black horses head. This denotes the property.

Services & Outgoings - TENURE: Freehold
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Wealden District Council
SERVICES: Oil fired central heating - 2 separate cess pits - Private drainage - Mains water - Mains electricity

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Equus Country & Equestrian, South East
T: 01892 829014

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27 September 2016

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