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Ashurst Wood, West Sussex. About 105 Acres (42.5 Ha). Detached Bungalow, Pair of Cottages, 33 Loose Boxes, Range of Agricultural Buildings.


Guide £1,850,000

Property Overview

An excellent opportunity to acquire a 105 acre (42.5 Ha) residential equestrian farm for modernisation, improvement and redevelopment (subject to p.p) in an unspoilt and secluded, yet accessible, location. Pair of cottages – Detached bungalow – 33 loose boxes – modern workshop – Former indoor riding arena – Further outbuildings – Small area of woodland GUIDE: £1,850,000

GREAT WATER FARM Ashurst Wood, Sussex RH19 3PQ

East Grinstead 3 miles, London 33 miles, M25 12 miles, Gatwick International Airport 13 miles, Ashdown Forest 2 miles, Tunbridge Wells 10 miles

An excellent opportunity to acquire a residential equestrian farm for modernisation, improvement and redevelopment in an unspoilt, secluded yet accessible location.   Set in about 105.42 acres (42.66 Ha).

  • Pair of cottages
  • Detached bungalow
  • 33 Loose boxes
  • Modern workshop (40’0 x 40’0)
  • Large storage barn/indoor riding school (90’0 x 36’0)
  • Implement shed (50’0 x 15’0)
  • Storage shed
  • 105.42 acres (42.66 Ha) of mainly pasture with some woodland and stream frontage
  • Static caravan and touring caravan
  • Lake

For sale as a whole by private treaty, subject to contract, vacant possession upon completion.


Great Water Farm is situated at the end of its own private drive from Homestall Road.   There is an additional access to the south, via Cansiron Lane, bordering the south-west corner of the farm.

Great Water Farm

Great Water Farm comprises an excellent residential equestrian farm in a superb rural location.   The land lies in one block bordered on the north by a stream and on the south by a private lane/bridle path and a further bridle path on the east.

At the core of the farm there is a pair of cottages and a detached bungalow which are in need of significant improvement and modernisation or redevelopment.  

The equestrian/farm buildings comprise 33 loose boxes within two separate stable yards; a large Dutch barn currently used for storage but previously used as an indoor riding arena; modern secure workshop; open fronted implement stores; storage barn; cart lodge; static caravan.

The land is divided into grass fields in one block bordered by hedges.   There is a small area of woodland at the eastern end of the farm.

SPECIAL NOTE:   There is access to the sewage works at the far eastern end of the farm from Cansiron Lane.   .

The Cottages

A pair of cottages constructed of brick and ashlar beneath a tiled roof with hanging tile to the upper elevations.

COTTAGE 1 (west)

Ground Floor:-  Entrance porch.  Living Room (12’2” max x 11’0) with aspect over open farmland, fireplace.   Stairs to first floor.  Dining Room (12’2” x 8’0) with double aspect.   Exposed beam.  Kitchen (11’1”x6’11”) sink with double drainer, cupboards and wall units.   Door to Bathroom with bath, w.c. and wash hand basin.   Partially tiled.

First Floor:-  Landing.  Bedroom 1 (11’3”x11’1”) with cupboard.  Bedroom 2 (11’0 x 7’4”) with door through to Bedroom 3 (9’8” max x 8’1”) with fireplace.

COTTAGE 2 (east)

Ground Floor:-  Entrance Hall/Study (11’3”x5’1”) with stable door.  Inner Hall/Utility Room (9’11” x 7’11”) with plumbing for washing machine and wash hand basin.   Door to W.C. Archway leading to stairway.  Door to Kitchen (14’8” x 10’10”) with a range of worktops, cupboards, wall units, sink with waste disposal and single drainer.   LPG supply.  Oil fuel stove.  Door to Living Room (15’8” x 10’6”) with French Windows.   Views over farmland.  Wood-burner (not tested) in a recessed brick fireplace.  Bressummer beam.

First Floor:-  Landing.  Bedroom 1 (16’2” x 11’1” max).  Double aspect.  Wardrobes.  Bedroom 2 (15’1” max x 10’11”) with views over farmland.   Fireplace.  Linen cupboard with hot water cylinder.  Bathroom with bath, w.c. and wash hand basin. Cupboards.   Partially tiled.


Built of brick beneath a tiled roof.

A modern Galley Kitchen (13’5” x 7’0).   Fully fitted worktops, partially tiled walls, wall units and cupboards.   Sink with drainer.  Dining Room (12’0 x 10’8” max).   Double aspect.  Built-in cupboard, Rayburn Royal (not working).  Inner Hall with ladder to attic.    Reception Room (not inspected).   Bedroom 1 (12’0 x 12’0) with double aspect.   Blocked off fireplace.  Bedroom 2 (12’0 x 10’0) with view over the farmland.   Bedroom 3 (12’0 x 10’0).   Blocked off fireplace.  Cupboards.

Outside:-   Attached are two store rooms;  one with ‘Grant’ oil fired boiler (not checked or tested).


To the west of the cottages is a large Car Parking Area with post and rail fencing.


Oil fired central heating and hot water.  Mains sewage, electricity and water.  (Not checked or tested).



Comprising 20 loose boxes (about 12’2” x 11’2”) with grooved concrete floors, situated on three sides of an empty open yard.   5 bay open fronted storage barn.   Gated access to a hard standing area to the south.


Comprising two ranges of loose boxes comprising 13 loose boxes of which there are seven foaling boxes (about 17’0 x 11’0) and six further loose boxes.  Hay store built of timber beneath a tiled roof with partial brick and sandstone walling. 


Storage Building (about 44’0 x 18’0) of timber, box profile, steel and part Yorkshire Boarding construction.

Open Fronted Implement Store (about 50’0 x 15’0) three bay pole barn.

Workshop  (about 40’0 x 40’0) constructed of steel frame, concrete block walls, corrugated cement fibre sheeting to upper elevations and roof with translucent roof sheets.   Concrete floor. Two large roller doors and pedestrian door.  Single phase electricity (not checked or tested).

Dutch Barn/Former Indoor Riding Area (about 90’0 x 36’0) with convex corrugated iron roof, part brick elevations and part concrete floor, roller door.

Feed Room of brick under a tiled roof.

Static Mobile Home:-  Used as a manager’s accommodation.


Great Water Farm Bungalow – Band E

1 Great Water Farm Cottages – Band E

2 Great Water Farm Cottages (main House) – Band E

The Land

The land lies in one block with a principally northerly aspect with stream frontage.   Mainly grassland with some woodland extending in all to about 105.42 acres (42.66 Ha).

Public Rights of Way

A public footpath crosses the farm north/south.

Single Farm Payment

The land is registered for the Single Farm Payment.   There will be a transfer on sale.


From Ashurst Wood proceed north on Maypole Road, leading to Homestall Road.   Just beyond the village the drive to the property is on the right.

Special Note

We have not tested any services and nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that they are in good working order or that the property is in good structural condition or otherwise.

Arrange a Viewing

Strictly by confirmed appointment only please with the vendor’s sole agents, Messrs. Watsons.

Telephone:  01435 865077


The Estate Office, Burwash Road, Heathfield, East Sussex.   TN21 8RA

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