Awards for Nutley Edge Cottages

Ashdown Forest Tourism Association

The Ashdown Forest Tourism Association (AFTA) is a membership group that helps to promote over 150 tourism associated businesses based on and near the beautiful Ashdown Forest. The group was started in 2004 and consists of a wide range of organisations. We are here to build a strong business support network across the Ashdown Forest area, to promote and develop sustainable tourism on the Forest, to ensure that a business voice is included in local decision-making.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • YesDesignated parking space provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesGravel
  • timber ramp

  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas ramp


  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room
    • YesToilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls


  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesRamp to entrance

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesW.C. fitted with handrails available
  • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair user


  • We are happy to take in additional equipment, such as hoists, to ensure that these are in place before the arrival of each guest. Unfortunately, we do not hold any stock of such items. Whilst we are happy to look at re-arranging furniture, we cannot guarantee that it will be possible to do so to the customer’s exact requirements. Our two accessible cottages have one large single bedroom downstairs and one double or twin upstairs (Alder Cottage can be double or twin upstairs – Sycamore Cottage is twin only). The bed in the room downstairs has height-adjustable foot and head, and hospital side-bars. The living space is open plan, and has flexible furniture, including an electrical recliner chair. We are happy to take in and unpack supermarket deliveries by prior arrangement. Please note that there is only a small freezer space in the fridge.