Oaklands Farm

Shipley Horsham, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1403 741270

Lovely big room in its own wing of a Victorian farmhouse. A peaceful spot with views across fields and an elegant drawing room


1 room


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Working farm with sheep, geese and chickens deep in the Sussex countryside. Zsa and Stephen’s friendly family house is full of books and comfortable places to perch. Close to Gatwick too, so an easy stopover.

Your large bedroom gets the morning sun and has a Juliette balcony – little ones can have a grandchild’s room if needed. Breakfast includes home-laid eggs, locally grown tomatoes and mushrooms, fruit from the orchard, yogurt and croissants. Eat at the table in the big kitchen or out on the patio when it’s balmy.

Explore Zsa’s brimming garden, which she opens for the NGS; find wild areas, mown paths, veg patch and aviary – tennis courts and trampoline too. Walk across fields to eat at the local pub, or head to Southwater (five miles) for more choice, including a good Indian.

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We think you'll love

  • The goose down topped bed and comfy sofa with garden views
  • The interesting beautiful gardens
  • Your amiable hosts
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You should know

  • The three large friendly dogs are very much part of the family
  • A wider choice of restaurants means getting in the car


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £140
Extra bed available for children.
1 Double
From £140


Zsa and Stephen welcomed us to their lovely home as friends. We relaxed in great comfort, slept well, enjoyed delicious cake and a tasty breakfast and wandered around the impressive garden. We went to be near to Knepp but would have enjoyed more time at Oakland too.

Tim, Newtown, Powys

What a lovely place to stay. A farmhouse surrounded by a beautiful garden full of animals including three handsome, friendly dogs. Zsa and Stevie are great hosts and have lots of funny stories to tell. We really enjoyed their company. The room is bright and spacious and the bed and pillows very comfy.

Emilie & Nick Stinkers, North Dorset

We had a blissful stay in Oaklands Farm. It was such a pleasure to meet Zsa, Stevie and Casper and their dogs, variety of birds, lambs and horse. The house and garden are beautiful as is the extremely comfortable guest room. Delicious cake and breakfast too. For nature lovers this is a paradise. We woke up to the sound of cuckoos, cockerels and chaffinches. Next to Knepp there are also turtle doves and nightingales. We can’t wait to return!

Mimi, Hampton

Oaklands Farm is indeed a special place to stay. The welcome offered by Zsa and Stevie is marvelous, even a cake had been baked in honour of my birthday. In a nutshell, one feels immediately at home, just as if one were staying with friends. Already looking forward to the next visit!

Karen, Biddenden

We stayed to visit the Goodwood Revival , this booking was long standing due to the pandemic and Zsa and Stevie could not have been more accommodating. Goodwood is immersive but staying at Oakland’s you are treated as good friend by all including the dogs! Lovely room , smashing hosts and lots of laughs .

Bev, Peterborough

A heavenly place. A quintessential country house surrounded by absolutely lovely gardens and peaceful countryside. The lovely hosts, both human and animal, made me feel extremely welcome and relaxed. I would love to go back there again one day.

Sarah, Wincanton

We booked this B&B as its garden adjoins the Knepp estate - having read Isabella Tree’s book, we planned to join a ‘Purple Emporer safari’ on 27 June. Sadly the heavens opened that afternoon and the butterflies wisely chose not to emerge...but we were easily consoled by our 3 nights stay at the grand & lovely Oaklands Farm. The guest room is magnificent and the gardens looked resplendent in late June. Zsa & Stevie made us very welcome & we particularly loved their 3 friendly Hungarian dogs, Zsa’s beautiful horse and all the chicks. A real treat!

Helen, Welwyn

A delightful, quiet and beautiful setting providing a very spacious and comfortable room with elegant bathroom attached! Very friendly and warm hosts surrounded by dogs, horses, hens, quails, sheep and many other delights. One couldn't find a better place to stay.

Jim, Oxfordshire

In early June 2021, my wife and I spent 4 nights at Oaklands Farm B&B with Zsa and Stephen. We thoroughly enjoyed every element of our stay. We relaxed the moment we entered the tree-lined, wild-flower-rich drive, with its combination of both long, and carefully mown, grass. Oaklands is a really calm retreat - we loved it. We thoroughly enjoyed our interactions with our hosts and their sociable dogs. The food was brilliant. The house is welcoming, spacious and proved easy for me to negotiate, despite my mobility problems. Zsa and Stephen made us feel welcome to explore the grounds and garden.

Brian, Bath

Our stay at the Oaklands Farm was a highlight of the year! Zsa and Stevie were incredibly welcoming and made us feel right at home. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by their friendly Hungarian dogs, and a big pot of tea and delicious home baked cake. We enjoyed spending time with their grandson and learning more about the farm and the animals that are kept there. We even got the pleasure of seeing new chicks being hatched! Breakfast was delicious and Zsa made us a lovey home cooked meal one eve. The room was EXQUISITE, surrounded by nature on every angle. We'll definitely return!

Stephanie, London

Our first outing after the lifting of lockdown and what a tonic it was! Zsa and Stevie are such lovely welcoming hosts. We enjoyed their farmhouse supper one night and dinner at the local pub on the second...just a gentle stroll over the fields. The garden was beautiful and the location so relaxing. The guest bedroom is very roomy with a sweet balcony. Both bedroom and ensuite bathroom are very well appointed.

Judith, Lewes

I was booked in for 2 days and stayed for 4! Zsa and Stevie were so welcoming, hospitable and made me feel at home. Kitchen suppers, lovely breakfasts and all the creature comforts meant I had to tear myself away at the end.

Alastair, Mayfield

Zsa and Stevie were kindly and attentive hosts. The bedroom was very well appointed and most comfortable. The house was delightfully quiet. Tea and cake v good quality!) on arrival and god quality cooked breakfast the next morning. All well recommended.

John, Cambridge

Lovely stay. Super comfortable house, huge master bedroom overlooking three aspects of the garden, it's rain shower - just bliss; delightful and well tendered colourful garden, three ever so well behaved Hungarian Vizslas. All this and not a sound - save for the geese and chickens. Thank you Stevie for hosting.

David, London

We stayed so that we could attend a wedding and take a walk in neighbouring Knepp Park, which we did and nearly got lost. Our relaxed and informal hosts provided us with a very comfortable and sunny room, grandchildren on holiday, three gentle dogs, lambs, chickens and a lovely garden. Overall, a delightful overnight stay.

Peter, Cambridge

A very comfortable and relaxing stay in a beautiful location. The bedroom and en-suite bathroom were luxurious and we were made very welcome by interesting and friendly hosts. Suggest one checks the price of the evening meal before deciding to “eat in”

Elizabeth, Harrogate

I stayed at Oaklands Farm when I was visiting West Sussex for business. The whole stay was fantastic. Zsa and her husband were so friendly and hospitable. My room was beautifully decorated and a huge bathroom with a walk-in shower and fab bath. I had supper and was treated as part of the family as well as a great early breakfast before working. The surroundings are stunning I didn’t get time to go for a walk but straight onto footpaths from the garden. I can throughly recommend a fabulous place to stay! Thank you to Zsa.

Caroline, Tavistock

Zsa is very welcoming and I enjoyed meeting her and chatting to her. Everywhere is beautifully furnished and comfortable. The room itself is massive as is the bathroom, all very well appointed. It has such a warm atmosphere. Worth a visit!

Alison, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The peaceful farmhouse has views to the South Downs National Park - great walks in all directions. The garden opens for NGS; there are many National Trust and other gardens in the area to visit, including Parham House just 20 minutes away. Shipley is the nearest village (nearly 3 miles); it has one of the oldest Norman churches in Sussex, built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar. Knepp Castle (3 miles) is the site of a re-wilding project - ponies, cattle, deer and pigs roam wild in 3,500 acres and you can go on a 'safari' or guided walk around the land. Goodwood (heaps of sporting events) and Chichester (cathedral, festivals, gardens, beaches) are both a 40-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Zsa Roggendorff

  • Easy access to Brighton for theatres and concerts, Arundel Castle with it's glorious gardens, and Goodwood horse racing
  • Our back drive gates open straight onto Knepp Castle Estate, and their wilding project with free roaming animals, and natural landscape, for interesting walking, birding and safaris in summer. Fantastic walks on the South Downs and also on nearby beaches a
  • Explore the antique shops and galleries of Arundel and the glorious ancient centre of Chichester, or the old market town of Horsham
  • Visit the great houses of Sussex, Parham my favourite with it's long gallery and walled gardens just beneath the South Downs
  • Visit Goodwood for it's famous classic car events, Festival of Speed and hill climb events.
  • Drive the German Nations favourite English road, our A272 which takes you through the prettiest areas of the Sussex Weald


Zsa Roggendorff

Zsa studied history of art at university and is well-travelled. She volunteers in the country, looks after the horses, chickens and sheep on the farm and opens her garden for the NGS. Stevie runs his own business, and his gardener grows lots of fruit and veg for the garden.