Oaklands Farm

Shipley Horsham, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast

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


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
  • 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
  • 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 £120
Extra bed available for children.
1 Double
From £120


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

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 for motor and horse racing
  • Next door to 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 along the coast
  • 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


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.