This beautiful 17th-century organic farm lies in rolling Sussex hills and dense woods, near Hastings and Battle. The oldest part of the house dates back to 1679. The house has been extended several times, and was remodeled in Tudor style in the 1930s. The farm is about 2,5 acres with horticulture and some Angora Cross goats. Marianne and Robb are both architects, who work from home and offer environment conscious designs.
The Oliver family bought the house in 1920, and it was renovated in the nineties. The Bed and Breakfast facilities are of high quality. The breakfast is almost completely organic and includes home-grown fruit and homemade bread. The campsite is located under majestic oaks and chestnuts, with a glimpse of the sea on the far horizon. At times surplus vegetables from the organic garden are for sale on the farm. It is possible to play badminton or ball games on site. You should phone in advance to find out if the campsite is open. Children aged 3 to10 pay £ 5 per night and under 3 pay nothing. Blacklands is closed from Tuesday 21st June to Thursday 7th July 2011!
In the area you can visit many places of historical interest (castles and museums), famous gardens such as Sissinghurst, and the beach is only 10 km away. Also there are hiking trails, horse riding (3 km), and a children's playground (2 km). Herstmonceux castle is renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in beautiful parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens.
Facilities for playing outside
Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)
Indoor swimming pool
Special target groups
Member of WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms)
Pets are not allowed
A part-time farm
Small, traditional and ecological farmHorticulture, Stock breeding