Location and atmosphere

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!

Surroundings and activities

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.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

Swedish, English


Number of persons4Number of rooms2Price single room per night45Price double room per night£ 90 per roomPrice includes breakfast

Farm camping

Caravan/campers not allowedTotal number of pitches6Number of tent pitches6prices per person£ 10


Sales of own produceBreakfast


Facilities for playing outside

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Marked trails


Indoor swimming pool

Tennis court

Special target groups

Member of WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms)

Pets are not allowed

Landscape characteristics

Farm production

A part-time farm

Small, traditional and ecological farm

Horticulture, Stock breeding

Route description

Nearest cityHastingsNearest villageCrowhurst