Overview: Sheeplands Farm was established in 2002. The farm is located near Twyford in Berkshire and in rolling countryside next to the River Loddon. The farm prides itself in providing a great environment to live and work. It´s major crop is raspberries but it does have some strawberries and blackberries as well.
Size: 200 acres
Closest Town: London is only 40 min by train and Reading is only 4 miles away. Reading is a large town (population 140,000) which has a large selection of shops, shopping centres and leisure activities (bowling, cinema, swimming etc.). Wokingham (population 40,000) is only 5.5 miles away and also has a Tesco (supermarket), train and bus stations, disco, bowling and sports centre.
Sheeplands Campsite activities:
Once a month during the season we organise farm parties. So you can relax away from work and have some fun filled, loud and musical evenings. All of the workers come together to get chatting, dancing, communicating with different nationalities, listening to a variety of music and having great fun.
Also we have a playing room with a pool table and table tennis court. There are also places where you can play basketball and football as well.
And win prizes!!!
Sheeplands 2010 team
Work at Sheeplands
On Sheeplands farm we pick strawberries, raspberries and blueberries:
Someone needs to plant as well…
Sheeplands farm is just 4.3 miles or 11 min by train from Henley. Henley is a very nice town where you can relax and see lots of beautiful places.
Just 6.1 miles away from Sheeplands farm or 5 minutes by train is Reading (closest shopping town). You must visit the Oracle- A Cosmopolitan Shopping Centre
The Oracle is a medium sized shopping centre that is built around a river. There are department stores and specialist boutiques inside, and outside there are many restaurants, cinemas and bars so you can relax with a few drinks on the riverside!
Situated 16.4 miles away from the farm is Windsor Castle and St. George Chapel
Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world, and the oldest in continuous occupation (over 900 years). It is one of the Queen's three official residences, and is often said to be her favourite.
You can see some more pictures by clicking the following link:
Oxford is only 27.7 miles away from us. Oxford is a beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture. You'll find ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to relax. Plus, the city centre is small enough to cover on foot, and only a few minutes walk from the main rail and coach stations.
How to get from the airport to Sheeplands farm:
From Gatwick airport to Reading (Ticket price £15) http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Then from Reading to Twyford (Ticket price£2.60) http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Default.aspx
From Twyford railway station to Sheeplands farm you can walk (approximately 20 min) or take taxi (£5).
Or from Stansted airport to Reading (Ticket price £35) http://www.holidayextras.co.uk/airports-by-rail/reading-train-station.html
Then from Reading to Twyford the same as from Gatwick.