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Life in the heart of a delightful market town
With its central location, oaklands provides instant access to one of the loveliest market towns in west sussex.
Horsham has high street names, independent shops, more than its fair share of bars and restaurants, oodles of history and acres of beautiful open spaces.
A healthy lifestyle on your doorstep
Horsham may be well served by shops, bars and restaurants, but it’s equally well provided for in the sport and leisure department.
It boasts a delightful park in the centre, as well as easy access to the former hunting grounds of Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods. South of the town, there’s Denne Park, while just west Warnham Nature Reserve offers close encounters with wildlife and flora. Horsham Park is also home to public tennis courts, a play area and the Pavilions in the Park Leisure Centre, where you can swim, work out, or relax in the sauna and steam room.
Out and about in Horsham
Horsham boasts all the names you’d expect of a bustling town, including Next, M&S, Jigsaw, TopShop, White Stuff, Boots and more, most of which are situated on calm, pedestrianised West Street. There’s also a thriving bar and restaurant scene, with old favourites like Pizza Express and Wagamama rubbing shoulders with unusual independent offerings. One thing’s for sure, you’ll never be bored.
Warnham Local Nature Reserve
A short walk from the town centre, this 92 acre nature reserve is a wealth of flora, fauna and wildlife. It’s dominated by the islands and reed beds of Warnham Millpond, but there’s also a walnut tree plantation, meadowland (occasionally grazed by a small flock of Hebridean sheep – what else?) and a large area of grassland.
Here’s something you might not expect, a Sushi and Bento bar in the heart of West Sussex! Kokoro prepares all its food on site and sells immaculately presented sushi and sashimi, as well as soups, hot food and side dishes. There’s a cute seating area with simple wooden furniture and benches. A little taste of Japan in the midst of Sussex.
Between The Lines
Every town should have a well-stocked gift shop, but this is something else. Packed with lovely greetings cards, it’s also overflowing with present ideas. There are Inis health and beauty products infused with seaweed extract, L’Occitane creams and soaps, cookbooks, glassware and jewellery. A town centre gem.
There are vibrant markets twice a week in the town centre. Visit on Thursday and you’ll be treated to a waist-expanding selection of street food from around the world, while Saturday is local produce market, celebrating the very best Sussex has to offer. Special markets are also held throughout the year, bringing Italian and French food, as well as vintage collectibles, to the town.
Buenos Aires Argentinian Steakhouse
With its black and white tablecloths, white tiled bar area and leather banquettes, this is every inch the Argentinian steak house. The food’s the real deal, too. The Argentinian chef serves up four types of steak – Cuadril, Chorizo, Ancho and Lomo – as well as a selection of other South American specialities, including empanadas. Wash them down with a hearty Argentinian red or a refreshing Alhambra on tap.
If you love Italian food and drink, then you’re in for a treat at this small deli. Run by an Italian family whose sing-song conversation is a permanent soundtrack in the background, it sells deli items like cheese and olives, as well as delicious ready-to-eat paninis and a well sourced selection of wines, pasta and aperitifs. There’s even a stylish little eating area. Ciao Horsham!
Waitrose And John Lewis At Home
Waitrose and John Lewis at Home opened in June 2015 and has already proved a huge hit with Horsham residents. It’s easy to see why. It combines an upmarket supermarket with one of the UK’s favourite department stores – all on one site. The ideal place to do your weekly shop and also pick out linen, towelling, bedding, furniture, clothing or luxury items. An easy walk – or a short drive – from Oaklands.
Steamer Trading Cook Shop
If you love cooking, then this shop will feel like heaven. It’s long, deep and on three floors, packing in the very best in cooking equipment and utensils from names like Le Creuset, Kenwood and Dualit. There’s also crockery from Sophie Conran and Emma Bridgewater, and George Clooney’s favourite coffee machines, Nespresso. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s a Real Eating Company café-cum-deli in the shop.