Those of you who have followed by obsession with counting logs with interest, and possibly sympathy, will be pleased to have this update.Read More
I have mixed feelings about the fact that my husband is fancied by Hilary the pigRead More
I have found another way to make our fortune. Training cats to herd sheep. It’s possible.Read More
Two technologies at opposite ends of the archaeological spectrum define our lives here on our hill. Yesterday I began to lay a hedge.Read More
Today the electricity was off between 9am and 4pm. We knew it was going to happen in advance – some cabling was being replaced in the lane.Read More
This is what we’re getting after the country has been in the grip of the snow chaos shock. Not that anyone could have foreseen it.Read More
Digby is our smallest bantam. Raised from an egg by two nearby children, she has lived with us, her brother Geoff, and unrelated hens Maureen and Silvia for a couple of years.Read More
It has hit minus 20 degrees this week and 24 hour rolling news is rolling around the clock with endless ‘news’ of more weather. We are now getting retrospectives of other winters when there’s been snow.Read More
Tonka is our accidental tortoise. He arrived in August. Alone. Without an owner. Or, it seems, a home.Read More
The argument is straightforward. Once upon a time in London I would have put prepacked meat in my shopping trolley with little thought. Now the ethics of meat production couldn’t be more important to me.Read More
I am in love with this place! This place is perfection! Wonderful hosts too. Can't wait to come back for more adventures. A slice of heaven in the world - it will always be a special place for us both.
Sam & MJ
Perfect, idyllic, lovely and special times together.
Sheena and Lenny
The best pork pie we've ever eaten! We couldn't eat it all on our picnic (you don't underfeed do you!), so we're taking the rest home with us - delicious. Thank you.
Amanda & Michael
Wow – the Meadow Keeper’s Cottage is a work of genius. A beautiful, peaceful, setting and a most relaxing of places to stay. We loved every minute of it. Will definitely be back in the future.
Em & Dom
Brilliant weekend in Woodcutter’s Cottage. Very peaceful and left feeling purified, living in London as we do. Showered in sleet the first morning and frost the next, but the shower was toasty and invigorating.
Joe & Zoe Sharpe
The kids have loved the freedom here, the experiences, not to mention feeding the animals. Thank you for sharing this with us.
The most amazing weekend, so magical! Sarah & Christopher are the pefect hosts and couldn't have made our time here more special. Had our own private dinner in the Hill Top Tent watching the sun go down and my boyfriend proposed! Will never forget our stay here!
Dom & Matt
What a find! Exactly what we needed for a few days. Time together, no business, no children and time with a book. Sarah and Christopher thank you for your great hospitality. Rye – thank you for the great shops. Lunch at the George was fab. The experience has been fantastic and I’d like to think we’ll see you again one day.
Mary & Nick
We had a wonderful few days staying in the cottage, playing games and toasting marshmallows and running in the sand dune of Camber Sands - thank you.
Very much enjoyed our stay and also the boat trip to Bodiam; the science observatory at Herstmonceaux; and the rare breeds centre as well as fish & chips on the beach at Winchelsea. Many thanks!
Katie & Co.
Thank you for such a wonderful stay in your beautiful Meadow Keeper's Cottage. It's just the sweetest hideaway with some amazing touches. The area is stunning we visited Rye, Bodiam Castle and had a great meal at The Ferry Inn. A very special way to spend our first wedding anniversary.
Cathy & James
What a way to celebrate a 70th birthday, back to nature with most of the family. We had glorious weather too. Thank yoy for a great weekend!
Tish & John
Thank you for the beautiful setting and the most perfect wedding day. What a beautiful place to wake up as Mr & Mrs. We first fell in love with Swallowtail Hill two years ago - we'll definitely be back. Magical!
Hannah & Lee
Loved our time with you – thank you so much! Really relaxing just being here and got super lucky with the weather. Cooked an extravaganza on the campfire on two occasions, loved feeding the gorgeous animals, and waking up with the dawn to foxes, bird song, squirrels and sheep. Beautifully snug. Thank you so much.
Marie-Louise, Becca & Suko
A unique experience for a great escape away from the stresses and strains for modern city life and mod cons. Thank you!
Nadia & Claire