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08 November 2021

November on the Farm

The animals are experts in seeking out a warm spot to enjoy the afternoon sunshine – the donkeys in particular like hanging out in the greenhouse – they aren’t daft, they use it as their own private solarium! 

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04 November 2021

Trees, Grassland, Carbon and Greenwash

Now, don’t get me wrong – planting trees is a really good thing - provided that we are planting the right trees in the right place. We have seen examples of wildly over enthusiastic tree planting resulting in the total trashing of a priceless wildflower meadow and its conversion to woodland. Not a good result! 

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04 October 2021

Early Autumn On The Farm

For the most part September and October are big planning months on the farm. 

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04 October 2021

Rye Town App

We’re very excited about the fact that Rye now has its own Town App. How many small towns can boast about that?

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04 October 2021

Blackberry Baked Oats

Doesn’t matter if you eat this for breakfast or pudding – it works just as well for either! 

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01 September 2021

The S'Lowdown on Eggs To Apples

It’s a marketplace for local growers, makers and producers – which change throughout the season but at any one time you’ll find over 50 local suppliers represented. 

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01 September 2021

#KidsOffGrid - Campfire Cookups!

Each box come with all the ingredients needed to put a snack, treat or a light bite together and full instructions on how to make it.

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01 September 2021

One Pot, Pan, Planet

One Pot, Pan, Planet by Anna Jones is full of vegetarian recipes to take you throughout the year so you’re only cooking and eating ingredients that are in season.

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01 September 2021

Harvest On The Farm

We work closely with Northiam Dairy to get our harvest in. The dairy is just in the next village and they harvest our wildflower hay for haylage to feed to their cows over winter. This means the milk we provide for you in your welcome pack is produced by cows fed from our meadows!

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26 July 2021


If you're looking for your next summer read, something to make you think differently about the landscape around you and the landscape of your own inner world, then this is it. 

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What Our Guests Say

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 Toppers

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.

The Whitings

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

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