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11 July 2022

The S'Lowdown on Kent & East Sussex Railway

Come rain or shine, hop aboard the Kent & East Sussex Railway, the perfect way to while away a morning or afternoon! 

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11 July 2022

The S'Lowdown on Limewharf Café

The Scandinavian boat house restaurant takes in beautiful views of the countryside with indoor and outdoor seating and you might even spot the Kent & East Sussex Railway trains in the distance!

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11 July 2022

The S'Lowdown on Bodiam Boating Station

Beautiful Bodiam Boating Station is a fantastic place to enjoy a sunny afternoon. You might guess from the name that there are plentiful boating options to choose from at this spot on the river!  From rowing, kayaking – single or tandem, SUPing and canoeing there is something for everyone to hire for the day!  

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11 July 2022

July On The Farm

The meadows are fading now having bloomed in their full glory for about a month. They have a new sort of beauty as they begin to go to seed and dry out. They take on a sepia tone in the sunlight and all you can hear as you walk through are grasshoppers and crickets.

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09 June 2022

The S'Lowdown On: This One Wild And Precious Life

Sarah is a really great teacher – she weaves her own personal stories of grief, anxiety and adventure with science, interviews, poetry, spiritual texts – it’s a really inspiring read and gave me renewed hope for the future.

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09 June 2022

The S'Lowdown on: World Environment Day

June 5th was World Environment Day. It’s UN day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our planet. The day probably passed you by. But without efforts like this to draw our attention to things that matter - how else will we effect change?

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09 June 2022

The S'Lowdown on: The White Hart

It’s a favourite of ours – particularly in the summer months as it has a wonderful, large garden with fabulous views across the surrounding countryside and you’ll often see the local steam trains puffing on by! 

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09 June 2022

The S'Lowdown on: Rye Watersports

If you want to learn a new skill on the water - these are your people! You can learn to sail, windsurf, stand up paddle board, wingfoil and kitesurf with them on their large inland lake. Open from March through until October each year it's the perfect place for beginners to learn and for the more experienced to hone their skills and its location - just a stonesthrow from the coast - benefits from the sea breezes.

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09 June 2022

June On The Farm

June is peak wildflower month on the farm – the meadows are fully in bloom and look spectacular. If you’ve not visited during wildflower season before – you’re missing a treat, they really are something very special indeed.

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10 May 2022

The S'Lowdown on: The Horse & Cart

We’ve got another fantastic local recommendation for those visiting us, and that’s the Horst & Cart Inn in Peasmarsh.

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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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