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26 July 2021

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

As remarkable as our landscape is here, and no matter how beautiful our accommodation, Swallowtail Hill would be nothing without its staff.

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26 July 2021

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - A Must Visit To Add To Your Itinerary!

We consider ourselves exceptionally lucky to live so close to The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Did you know that it is one of the largest and most important wildlife sites in England?

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26 July 2021

July On The Farm

To say the farm looks lush and green would be an understatement. The hedgerows are spectacular, the Beckley Bowl field is knee high with Yorkshire Fog and the woodland trails were so jungle-like they’ve had to be hacked back so that you can still explore them comfortably.

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28 June 2021

The S'Lowdown on...Daisy

Meadowkeeper’s Cottage will always own the top spot in my heart for its gorgeous wildflower meadow throughout the summer, and for the adorable ducklings and baby moorhens who call the pond their home in springtime. 

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28 June 2021

The Local S'Lowdown: Vine & Country Tours

Vine and Country Tours have created an immersive wine tourism experience like no other.  Jamie and Steph - the brains behind the business - are of course English wine enthusiasts and local food lovers and their passion is to share their love and knowlege of English wines and the gastronomy of the region.

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28 June 2021

Strawberry & Elderflower Jam

It’s elderflower season so Chloe has been busy in the kitchen making one of our most loved jams -  Strawberry & Elderflower. 

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28 June 2021

June on the Farm

Did you know that we’ve lost 98% of our native wildflower meadows since the middle of the last century? Swallowtail Hill is doing its bit to fight back!

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24 May 2021

#KidsOffGrid: Could You Be A Green Guardian?

We take looking after the planet very seriously here, and we know that you do too. So, we’re going to challenge you with a little quiz to see just how planet friendly you are during your stay here.

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24 May 2021

The S'Lowdown on...Chloe

We thought it was about time you got to know the team better! Many of you have met Chloe – she’s Sarah’s right hand gal, heading up the guest services team and of course she’s our chef too.  We asked her a few questions!

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24 May 2021

Ginger Cake

This is one of our favourites! It’s a ginger cake - truly delicious and better still there's no refined sugar and it's gluten free. 

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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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