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10 May 2022

The S'Lowdown on: Kids Off Grid

First of all you won’t find a tv or a games console anywhere. And we know that some of you find this a BIG SHOCK when you arrive!

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10 May 2022

Nature As Balm To Loneliness

To feel connected we need to feel seen and it is our dearest wish that by offering a peaceful place in which to relax that we help people to be the truest version of themselves, be brave enough to share how they are feeling and by doing so, reconnect with their loved ones in a way that feels meaningful.

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10 May 2022

The S'Lowdown on: Adaptation

While we must continue with the search for and implementation of solutions to greenhouse gas emissions, we must also now move very fast to adapt our world to cope with what is coming. And what, in some cases, is already here.

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10 May 2022

May on the Farm

Most of our nesting boxes are now full. When I’m walking around the farm, passing the boxes as I go, I can hear the urgent cheap-cheap of little chicks waiting for their next feed. 

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08 April 2022

The S'Lowdown on Stress

This month is stress awareness month and the theme this year is community. We need to recognise the value of connecting with each other in a meaningful way in order to give our lives purpose. We each need that sense of belonging.

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08 April 2022

April on The Farm

At the moment my most favourite place at Swallowtail Hill is the wood – it’s currently awash with little white wood anemones and it looks glorious. 

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08 April 2022

The S'Lowdown on: The White Dog Inn

With a roaring fire in winter time, and a fabulous beer garden for sunny afternoons it's one of our favourite spots!

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08 April 2022

The S'Lowdown on: Bigger Than Us

The book speaks to many of the values we hold here at Swallowtail Hill – the importance of time to connect with self, each other and nature.

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07 April 2022

The S'Lowdown on...Shifting Seasons

 Lifestyle change is needed, each of us needs to consider our consumption (of everything!) and challenge ourselves to live life with a lighter touch on the planet

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03 March 2022

The S'Lowdown on Wideye

Of course we've lots in common given their commitment to sustainability, their love for the big outdoors and active lifestyles, but common ground aside, we genuinely love their products too. At the moment those we're lovin' best are those that encourage restful sleep.

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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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