So here’s our comprehensive guide to your forthcoming break here at Swallowtail Hill. Everything you need to know so you can arrive ready to make the most of your stay.
A fortnight before your break we will email you an info pack about your stay including some instructions for finding us. On your day of arrival check-in is between 4pm and 7pm. We ask that you let us know if you think you may be later than 7pm so we can make arrangements for someone to be here to meet you. When you arrive at the farm you park in our barnyard. We load your luggage in our farm buggy, drive you to your accommodation and show you how everything works. It takes some time - it's not like checking in at a hotel where everything is straightforward - it's for that reason we recommend arriving during daylight!
All of our breaks are self-catering but we offer a range of food boxes and dining options as extras to help make holiday catering easier. A full menu of options will be emailed to you once you've made your booking so you can make your selections and let us know if you'd like to pre-order. Please note - most of our catering add-ons require at least 24 hours' notice - and some of our special dining options require booking in well in advance with menu choices to be made at least a week prior to your stay.
Each of our cabins and cottages-on-wheels is very well equipped in order to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. When you make your booking we will email you a complete list of the kit we provide in your accommodation. If you wish to hire a travel cot you can add this when making your booking. We provide all bedding and towels (unless you have hired a travel cot - in which case you must bring your own cot bedding). Each glamping space has its own firepit with full 'Bon-Fire' equipment so you can BBQ and campfire cook to your heart's content.
On your day of departure we ask that you're ready to check out at 11am. We will come and collect you and your luggage in our buggy and drive you back to your car. If you need to check out earlier than 11am then just let us know.
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 experiece for a great escape away from the stresses and strains for modern city life and mod cons. Thank you!
Nadia & Claire
We look forward to welcoming you to Swallowtail Hill. If you’d like to have a chat about your stay then do get in touch, or you can find out more or make a booking using the links below