It's our mission to help you relax and reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and the great outdoors. I'm excellent at explaining how important it is to have some down time, how much our well-being depends on it. But as it turns out I'm less good at taking my ow advice. Seems sometimes I'm guilty of talking the talk but not walking the walk - so 2020 is the year in which I get better at that!Read More
Exciting news! In May we're offering a two-day plein air art-course here at Swallowtail Hill. We love that our guests often bring their sketch books, paints and easels with them to capture our wonderful landscape while they are enjoying a break here, and May is the month when our wildflower meadows are in full bloom, so we thought we'd create a break especially for those who'd like to dedicate some time to their art.Read More
We are nothing without connection and Black Friday does much to keep us in a place of disconnection by suggesting that contentment lies with the accumulation of material things.Read More
We're offering a plein-air art course here at Swallowtail Hill - 14th to 16th October. Once again we've teamed up with local artist-teacher Catherine Farr for a two day course which will see students work in the media of their choice and move from creating sketch book pages through to larger studies using colour. The farm is stunning in autumn with the hedgerow in its spendid seaonal glory, a beautiful backdrop to inspire two days of creativity.Read More
Exciting news! Next month we're offering a two-day plein air art-course here at Swallowtail Hill. We love that our guests often bring their sketch books, paints and easels with them to capture our wonderful landscape while they are enjoying a break here, and May is the month when our wildflower meadows are in full bloom, so we thought we'd create a break especially for those who'd like to dedicate some time to their art.Read More
There's a certain irony about encouraging people to come and stay 'whatever the weather' and then having rain stop play when you're trying to get the site ship shape for the year ahead. But it's the nature of the game. Literally.Read More
But on a day to day level I'm on a mission to encourage folks to try a glamping short break NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER! The old adage - 'there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing', applies.Read More
We're almost at the end of January and many of us are now coping with KonMari. This isn't a winter afflication like the Norovirus (although my husband would argue its effects are as extreme and uncomfortable)...Read More
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