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07 February 2020

Glorious Mud

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14 January 2020

Late Starter?

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!

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29 November 2019

Our Friday is Green Not Black

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. 

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25 July 2019

It's Hot, Yes, But...

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09 April 2019

Turn, Turn, Turn

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. 

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01 March 2019

Whatever The Weather

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.

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29 January 2019

KonMari - Swallowtail Hill style

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)...

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17 September 2017

The Inside Animals of Swallowtail Hill

As regular visitors to the farm will know, we have three dogs. There’s Mabel.  Stroppy, 11 years old, a Border Terrier whose main joys in life are a) treats b) tummy rubs c) barking at nothing and d) washing the other dogs’ faces...

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25 November 2016

School For Dogs (and Husbands)

I am a natural with dogs. I have the calm, haughty authority of the alpha male. Look at the wolf leader – that’s me.

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02 October 2016

Yogi & The Square

I think I am close to becoming a Zen master. Mrs B – scoffs at this, but, poor thing, she’s still trapped in the here and now, a slave to the mundane practicalities of life, while I am definitely on a higher plane.

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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 experiece 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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