The cabins are far enough apart for you to enjoy your own privacy and there's space enough to share the facilities without crowding other guests. But for those wanting to holiday with family or friends - the two cabins are simply perfect as a pair so you can enjoy a private space completely to yourselves.
Each cabin is a single room sleeping up to four people with one double bed and two seating areas that convert to single beds at night. There is also enough floor space for a travel cot. The cabins are furnished simply but comfortably with beds hand crafted using local wood and you’ll find old apple crates as bedside tables and an antique trunk for storage.
All bedding and towels are provided. Each cabin has a wood burning stove inside. The cabins each have a little kitchen area inside with a two ring gas hob and grill.
Outside each has its own firepit equipped with BonFire cooking kit. The paddock has a shared covered kitchen prep and washing up area with hot and cold running water and a communal covered dining area. There's no electricity - it's very much an off-grid experience, we want you to switch off and relax - but for after dark we provide rechargeable lanterns for you to use.
The facilities are outdoors they are easy to use - each cabin has its own gas fired shower, and compost loo tucked discreetly behind it.
We provide all the necessary camping crockery, cutlery and useful kitchen tools you need along with a cooler box for your food and drink.
Low Season breaks in either Wood or Penfold Cabin start from:
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High Season breaks in either Wood or Penfold Cabin start from:
Our breaks are self-catering. We provide tea, coffee, sugar, milk and cereal and kitchen condiments. Guests can order Breakfast Boxes and BBQ boxes before they arrive to make self-catering easier.
All our grocery boxes contain locally sourced produce, organic where possible. We have our own Glampsite Chef who offers a campsite catering service for our guests – meals delivered ready for reheating on your campfire.
Orders must be placed 24 hours’ in advance. Picnic lunches, afternoon teas, and special suppers are also available to pre-order. And if that doesn’t suit we aren’t too far from the local shop.View Our Catering Options
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 experience 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 and make a booking using the links below.