Description of Swallowtail Hill
Swallowtail Hill is a 40-acre farm near Rye in East Sussex offering a stylish and comfortable eco-glamping experience in bespoke cabins.
We have two cosy wooden cabins and two cottages-on-wheels which are our own rather eccentric designs you wont find anything similar around. Each of our units sleeps four people (one double bed and two singles).
Our two cabins are set on wooden decks in a field that sits in the middle of the farm and backs on to a wood. The cabins are sited at the bottom of this hillside field next to a pond.
Each cabin has its own firepit. The site has a shared outdoor kitchen area and there you will find a gas cooker for those who prefer to cook more conventionally.
There is a covered dining area shared by both cabins and we provide all the necessary camping crockery, cutlery and useful kitchen tools you need along with a cooler box for your food and drink. We also provide rechargeable lanterns for your use.
The Meadow Keepers cottage and The Woodcutters Cottage are both one-offs. Hand-built by highly skilled local craftsmen with timber sourced from local woods, they are quirky cottages-on-wheels. Meadow Keepers sits in between our two meadows, and Woodcutters is deep within our wood.
Inside they are carefully constructed spaces that can accommodate four people. There’s a double bed, two singles that double up as benches, an indoor cooking area with gas hob and a log burner.
Each cottage has its own firepit.
The site is entirely off-grid. Facilities include compost loos and outdoor wood-fired showers.
- 2 Units
- Sleeps: 4 Persons
- Toilets (Private) , Showers (Private)
- Towels(Yes) and Bedding(Yes)
- Self Catering
Hand-built by highly skilled local craftsmen with timber sourced from local woods, Meadow Keepers sits in between our two meadows.
It's a quirky cottage-on-wheels that sleeps up to four people - one double bed and two single benches that double up as beds at night.
It has an indoor cooking area with a gas hob, a wood burning stove. There's a dining area and the cottage comes fully equipped with all equipment.
Outside is a covered dining area and a pond with a row boat.
Other Accommodation at Swallowtail Hill
We have one other cottage-on-wheels - Woodcutter's Cottage which is located in our wood.
We also have two wooden cabins - Wood and Penfold which share a paddock and are excellent for families holidaying together.
- Shared Showers
- Shared Toilets
- Washing Up
Our two cabins - Wood and Penfold are in the same field and share some communal areas.
Our two cottages-on-wheels each have their own private facilities.
Guests are free to explore the farm at their leisure.
What to bring?
- Basic Provisions
We provide a full kit list before guests arrive so you can see what equipment there is and what you might need to bring. But pretty much everything is provided.
Breaks are self-catering - so guests need to bring their own provisions.