Swallowtail Hill

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From The North (M25)

  •  Exit M25 at junction 5 – get in lane for Sevenoaks/Tonbridge A21
  • Join the A21 and head for Hastings
  • You will pass exits for Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, Pembury and Tunbridge Wells
  • Keep going straight!
  • You will automatically join a stretch of bypass (which avoids Lamberhurst) heading for Hastings
  • Keep going until you get to the Flimwell crossroads/traffic lights
  • Turn left – marked for Rye/Camber/Hawkhurst (A268)
  • Keep on this road for around 10 miles
  • You will pass straight through the villages of Hawkhurst, Sandhurst and Newenden
  • When you get to Newenden you’ll pass a village cricket green to your left and then go over a hump backed bridge across the river
  • A little after that you’ll drive over a level crossing
  • You’ll then see a big toy museum on the left called The Mill
  • Take the next left after the pub  – the A268 to Rye
  • You are now in Whitebread Lane – it’s a very twisty, turny road
  • Follow this for approx 3 miles
  • There’s a sign on the left saying Beckley. Slow down. Take the next (sharp) left onto Hobbs Lane. (This turning is immediately before the mini roundabout -if you reach the mini roundabout you’ve gone too far!).
  • Continue down Hobbs Lane for EXACTLY (and we mean EXACTLY!) half a mile
  • Swallowtail Hill Farm is on the left hand side, at the top of the hill, slightly hidden by a hedge.  There is a sign just by the gate.
  • Please pull into the little layby on the left and come and knock on the farmhouse door.  We’ll show you where to park and get you checked-in

 Directions From The South  (Rye)

  • Get on the A268 leaving Rye and follow the road straight back to Beckley.
  • You will pass through the villages of Rye Foreign and Peasmarsh
  • When you get to the mini roundabout, which indicates that you should turn left for Beckley village, ignore this and instead take the second exit (right)
  • Almost immediately then take the first right which is Hobbs Lane.
  • Continue down Hobbs Lane for EXACTLY (and we mean EXACTLY!) half a mile
  • Swallowtail Hill Farm is on the left hand side, at the top of the hill, slightly hidden by a hedge.  There is a sign just by the gate.
  • Please pull into the little layby on the left and come and knock on the farmhouse door.  We’ll show you where to park and get you checked-in

From The West (Brighton)

  •   Take the A23 out of Brighton following signs for the A270 Lewes
  • Continue on to the A270
  • At Vogue Gyratory bear left
  • Continue forward and merge onto the A27
  • At Ashcombe Roundabout take the second exit onto the A27 signposted Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven, Tunbridge Wells
  • Follow the A27 all the way through to the Pevensey Roundabout
  • At the Pevensey Roundabout take the second exit onto the A259 signposted Bexhill,  Hastings
  • Follow A259 through to St Leonards and then turn left onto Harley Shute Road – B2092
  • At roundabout take the second exit onto Ironlath Avenue – signposted Hollington
  • Continue forward onto Blackman Avenue, and then Ashbrook Road and then Harrow Road
  • At mini-roundabout turn left onto A21 signposted London, Sevenoaks
  • Turn right onto A28 signposted Ashford
  • At crossroads continue forward signposted Northiam
  • At Broad Oak crossroads continue forward onto the A28 signposted Tenterden
  • Branch right onto the B2165 signposted Beckley
  • At T junction turn right onto the B2088 signposted Rye
  • At mini roundabout turn left onto the A268
  • Almost immediately then take the first right which is Hobbs Lane
  • Continue down Hobbs Lane for EXACTLY (and we mean EXACTLY!) half a mile
  • Swallowtail Hill Farm is on the left hand side, at the top of the hill, slightly hidden by a hedge.  There is a sign just by the gate
  • Please pull into the little layby on the left and come and knock on the farmhouse door.  We’ll show you where to park and get you checked-in

By Public Transport

  • Trains from central London run from St Pancras (high speed) and Charing Cross (normal speed!)  to Ashford International
  • From Ashford International there is one train an hour to Rye
  • From Rye we are six miles away – you can get a taxi from the rank outside the station – the journey will cost around £15 one way.  Alternatively you can get a bus from Rye in the direction of Northiam and alight at Beckley Four Oaks.  Swallowtail Hill is then a half mile walk along Hobbs Lane and you’ll find us on the left hand side.
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