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Wood & Penfold Cabins

A special place for holiday get-togethers

Meet our two cabins – Wood and Penfold – perfect for friends and family…

We wanted to create a special place where friends or family could holiday together.

Our twin cabins Wood and Penfold share a pretty paddock all to themselves and tick all the boxes for a short break spent with those nearest and dearest to you. Each cabin is one large room inside designed for four people – one double bed and two seating areas that convert to single beds at night. So two families of four, or eight friends can book both cabins and holiday together.

The cabins are furnished simply but comfortably with beds handcrafted using local wood, with vintage apple crates as bedside tables and an antique trunk for storage.

They each have a wood burning stove inside and a kitchenette with twin gas hob and grill.

What Wood & Penfold Cabins Offer

Can sleep up to four People
Perfect for small groups
Use of your own fire pit
Gorgeous hillside views
Space to relax
Outdoor camp kitchen
Outdoor shower and compost loo
Outside space to dine
Off grid / no electricity
No dogs allowed
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Take A Look at Our Farm Map To See Where You’ll Be Staying.

One of the best features of Swallowtail Hill is just how secluded our accommodation is. You could easily hide away for a few days and not see anyone else if you don’t want to! The cabins are five minutes’ walk from the barnyard and another five minutes’ walk from the nearest accommodation. No neighbours. Just your own little corner of heaven for a few days. When we promise ‘getting away from it all’ we really mean it.!

You leave your car parked in our barnyard and we drive you to your accommodation in our farm buggy and will show you how everything works and get you settled in. We collect you again on your day of departure but in between times you are free to walk around our acres as you please.

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We loved our 2 night stay in Penfold cabin and came away feeling refreshed and relaxed. The cabin is extremely comfortable and well equipped. The private hot shower and toilet are a real luxury. Our 11 year old loved cooking on the firepit and looking at the stars. Everything about the stay is extremely well organised and the owners friendly and helpful. We will definitely be staying again.

Food & Drink

For some, the chance to cook up a storm on the campfire is an essential part of their short break, for others having a hand with the self-catering is what having a restful holiday is all about. So we offer a range of breakfast boxes, bbq boxes, campfire suppers, picnics and teas that can be ordered in advance of your stay. 

All of our grocery boxes contain locally sourced produce, organic where possible. Supplies in our shop are all ethically sourced too – organic, sustainable, palm oil free and local wherever possible.

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We were lucky enough to manage a couple of nights away in Wood Cabin. What a wonderful break. The welcome was warm; the cabin, paddock and cooking area picture perfect; and the surrounding area was great to explore. Being off the grid meant that we switched off straight away, and we felt as though we had had a much longer break. I would also heavily recommend the food, which you can order in advance. Both the campfire meals and picnics were brilliant, although my absolute favourite was the ploughmans! So many thoughtful touches. Thank you for a wonderful stay- we will be back!

No you can book just one cabin if you prefer, but please be aware that that means you are likely to have neighbours in the other cabin. There’s plenty of space, but you will be sharing the dining deck and outdoor kitchen area.

Yes there is room for a travel cot in either Wood or Penfold Cabin. If your baby is the fifth person in your cabin we make a nominal extra charge.

Yes each cabin can accommodate a firth person if required. We make a nominal charge of £20 for a fifth person on your booking, you can then either bring your own campbed and bedding for them, or hire from us for a further £20. Those additions can be made at the point of booking.

I’m afraid not. As a nature reserve our landscape has free range deer and lots of wildlife so we don’t permit dogs no matter how well behaved they are promised to be.

No, at Swallowtail Hill we encourage you to take some time out of everyday life. To unplug in order to recharge! To stop the scroll for a while and really enjoy the time you spend here. So you won’t find wifi, or television, or cinema screens or anything like that here. We firmly believe this is what makes breaks here extra special, no distractions – just you, your loved ones, and some uninterrupted time to relax.

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