Skip to content
Mobile Logo
Woodcutter’s Cottage

Our delightful woodland hideaway

Our gorgeous timber clad cottage hidden deep in our wood…

Designed by us and built by local craftsmen using timber from our own wood, Woodcutter’s Cottage is the cabin of fairytales. A cosy hideaway for couples, or it can accommodate a family of four.

The space inside has one small double bed and two seating areas that convert to (narrow) single beds at night – just right for children. There’s a table for dining indoors or playing board games. The mini-kitchen is compact but well equipped – with a two-ring gas hob and grill, a microwave oven, mini fridge and a sink with hot and cold water. No matter what time of year you’ll always be cosy, there’s a wood burner for the chillier months.

There’s low draw electricity in the cabin – which means you have enough to charge a phone and play the radio, but there isn’t enough to power a hairdryer or an iron.

Step outside and you have an outdoor dining deck and your very own firepit complete with BBQ equipment.

What Woodcutter’s Cottage Offers

Can sleep two adults and two children
Hidden away in our wood
Great for wildlife watching
Enjoy use of your own fire pit
Wood fired hot tub (optional extra)
A place to sit and relax
Outdoor space to sit and dine
Well equipped compact kitchen
Has low draw electricity
Separate wash cabin with compost loo
No dogs allowed
Accommodation Icon

Check Availability for Woodcutter’s

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!  Woodcutter’s Cottage is ten minutes’ walk from the barnyard and at least 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.

Butterfly image
Butterfly image
quote marks
The Woodcutter’s Cottage was exactly as described and just what I had hoped for. Right from the start things were excellent. The booking, the website, the description and the instructions/advice and the welcome and back up were all top notch. We loved the wee cottage, it was light and clean and so well laid out. Despite the mostly wet cold weather were happy to be snug with the very effective stove and enough room to be comfortable with our books. The transport to and from the gate to the door was such a good idea! I 100% recommend this place for a restorative getaway.

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.

There isn’t room for a travel cot, but there is room for you to bring a Moses basket or bassinet. 

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.

You simply add a note to your booking form or let us know by email or phone before your stay and we’ll fill it for you. We keep the hot tub as an optional extra as we’ve discovered that only around 65% of guests wish to use it. The tub is not designed to be chemically treated so if we fill it and guests don’t use it that’s 1000 litres of water wasted every time which is more than four households use on average each day! We take our sustainability credentials very seriously – so if you don’t want the hot tub you don’t pay for it, and we don’t waste the water. We charge £30 for hot tub hire which covers the cost of one fill of the tub and provides you with enough logs to heat it twice which is enough to cover the length of most people’s stays. Health and safety dictates that the same water shouldn’t be heated more than twice so any further use is charged accordingly.

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.

The S'Lowdown

Awards & Accreditations