Everything you need to know about staying here
Swallowtail Hill is THE place to Slowdown for a while. Here’s how we do it!
Your stay here will be quite unlike any other. We can say that with confidence because we’re not the new kids on the block anymore. We’ve been welcoming guests for 13 years! When we first began, glamping was a new concept – all about enjoying some time away from the busy-ness of life in a simple way. It had strong roots in sustainability – offering places to stay that had a small footprint on the planet and were focused on an outdoor lifestyle. Fast forward to 2023 and the glamping industry is now HUGE, there’s something for everyone and while choice is no bad thing, we want to make sure we’re staying true to our values and to those guests who we know share our values too.
We are never going to be about superfast wifi, woodland cinema screens, outdoor cocktail bars and free Netflix – those things can be found in plenty of other places that we’re sure are fantastic but they aren’t what we hold dear. You know that what makes Swallowtail Hill special is our landscape, the quiet, the privacy, the exceptionally well-equipped, well maintained and super clean accommodation, the friendly welcome and the chance to slowdown and reconnect with yourself, with each other and with nature.
We’ve got it covered!
Once your stay with us is fully booked we’ll send you a QR code to scan to your phone which will give you access to our digital guide. This guide will answer all of your questions and tell you everything you need to know! It has a full kit list you’ll know what we provide, it has menus so you can pre order food and it even has ‘how to’ videos for those visitors who might not be confident with lighting fires. It also has a comprehensive guide to all the places to visit, things to do and see in the surrounding area with links and maps.
Sustainability is at the heart of our business
Everything we do is focused on reducing our footprint on the planet. That means everything we use, provide and stock has to tick our sustainability criteria. Your accommodation has been built sustainably. Everything we provide from the tea and coffee, to the fixtures and fittings, to the cleaning and laundry products we use, and the food and drink we offer – is as ethical and planet friendly as possible.
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May On The Farm
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February On The Farm
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If you’ve not stayed with us before here’s a little flavour of what our off-grid spaces are all about! So why not have a browse and discover more!
Things To Do On A Winter Weekend!
Plenty of you arrive for a winter break just ready to hibernate for a couple of days, spending your time keeping cosy in your cabin, relaxing with a good book, soaking in…
January 2023 On The Farm
First it was cold, then it was wet, then it was cold and wet. Twenty years ago I’d have rolled my eyes at this version of myself, the version who endlessly talks about the weather…
Winter Rituals – Do You Have Any?!
This time of year is full of ritual – some traditional, some just peculiar to our own homes and families, but all of them observed, enjoyed or treasured in some…
December On The Farm
I feel like I run on adrenaline most days, and without a day without power earlier this week followed by a day without water – we certainly know what it feels like to live off the beaten track.
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