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03 March 2022

The S'Lowdown on Wideye

Of course we've lots in common given their commitment to sustainability, their love for the big outdoors and active lifestyles, but common ground aside, we genuinely love their products too. At the moment those we're lovin' best are those that encourage restful sleep.

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03 March 2022


What we do know is that almost universally everyone sleeps well at Swallowtail Hill. We love that you report feeling refreshed and relaxed and we put it down to these magical ingredients...

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02 March 2022

Extreme Weather

Change starts from the bottom up. We might not think that our day to day consumer habits are in anyway related to the big problems the planet faces, but they are.

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02 March 2022

March On The Farm

March is often an in-between time on the farm. A making ready and waiting for things to start growing in earnest again. The storms may have set us back a bit but we know that mother nature holds all the cards, none of us can fight the weather...

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04 February 2022

Some Facts About Snowdrops!

As the flower arrives early in the year it’s regarded as one of the first signs that winter is almost at an end, so it’s often associated with hope for better times ahead.

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04 February 2022

Solo Stays

We’ve been a bit remiss. We talk a lot about the couples who visit, and the families who stay here. But we welcome lots of solo guests too – and absolutely we should be championing them too! 

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04 February 2022

Time To Talk - Campfire Conversations!

Often, when we’re chatting to guests at the end of their stays, they tell us that it was wonderful to just have ‘time to talk’, that a couple of days respite from the noise and bustle of everyday life has afforded them the space to do something they didn’t even know they’d been missing

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04 February 2022

The S'Lowdown on Rye Bay E-Bikes

What better way to explore the local area around Swallowtail Hill than by bike. Even better when the bike is electric and can give you that much needed boost to get over any hills!

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04 February 2022

The S'Lowdown on - (Dis)Connected

Emma recognises all the positives that the internet has afforded us but questions if we are at a point where we need to take a more mindful approach to how we live our lives online in order to preserve our sense of self, our wellbeing and our humanity.

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04 February 2022

These Boots Are Made For Walking

The one truth that is a constant for me is – I’ll always feel better after a walk. Sometimes just knowing this fact is annoying

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What Our Guests Say

I am in love with this place! This place is perfection! Wonderful hosts too. Can't wait to come back for more adventures. A slice of heaven in the world - it will always be a special place for us both.

Sam & MJ

Perfect, idyllic, lovely and special times together.

Sheena and Lenny

The best pork pie we've ever eaten! We couldn't eat it all on our picnic (you don't underfeed do you!), so we're taking the rest home with us - delicious. Thank you.

Amanda & Michael

Wow – the Meadow Keeper’s Cottage is a work of genius. A beautiful, peaceful, setting and a most relaxing of places to stay. We loved every minute of it. Will definitely be back in the future.

Em & Dom

Brilliant weekend in Woodcutter’s Cottage. Very peaceful and left feeling purified, living in London as we do. Showered in sleet the first morning and frost the next, but the shower was toasty and invigorating.

Joe & Zoe Sharpe

The kids have loved the freedom here, the experiences, not to mention feeding the animals. Thank you for sharing this with us.

The Toppers

The most amazing weekend, so magical! Sarah & Christopher are the pefect hosts and couldn't have made our time here more special. Had our own private dinner in the Hill Top Tent watching the sun go down and my boyfriend proposed! Will never forget our stay here!

Dom & Matt

What a find! Exactly what we needed for a few days. Time together, no business, no children and time with a book. Sarah and Christopher thank you for your great hospitality. Rye – thank you for the great shops. Lunch at the George was fab. The experience has been fantastic and I’d like to think we’ll see you again one day.

Mary & Nick

We had a wonderful few days staying in the cottage, playing games and toasting marshmallows and running in the sand dune of Camber Sands - thank you.

The Whitings

Very much enjoyed our stay and also the boat trip to Bodiam; the science observatory at Herstmonceaux; and the rare breeds centre as well as fish & chips on the beach at Winchelsea. Many thanks!

Katie & Co.

Thank you for such a wonderful stay in your beautiful Meadow Keeper's Cottage. It's just the sweetest hideaway with some amazing touches. The area is stunning we visited Rye, Bodiam Castle and had a great meal at The Ferry Inn. A very special way to spend our first wedding anniversary.

Cathy & James

What a way to celebrate a 70th birthday, back to nature with most of the family. We had glorious weather too. Thank yoy for a great weekend!

Tish & John

Thank you for the beautiful setting and the most perfect wedding day. What a beautiful place to wake up as Mr & Mrs. We first fell in love with Swallowtail Hill two years ago - we'll definitely be back. Magical!

Hannah & Lee

Loved our time with you – thank you so much! Really relaxing just being here and got super lucky with the weather. Cooked an extravaganza on the campfire on two occasions, loved feeding the gorgeous animals, and waking up with the dawn to foxes, bird song, squirrels and sheep. Beautifully snug. Thank you so much.

Marie-Louise, Becca & Suko

A unique experience for a great escape away from the stresses and strains for modern city life and mod cons. Thank you!

Nadia & Claire

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