Between May and September when the farm is looking at its loveliest we offer Swallowtail Hill for a few select and special, large celebrations. We're a conservation site which means everything we do on the farmland is about encouraging flora and fauna, that being the case, the events we host are always carefully chosen and well spaced throughout the season. This means we can always ensure the ground is in tip top condition both for the nature we're working to conserve but also, just as importantly, for our couples and clients who are looking for the perfect day for their celebration.
The beauty of our site is that we offer our orchard - the event space - as a blank canvas for you to get creative with. Our emphasis is on celebrations that are relaxed and informal and in keeping with the environment.
We have an excellent black book of preferred suppliers who know our site well and have worked with us many times. We're happy to guide you through a checklist of things you need to book in order to start shaping your plans. You'll need to start by hiring a marquee as we don't have a permenent indoor area and we can suggest what works best within the space available for the size and style of your occasion.
Our nearest venue for civil ceremonies is the very picturesque and historic Town Hall in Rye, six miles away.
So that you can enjoy our site exclusively for your event, clients hire all of our glamping accommodation for the duration of the short break that their event falls across. During high season - 3 nights. During low season - 2 nights.
Given the exclusive nature of the site we get far more enquiries than we have dates available each year - so we're in much demand and get booked up fast! If you'd like to find out more, then get in touch to arrange a site visit so you can see how events take shape here on the farm and talk to us about making your dream event a reality.
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 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.
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
We look forward to welcoming you to Swallowtail Hill. If you'd like to have a chat about your stay then do get in touch, or you can find out more, or make a booking using the links below.