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Swallowtail Hill

Swallowtail Hill Farm, Hobb Lane, Beckley, Nr Rye, TN31 6TT
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Swallowtail Hill

About

Swallowtail Hill offers a beautiful setting in which to spend a deeply relaxing holiday safe in the knowledge that its impact on the environment will be absolutely minimal. Located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the farm offers a stylish glamping experience.
We have two cosy wooden cabins and two cottages-on-wheels which are our own rather eccentric designs.
Our two cabins - Wood and Penfold - are set on wooden decks in a field that sits in the middle of the farm and backs on to a wood. The cabins are sited at the bottom of this hillside field next to a pond.

The Meadow Keeper’s cottage and The Woodcutter’s Cottage are both one-offs - hand-built by highly skilled local craftsmen with timber sourced from local woods. Meadow Keeper’s sits in between our two meadows, and Woodcutter’s is deep within our wood.
Each cabin and cottage sleeps four people (one double bed and two singles). Each has its own indoor cooking area with gas hob and a log burner and outside there are fire pits for campfire cooking.
We provide all the necessary equipment you need along with a cooler box for your food and drink.
The site is entirely off-grid. Facilities include compost loos and outdoor wood-fired showers.
We have a strict no pets policy

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
4
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Cottages on Wheels£107.00 per unit per night
Wooden Cabins£97.00 per unit per night

*Two night booking minimum during low season (term time) and a three night booking minimum during high season (school holidays / public holidays)

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5 of 5 stars
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      5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      5 of 5 stars
    • Location
      5 of 5 stars
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      4
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      0
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    Recent Reviews:

    • candice_cooke
      Kent
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Another fabulous off-grid stay at Swallowtail Hill
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 25th October 2019
      We love Swallowtail Hill & we’ve just returned from yet another fabulous trip! As always, Sarah, Christopher & their incredible team were nothing but welcoming & accommodating. We love every aspect... Read full review
    • jamest_7575
      London, United Kingdom
      Perfectly peaceful
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th October 2019
      I have been meaning to post a few words about our wonderful late-summer stay. Swallowtail Hill is a real find and the Meadowkeeper's Cottage in particular (literally a cottage on wheels!), where our... Read full review
    • G4195KKlisab
      Stevenage, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Wonderful Woodland Retreat
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 8th November 2019
      We have just spent two amazing nights at Swallowtail Farm in woodcutters cottage. On arrival everything was just as beautiful and well kept as it shows in the photos. Amazing location and lovely... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From The North (M25)

    Exit M25 at junction 5 – get in lane for Sevenoaks/Tonbridge A21; Join the A21 and head for Hastings; uou will pass exits for Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, Pembury and Tunbridge Wells; Keep going straight!; You will automatically join a stretch of bypass (which avoids Lamberhurst) heading for Hastings; Keep going until you get to the Flimwell crossroads/traffic lights; Turn left – marked for Rye/Camber/Hawkhurst (A268); Keep on this road for around 10 miles; You will pass straight through the villages of Hawkhurst, Sandhurst and Newenden; When you get to Newenden you’ll pass a village cricket green to your left and then go over a hump backed bridge across the river; A little after that you’ll drive over a level crossing; You’ll then see a big restaurant on the right - Sahebs; Take the next left after the restaurant – the A268 to Rye; You are now in Whitebread Lane – it’s a very twisty, turny road; Follow this for approx 3 miles; There’s a sign on the left saying Beckley. Slow down. Take the next (sharp) left onto Hobbs Lane. (This turning is immediately before the mini roundabout -if you reach the mini roundabout you’ve gone too far!); Continue down Hobbs Lane for EXACTLY (and we mean EXACTLY!) half a mile; Swallowtail Hill Farm is on the left hand side, at the top of the hill, slightly hidden by a hedge. There is a sign just by the gate. Please pull into the little layby on the left and come and knock on the farmhouse door. We’ll show you where to park and get you checked-in.

    From The South (Rye)

    Get on the A268 leaving Rye and follow the road straight back to Beckley; You will pass through the villages of Rye Foreign and Peasmarsh; When you get to the mini roundabout, which indicates that you should turn left for Beckley village, ignore this and instead take the second exit (right); Almost immediately then take the first right which is Hobbs Lane.

    Continue down Hobbs Lane for EXACTLY (and we mean EXACTLY!) half a mile; Swallowtail Hill Farm is on the left hand side, at the top of the hill, slightly hidden by a hedge. There is a sign just by the gate; Please pull into the little layby on the left and come and knock on the farmhouse door. We’ll show you where to park and get you checked-in.

    From The West (Brighton)

    Take the A23 out of Brighton following signs for the A270 Lewes; Continue on to the A270; At Vogue Gyratory bear left; Continue forward and merge onto the A27.

    At Ashcombe Roundabout take the second exit onto the A27 signposted Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven, Tunbridge Wells; Follow the A27 all the way through to the Pevensey Roundabout; At the Pevensey Roundabout take the second exit onto the A259 signposted Bexhill, Hastings; Follow A259 through to St Leonards and then turn left onto Harley Shute Road – B2092; At roundabout take the second exit onto Ironlath Avenue – signposted Hollington; Continue forward onto Blackman Avenue, and then Ashbrook Road and then Harrow Road; At mini-roundabout turn left onto A21 signposted London, Sevenoaks; Turn right onto A28 signposted Ashford; At crossroads continue forward signposted Northiam.

    At Broad Oak crossroads continue forward onto the A28 signposted Tenterden; Branch right onto the B2165 signposted Beckley; At T junction turn right onto the B2088 signposted Rye; At mini roundabout turn left onto the A268; Almost immediately then take the first right which is Hobbs Lane; Continue down Hobbs Lane for EXACTLY (and we mean EXACTLY!) half a mile; Swallowtail Hill Farm is on the left hand side, at the top of the hill, slightly hidden by a hedge. There is a sign just by the gate; Please pull into the little layby on the left and come and knock on the farmhouse door. We’ll show you where to park and get you checked-in.

    Public Transport Directions

    Trains from central London run from St Pancras to Ashford International.

    From Ashford International there is one train an hour to Rye.

    From Rye we are six miles away – you can either get a taxi from the rank outside the station (journey will cost around £16 one way) or let us know well in advance which train you will be on and we’ll collect you (£10 one way). Alternatively you can get a bus from Rye in the direction of Northiam and alight at Beckley Four Oaks. Swallowtail Hill is then a half mile walk along Hobbs Lane and you’ll find us on the left hand side.

    Facilities

    Catering

    • Cooking facilities for guests use

    Parking & Transport

    • On Site Car Parking

    Provider Preferences

    • Countryside Setting

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

    Gradings

    • Alternative Accommodation Visit England

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver 2018

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