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General

Swallowtail Hill is a small East Sussex farm, which has now become a beacon for bio-diversity and is used as a demonstration site to show exactly what a landscape can become if managed for conservation – wild flower meadows, hedgerows bursting with life, ponds and reed beds, coppice woodland – all managed traditionally.

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.

We have two cosy wooden cabins and two quirky cottages-on-wheels which are our own rather eccentric designs – you won’t find anything similar around. Each of our units sleeps up to four people (one double bed and two singles).

Each pitch has its own fire pit so you can enjoy a traditional campfire. We provide a kit box with all the necessary equipment you need to cook and cater for yourselves.

Each pitch is furnished simply but comfortably and wherever possible everything we supply is sustainable and kind to the planet.

We supply pillows, sheets, duvets, covers, blankets and towels.

The two wood cabins share a compost loo and gas fired outdoor shower. The cottages-on-wheels each have their own compost loo and outdoor wood-burning shower.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Luxury

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Shepherd's huts

Location

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  • Swallowtail Hill Farm, Hobbs Lane Rye, East Sussex, England, TN31 6TT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9935°N 0.6559°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hurst Green: Royal George Coach Stop — 8.2 miles
Hastings: Sedlescombe Rd North Coach Stop — 8.5 miles
Battle: Abbey Green Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
Train stations
Rye Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Winchelsea Rail Station — 4.6 miles
Doleham Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 21.4 miles
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 29.8 miles
Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 30.0 miles
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 12.4 miles

Directions


Swallowtail Hill is approximately 1.5 hours drive from central London.

We are six miles from the town of Rye, just off the A268.

Trains from central London run from Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge to Ashford International. Change at Ashford International for a train to Rye.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The medieval town of Rye.

Bodiam Castle.

Camber Sands.

Winchelsea Beach.

Must see

  • Great Dixter House and Gardens (2.8 miles)
  • Bodiam Castle (5.1 miles)
  • Kent & East Sussex Railway (5.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Smallhythe Place (3.6 miles)
  • Lamb House (4.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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