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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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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Hurst Green: Royal George Coach Stop — 8.2 miles
8.2 miles Hastings: Sedlescombe Rd North Coach Stop — 8.5 miles
8.5 miles Battle: Abbey Green Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
- Train stations
Rye Rail Station — 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Winchelsea Rail Station — 4.6 miles
4.6 miles Doleham Rail Station — 5.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 21.4 miles
21.4 miles Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 29.8 miles
29.8 miles Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 30.0 miles
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 12.4 miles
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.
The medieval town of Rye.
- Great Dixter House and Gardens (2.8 miles)
- Bodiam Castle (5.1 miles)
- Kent & East Sussex Railway (5.4 miles)
- Smallhythe Place (3.6 miles)
- Lamb House (4.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.