The Long View
The Long View, Swallowtail Hill | Sleeps: Up to 4 | Bedrooms: 1 | Parking: Yes | Pet friendly: No | Wifi: No
From £140 per night (Two nights minimum stay)
The Long View that gives this unique property its name is no less than eight acres of wildflower meadow, part of stunning Swallowtail Hill, a Sussex farm managed entirely for conservation by its owners, Sarah & Christopher.
You may have seen some beautiful shepherd’s huts before, but never anything as stunning as this one. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay – shower room, fully equipped kitchen, and a seating area converts to a set of small but beautiful bunkbeds so the children can come too. But the absolute piece de resistance of this countryside cabin is the main sleeping area.
The kingsize bed faces a huge window, that forms one whole wall of the cabin. It is perfect for admiring that glorious view, but also opens completely up so that you can bring the outside in. Snuggle up in bed early in the morning and breathe in the fresh air while the sun rises over the meadow, or cosy up at night and look at the stars. There can’t be many places to sleep as unique as this one.
Outside there are comfortable steamer chairs, an outside dining area with Kadai firebowl for cooking or campfire, and even a wood-fired hot tub. Inside Long View is finished with stunning attention to detail – beautiful joinery in oak or painted in restful chalky colours, a woodburner for cosiness, and gorgeous soft furnishings and bed linen. It is a magical retreat for families, or an idyllic romantic space for two, if you can’t bear to share!
Kitchen: Compact but beautifully designed. There is a sink with hot and cold running water. There is a small fridge, a microwave and a gas hob. Tea, coffee, sugar, milk and cereal are privided as well as kitchen condiments.
Inside: There is a woodburning stove. All linens and towels are provided.
Bathroom: There is an ensuite shower, flushing loo and basin.
Electricity: This is limited so do feel free to charge your phone but no hairdryers please.
Hot tub: There is a small additional cost of £30 if you woudl like to use this facility. We will provide you with enough logs to heat it twice during your stay
Outside area: Outside there is an undercover seating area. There is a firepit equipped with Kadai cooking kit and steamer chairs for your relaxation.
Catering: Guests can order Breakfast Boxes and BBQ boxes before they arrive to make self-catering easier.
Parking: Guests park their car in the barnyard and are transported, along with their luggage to their accommodation in the farm vehicle. The site is vehicle free making it idea for children to free roam. Guests walk to and from their cars if they are going out for the day.
Dogs: There is a strict no dogs/ pets policy. While they are dog lovers at the farm, they are also a working farm with livestock.
Children: Children of all ages are most welcome
Swallowtail Hill Farm is located in the High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set in a 40 acre farm, this is a very rural setting. Swallowtail Hill Farm is approximately 1.5 hours drive from London The medieval town of Rye is six miles away, Rye is the nearest train station. Camber Sands is 11 miles away and Hastings is 12 miles away.
Things to do
Food & drink Glamping at Swallowtail Hill is self-catering but they have their very own glampsite chef who can provide all sorts of foodie delights for guests, ranging from campfire suppers, picnics, afternoon teas, or even three course meals for special occasions. If you must tear yourself away from Swallowtail Hill then you are spoilt for choice with the following local favourites: The George Inn, Tuscan, The Ship Inn, all in Rye. At Ewhurst Green you have The White Dog Inn and in Newenden you have The Limewharf Café and The White Hart Inn.
To do Bodiam Castle is 15 minutes’ drive away. Alternatively, guests can visit the castle by river – and take a boat trip there on the Dannie Lee from Bodiam Boating Station in Newenden. If you want to really have some fun on the water you can hire your own row boat, or kayak at Bodiam Boating Station too. There’s the fabulous Kent & East Sussex Railway close by for a day trip out on a steam train. If the countryside is inspiring you to go for a ride, then Grove Farm Riding school in Iden is just 15 minutes’ drive from the farm. The picturesque medieval town of Rye is just six miles away and the famous Camber sands are 11 miles from the farm.
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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.
What a way to celebrate a 70th birthday, back to nature with most of the family. We had glorious weather too. Thank you for a great weekend!
Perfect, idyllic, lovely and special times together.