Wood and Penfold Cabins

Wood & Penfold cabins, Swallowtail Hill | Sleeps: Up to 4 | Bedrooms: 1  | Parking: Yes | Pet friendly: No | Wifi: No

From £97 per night (Two nights minimum stay)


Nestled in a pretty paddock, and sheltered by woodland, Wood and Penfold cabins offer the perfect glamping escape.

Each sleeping four people (with space for a travel cot too), they offer plenty of privacy while also providing the perfect base for family and friends on a group getaway.

The cabins are brimming with rustic charm. On the outside they are wood clad, with stable doors, chalet style roofs, and a small covered seating area. Inside they are equally simple – with handmade or reclaimed furniture and accessories

A small kitchen area with gas hob and grill make rustling up breakfast a breeze – or you can embrace the camping experience more fully and cook up a storm outdoors with your own firepit. A shared covered kitchen and washing up area for both cabins completes the picture.

Children will love the chance to roam free in safety, or to meet the resident donkeys, goats and sheep.

The stunning scenery of Swallowtail Hill Farm, and the enveloping peace and quiet of the High Weald may mean you never want to leave this little slice of paradise – but if you can tear yourself away, then medieval town of Rye, or the sandy beach of Camber Sands are only about a 15 minute drive.


Sleeping: Each cabin is a single room sleeping up to four people with one double bed and two seating areas that convert to single beds at night. There is also enough floor space for a travel cot. The cabins are furnished simply but comfortably with beds hand crafted using local wood and guests will find old apple crates as bedside tables and an antique trunk for storage. All bedding and towels are provided.

Kitchen and dining: Each cabin has a wood burning stove inside as well as a little kitchen area with a two ring gas hob and grill. Water supply is located outside in the kitchen area. All the necessary camping crockery, cutlery and useful kitchen tools are provided along with a cooler box for food and drink.

Outside: Each cabin has its own firepit equipped with BonFire cooking kit. The site has a shared covered kitchen prep and washing up area and a shared covered dining area.

Outside: Outside there is an undercover seating area. There is a firepit equipped with BonFire cooking kit. Rechargeable lanterns for guests’ use. The water supply is located outside the cottage. Bathroom facilities: There is a private toilet and shower in separate outbuildings nearby.

Electricity: The cabins are totally off-grid, there is no electricity supply. However, there is a power point in the honesty shop and guests may use these to charge their phones but they are left at your own risk.

Pantry items: Salt, Pepper, Cooking Oil, Kitchen Towel, Hand sanitiser, Washing Up Liquid, Hand Soap, Tin Foil

Welcome pack items: Tea bags, coffee sachets, sugar, pint of milk, cereal.

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 ideal 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 6 miles away, Rye is the nearest train station. Camber Sands beach 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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    The kids have loved the freedom here, the experiences, not to mention feeding the animals. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    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.
    Perfect, idyllic, lovely and special times together.