Swallowtail Hill, Rye – East Sussex
Bell Tents & Cottages on Wheels
Stylish, comfortable and quirky eco glamping near Rye. 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 traditional canvas bell tents 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 four people (one double bed and two singles).
Our two five-metre Bell Tents are set on wooden decks in a field that sits in the middle of the farm and backs on to a wood. The tents are sited at the bottom of this hillside field next to a pond.
Each tent has its own firepit. The site has a shared kitchen area which is also under canvas and there you will find a gas hob for those who prefer to cook more conventionally.
There is a covered dining area – shared by both tents and we provide all the necessary camping crockery, cutlery and useful kitchen tools you need along with a cooler box for your food and drink. We also provide rechargeable lanterns for your use.
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, they are quirky cottages-on-wheels. Meadow Keeper’s sits in between our two meadows, and Woodcutter’s is deep within our wood.
Inside they are carefully constructed spaces that can accommodate four people. There’s a double bed, two singles that double up as benches, an indoor cooking area with gas hob and a log burner.
Each cottage has its own firepit outside.
The site is entirely off-grid. Facilities include compost loos and outdoor wood-fired showers.
Address : Swallowtail Hill Farm, Hobbs Lane, Beckley, East Sussex
Zip / Postal code : TN31 6TT
Visitors can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the farm, or use it as a base to explore the region. We are just five miles north of the historic town of Rye and there is plenty to see and do in the area from Camber Sands, Winchelsea Beach and Hastings old town to Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst and Great Dixter.