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 set in 40 acres of meadow, woodland and grassland.
We have two cosy 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 four people (one double bed and two singles).
The site is entirely off-grid.
Facilities include compost loos and outdoor wood-fired showers. Families visiting the farm can join in with the animal feeding every day as part of their holiday experience.
Swallowtail Hill is also Learning Outside the Classroom accredited and has it's own Forest School - there is a regular Wild Woodland Club for visiting children to learn some woodland crafts and skills and enjoy being outdoors.
Campfire DetailsEach glamping unit has its own brick firepit and Bon-Fire kitchen equipment for campfire cooking. Guests are supplied with a starter pack of logs, kindling, eco firelighters and matches and beyond that can restock at the farm shop.
Shower DetailsEach of our glamping units has it's own outdoor wood-fired shower. We teach guests how to light a fire in the boilers to heat their own hot water - it's all part of the experience!
Open from February to November. Two-night booking minimum during low-season (term time) and three-night booking minimum during high season (school and public holidays). Prices start from £80 per night (per unit - which sleeps up to four people).
On The Map
From The North (M25)
• Exit M25 at junction 5 – get in lane for Sevenoaks/Tonbridge A21 • Join the A21 and head for Hastings • You will pass exits for Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, Pembury and Tunbridge Wells • Keep going straight! • You will automatically join a stretch of bypass (which avoids Lamberhurst) heading for Hastings • Keep going until you get to the Flimwell crossroads/traffic lights • Turn left – marked for Rye/Camber/Hawkhurst (A268) • Keep on this road for around 10 miles • You will pass straight through the villages of Hawkhurst, Sandhurst and Newenden • When you get to Newenden you’ll pass a village cricket green to your left and then go over a hump-backed bridge across the river • A little after that you’ll drive over a level crossing • You’ll then see a big toy museum on the left called The Mill • Take the next left after the pub – the A268 to Rye • You are now in Whitebread Lane – it’s a very twisty, windy road • Follow this for approx 3 miles • There’s a sign on the left saying, Beckley. Slow down. Take the next (sharp) left onto Hobbs Lane. (This turning is immediately before the mini roundabout -if you reach the mini roundabout you’ve gone too far!). • Continue down Hobbs Lane for EXACTLY (and we mean EXACTLY!) half a mile • Swallowtail Hill Farm is on the left-hand side, at the top of the hill, slightly hidden by a hedge. There is a sign just by the gate. • Just beyond the small layby/carport on the left-hand side is the farm entrance – please open the gate and come and park in our barnyard.
From The South (Rye)
• Get on the A268 leaving Rye and follow the road straight back to Beckley.
• You will pass through the villages of Rye Foreign and Peasmarsh
• When you get to the mini roundabout, which indicates that you should turn left for Beckley village, ignore this and instead take the second exit (right) • Almost immediately take the first right which is Hobbs Lane. • Continue down Hobbs Lane for EXACTLY (and we mean EXACTLY!) half a mile • Swallowtail Hill Farm is on the left-hand side, at the top of the hill, slightly hidden by a hedge. There is a sign just by the gate. • Just beyond the small layby/carport on the left-hand side is the farm entrance – please open the gate and come and park in our barnyard.
From The West (Brighton) • Take the A23 out of Brighton following signs for the A270 Lewes • Continue on to the A270 • At Vogue Gyratory, bear left • Continue forward and merge onto the A27 • At Ashcombe Roundabout take the second exit onto the A27 signposted Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven, Tunbridge Wells • Follow the A27 all the way through to the Pevensey Roundabout • At the Pevensey Roundabout take the second exit onto the A259 signposted Bexhill, Hastings • Follow A259 through to St Leonards and then turn left onto Harley Shute Road – B2092 • At roundabout take the second exit onto Ironlath Avenue – signposted Hollington • Continue forward onto Blackman Avenue, and then Ashbrook Road and then Harrow Road • At mini-roundabout turn left onto A21 signposted London, Sevenoaks • Turn right onto A28 signposted Ashford • At crossroads continue forward signposted Northiam • At Broad Oak Crossroads, continue forward onto the A28 signposted Tenterden • Branch right onto the B2165 signposted Beckley • At T junction turn right onto the B2088 signposted Rye • At the mini roundabout turn left onto the A268 • Almost immediately take the first right which is Hobbs Lane • Continue down Hobbs Lane for EXACTLY (and we mean EXACTLY!) half a mile • Swallowtail Hill Farm is on the left-hand side, at the top of the hill, slightly hidden by a hedge. There is a sign just by the gate • Just beyond the small layby/carport on the left-hand side is the farm entrance – please open the gate and come and park in our barnyard
By Public Transport
• Trains from central London run from St Pancras to Ashford International • From Ashford International there is one train an hour to Rye • From Rye we are six miles away – you can either get a taxi from the rank outside the station (journey will cost around £15 one way) or let us know well in advance which train you will be on and we’ll collect you (£10 one way). Alternatively you can get a bus from Rye in the direction of Northiam and alight at Beckley Four Oaks. Swallowtail Hill is then a half-mile walk along Hobbs Lane and you’ll find us on the left-hand side.
Swallowtail Hill Farm, Hobbs Lane, Beckley