🛌 Sleeps 2 adults, 2 children | 🛁 Hot Tub | 🚀 Children Welcome | 🥂 Weekends from £400 (min 2 night stay) | Ideal for Romantic Weekends
Why we love The Long View Lodge for a weekend
“You can lie cosy in bed, with the glass wall folded away, and let the fresh meadow air rush over you as you sip your morning cup of tea. Not a care in the world.”
For nature lovers or those simply seeking stillness, The Long View luxury lodge in East Sussex is a breath of fresh air – figuratively and literally. You’ll find it swimming in a sea of green land (known as Eight Acres) in a private, quiet corner of Swallowtail Hill Farm.
The fully-glazed bi-folding wall of The Long View gazes out over the eponymously named eight acres of meadow. And facing it, is your deeply restorative king-sized bed. Fold open the glass door and the outside sounds and sweetness rushes in. Weekending here is the closest you can come to connecting with nature, without sleeping in the wildflowers themselves.
The crisp white timber walls and natural honey-coloured interior of this luxury Sussex lodge is as soothing as can be. The lodge is cleverly split into a bedroom, dining and lounge space, with the chunky rustic headboard forming a room partition so your sleeping space and living space feel worlds away from one another.
There’s a wood burner for chilly nights and a fully-equipped micro kitchen (with a sink, mini fridge, gas hob and microwave with grill) – everything you need for cooking up lazy breakfasts and sundowner dinners.
At the far end of The Long View, there’s an immaculate ensuite with flushing loo and shower room set with thick white towels, bathrobes and Wild and Precious eco-friendly toiletries. Forget chilly dashes to the compost toilet in the middle of the night.
For families, the two-seater sofa ingeniously becomes bunks for the kids with a few simple latches and locks (although the top bunk is only suitable for children up to ten years old). For couples, the same space makes a cosy nook to sit and read, if you can tear yourself away from the podium-winning bedroom – and those views.
The views are yours and yours alone thanks to your own private, fenced off garden. From here, sat under the covered dining deck, you can drink in the peace and quiet of the Eight Acres meadow uninterrupted.
There’s also a kadai firebowl to light and toast marshmallows by and, best of all, should you want your sunset to come with bubbles, there’s a wood-fired hot tub. It’s yours for the stay for just £30 and all the logs you need to keep the fire burning.
- 2-night weekend stays from £400 (high season)
- A luxury lodge set in eight acres of unique countryside on a Sussex glamping site run by husband and wife, Sarah and Christopher
- Part of Swallowtail Hill, a 40-acre stunning farm (run entirely for conservation), with six unique glamping properties you can weekend in
- 6 miles from the historic town of Rye, only 35 mins from Hastings (be sure to visit Hastings Old Town) and under 2 hours from London
- You can order a range of grocery boxes and picnic lunches with locally-sourced goods in advance of your stay
- It’s an eight-minute walk from your car, but you’ll get a buggy ride down to your property when you arrive
- Onsite honesty shop with frozen home-cooked meals, sweets and treats, and homemade preserves
- In late spring and summer you can book a romantic meal at the onsite private tent, Hill Top Tent, catered by your very own chef and enjoyed by candle-light
- There’s limited electricity, enough for the fridge and lights but not to charge phones
“This was our first stay at Swallowtail Hill and we stayed at the Long View. It’s an absolutely beautiful location on the edge of a wood, overlooking fields. The cabin had everything we needed, including a well equipped little kitchen and the wood burning stove heated up the cabin in no time. Using the hot tub meant we could enjoy time outside in the evening despite it being November! Sarah was so welcoming and we even had a chance to meet the friendly donkeys who live at the farm. Will definitely come again.” Michelle (Stayed in Nov 21)