The Sussex Roundhouse

A romantic, timelessly rustic hot tub retreat, privately set amidst 40 acres of meadow, woodland and grassland.
  • Sleeps: 2 (+1 small child)
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Swallowtail Hill is a soothing 40-acre Sussex farm, run by friendly owners Sarah and Christopher purely for conservation and biodiversity.  

The result is that most of the adorable farm animals you’ll meet here are much-loved members of the family (each one has a name, from the playful pygmy goats, to the boxer dogs).  

It also means that your rural backdrop is blissfully unspoilt and untouched, filled with wildflower-sprinkled meadows, ancient woodland, and shimmering ponds.

In short, you’ll feel as though you’ve unplugged from daily life in the most beautiful way imaginable!

You’ll find The Sussex Roundhouse secluded across a rustic bridge, in the heart of that enchanting woodland. Bespoke-designed for supreme off-grid couples’ comfort, you’ll discover a bright, circular open-plan space, with a dining table and bench seating, a well-equipped kitchen area, and a dreamy, window-facing kingsize bed with a reclaimed wooden headboard.

With an en-suite shower and that all-important flushing loo, you’ll have absolutely everything you need to breathe out, relax, and enjoy your peaceful surroundings.

In fact, why not head outside to the covered outdoor deck for an al-fresco supper (you could always treat yourselves to a barbecue box), relaxing on the comfy steamer chairs for a sunset-watching session later on?

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At a glance

  • A sumptuous off-grid couples’ retreat (one small child can also be accommodated if required) privately positioned over a rustic bridge and secluded amongst unspoilt Sussex woodland.
  • The Sussex Roundhouse is part of Swallowtail Hill, a 40-acre conservation farm and glamping haven run by friendly owners Sarah and Christopher (and their family of much-loved farm animals!)
  • Fully self-contained, the Roundhouse is equipped with shower and cooking facilities, and there is a covered outdoor dining deck and a Kadai firebowl for al fresco meals.
  • Order a breakfast or barbecue box, stock up on fresh supplies at the farm shop, or book a session in the wood-fired hot tub-for-two for an extra treat (at a small extra charge).
  • You can order pre-prepared meals from the Glampsite Chef, take part in a yoga class, or go on a nature walk and meet the farm animals with Sarah and Christopher.

Features

  • Hot Tubs
  • Off-Grid

Facilities

A self-contained glamping retreat, sleeps 2 guests (plus one small child).  Single-level open-plan accommodation includes: kitchen area with hot and cold running water sink, mini fridge, two-ring gas hob, microwave, selection of condiments.  Wood-burning stove, window-facing kingsize bed, en-suite shower room with basin and flushing WC.  Exterior: covered outdoor deck, Kadai firebowl, wood-fired hot tub.  Provided: linen, towels, limited power for phone charging.  On site: farm honesty shop, log store, games hire, pre-ordered catering options.

Local Activities

Animal feeding (onsite), beaches, kite surfing, steam railway, market towns, fishing, wine tasting, horse riding, cycling, walking, nature reserve, castles, antique stores, bushcraft.

More information

If you’re in need of some extra pampering, there’s a gorgeous wood-fired hot tub just over your very own wooden walkway, all ready to book. Nicely prepared for your arrival, it’s perfect for stargazing!

As if all this wasn’t enough, there are plenty more treats in store at Swallowtail Hill. For starters, you can order breakfast or barbecue boxes to make life just that little bit easier – or why not order a delicious pre-prepared meal from the Glampsite Chef?

Head to the farm shop at the top of the hill for snacks and treats, order some fresh fruit and veg for your meals, or borrow some outdoor games for holiday fun! (Warning: you may feel compelled to stock your cupboards back home with the many flavourful home-made preserves on offer here).

Weather permitting, Sarah and Christopher are very happy for you to come and meet the cared-for farm animals at feeding time – simply bring your wellies! – or learn more about their conservation work on an energising nature walk.

Further afield, you can head off on the Sussex Border Footpath with a pre-ordered picnic, or jump in the car for a day trip to Camber Sands. Just make sure you return to your relaxing Roundhouse in time for that awe-inspiring sunset, because it’s a sight you won’t want to miss.

Things to note

Check-in is between 4-7pm. Please note that the check-in process takes some time – you will be greeted on arrival and personally shown to your accommodation (for this reason it is recommended that you arrive during daylight!) Catering options should be ordered in advance of your stay. Please note that while the dining area can accommodate a child’s bed if needed, it is only suitable for a child under five feet in height.   Hot tub hire is optional, at £30 total.

Current Offers

3 for 2 on all breaks taken before 30th March 2023! Offer valid for bookings made and taken before 30th March and will be automatically applied when made directly via our website. This offer excludes February half term.

Where you'll be staying

Beckley, East Sussex

What the guests of The Sussex Roundhouse say

“What a wonderful getaway in the woods! We loved waking up and watching out the window with a coffee in bed, before a dip in the hot tub. A lovely second visit to Swallowtail Hill, we hope to return soon!”

“We came to the Roundhouse to celebrate Christmas! It was so lovely to have a peaceful and relaxing Christmas for once! Everything is so beautiful, the forest, the Roundhouse, the hot tub! Highly recommend and hopefully be back soon.”

“I brought my partner here for a surprise getaway for his 43rd birthday. I had of course seen pics upon booking but even so, blown away by the Roundhouse! Absolutely beautiful! We cannot wait to return in the summertime which we expect will be a completely different yet still incredible experience. Five stars. Thank you.”

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