A gorgeous little cabin hidden in 40 acres of award-winning biodiversity
There are 32 different types of wild flower in the meadows that surround this magical little hideaway. Not to mention woodland areas, sparkling ponds, hidden walkways, secret wooden bridges and amazing views in all directions. It’s a landscape like no other, a 40-acre conservation farm with extraordinary biodiversity, shared by a clutch of unique boltholes that are all hidden away.
This quirky cabin-on-wheels is brand-new and as inspirational as the setting, handcrafted, with a kingsize bed facing bifold doors, and just an endless green stretch between you and the horizon. You can watch the sun rise and set without even getting up; it’s impossibly romantic. And although it’s just a 20-min walk to a local pub, and 20-min drive to enchanting Rye, we can totally see why some guests never leave their meadow during their stay. Especially because there’s a wood-fired hot tub.
Getting here: best to drive although you could train to Rye then taxi (20 mins).
The farm is a completely sustainable operation – all 40 acres are given over to conservation; all electricity is from a renewable resource; the farm is climate positive; water courses throughout.
- Take a guided nature walk around the farm, or just stroll and admire the extraordinary landscape; bring binoculars to spot wild rabbits, deer, moles, colourful butterflies and masses of birdlife.
- Visit Chapel Down vineyards to taste the UK’s best wines (raise a glass of sparkling rose to us, please).
- Sarah recommends a sunset river cruise down the Rother, which pulls into Iden Lock outside Rye as the stars come out. Stroll up to The Tuscan in town for a special meal, then taxi back to the farm (20 mins).
- Or visit Rye during the day – a historic town lined with eclectic vintage shops and brilliant little independents. We like The Shop Next Door for boutique interiors, and Glass Etc for antiques. Have lunch or brunch at The Fig.
- Bodiam Castle is pretty amazing, dating back to the 14th C, with a vast moat. Go back in time yourselves and travel there by KESR steam train.
- High Weald is an AONB. Explore the rolling green countryside on foot or by bike; you can hire bikes from Rother Rides in Newenden.