The site itself is off-grid: cabins are heated by woodburners, as is the (outside) shower. A low-emissions butane camp stove is provided in the cabins for rainy days, but most cooking is done outside over firepits. Toilets are the composting variety, and cabins have eco-friendly cleaning products and recycling bins. Food is available on request, and includes salad boxes, barbecue kits of local, sustainably sourced meat, and camp-stove dinners that need only to be warmed up. Any glamping element here is the isolation. Each of the units at Swallowtail is in its own secluded space: aside from site staff in masks and visors, I barely saw another soul. Plus, no electricity means there is no recharging of phones and laptops, and with no wi-fi (and sometimes no phone signal), a stay becomes a digital detox. … [Read more...] about Idyllic English pastoral: an off-grid cottage holiday in East Sussex
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