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Home Recipes And Gardening: Family Time This Easter

Springtime is perfect for easy-going family baking, and pottering in the garden under the gentle sun. Whilst there is often rush to get something on the table, holidays offer time to discover the potential for growing and preparing food to be fun and immersive family activities. With this in mind, here are three delicious family-friendly home recipes: Eggless Easter Chocolate Cake, Indonesian-style...


6 Romantic Things to Do in South Devon

Most of us have read or watched the fantasy epic the Lord of the Rings. A little hobbit named Frodo leaves his rural home and sets off on a dangerous journey far away, to hostile shadow lands with a magical ring in tow. During his journey he often misses his home, with its lush rolling hills, moreish ale, country cooking, pretty gardens, and chill way of life. This is exactly what it feels like leaving...


9 Great Things to Do with the Kids this Autumn and Winter

While we love a bracing walk on Dartmoor at any time of year at Long Barn Holiday Cottages, it might not always be ideal for families with young children in the middle of winter. So what is there to do in and around South Devon this time of year? There are lots of fun and exciting things to do for kids of all ages come rain or shine. Here’s a look at some of the best so you can plan your...


What to do with the family when it rains in South Devon

We’ve been lucky to enjoy a sustained period of amazing sunshine here in South Devon. But the Great British Summer is known for throwing something different our way like an odd thunderstorm or windy cyclone.  Families, friends and couples alike will always need a handy list of where to dash if the weather does take a turn for the worst. Not that we are tempting fate. Far from it, may the...