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Top 5 Lockdown Activities for Kids

The coronavirus pandemic is becoming a strain on all of us, especially parents. The superhuman feat of juggling work and home school needs acknowledging. Parenting can be intense under normal circumstances, but during a pandemic, when everyone is in the house almost 24/7 it can be a genuine struggle. With the demands of paying the bills and education taking precedence, sometimes it can be difficult...


5 Delicious Christmas Bakes for the Festive Season

As the last leaves spiral from the trees under pink skies and chimneys chuff like steam trains, we know winter is here. Bake Off has ended (which is saddening) and we’re in need of our baking fix. Good job Christmas is just around the corner. The cold season is one for comforting, rich, and boozy bakes—to be enjoyed beside crackling hearths as flurries of snow swirl outside. At Long ...


10 Ways To Spend Your Extra Hour at Long Barn

The clocks go back on Sunday the 25th of October. How do you plan on spending the weekend, and will you notice your extra hour? Here is some inspiration for how you can fit even more memories into your time at Long Barn Holiday Cottages. Press snooze There’s a local belief that Devon air makes you sleep deeply. Like many old wives’ tales, there is something in it. Woodlands and greenery...


We’re retiring!

We wish to let you all know that it is retirement time for us! We have recently agreed the sale of Long Barn and the new owners, Geoff and Hayley, have now taken over. We have so many happy memories from our eleven years of running the business and will especially miss greeting our guests when they arrive for their stay with us – many of whom we now regard as dear friends.  Long Barn is...