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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...


Your Summer Guide To Post-lockdown Picnics

When properly prepared, a picnic is one of summer’s great joys. Eating al fresco seems to intensify the flavours in food. Meanwhile, the soft light and natural scenery work their magic. Kids go free-range and adults are off-duty. Everyone relaxes. Follow our simple steps below then enjoy an effortless family picnic or a romantic date night. We’re sharing the picnic recipes we’ve...