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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...


8 Things to Try with the Kids at Home or on Your Daily Exercise

What have you learnt from 9 weeks of lockdown? Likely what Zoom is, alongside a few fibs to dodge the 4th quiz of the week. Perhaps how to make your own tagliatelle, or what a burpee is (thanks very much Joe Wicks). We’ve learnt – or rather re-learnt – the irrepressible draw of the outdoors. Lockdown policy on exercise has highlighted its role in our physical and mental health. ...


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...


10 Things You (May) Not Know About Devon

Roads, Roads, Roads Despite being rural, and idyllic, Devon also has the longest road network of any county. Of its 8000 miles of road, 1000 of these are country lanes. Of course, with the invention of sat navs its difficult to get lost, but there’s something liberating about driving into the deep Devon countryside and exploring a vast Kingdom of pretty lanes. You’ll Have to Shuffle...