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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...


5 Blue Flag Devon Beaches Close to Long Barn Holiday Cottages

Soon enough, school will be out for the summer. For children the summer holidays seem to last forever—hazy, endless days of running free and wild.  Lollipops, flushed faces, grazed knees, bee stings, laughter, jam fingers, tears, and over tiredness. We wouldn’t have it another way.  Children remind us that life is for the living.   As adults our job is to facilitate their...


6 Smart Reasons Why Self Catering is Better Than a Hotel

When it comes to a stay away from home, a hotel often seems to be the most luxurious and idealistic option. Think five-star luxury beds, fine-dining, relaxing spas and friendly staff that can help with excursions around the area and recommendations for top local tourist attractions. However, self catering cottages often go underestimated when it comes to holidays away from home. In reality, while...