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Things to do in South Devon in April

  With stacks of events and activities taking place in April 2016, why not put a spring into your step by visiting South Devon? From bears to buccaneers, there’s plenty of fun to be had for all ages, with our Luxury Holiday Cottages in Devon perfectly located for groups of all sizes.  Besides a wealth of attractions within a short drive, here are some handpicked events to whet your...


Our Visit England Gold Award Assessment

  We are thrilled once again to announce that we have just received an absolutely glowing review, complete with Gold Award and a 4 Star rating, from Visit England for our holiday cottage accommodation. For those of you who have visited Long Barn Cottages previously, this will of course be no surprise! Visit England is the largest official assessment body of its kind when it comes to holiday...


Magical Christmas breaks in south Devon

Looking to spend Christmas away with your children? With the busy Christmas build up coming, a well-timed getaway could be the perfect antidote. How about somewhere you can relax in beautiful scenic surroundings, surround yourself in luxury, and of course celebrate the festive season in style? South Devon is the perfect destination for families of all sizes to celebrate together, with Long Barn...


Explore the International Agatha Christie Festival

  If the summer weather has felt like murder this year, avid fans of the novelist and playwright Agatha Christie will at least find reason to be cheerful as they make their annual pilgrimage to the wonderful seaside resort of Torquay between the 11th and 20th September. Over a week of events and exhibitions make up the International Agatha Christie Festival, ranging from film screenings ...


Driving to Devon – Keeping the family entertained in the car

  Are we there yet? Most parents will be familiar with this classic line from the children in the back of the car. Could it be a sign that they’re getting bored? Even the happiest holiday cheer can turn cloudy if backseat passengers get fed up. So what can you do? Read on for our favourite travel tips and ways to keep your family occupied and entertained on car journeys this summer...