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We are always on the look out for new services and activities for guests staying in the Long Barn. And we’re delighted to introduce you to Sam who lives on the doorstep.

Sam lives in Appleton; in fact if you look left as you drive into the village, her horses are grazing one field back behind the Reading Room.

Sam has recently started to offer reflexology sessions and news on how good they are has spread like wildfire through Appleton. Reflexology is a holistic healing technique which uses reflex points on the feet to stimulate the body’s natural healing ability, restoring the balance and flow throughout the body.

Purely in the interests of guest experience, Jackie booked an hours session with Sam. It was Jackie’s first ever reflexology session and it won’t be her last. She has already had a second session and is hooked.

Sam’s calm approach is completely relaxing and you are left feeling as if you are floating on air. It is truly blissful.


Sam is available for guests to book for sessions in the Long Barn. She brings everything needed for the experience including a reclining chair. Sam also practises at the Kirkbymoorside Health Centre. We highly recommend her.

If you are interested, please let us know when booking the barn and we can help you arrange a session.