Wild Garlic

We love exploring the woods near Appleton at this time of year. Just 10 minutes’ walk from us, every day during spring reveals something new flowering on the woodland floor. Before the leaves begin to appear on the trees, and the leaf canopy fills, it’s a wonderful...

Cooking breakfast for a gathering

Breakfasts are one of those meals that can make your stay away even more special but can sometimes be underestimated when scaling up to cooking for a big group. Some planning ahead can make all the difference. Our 10 tips for the perfect cooked breakfast are:- Split...

Florian Poirot

It’s really important to us to support local businesses and also encourage Long Barn guests to do the same. Now more than ever, local businesses need our custom. In this week’s blog, we’d like to introduce you to Florian Poirot. With a name like Florian Poirot, you...

Spring is coming and the wild garlic is on its way.

We deliberately chose one of our favourite woodland walks today to see if we could spot the first signs of spring. We weren’t disappointed. This circular walk is about 5 miles long; the route snakes down through woodland at the back of the village, across the valley...