What to do on a wet day

The good news is that the North York Moors is one of the driest of Britain’s uplands owing to our easterly position. However, when the clouds gather, and the rain arrives there are plenty of things to do when on holiday self catering in the Long Barn.   Here are...

Long Barn Sustainability

Living closer to nature than we ever have before has made us think more about how we can be more sustainable. There’s been real change in the climate since we moved to Appleton. Wetter and wetter winters and springs, followed by drier summers. This year, the...

May in the North York Moors

We think that May is possibly one of our favourite months. It looks like lots of guests agree with us, as we are booked every single night in May. So, a busy month ahead. May is the month for hawthorn blossom. Along with all the hedgerows in bloom, the common from the...

A Taste of North York Moors

If you’ve stayed at the Long Barn, followed us on social media or get our monthly newsletter, you’ll know that we love our food. And also that we love supporting our local passionate chefs, producers, farmers’ markets, food experiences (and cake…) The North York Moors...