The Long Barn Kitchen

  When we renovated the Long Barn, one of the many things we wanted to get right was the kitchen. We appreciated that many guests may not want to do a lot of cooking when away, but we also wanted to make sure that if they did, it would have everything they needed...

The Appleton poultry partnership

The Appleton Poultry Partnership When we moved to Town End Farm, one of the things on our bucket list was to have chickens. We quickly realised that this was going to be impossible on the land that came with the house; the idea of chickens wandering around the...

The best kept secret

The best kept secret We think the West Barn is one of the best kept secrets of the Long Barn. We are convinced that this grade 2 listed barn was one of the main reasons that Town End Farm was on the market for such a long time. As you can see from the photos, it was...

Welcome treats

Welcome treats We spent ages deciding what should go into the Long Barn welcome hamper when setting up the barn. In fact, our builders Mike and Stan along with Ian all benefited from many of the baking tests that Jackie did to help us short list the baking entries. We...

Our Story

The Long Barn is the result of what we like to call our midlife crisis (although at the time, a good friend of Ian’s told him that he was way too old for one of those!) In 2013, we made the decision to escape from the corporate world and set up our own business in the...

Two year anniversary

In October the Long Barn has been open to guests for two years, we have been amazingly lucky with almost all the weekends booked since we opened and in the busier months we have been full all week as well. The line from the film Field of Dreams “If you build it...