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...

April in the North York Moors

April is a lovely month to spend in the North York Moors. It really feels as if the countryside is coming alive with bird song and wildlife. The blackthorn is flowering; look out for it’s white frothy blossom in the woods and hedgerows. Make a mental note, as that’s...

Easter Activities

Easter Activities The last few days have felt like spring. Hurrah! That said, we can’t quite believe that it is Easter this weekend. Easter is a lovely time to visit the Long Barn. We tend to book up quickly so if you are interested in staying for Easter in 2025,...

FAQ about the Long Barn Bedrooms

We have recently blogged about guest FAQ before they book and  also about the FAQ many ask after they’ve stayed with us. A recent query from a guest visiting us for the first time reminded us that some guests ask questions about the individual bedrooms. So we thought...

Beware all vampires

Spring heralds the arrival of wild garlic in the woods near Town End Farm and gets us thinking about delicious things to make with it. The weather has been pretty grey and wet here (as everywhere) so we have to admit that we are yet to do a foraging run. But we know...