Lovely grounds. enjoyed near sole use of indoor pool (with the endless pool machine - super!). Gym was small but well equipped. Cottage was lovely. the main bedroom has a really comfortable bed and the wet room shower was a joy
12 of used visited here staying in the three cottages ash, beech and hawthorn. We had the use of the gym, indoor swimming pool and indoor and outdoor hot tub. The gym is small but perfectly usable, the indoor pool and hot tub were great fun and I would love to have given this place a five except for a few niggling things, ash cottage main bedroom ensuite bathroom lights would not work. This was reported and they were made to work, but it never lasted, fortunately there was another bathroom. The patio door was not on its runners and could not close properly.
Other than these niggling thing the place was very good, and we are thinking of returning.
A big family trip to the three longbarn cottages.
When you arrive you are greeted and given extensive instruction on use of the facilities as well as some ground rules that need to be followed.
The grounds are lovely even in the poor weather.
The cottages are all nice sized and slightly different in shapes and layouts.
Personally stayed in the largest of the three the Hawthorne
It has a large dining and seating area which was good for family meals all though if there is a large group you will need to squeeze around the table or get get the kids sorted first.
There is a large tv, stereo, blu ray player and wine fridge in the main room unfortunately not connected to WiFi.
A couple of hot tubs are available but you will need to pay extra to have access to the outdoor tub.
But it's always hot and ready.
The two main bedroos both have ensuite facilities which if I'm being really honest need attention
The main room is set with some floor tiles angled to the door which means some water runs off, luckily you are provided with a squeagy mop which needs to be used after every shower.
In the second bathroom the shower is trayed and has a screen but drainage is not so good so you need to be a little quick with your washing.
And the last day before we left no hot water from one shower.
Basically the plumbing needs attention.
The kitchen is small for a big family but that's understandable as the space is best utilized for living space.
The dishwasher was ok.
And the oven was clean.
Generally all cottages were clean but if you look hard enough you will find fault.
There was a few spots of damp on the walls nothing that looked too bad though.
All the cottages had good quality bbqs available but we didn't use these.
The fishing ponds were lovely and peacefull with good quality fish waiting to jump in your net.
Ranging from small to around 14 or 15lbs carp
All though we did have one out which we think may have been a little bigger but had no scales to hand.
Simple rigs required and seemed to take most off the top which was good for a kids first fishing experience.
Snowy the donkey was lovely and friendly.
The WiFi is terrible and most of the time doesn't work.
But that's ok if you spend all day out enjoying life.
All in all first impressions were great and I would definitely go back regardless of any of the downfalls I have mentioned above.
It needs a little love but is a great place to chill out.
Pretty central to most things to do.
I loved it.
I would recommend it for any family trip in the future
12 of us shared the 3 cottages of Longbarn over Christmas. Accommodation suited our needs with 3 generations of family staying: lots of space to eat and sit together. The pool, hot tub & games room were also enjoyed by all. We enjoyed a beach trip to Seaton, recommended by Frances, which was lovely. Children enjoyed feeding the donkeys & the addition of a Xmas tree to decorate was lovely. The Bulls Head in Callington was a good distance walk and sound "local pub" for drinks. Christingle service at the church was also lovely. The Weary Friar in Pillaton, which we walked to (country lanes approx 3 miles), was a good pub for lunch and the Springer Spaniel, both recommended by Frances, provided another good option for food & drink. Be good to return in the summer to enjoy the masses of outdoor space & of course the nearby beaches.
Stopped at the Hawthorn cottage, which is the largest of the Long Barn cottages for a late half term get away. The whole family (myself, husband & 4 children) had a fabulous time.
The cottage itself is very comfortable and furnished with a clean, modern design. Wood flooring, plenty of leather sofas. The granite kitchen was maybe a bit small but had everything we needed including an extra large fridge. All very nice. We never felt the need to check how to work the heating as it was always warm. The bedrooms were good size for a holiday home and we enjoyed having a wetroom attached to our bedroom. Although you sometimes do need to use the squeegee after a shower. This was no problem.
The rather large TV was great for watching the supplied videos & we even had a BBQ one afternoon. Views from both front and back were very nice.
The pool and gym were exceptional. The gym was small, but very well equipped, with a step machine, boke, treadmill and a multi-gym. Although the kids were not allowed to use it.
The pool and hot tub were brill. The endless pool machine (once we were shown how to use it) was so simple to use & provided great entertainment (and even a bit of exercise). Although the pool is small, this machine more than compensated.
The grounds themselves are lovely, with space to play football, donkeys, fishing (we didn’t fish but plenty of others wre & seemd to be catching quite a few) and a large games room. This was a real highlight with table tennis, table football (both free) and air hockey.
There are supermarkets and pubs nearby (although nothing in walking distance) and the place was easy to find. A recommended place to stay.