Long Barn Luxury Holiday Cottages
Child friendly large group accommodation, Devon – North Whilborough, Newton Abbot, Devon
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About Long Barn Luxury Holiday Cottages
I love this place for a family friendly holiday – luxury and kid friendly are a hard balance to achieve but Long Barn Cottages manages this with ease. It’s a stylish retreat in an idyllic setting.
Long Barn Cottages in South Devon is an exclusive estate comprising of four 4*gold award cottages (sleeping up to 13) in a beautiful rural setting. It’s a fantastic self-catering getaway perfect for families of any size, with private gardens, a carpeted indoor playbarn, outside adventure play area and even a superb heated indoor swimming pool so there’s plenty to do even if the weather isn’t playing ball! It’s also in a fantastic location, ideal for days out to explore Dartmoor or to the nearby beaches of the English Riviera.
The Away with the Kids review
Long Barn Cottages is a lovely private complex that has been developed with family groups at the forefront. Set in four acres of grounds, each 4* gold award graded cottage has its own private garden or terrace and all four cottages share the use of a superb indoor heated swimming pool and huge indoor games barn. Parents will love the immaculate holiday cottages whilst the kids will revel in the spacious grounds in which to explore and expand all their energy.
Luxury Holiday Cottages
Long Barn Cottage is a huge 6 bedroom holiday home, which provides accommodation for up to 13, so it's ideal for family get-togethers or large parties. The large sitting/dining room has a wood burning stove and French doors directly onto garden, and is separate to the TV room. There's also a children's playroom with Playstation and games. The sleeping arrangements comprise of a master bedroom with super-king-size bed and ensuite shower room, a king-size double room with en-suite bathroom, three twin bedrooms, including one with ensuite shower room and one with additional bunk beds, and one single bedroom. There's also a large family bathroom and an additional family shower room upstairs.
Hameldown Cottages sleeps 8 + 2 cots, is converted from the former stable block, and has beautiful stripped pine/flagstone floors, exposed beams and stone walls, giving a real country cottage ambience. The large sitting room has a wood burning stove and French doors to a terrace. There's a master bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom, a double bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite shower room and two twin bedrooms.
Huccaby Cottages sleeps 6 + cot, again has a lounge with wood burning stove and French doors to terrace. The bedrooms comprise of an ensuite master kingsize bedroom, one twin bedroom and one children's bedroom with full size bunkbeds. The curiously named Honeybag Cottage is the smallest property and is ideal for parents with a baby/toddler as it has one kingsize bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
Highchairs and cots together with cot linen are available on request at no extra charge. If parents fancy a night out together to sample the local restaurants or nightlife then a babysitting service may be available by prior arrangement.
South Devon Cottages with Swimming Pool
The superb indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m x 1-1.5m depth / 29-30C water temperature) and has separate male and female changing, showers and WCs. You can hire towels on site so you don't need to pack extra. Even though the pool is a shared resource, there is an hourly booking system so you can enjoy private use. The pool is housed in the same building as the children's indoor play barn, which is accessed by crossing a low traffic farm lane. Children are reminded to stop at the red line on the road and look before crossing - just to be on the safe side.
Children's Facilities at Long Barn
Kids are going to find it hard to not squeal with delight when they step through into the huge indoor children's play barn. It is a wonderful space to explore and really comes into its own when the weather decides not to play ball. With a two-storey Wendy house, pool table, table tennis and table football there's enough to keep kids of all ages entertained for hours.
Outdoors there's a large orchard and an adventure play area with swings, slides, trampoline, playboats and climbing frames and lots of space for football or an adhoc game of cricket. Through the secret snicket adjacent to the kids play field there is yet another field giving more space for little legs to run off steam. A strategically placed picnic bench takes full advantage of the glorious views down into the valley where you can take stock and feel content at your decision in choosing such a lovely holiday destination.
If you want to bring your own bikes there is a secure indoor storage for bicycles, top boxes, etc.
Location, South Devon and the English Riviera
Long Barn Cottages can be found nestled in the sleepy hamlet of North Whilborough, a few miles inland from Torquay. Surrounded by stunning coast and countryside, the seaside towns of Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham, it offers fantastic all year round holidays for families with children of all ages in South Devon.
With the beaches of the English Riviera, stretching miles of beautiful coastline providing endless opportunities for building sandcastles and paddling in the waves and South Hams, Dartmoor and tourist attractions too numerous to mention, all within easy reach, you will never be short of things to do!
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