What’s new at Longlands for 2018?

Each year we want to surprise guests with new improvements and additions to what is already the height of luxury glamping!  Here are some of the new things you will find when you book to stay at Longlands this year!

Hammock Hire

Surely there is nothing more relaxing that lying in a Hammock watching the world go by?  This year you will find a wooden Hammock stand in each BBQ area.  Large double hammocks for 2 are available to hire for the duration of your stay for £25, plus a returnable deposit of £25.  The hire charge allows us to replace the hammocks each year.

Hot tub Starlight Hour

The hot tub has been hugely popular.  The Sunset Hour is booked most nights of the season!  We thought we would treat you to a Starlight offering this year!  This will be available in April, May, September & October.  You’ll be able to spot a shooting star or admire the Milky Way from the warmth of the hot tub.  This is not available in the Summer months as it doesn’t get dark until after 10pm!  Read more on our Hot Tub page.

Couples Hot Tub offer

If you book the hot tub for just 2 of you we will either include a bottle of our house bubbly worth £20, as part of our £60 package, or you can bring your own and enjoy a discounted rate of £45.  Remember we include everything from towels, acrylic glasses, a bucket of ice to natural aromatherapy products for the outdoor heated shower.  And your hot tub is ready to jump straight into: no waiting around for hours for the water to heat up while you feed a fire with wood!  The views over the lake and out towards the setting sun or starlit sky are sensational!

Adult only mid week stays

In response to requests from guests we have created a number of Adult Only mid weeks.  In 2018 these include: 16 – 20 April, 21 – 25 May and 10 -14 September 2018.
Book one of these midweeks for just 2 of you and we will give you £100 off the cost of your stay.

Pampered Pooch

Over the winter the talented Pam has been making special dog beds for our four legged guests to ensure even more comfort and warmth.  She has also made dog blankets!  Your dogs will now have their own bed, blanket, towel, bowls plus a treat when they come to stay.  Don’t forget that they can stay for free if you book a mid week in April or May!  Read more about our Dog friendly Glamping.

Canine Corner

In the Larder shop we will have a new area, “Canine Corner” selling all the things your dog might need when you are away.  This includes a range of Lilys Kitchen meals, Cottage One, Fish Supper, English Breakfast, Wild Campfire Stew, and Truly Natural treats.  They will eat just as well as you will!  There will also be leads, collars, dog bowls and other dog related accessories!

Even more comfort & luxury

To add to the comfort and ease of your stay we have added lights above the sinks.  We already have LED lanterns in the living area and a reading lamp by the sofa, but guests mentioned that it would be useful to have an additional light over the sink.  You will also find: hand-washing liquid for laundry; a travel cot for babies; the return of Mary’s Shed conditioner; Stokes sauces in the kitchen; DJ Miles West Country tea; a knife sharpener; some new games; and new mattresses to ensure you have the best night’s sleep possible.

New Meals

Returning guests will notice a few new options have been added to our Larder menu:  creamy mushroom pasta sauce, chicken tikka masala, vegetable tikka masala, pork & cider casserole, rainbow trout fillets.  There are also some Longlands-made tea time treats:  Devon cream tea with scones, cream and jam; delicious chocolate brownies; plus vanilla, chocolate or coffee sponge cake!  We like to spoil you!

New Wines

We also have a new wine list (read our tasting notes) and some new Cellar offerings: locally made Exmoor Wicked Wolf Gin and Darmoor Torrs Vodka, with a range of Luscombe Devon-made tonics to mix with them – quite literally, enjoy Devon in a glass!

New Larder offerings

In our Larder shop there will be seasonal soups on offer, a range of muesli & granolas from Dorset cereals, more Devon made biscuits from Toni, beautiful stationery products from the very talented artist Laura Stoddart, candles, hammocks, even the very exclusive range of YuYu hot water bottles!  Worth coming to stay just to go shopping!

Website Improvements

We have introduced new pages on our website so you can find all the information that is relevant to you. whether you are booking as a couple, a family or groups of friends, a group or with your dog.  And we have ensured that with new links our website is optimised for use on your mobile.

There are also new videos about our location, beaches, walks and family fun.  Find them on these pages:

When it comes to booking there is a new booking information page and there is the option for you to pre book the hot tub, a hammock, a meal, tea time treat and pre pay if it is easier to do so.

Book soon!

So if you haven’t booked already we do hope that our new offerings will tempt you to do so!  Only a handful of weekends now left: 23-26 March, 11-14 May, 15-18 June, 21-24 September, 12-15 October and 26- 29 October.  We have mid weeks available from the 16 April and remember if you book for 2 we give you £100 off the cost of your stay.  Also for mid weeks in April & May your dogs can stay for free!

We do hope to see you soon!