Thank you to all our guests who came to stay this year and made 2018 such a wonderful season. We welcomed back many old friends and made lots of new ones, who we hope will keep returning now that they have discovered us!
A Snowy Start
Eight foot snow drifts is not the way we would have chosen to start the season in mid March, but it certainly made for some pretty pictures! After bashing snow off the tents, ploughing our way up the drive and reattaching all the water pipes in the tents we were looking forward the arrival of guests just to give us a rest!
Sunniest Summer Ever!
After such a cold snap in March Mother Nature clearly felt she needed to make it up to us with the sunniest May, June and July we have ever had! Despite the hot day time temperatures the tents were wonderfully cool at night, so much so that many guests were lighting their fires!
The highest accolade that we can ask for is that so many of our guests choose to return year after year. This year we welcomed one family back for a record twelfth time, another for a seventh consecutive year and quite a number for a sixth year. Thank you for loving Longlands as much as we do!
Even with wet and windy weather many guests return again and again at the same time of year. They love the cosy feel of the lodges and firing up the wood burner after a bracing walk. Thank you for being so resilient and embracing of mother nature in all her moods! We love that you enjoy yourselves so much that you come back year after year even when you don’t get the best weather!
GOLD for a second year!
We have yet another reason to thank our guests. This year we were honoured to be awarded GOLD for a second consecutive year at both the Devon Tourism Awards in November 2017 and the SouthWest Tourism Awards in February 2018. This would not have been possible without the lovely reviews and positive feedback that we receive from guests.
We are entering the Devon and SouthWest awards a third and final time. On the 22nd November we’ll find out if we have managed a hat trick of GOLDs at the Devon Tourism awards. We’ll keep you posted! Read more about our Awards just click on the link.
Each of our lodges has a log book for guests to share their adventures and thoughts about their stay. We love to hear about new discoveries and the highlights of their stay. If you would like to read some of these visit our Testimonial page.
New in 2018
We added a hammock stand to each BBQ area, plus a hammock under the cabin bed of each lodge. We also made washing up a brighter experience by adding a lamp over the sink.
As well as the Sunset Hour guests were able to book a Starlight hour in our hot tub during April, May and September.
Sadly we had to retire our Oxford & Cambridge rowing boats. After 5 years of valiant service in the water we are hoping that they will enjoy retirement as shelves in the shop! Our replacement rowing boats are bigger, sturdier, more balanced and generally better all round, although far more expensive than the originals! We hope you enjoy racing them around the island.
Although we said goodbye to our last guests, switched off the lights and turned our attention to our “End of Season” list just last week, it will be no time before we are planting up pots, cleaning out boats, clearing the paths and scrubbing the decks in readiness for our first guests of the season. 2019 Season will be here before we know it!
We will reopen our canvas doors on the 22nd March 2019. Book soon if you would like to stay, as our spaces are flying almost as fast as the time until we open!
2019 Holiday and Weekend Spaces
We have just asked all our guests who reserved spaces to confirm their bookings for 2019. Inevitably there are some cancellations, so we now have a few holiday and weekend spaces available. Be sure the grab them quick as they won’t be around for very long!
Easter: We have a handful of spaces left including 5-8, 8-12, 12-15 April and one lodge for Easter weekend itself (19-22 April)
Summer: 5-12 July, 12-19 July, 26 Jul – 2 August, 2-9 August and 23-30 August.
October Half term: One mid week, 21-25 October, and one weekend, 25-28 October.
Spring Weekends: The only weekends that we have spaces in Spring outside of Easter are 29 March – 1 April, 26-29 April and 10-13 May.
Summer Weekends: Just one lodge left for the 7-10 June, 14-17 June and 28 June – 1 July.
Autumn Weekends: We have good availability for now, but don’t wait too long or they’ll be gone!
We have a number of offers for mid week Spring stays in 2019, including a £100 couples’ discount, free stay for dogs and free hot tub if you book before the end of November. To read more about our Spring offers click the link!
Book now for 2019
Book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 01271 882004 or going to the bookings page of our website.
We do hope to see you in 2019!