Last Luxury Glamping Spaces for Summer!

Early Summer is a gorgeous time of year to escape to Longlands for a luxury Glamping break.  Sunny days, cool clear nights, spectacular sunsets, star studded night skies, warm seas and quiet beaches are just a few of the many reasons to come to stay.  But we have only a handful of mid week spaces now left, so book your stay now!

Last Summer Glamping spaces!

Choose from the following:
3-7 June – 3 lodges available
17-21 June – two lodges left
24-28 June – one lodge only
1-5 July – two lodges left

All these mid weeks are £645 for up to 6 people, but we do offer a couples discount of £100 when you book for just two.

Couples Offer

If you are looking to book for just 2 we offer a £100 discount to couples making a 4 night mid week stay in June £545.  Read more about Glamping for Couples.  To ensure that your discount is applied from the outset you need to book by email (bella@longlandsdevon.co.uk) or phone 01271 882004.

Babies & Toddlers Welcome

You can bring your baby or toddler with you and still enjoy our Couples Discount.  We provide everything you might need for your little one.  Read more about Glamping with Babies and Toddlers.

How to Book

You can book through our website on our booking page, or if you want to know a little more you can visit our booking information page.  You are also welcome to email (bella@longlandsdevon.co.uk) or call 01271 882004.

Summer Fun Suggestions

Beautiful Beaches

There are 16 beautiful beaches within easy reach of Longlands, including the best Beach in Britain!  Woolacombe is just 20 minutes away.  TripAdvisor travellers have voted it the best beach in Britain for the past 2 years.  It has also made it into the Top 10 beaches in the world!

A few beaches are rather secret:  you’ll need some help from locals to find them.  But for our guests we are happy to share the knowledge of where they are!  To read more about our Beautiful Beaches click the link.

Stunning Coastal Walks

North Devon has some of the most spectacular coastline and the best way to enjoy it: by foot from the South West Coastal path.  As well as the stunning views there are also some serious health benefits to be enjoyed!  Click on the link to read about our favourite Coastal Walks.

Picturesque Villages

There are so many beautiful villages in North Devon and on Exmoor.  Take time to wander and admire the beautiful architecture.  Enjoy the timeless quality and charm.  Potter around antique shops and delicious delis.  Read more about Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Lynton & Lynmouth, Porlock, Dulverton, Dunster, Appledore and Clovelly…Village Charm.

Great Restaurants and pubs

Whether you are looking for the best pub for a Sunday lunch or a decadent dining experience, a romantic evening for 2 or a gathering of friends, North Devon has it covered.  The best restaurant in the South West is just 2 miles away.  The Coach House by Michael Caines was a fellow Gold winner at the South West Tourism Awards.  Read more about all our favourites on our Food & Drink page.

Activities Galore!

From surfing, SUPing (Stand Up Paddle Boarding), kayaking and coasteering, to mountain biking, rock climbing, quad biking, horse riding and hang gliding.  North Devon has activities to suit everyone.  Read more about all the Adventure possibilities by clicking the link.

Chill Out!

Chill out on the jetty and watch the fish jumping! Follow the dragonflies as they dart across the lake and the swallows that dive to catch them. Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy a glass of wine from the Longlands Cellar. Watch the sun setting over the sea.  Enjoy a soak in our hot tub.  Pamper yourself with a massage or treatment in our new treatment room.  Read more about Relaxing at Longlands

Gastro Glamping

Let us cook for you so you can enjoy more time at the beach or sitting the jetty!  From pastries and granola for breakfast, pies and pasties for picnics, to scumptuous suppers and delicious desserts, we have every meal covered!  Read more about our Gastro Glamping offering.

Book now!

Email info@longlandsdevon.co.uk

Call 01271 882004

Or Visit our Website Booking page.

We do hope to see you at Longlands, if not this Summer, then sometime soon!

June Glamping: Enjoy a Jewel of a Month!

Sunny days, cool clear nights, spectacular sunsets, star studded night skies, warm seas and quiet beaches:  June is a brilliant month to escape to Longlands for a luxury glamping break.  But we have only a handful of midweeks now left so book your stay now!

Last June Glamping spaces!

Choose from the following:
3-7 June – 3 lodges available
10-14 June – one lodge only!
17-21 June – two lodges left
24-28 June – just one lodge left

We also have the mid weeks of the 1-5 July or the 8-12 July available.

Click the link to our on line booking system to see availability or book your stay…Bookings

Couples Offer

If you are looking to book for just 2 we offer a £100 discount to couples making a 4 night mid week stay in June £545.  Read more about Glamping for Couples.  To ensure that your discount is applied from the outset you need to book by email (bella@longlandsdevon.co.uk) or phone 01271 882004.

Babies & Toddlers Welcome

You can bring your baby or toddler with you and still enjoy our Couples Discount.  We provide everything you might need for your little one.  Read more about Glamping with Babies and Toddlers.

Or there’s September!

September is another sizzling month to stay!  If you cannot wait until next year then book one of our few spaces left for this September.

Weekends:  6-9 September (one lodge only) 20-23 (just 2 lodges)

Mid weeks: 2-6, 9-13 or 16-20. Book for just 2 and these 4 night stays are £525.

Full site parties:  13-16 or 27-30.  Due to recent cancellations these 2 weekends are available for exclusive use of all 5 lodges, our party barn and land.

Our Favourite Things about June

Longlands Land

Seas of billowing grasses with yellow buttercups and pink campion.  Foxgloves festoon the banks and the hills.  The smell of elderflowers fills the air.  Hang in a hammock and enjoy the view!

Lake

Swallows chase peacock-blue dragon flies across the surface of the lake.  Rainbow trout create ripples as they grab unsuspecting water boatmen. Lie back on an adirondack and enjoy the show from the jetty!

Woods

Enjoy the cool, and shade of our ancient beech woods.  With all the lush ferns its little but like Jurassic park!  But fear not you’ll only come across deer, badgers, buzzards, foxes and owls in our woods.  Head to the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur park for your Dino fix!

Exmoor Wildlife

Did you know….that the red deer is Britain’s largest land mammal?  …that the Exmoor pony is rarer than the giant panda?  …the wild goats of Lynton can defy gravity as they climb Valley of the Rocks? So many fascinating creatures to see and learn about!

Coast

Too calm to surf?  Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking or Coasteering!  See the coast from a totally different perspective. Explore coves and beaches that you can only reach from the sea.

Beaches

Walk the South West coast path and discover secret bays and forgotten beaches. We have sixteen beaches within easy reach of Longlands so you shouldn’t have any difficultly finding a quiet space.  Just don’t forget to pack a picnic, water, sunscreen and a hat!  Read more about our brilliant beaches.

Adventures

Take a trip to Lundy Island and see the puffins. June is a perfect time to enjoy their funny antics, and meet the next generation, before they head out to sea.

Explore Clovelly with its steep cobbled paths, discover Appledore’s narrow streets and quaint Elizabethan fishing cottages, ride the cliff railway between Lynton & Lynmouth.  Read more about our picturesque villages.

Gorgeous Gardens

Castle Hill, Tapeley Park, Marwood Hill RHS Rosemoor:  So many inspirational gardens to visit! To find out more visit our Gardens page.

The festival of roses at RHS Rosemoor is one of the SouthWest’s Summer highlights.   To book at ticket click the link to RHS Rosemoor

 

Whether it’s June or September or another date entirely we do hope to welcome you to Longlands, the best Glamping site in the SouthWest, very soon!

Last mid week space for May!

We only have one mid week left this May: 13-17.  Grab it quick if you would like to enjoy carpets of bluebells & wild garlic, amazing sunsets, starry night skies, quiet beaches & picturesque villages and a relaxing soak in our magical hot tub!  You can either make use of our 2 night or 4 night May package.

Special Two Night May Package

This includes accommodation in one of our award winning luxurious Safari lodges, everything you need for your stay, a relaxing soak in our hot tub and a bottle of bubbly to get your stay off to a sparkling start.  All for just £295!

Choose from the following dates
Monday to Wednesday: 13-15 May
Wednesday to Friday: 15-17 May
£295 for up to a maximum of 6 per lodge.  2 dogs welcome £25 supplement applies.

Special Four Night May Package

This includes: accommodation for up to 6, everything you need for your stay, a relaxing soak in our hot tub, a bottle of bubbly and up to 2 dogs can stay for free.  All this for just £595.   Book for just 2 and we will give you a further £100 off, making a 4 night stay £495.
Only 13-17 May now left.
£595 for up to 6 plus 2 dogs.  £495 for 2 adults plus 2 dogs and a baby or toddler!  You will need to call 01271 882004 or email bella@longlandsdevon.co.uk to make use of our couples discount.

June Spaces

If you are unable to make use of our last May mid week we do have at least one lodge left for each of the following mid weeks:

3-7 June
10-14 June
17-21 June
24-28 June

Each of these mid weeks is £645 for up to 6 people but if you book for just 2 we will give you £100 off making this 4 night stay £545.  You are welcome to bring a baby or toddler and still enjoy the couples discount.

We do hope to welcome you to Longlands very soon!

 

Special May Glamping Packages

If carpets of bluebells & wild garlic, amazing sunsets, starry night skies, quiet beaches & picturesque villages weren’t enough to entice you to stay this May, we hope that our two special glamping packages will seal the deal and have you booking to stay!

Special Two Night May Package

Our special two night Spring package proved to be so popular that we have decided to offer the same package in May!
Our May package includes accommodation in one of our award winning luxurious Safari lodges, everything you need for your stay, a relaxing soak in our hot tub and a bottle of bubbly to get your stay off to a sparkling start.  All for just £295!

Choose from the following dates
Monday to Wednesday: 29 April- 1 May (SOLD OUT), 6-8 May (SOLD OUT), 13-15 May (2 left)
Wednesday to Friday: 1-3 May (SOLD OUT), 8-10 May (SOLD OUT), 15-17 May (2 left)
£295 for up to a maximum of 6 per lodge.  2 dogs welcome £25 supplement applies.

Special Four Night May Package

If you would prefer to stay longer we have a special 4 night package that includes: accommodation for up to 6, everything you need for your stay, a relaxing soak in our hot tub, a bottle of bubbly and up to 2 dogs can stay for free.  All this for just £595.   Book for just 2 and we will give you a further £100 off, making a 4 night stay £495.
Choose from the following 4 night stays:
29 April – 3 May (SOLD OUT)
6-10 May (SOLD OUT)
13-17 May (2 left)
£595 for up to 6 plus 2 dogs.  £495 for 2 adults plus 2 dogs and a baby or toddler!

Everything Included

From firewood to fizz, coffee to conditioner, lemons to loo rolls, hand wash to hammocks, bath towels to balsamic vinegar, we have tried to think of everything to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.  For the full list you can visit our page What’s Included.

Let Us Cook for You!

For a complete break why not let us cook for you so you have longer to linger on the jetty, finish that book you have been caught up in, or watch the last golden rays of the sunset.  We offer a huge array of options, and cater for a number of dietary requirements.  You might even say we offer a Gastro Glamping experience!  See our Larder menu for more details.

Award Winning

Longlands has won more Gold awards (6 to date!) than any other Glamping site in the country. We have been recognised as the best site in Devon and the whole of the SouthWest for the past 3 consecutive years.  We do hope that you will come and stay and see what makes Longlands quite so special.  Our Review page provides more information on our awards, the press coverage we have received, and most importantly of all what our guests have to say…Review page.

We do hope to welcome you to Longlands this May!

 

Spring Glamping Packages

Book one of our last Spring packages while you still can!  Be quick as they are booking up fast!

Book your Spring Glamping stay now!

You can book via the booking page of our website, but to ensure you have the couples discount and free dog spaces applied at the time of booking you need to phone 01271 882004 or email bella@longlandsdevon.co.uk.

Last two Spring weekends

We have just 2 weekends left 29 March-1 April and 5-8 April (just one lodge left).  Both of these are £625 for up to 6 people or you can book for just 2 for £525.  These are the only weekends we have available before 6th September!  Book in the next week and we will treat you to a free hot tub worth £60 and a bottle of bubbly worth £20!  This in addition to all the treats we already lavish on you both in our luxurious award winning lodges and on the land.  Read more About Longlands.

Four Night Family & Friends Spring Package

Book one of our 4 night mid week Spring packages for up to 6 people and we will treat you to a fabulous stay in our luxurious Safari lodges, with everything that you need included (see below for more details), a dip in our hot tub (worth £60) with a bottle of bubbly (worth £20) to enjoy watching the sunset or enjoying a twinkling starlit sky!  And you can bring up to 2 dogs to stay for free, saving £50.  Total savings of £130!

We now have just 4 dates to choose from:
1-5 April – £545,  only one lodge now available
29 April-3 May – £625
6-10 May – £625, 2 lodges available
13-17 May –  £625
Savings already accounted for!

Read more about Glamping with Family & Friends and about dog friendly glamping at Longlands.

Four Night Couples Spring Package

Book one of our 4 night Spring packages for up just 2 of you and not only will treat you to a dip in our hot tub (worth £45) with a bottle of bubbly (worth £20), plus 2 free dog spaces (worth £50), we will also give you £100 off. Total savings of £215!  

Just 4 dates to choose from:
1-5 April  – £445, only one lodge now available
29 April-3 May – £525
6-10 May- £525, 2 lodge available
13-17 May- £525.
These prices are for when you book for just 2.

Read more about Glamping for couples  and about dog friendly glamping at Longlands.

You can bring a baby or toddler with you and our discount still applies.  Read more about Glamping with Babies & Toddlers.

Special Two Night Spring Package

This Spring we are offering a limited number of Special Two Night Spring Packages.  Our package includes accommodation in one of our award winning luxurious Safari lodges, everything you need for your stay, a relaxing soak in our hot tub and a bottle of bubbly to get your stay off to a sparking start.  It’s the perfect mini break!

Choose from the following dates
Pre Easter Monday to Wednesday: 25-27 March (SOLD OUT), 1-3 April – £295 (just one space left)
Pre Easter Wednesday to Friday: 27-29 March (one space), 3-5 April – £295 (just one space left)
Post Easter Monday to Wednesday: 22-24 April (SOLD OUT), 29 April-1 May – £325 (two spaces left)
Post Easter Wednesday to Friday: 24-26 April, 1-3 May – £325

Maximum of 6 per lodge.  Up to 2 dogs welcome £25 supplement applies.

Everything Included

We have tried to think of everything to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible and our guests agree that we have now thought of everything!  We include firewood to fizz, coffee to conditioner, lemons to loo rolls, even hand wash to hammocks.  For the full list you can visit our page What’s Included.

Let Us Cook for You!

If you are looking for a complete break why not let us cook for you so you have longer to linger on the jetty, or finish that book you have been caught up in, or just so you can watch the last golden rays of the sunset.  We offer a huge array of options, and cater for a number of dietary requirements.  You might even say we offer a Gastro Glamping experience!  See our Larder menu for more details.

Award Winning

Longlands has won more Gold awards (6 to date!) than any other Glamping site in the country. We have been recognised as the best site in Devon and the whole of the SouthWest for the past 3 consecutive years.  We do hope that you will come and stay and see what makes Longlands quite so special.  Our Review page provides more information on our awards, the press coverage we have received and most importantly of all what our guests have to say…Review page.

We do hope that you will come stay this Spring!

 

Spring Glamping Hot Tub offers!

We love Spring!  It’s a fantastic season bursting with life and energy.  Book your Spring Escape while you still can and make the most of our Spring Glamping Hot tub offer!

Our luxurious lodges can sleep up to 6, but we offer a £100 discount if you book for just 2.  And we are happy to welcome up to 2 dogs in a lodge.  In fact, if you book a Spring mid week they can stay for free, saving £50. Read more about dog friendly glamping at Longlands.

We include everything you will need for your stay from firewood to fizz, coffee to conditioner, lemons to loo paper, even hand wash to hammocks!  You only need bring clothes, your swimmers (we have a magical hot tub) and food, but we can cater for you if you wish.

Special Two Night Spring Package

This Spring we are offering a limited number of Special Two Night Spring Packages.  Our package includes accommodation in one of our award winning luxurious Safari lodges, everything you need for your stay, a relaxing soak in our hot tub and a bottle of bubbly to get your stay off to a sparking start.  It’s the perfect mini break!

Choose from the following dates
Pre Easter Monday to Wednesday: 25-27 March (SOLD OUT), 1-3 April – £295 (just one space left)
Pre Easter Wednesday to Friday: 27-29 March (SOLD OUT), 3-5 April – £295 (just one space left)
Post Easter Monday to Wednesday: 22-24 April (one space left), 29 April-1 May – £325 (two spaces left)
Post Easter Wednesday to Friday: 24-26 April, 1-3 May – £325

Maximum of 6 per lodge.

Free Hot Tub!

Book a 4 night mid week in March, April (excluding Easter holidays) or May before the 15th March we will treat you to a free Sunset hour in our hot tub, worth £45, plus a bottle of bubbly worth £20!  It is an utterly magical experience that is not to be missed and is certainly worth booking for!  Read more about our Hot Tub.

Choose from 1-5 April (£445), April 22-26, 29 April-3 May, 6-10 May and 13-17 May, all £525.  These prices are for when you book for just 2.  Read more about Glamping for couples.

You can bring a baby or toddler with you and our discount still applies.  Read more about Glamping with Babies & Toddlers.

If you want to bring more friends you are welcome to do so, but our couples discount of £100 no longer applies, so add £100!

Last two Spring weekends

We have just 2 weekends left 29 March-1 April and 5-8 April.  Both of these are £625 unless you book for just 2 when they are £525.

Book your Spring Glamping stay now!

You can book via the booking page of our website, but to ensure you have the couples discount and free dog spaces applied at the time of booking you need to phone 01271 882004 or email bella@longlandsdevon.co.uk.

 

Why we love Spring

Stunning Sunsets & Starry Skies

The sunsets in Spring have to be seen to be believed with all their colour and vibrancy.  And the stars are so bright you think you can reach out and touch the Milky Way.  Enjoy them from your deck or the warm waters of our hot tub!

Wonderful Wildlife

Gambolling lambs, sunbathing fox cubs, thermal circling buzzards, sleepy fawns and bumbling badgers.  So many wildlife spotting opportunities on our land and in our woods.  Whilst on the moor Exmoor pony foals find their feet and the wild goat kids of Lynton learn to mountaineer!

Quiet Beaches

The beaches are so quiet at this time of year that you might find you have a whole beach to yourselves!  Particularly if you visit one of our secret beaches.  We have 16 beaches all in easy reach of Longlands, including the best beach in Britain: the award-winning Woolacombe Sands.

Read more about about our beautiful beaches.

Great Surf

The sea is beginning to warm up and the surf is pumping at Woolacombe & Croyde.  It’s a brilliant time to learn to surf!  Grab your wetsuit, gloves and boots and catch some waves!  Hunter Surf can provide equipment and lessons.  Tell them you are staying with us and get a 10% discount!

Read more about the amazing adventures available in the area.

The Weather!

This Spring could be one of the best ever with gloriously sunny days, cool evenings and clear nights; perfect for star spotting!

But whatever the weather you will be cosy, snug and dry in your lodge.  Our wood burning stove will keep you toasty warm; LED lamps and candles create a romantic glow; the ensuite shower with its wood burning boiler provides a sauna like experience; whilst blankets, hot water bottles and thick duvets will keep you cosy and warm.  Read more about what our guests say!

 

We do hope you will come stay with us at Longlands this Spring!

 

Six Gold Awards for Best Glamping!

The Best Glamping in the SouthWest three times over!

We are over the moon at receiving our sixth GOLD award.  We don’t believe that there is another Glamping site in the country that has won Gold for three consecutive years in both their county and their region!  The best in Devon and the whole of the SouthWest!  We are particularly thrilled as this year there were more entries from brilliant sites than ever before!

“It’s what dreams are made of!”

Part of the judging process to determine who offers the best glamping in the SouthWest includes a mystery shopper visit.   They carefully review everything from the website, the booking process, the standard of accommodation, the information provided, through to your farewell and follow up.  We scored an incredible 94% and would just love to share a few of our favourite comments from the report:

“Luxury at its best!”

“Anyone staying at Longlands is in for a real treat”

“A location and view that are normally only seen in your dreams.”

“Standing by the hot tub looking over the lake felt like a fairy tale.”

“Every last detail is thought of.”

“The photos on the website are inspiring but it’s not until you see the location and thetents with your own eyes that you see the magic.”

“I describe it as “it’s what dreams are made of” and it really is.”

“Longlands is an established business and you can see that so much effort has been put in to ensure that visitors have an amazing experience.”

“Simply Outstanding”

To find out more about Longlands use this link to our About Longlands page or to read more from our guests, our press coverage and details of our other awards click the link to our Review page.

SouthWest Winners for Glamping & Alternative Accommodation 2019

Gold

Longlands, Devon
Railholiday, Cornwall

Silver

The Roundhouse, Cornwall

Bronze

Devon Yurt, Devon
Middle Stone Farm Luxury Glamping, Somerset
Orchard Retreats, Devon

Congratulations to all our fellow award winners!

Robin Barker, Director of Services for Tourism Ltd, who manage the Awards said: “I’d like to commend you – the South West’s leading tourism businesses for your vision, investment, hard work and excellence. You have had the courage to put yourselves forward to be judged, have been through what is recognised as England’s toughest judging process, and will all be winners tonight.” 
If you would like to read more about the evening and all the award winners click this link to the SouthWest Tourism Awards site.
We do hope that you will come stay and experience the magic of Longlands and see why we have won so many awards for yourself!

Thinking of starting a Glamping Business ?

 

Are you looking for a change of lifestyle?  Do you dream of living in the country surrounded by green fields and beautiful views?  Are you thinking of setting up your own Glamping Business? Or do you have a Glamping Business and want to create more bookings and increase your profits?

The Essential Glamping Business Course on 27th March 2019 will teach you everything that you need to know to create & run a successful glamping business.

“Bella has not just been in the business, she is the business!  Save yourself a fortune and get yourself a guru!”  Thomas Noel, The Gathering

The Essential Glamping Business Course

Here are a just few of the questions that this course will answer:

Project Scoping & Property Search

What should you be looking for in a site?  What will make the difference to your guests experience? Are there considerations that might help you gain planning permission? What should you look for in the surrounding area that will be of interest to future guests?

Planning

Found your site and starting the planning process? Do you know what to include in your planning application? What additional reports might you have to include? Have you found the consultants to write these reports?  How do you get support for your plans from the right people?  How much will this cost and how long will it take?

Business Plan

What information should you include in your business plan?  How will you estimate your building & running costs?  How much should you budget for a lodge, the fittings and furnishings?  Have you thought about storage facilities?  Have you remembered sewerage, plumbing, electrics, access tracks?  What are the costs of laundry, wood, cleaning?

Creating a unique offering

Do you know what your guests want from their holiday?  What will you provide for them?  Have you thought through the potential issues in building your site?  What suppliers should you use?  What will they need you to do before they supply your glamping structure? Is it worth having a shop and providing meals?

Marketing

Do you know who your target market is? How do you persuade them to book?  Have you got the right business name?  What about domain name? How important is your logo?  What do you need to include on your website?  How much will it cost? How do you get people to visit your website?

Running the Business

What health & safety issues do you need to be aware of?  Are there certain licences and permissions that will you need?  What are the day to day tasks in running the business?  Who needs to do what on a changeover day?  How long does each job take ?  How many people do you need to be ready in time?  What are the secrets to maximising your efficiency and effectiveness?

Managing guests and their expectations

What do your guests expect when they come to stay?  What information will you need to provide them with and at what point?  How do you minimise problems?  What do you need to include in your welcome talk?  How do you ensure your guests have a wonderful stay and want to return year after year?

Go Glamping

Have you ever been glamping?  How will you sell an experience that you have not had?  What do other glamping sites offer?  How will you be different?  What will make your site special and stand out against the rest?  You have the opportunity to stay in one of our award winning lodges at a special delegates rate.  This will greatly enhance your learning experience!

Investment

Your investment of £595 for a one day course will buy you the answers to all these questions and many more besides.

This course will save you money: I would have saved £15,000 in legal fees had I found my planning consultant at the start of our planning process.

This course will save you time:  I spent 6 months searching for an insurance company that would cover us.

You will leave with a thick handout to take home including everything covered in the course plus lots of additional insights & contacts.

You only have to take one weekend’s booking to cover this cost.

Book two places and get a 50% discount on the second place – £895.  You only need sell one week in low season to cover this investment.

“A really useful and fabulous day.  I’ve learnt so much and feel very inspired.  I actually think I can do it now!”

Book Your Place Now

To secure your place on the Essential Glamping Business Course on Wednesday 27th March 2019 email me on bella@longlandsdevon.co.uk or call me on 01271 882004.   Places are limited so be quick!

For more information visit my website specifically for Glamping Business Owners:  Learnings from Longlands

Learn from an award winning Glamping Business with 8 seasons of experience and over 8000 guest interactions!

Enjoy a Romantic Escape at Longlands!

The Ultimate Romantic Escape

As romantic escapes go you would be hard pushed to find somewhere more romantic than Longlands, the North Devon coast & Exmoor.

To quote one of our guests: “Find me somewhere more romantic and I won’t believe you!”

Should you need further convincing here are our top 10 romantic moments to enjoy at Longlands.

Top 10 romantic moments:

1. The Sunset Hour

Watch the sun setting over the lake and valley and onto the sea, from the sofa of your deck.  Mother Nature regularly treats us to some of the most spectacular sunset displays that you will ever see.

Our hot tub also enjoys wonderful views of the setting sun.  Enjoy the light displays immersed in deliciously warm water – utter magic!  And we even have a special Hot Tub offer just for couples.  Read more about our Hot Tub .

2. Candlelit dinner under the stars

The total absence of light pollution ensures that the Milky Way and constellations sparkle in the night sky in a way that you rarely see.  Don’t worry about the cooking: we’ll do it for you!  Take a look at the menu of food that we offer: you might even call it Gastro Glamping!

3. Cuddle up on the sofa

We have a blanket box full of games to play or borrow a book from the Larder library.  North Devon & Exmoor have inspired so many authors & poets from R.D. Blackmore with Lorna Doone, Coleridge, Shelley, Henry Williamson & Tarka, and now Veronica Henry & Michael Morpurgo.  Our library collection includes these and many others besides.

4. Snuggle under the duvet

Listen to the babble of the stream, the hoot of owls, the rustle of leaves.  Mother nature provides the very best in sound tracks!   Our amazingly comfortable beds and the freshest air in the country will ensure you sleep soundly.

5. Wander through ancient woods

The magnificent beech trees & ferns, with bluebells and wild garlic are so romantic that they have inspired at least two proposals that we know of!  What could be more romantic that a surprise proposal in the dappled glade of ancient woods?

6. Float in a boat

Enjoy the peace & tranquility of our lake from the pair of adirondack loungers on the jetty or our boats!  Watch the fish jump or cast a line and catch your supper.  Read more about Longlands.

7. Walk hand in hand on golden sands

Paddle in the surf.  Discover secret beaches.  Soak up the autumn sunshine!  There are 16 beaches within easy reach of Longlands including the best beach in Britain, as voted by TripAdvisor travellers for the past 2 years: Woolacombe Beach.  Its three and half miles of golden sands mean you can always find your own space.  Check out more of our Brilliant Beaches.

8. Experience the magic of Exmoor

Admire the stunning coastline & breathtaking views.  Spot a stag. Meet an Exmoor pony. Admire the antics of the wild goats of Lynton.   It is a place like no other.  Utterly wild, magical, mystical, and so romantic!  Read more about Exmoor .

9. Discover ancient cobbled streets & beautiful harbours

Discover Elizabethan fishing villages.  Ride an unique Victorian Cliff railway.   Take a plunge in a secret tide pool. Skip across the ancient Tarr Steps!  They’re said to be older than Stonehenge!  Read More about our local Villages.

10. Dine out in decadence

The Coach House by Michael Caines, at the Kentisbury Grange, just 2 miles away.  Or feast at the Thomas Carr’s Michelin Starred restaurant, the Olive Room.  Enjoy a taste extravaganza with Noel Corston at NC@EX34 in Woolacombe.  Or simply indulge in a Devon cream tea or fish and chips on the sea front!

Whatever your definition of romance we promise you a romantic escape to remember with memories to cherish forever.  Read more more about Glamping for Couples at Longlands.

Romantic Escape Offer

Book a mid week stay for two, and not only will we give you £100 off the cost of your stay, but we will also treat you to a bottle of bubbly to get your stay off to a sparkling start!  Please note that the deduction will be made from your balance payment once you make your booking.  Read more about our Special Offers.

Bring the Dogs!

We welcome up to 2 dogs per lodge and you can bring them for free when you book a mid week in March, April or May.  We provide a bed, blanket, towel, bowls and treats. Read more about Dog friendly Glamping at Longlands.

Mid Week Availability

We still have at least one lodge left for the following mid weeks this Spring.

Price quoted are for when you book for just 2.

25 – 29 March £445

1-5 April £445

22-26 April £525

29 April – 3 May £525

6-10 May £525

20-24 May £525

Book Now!

You can book via the booking page of our website, by phoning 01271 882004 or email info@longlandsdevon.co.uk.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Longlands!

Finding Joy in January

January is not a month that features on many, if anyone’s, list of favourite months!  Getting back into the routine of things after Christmas and New year is hard enough, without having to deal with dreary weather too!  But January is also the ideal time for reflection, planning, establishing healthy habits for the year ahead.  So, perhaps it should be a month that we embrace, rather than wish away!

 

Here are seven things to do this January to turn it from a month of deprivation and depression to one of joy and jubilation!

 

1 Book a holiday

Research shows that just the act of planning and anticipating your holiday will give you a boost in happiness.  Just imagine yourself with a drink in hand, sitting on a sofa, looking out onto rolling green fields, a tranquil lake and the sea in the distance.  Enjoy the awesome spectacle of the sun setting on the sea, followed by the twinkling of millions of stars, in the deepest dark night of one of the very few Dark Sky reserves in the world.  Listen to the fire crackling in the wood burner, the babbling of the stream below the lodge, the wind rustling the trees and not a single sound intrusion from the modern world: just Mother Nature’s pure, relaxing soundtrack.  Now quick, before we run out of availability, book your stay at Longlands!

 

2 Declutter

A good tidy and sort out is the best way to launch yourself into the new year.  Marie Kondo is a Japan’s expert declutterer and professional cleaner.  In her book “The life changing art of Tidying” she explains that the key to success is the order in which you tackle things.  Clothes first, in case you were wondering!  It’s a quick read with sensible advice and should inspire you to turn out your cupboards and get rid of all those things you really don’t want or need, but can’t bring yourself to part with.

 

3 Get Organised

Not just in terms of stuff in your house (Marie Kondo will take care of that – see above) but start to plan out the year ahead.  Map out a new weekly routine that builds in time for exercise, time to plan the meal’s for the week, time for friends and family, time for hobbies and interests, and most importantly some time to relax and unwind.

 

4 Ditch the Diet

Read Mimi Spencer’s “101 Things To do Before you Diet” and learn how dieting is the problem and not the solution.  Her fantastically entertaining and inspiring no-diet book is filled with tips on how to lose weight and feel better about yourself.  She teaches you how to stop judging and start living and covers topics such as: Eat more and weight less; Dress thin and look gorgeous; Change your mind to change your shape; Banish body blues and find body balance. How fantastic does that sound?

 

5 Get Active

Twenty minutes of heart pumping exercise will not only burn calories and help you get back into your jeans, but it will also release a whole host of lovely feel-good endorphins into your system that will make you feel on top of the world.  If you can find time in the morning you have the whole day to enjoy that happy feeling and the increase metabolic rate!

 

6 Learn about yourself

Where better to start than understanding about how your brain works? David Rock’s book “Your Brain at Work” explores strategies for overcoming distraction, regaining focus and working smarter all day long!  It might just change your life and not just how you work!  So far I have learnt why it is important to prioritise prioritising, simplify, do one thing at a time, remove distractions and clear your mind & find the right amount of stress for peak brain performance…and that’s just the first chapter!

 

7 Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the experience of paying close attention the present in an open and accepting way.  It is the practice of living “in the present”, of being aware of an experience as it occurs in real time and accepting what you see.  Research has shown that not only will it reduce stress and make you healthier, it will, quite literally, change how you see the world.  Whilst it isn’t difficult, the hard part is remembering to do it!  I am using “The Little Book of Mindfulness” by Dr Patrizia Collard to help me find 10 minutes each day for peace, calm, relaxation and brain training!

 

Wishing you a joyful January and a great start to 2019!  We do hope to see you at Longlands: take note of point 1!