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!

 

Book your family glamping adventure for 2019 now!

Why stay at Longlands?

The best Glamping in Devon and the SouthWest

Longlands has been Gold Winner at the Devon Tourism Awards for the past 3 years and Gold winner at the SouthWest Tourism Award for the past 2 years.  We are also one of the Top 3 glamping sites in the whole country, having been one of 3 finalists at Visit England Excellence in Tourism Awards last year, the one and only time that Glamping has been included as a category.

Everything included

Everything that you will need for your stay has been included, so you should only have to bring clothes, your swimsuit, suntan lotions & perhaps rain coat & wellies, just in case!  Enjoy a simpler way of life without compromising on comfort or luxury.

“We genuinely cannot think of anything that could have enhanced our stay!”

We will even cook for you!

Let us tempt you with freshly baked croissants, scrumptious suppers and delicious desserts.  Simply choose from our range of meals.  Mark your choices on an order form. Place in the Larder by 8pm. No money needed! Just write your purchases on your clip board and settle the bill at the end. Simply Delicious made Deliciously Simple!

“We highly recommend Bella’s cooking. The food was AMAZING!”

Enjoy Precious family time

Paddle around the lake.  Fish for your supper.  Score a goal. Shoot a hoop. Rediscover the fun of Monopoly, Scrabble and Uno. Enjoy a family candlelit dinner. Swap stories and share discoveries from the day.

“So many wonderful special moments.  Real food for the soul”.

Escape from the world, Relax, Unwind

Sit back. Put your feet up. Pour a glass of wine. Watch the sun set over the sea and glint off the lake.  Enjoy a soak in our hot tub or indulge in a relaxing massage. Explore our 17 acres of outstanding natural beauty, with streamside walks and trails through ancient beech woods.

“The perfect rural retreat, a place to unwind, relax and be at one with nature”.

Have an Adventure!

Thumb through the Longlands Book of Adventures packed with things to do and places to go.So many adventures to be had.  So many new places to explore.  The hardest part is choosing.  Head off and create lasting memories to take home.

“We’ve fallen in love with the area! Walks on Exmoor, horse riding on the beach & sand dunes at Woolacombe, and body boarding. There’s something for everyone. Girls have loved the freedom at Longlands and the doggies loved the full active days! Perfect!”

16 brilliant beaches

All within easy reach of Longlands, including the Best Beach in Britain and one of the top 10 beaches in the World, the award winning Woolacombe beach.

 

Don’t Miss Out!

Book your luxury glamping holiday at the Best Glamping site in Devon and the South West now!

Our school holidays usually book over a year in advance (and some even 2 years!) but we have recently had a number of cancellations and bookings moved creating the following spaces.

Easter

We have at least one lodge available for each of the 3 Easter holiday weekends:

5-8 April (£695)

19-22 April Easter weekend itself (£725)

Read more about Easter Glamping

Summer

Each of our Summer weeks is £1645.  Don’t hang about as there are only one or two lodges left for the following weeks and they will go fast!

5-12 July

12-19 July

26 July – 2 August

2-9 August

23-30 August

Read more about Summer Glamping .

October Half term

Weekends 18-21 October or 1-4 November

Mid weeks 21-25 October or 28 October to 1 November

Read more about Autumn Adventures

Weekends

If you would prefer a weekend outside of the school holidays please get in touch.  We are almost fully booked for all weekends in Spring but still have good available for Autumn weekends

To Book Your Family Glamping Adventure

Email bella@longlandsdevon.co.uk

Call Bella on 01271 882004 or 07798 526133

Visit our Website Booking page.

Or if  you would like a little more information before booking see our Booking Information page.

Merry Christmas from Longlands!

A little moment of peace and tranquility the form of our version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
It’s worth reading to the end as we have a little present as a reward for doing so!

The Twelve Days of a Longlands’ Christmas!

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
a magic escape for him & me!

Watch the setting sun from the Longlands hot tub. Luxury glamping amongst gorgeous south west countryside.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me
two rowing boats
& a magic escape for him & me

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me
three catered meals
two rowing boats & a magic escape for him & me

      

 On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
four comfy beds
three catered meals, two rowing boats & a magic escape for him & me

      

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
five luxury lodges
four comfy beds, three catered meals, two rowing boats & a magic escape for him & me

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
six brilliant board games
(Monopoly, Chess, Backgammon, Scrabble, Cluedo, Risk, plus Uno & Dominoes!)
five luxury lodges, four comfy beds, three catered meals, two rowing boats & a magic escape for him & me

   

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me
seven sandy beaches
(Saunton Sands, Croyde, Puttsborough, Middle Beach, Woolacombe, Combesgate, Rockham
..and all within easy reach of Longlands)
six brilliant board games, five luxury lodges, four comfy beds, three catered meals,
two rowing boats & a magic escape for him & me

      

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
eight coastal walks
seven sandy beaches, six brilliant board games, five luxury lodges, four comfy beds,
three catered meals, two rowing boats & a magic escape for him & me

     

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
nine things to do (at Longlands)
(Boating, Fishing, Exploring, Football, Rounders, Chess, Table Tennis, Basketball, Netball)
eight coastal walks’ seven sandy beaches, six brilliant board games, five luxury lodges, four comfy beds,
three catered meals, two rowing boats & a magic escape for him & me

      

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
ten villages to visit
(Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Lynton, Lynmouth, Porlock, Dunster, Dulverton, Instow, Appledore, Clovelly)
nine things to do (at Longlands), eight coastal walks, seven sandy beaches, six brilliant board games, five luxury lodges,
four comfy beds, three catered meals, two rowing boats & a magic escape for him & me

      

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me
eleven pubs & restaurants
(Black Venus, Fox & Goose, Hunters Inn, Blue Ball, Sawmill Inn, Kings Arms, Rock Inn,
The Coach House, The Olive Room, NC@EX34, The Culbone and a few more besides!)
ten villages to visit, nine things to do (at Longlands), eight coastal walks’ seven sandy beaches, six brilliant board games,
five luxury lodges, four comfy beds, three catered meals, two rowing boats & a magic escape for him & me

      

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
twelve amazing adventures
(surfing, coasteering, SUPing, kayaking, riding, hang gliding, abseiling, rock climbing,
mountain biking, road racing, quad biking, hiking)
eleven pubs & restaurants, ten villages to visit, nine things to do (at Longlands), eight coastal walks,
seven sandy beaches, six brilliant board games, five luxury lodges, four comfy beds,
three catered meals, two rowing boats & a magic escape for him & me

      

And we have a present just for you – you deserve it after making it all the way through our 12 days!

Make a booking to stay next year, before midnight on the 31st December,
and we will treat you to a free hot tub during your stay!

This is in addition to our Couples discount of £100 & our Dogs stay free during mid weeks outside school holidays offer!

You can book online (Quote XMAS18 in the Notes section), email bella@longlandsdevo.co.uk or call 01271 882004.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and hopefully see you in 2019!

Love from Longlands

Longlands New Glamping Party Package!

Hen Party, Birthday Party, Anniversary Celebration, Friends’ Reunion!

Whatever the occasion, Longlands is the perfect party venue for 20-30 guests.

And we have a brand new glamping party package that includes everything you need to make your weekend utterly magical.

Stunning Setting

Our 5 luxurious Safari lodges nestle into the hillside of a private secluded valley, overlooking the North Devon coast.

Our 17 acres of beautiful grounds are yours to enjoy, along with a private boating and fishing lake, meadows, nature trails through ancient woods, streamside walks, a games field, and a covered games area.

We are just 20 minutes from the best beach in Britain and on the doorstep of the magical and mysterious Exmoor National Park.

Learn more about our beautiful Location.

Luxurious Lodges

Each lodge has 3 bedrooms and 4 beds:  a King bed, a double cabin bed and 2 twin beds, so you can invite up to 30 guests.

However, if you would prefer everyone to have their own bed limit your guest list to 20.

Our lodges all have ensuite showers and separate wash rooms, a wood burning stove to keep you toasty warm in all weathers, and a vintage Chesterfield sofa to curl up on.

The emphasis is heavy on glamour and a far cry from camping!   Think “boutique hotel with canvas sides”!

Read more about our Lodges.

Just bring clothes

Your lodge has absolutely everything that you will need for your stay, from firewood to firelighters, lemons to loo paper, coffee to conditioner, even beach towels to bunting!

You only need to bring your clothes and a swimsuit!

Read more about What’s Included.

Party in the Barn

Our Party Barn can seat up to 30 around our beautiful bespoke oak tables.  We decorate it with lanterns, flowers and candles.

There’s also a music system, screen and projector.

Hot Tub Heaven

As part of your party package our cedar wood hot tub will be available to use at pre arrange times for up to 6 people at any one time.

It sits on a deck overlooking the lake, with views out to the sea and the setting sun.    It has a changing room and a hot outdoor shower and we provide towels, natural aromatherapy bathroom products, fruited iced water and acrylic glasses.

Read more about our Hot Tub.

Gastro Glamping

Take time out from cooking and enjoy our gastro-glamping experience!  

Start with wood fired pizza and pink fizz on the night of your arrival.  

Saturday breakfast is Cook it Yourself with local sausages, bacon, eggs, and beans.  

Hot Jacket Potatoes with a selection of fillings and salads are Saturday’s lunch.  

For dinner choose from Curries, Chillis, Tagine and Stew.  Our delicious selection of desserts includes summer jellies, chocolate & beetroot torte, or baked vanilla cheesecake.  

Freshly baked pastries make the perfect Sunday morning breakfast, particularly if you have a pub lunch in mind for Sunday.  There are a number of excellent pubs that we can recommend for groups.

The Package

This package is for a minimum of 20 guests to a maximum of 30, staying from Friday 4pm to Sunday 4pm.

It includes exclusive use of our site: our five luxurious lodges, 17 acres of beautiful grounds, the boating lake, ancient woods, the lakeside meadow, the games field, the Party Barn, our hot tub, and all meals up to and including Sunday breakfast.

All this for just £195 per person.

Extra Fun

Activities

Our coastal location and proximity to Exmoor means that there are endless opportunities for fun and adventure.

Surf some waves! Paddle along the coast. Hack to Hunters Inn. Gallop along the beach. Launch yourself into the sea!  Zoom through puddles on a Quad bike.

We are very happy to help you organise any of these.

See our Get Active page for even more ideas.

Hen Party Specials

To add a little extra spice to your Hen Party choose one of our special Hen Party activities.

Find out more from our Hen Party Specials page.

Book Your Party Now!

We have just two weekends available for a full site party this Spring:  29-31 March 2019 or 31 May to 2 June 2019.

Our next Party weekend is the 6-8 September 2010.  We still have a number of weekends available in Autumn.

Please call 01271 882004 or email bella@longlandsdevon.co.uk to book your party or find out more.

 

We look forward to welcoming you and your friends to Longlands!

The Perfect Christmas Present!

If you are still looking for the perfect Christmas present for your family or loved one, why not give them the gift of a luxury glamping experience at Longlands?

It’s a present that will stand the test of time and not end up in the bin before the Christmas tree is even down!  And you’ll have memories to treasure forever!

The Gift that keeps Giving!

Escape the modern world.  Unplug from the daily rush.  Immerse yourself in a simpler way of living.  Reconnect with family and friends.  Enjoy amazing adventures and unique experiences.  Create lasting memories.  Return home refreshed and revived.

Wrapped & ready!

Buy a stay at Longlands as a gift and we will send you a personalised gift certificate with details of your nominated stay dates, a Longlands brochure and a free copy of our “Large Book of Adventures” (usual price £15).  We can even wrap it for you so it is ready to go straight under the tree!

Remember that the last post date is Thursday 2oth December!

Reasons to Love Longlands

A Hidden Gem

Nestling in a secret valley, overlooking the North Devon coast, on the western border of Exmoor National Park and only 20 minutes from the ‘Best Beach in Britain’ lie five luxury Safari lodges!
Each lodge sleeps up to 6 in a King bed, double cabin bed and 2 twin beds.  We are also happy to welcome up to 2 dogs.

Everything Included

From firewood to fizz, coffee to conditioner, lemons to loo paper: we have tried to think of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You should only have to bring clothes, a swimsuit and a toothbrush.  Here is what we include:  What’s included

Luxury Glamping with Hot Tub

Immerse yourself in the warm waters of our hot tub.  Enjoy a glass of cold bubbly, and the spectacular views out over the lake and the valley and down to the sea, accompanied by the sound of bird song.  Read more about our Hot Tub!

Uno! Check Mate! Triple Word Score!

Put away the gadgets and enjoy a game of Monopoly, Scrabble or Uno! The blanket box, filled with our favourite games, and the three seater leather vintage chesterfield sofa provide entertainment & comfort, whilst you bask in the warmth of the wood burner.  Read More about The Living Room

Cook up a Feast

At the heart of the lodge is our wood burning stove: it will keep the lodge warm in all weathers, and provides a means of cooking, either on top, as you would on a hob, or in its spacious oven compartment. We also provide a small gas ring so you can enjoy hot drink, or cook, without having to fire up the stove.  Read more about our Kitchen & Dining Room

Wash away the cares of the day

Each lodge has its own en-suite shower room and separate en-suite wash room. Hot water is provided by a wood burning boiler, that also ensures the shower room is warm as toast! We provide all your bath linen, plus a gorgeous range of natural aromatherapy bathroom products.  Read more about our Bathroom.

A great night’s sleep

Snuggle into a warm bed, under a thick duvet. Enjoy the feel of luxurious White Company Egyptian Cotton bed linen.  Be lulled to sleep by the babble of the stream, the wind in the trees, and the owls hooting to each other. Breathe in that fresh air and sleep soundly. Sweet dreams!  Read more about our Bedrooms.

Sit back, put your feet up and pour a glass of wine

Watch the sun set on the sea or the stars twinkling in the night sky. The large deck area at the front of the lodge has a sofa, table and chairs so you can sit back and enjoy the amazing views! There is also a private BBQ area above each lodge, with Kadai firebowl, bench, picnic table and a hammock stand.  You’ll find the hammock under the cabin bed!  Read more about the Deck & BBQ

Take time out from cooking

Let us cook for you: Freshly baked bread & pastries, scrumptious suppers and delicious desserts. Just place your order by 8pm the night before and collect from the Larder shop the next day. Simply delicious made deliciously simple!  Reach more about our Larder & Menu

Discover Longlands

We have 17 acres of beautiful countryside for you to enjoy at Longlands, including meadows, ancient woods and streamside walks. We even have our own boating lake and boats.  The lake is stocked with rainbow trout. Why not borrow a rod and try to catch your own supper!

The lakeside meadow is perfect for rounders and there’s also a football goal and games terrace. Under cover we have table tennis and you’ll find books & games in our on site shop.  We also have giant chess, a netball hoop & a basket ball hoop.

Score a goal, hit a run, shoot a hoop or check mate!  Read more about Longlands

So Many Adventures to be had

Meet the Beast of Exmoor. Swim with Sea Lions. Spot red deer. Meet Exmoor ponies. Walk on golden sands. Surf some waves. Leap into the sea. Go rock pooling. Hunt for sea glass. Weave through wooded valleys. Meander over the Exmoor. Count the wild goats in the Valley of the Rocks. Climb the coastal paths.  We promise you won’t be bored! Read more about Adventures

 

Unplug, Reconnect, Revive at Longlands

 

Whether you book your stay as a Christmas present or not, we look forward to welcoming you to Longlands soon!

Multi Multi Award Winning Luxury Glamping!

The Best Devon Glamping Provider three years running!

We did it!  GOLD winner for Glamping and Alternative Accommodation of the Year at the Devon Tourism awards for a third consecutive year!

Our collection of trophies is really rather stunning: Best Glamping in the SouthWest 2017 & 2016, one of the Top three Glamping sites in England as well as Best in Devon for 2018, 2017 & 2016!

One of the team suggested that we might now need to reinforce the trophy shelf!  Read more about our Awards.

Glamping for everyone

As a multi award winning Glamping site you can be sure that our standards are second to none and that we have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible, whatever type of glamping you are looking for.

Luxury Glamping

From firewood to fizz, coffee to conditioner, lemons to loo paper, luxurious bed linen to beach towels, you will find everything you need for your stay at Longlands.  You should only have to bring clothes and food.  But we can cater for you if you wish!

For even more added luxury add a few little extras from cakes or hampers, to pampering & Hot Tub sunset hours through to sumptuous suppers & delicious desserts, even a bottle of extra special bubbly.

“The attention to detail is outstanding.  There is nothing you haven’t thought of.” Read more About Longlands.

Romantic Escapes: Glamping for couples

Watch the sun set from your deck.  Walk hand in hand on golden sands. Dine by candlelight.  Take time out together.

If you are looking for the ultimate romantic escape you would be hard put to find somewhere more romantic than Longlands, the North Devon coast & Exmoor.

“Find me somewhere more romantic and I won’t believe you!”  Read more about our Glamping for Couples.

Relaxing Breaks at Longlands

Gaze at spectacular sunsets & star filled skies.  Chill out on the jetty.  Take a soak in our cedar wood Hot Tub.   Pamper yourself!  Curl up in front of the fire.  Snuggle down & enjoy a refreshing night’s sleep. Take a walk & breathe in the fresh air.  Practice a little mindfulness.

There are no end of opportunities to relax and unwind at Longlands.  “A little place of sanctuary – pure heaven.” Read more about Relaxing at Longlands.

Fun with Friends Glamping

Reconnect with Friends. Paddle around the lake. Fish for your supper. Rediscover the fun of Monopoly, Scrabble & Uno. Spot a shooting star. Toast marshmallows over the fire. Slow down, sit back, relax and unwind.

“So many wonderful special moments. Real food for the soul.”  Read more about Glamping with Friends & Family

Child friendly Glamping

Reconnect as a family.  Enjoy precious family time.  Go on an adventure!

Longlands provides the opportunity to unplug from the modern technological world, step away from the gadgets, and get close to nature.  Its perfect for all children whether they are toddlers, teens or twenty somethings!

“Longlands is the most incredibly special place where children can run free and enjoy nature”. Read more about Glamping with Kids.

Glamping with babies and Toddler

We provide high chairs, change mats, melamine crockery, toddler loo seats even travel cots with mattress and bottom sheet.  Just bring their sleeping bag, favourite blanket and cuddlies.  But if you forget the latter we have plenty waiting for a happy home in our shop!

Read more about Glamping with Babies & Toddlers.

Dog friendly Glamping

Catch a ball. Chase a frisbee. Leap into the sea. Splash in the surf. Run on the beach. Meet new friends.

We are happy to welcome 2 dogs in each of our lodges.  We provide beds, blankets, towels and treats and we stock Lily’s Kitchen food and dog accessories in our Larder Shop.

“The greatest doggy holiday ever!”  Read more about Dog Friendly Glamping.

Group glamping and parties

Birthday, Anniversary, Hen Party, Family Reunion, Friends Get Together.

Whatever the occasion celebrate with up to 30 friends in style.  We are the perfect place for your party!  We can even provide the catering and help organise activities.

“Memories to treasure forever!” Read more about Group Glamping and Parties.

Hen Party Glamping Specials

We have a number of Hen Party Specials that we can offer when book the whole site for 20-30 Hens.

“A wonderful weekend!  Perfection is the only way to describe Longlands.” Read more about our Hen Party Specials.

Hot Tub Glamping

Immerse yourself in the warm waters of our hot tub, with a glass of cold bubbly, and enjoy the spectacular views out over the lake and the valley and down to the sea, accompanied by the sound of bird song.

Utterly magical and thoroughly relaxing.” Read more about our Hot Tub!

Gastro Glamping

Take time out from cooking. Linger on the jetty and watch the fish ripple the surface of the lake. Wander through the woods. Get lost in a good book. Hone your detective skills in Cludo! Catch a few more waves at Woolacombe.

Let us cook for you: freshly baked bread & pastries, pies & pasties, tea time treats, scrumptious suppers and delicious desserts.

“Simply delicious made deliciously simple.” Read more about our Larder Menu.

 

Special offers

Couples Offer

Book a full week, weekend or midweek break for just 2 of you, plus toddler or infant, outside of school holidays and we will give you £100 off your stay.

Dogs Stay for Free

Book a mid-week stay between 25th March & 24th May and your dogs stay for free, saving £25 for one dog & £50 for 2 dogs.

Free Hot Tub

Book a mid week stay in Spring before Friday 14th December and we will treat you to a free Sunset or Starlight Hot tub worth up to £60!

Free Party Barn

Book all 5 lodges and enjoy free use of our Party Barn, saving £450.  Book 2 or more lodges and have us cater for one of your evenings and enjoy free use of the Party Barn.

For more information see our Special Offers page.

 

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, 12-15 April and even Easter weekend itself (19-22 April)

Summer:  5-12 July, 12-19 July, 19-26 July, 26 Jul – 2 August, 2-9 August and 23-30 August.

October Half term: One weekend 18-21 October and one mid week, 21-25 October.

Spring Weekends: The only weekends that we have spaces in Spring outside of Easter are 29 March – 1 April, and 26-29 April.

Summer Weekends:  Just one weekend left for June and only one lodge left: 14-17 June

Autumn Weekends: We have good availability for now, but don’t wait too long or they’ll be gone!

 

Exclusive Hire for Parties & Groups

We have just one weekend in 2019 with all 5 lodges available before September: 26-29th April.

In Autumn the following weekends are available for exclusive site hire: 13-16 September, 27-30 September, 4-7 October, 11-14 October and 18-21 October!

You can also book ahead for 2020 if you wish.

 

Book your stay now!

For further information about prices & availability visit our Booking Information page or go straight to our on line booking system.

 

We do hope you will come stay and experience our multi-award winning luxury glamping for yourself!

Longlands Luxury Glamping 2018 Season Highlights

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 return again and again, now that they have discovered us!

Season Highlights

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!

Returning Guests

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!

Exciting Weather!

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.

Glowing Praise

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.

2019 Season

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, 12-15 April and even Easter weekend itself (19-22 April)

Summer:  5-12 July, 12-19 July, 19-26 July, 26 Jul – 2 August, 2-9 August and 23-30 August.

October Half term: One weekend 18-21 October and one mid week, 21-25 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 weekend left for June: 14-17 June

Autumn Weekends: We have good availability for now, but don’t wait too long or they’ll be gone!

2019 Offers

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 info@longlandsdevon.co.uk, calling 01271 882004 or going to the bookings page of our website.

 

We do hope to see you in 2019!

Longlands Luxury Glamping Spring Offers

We are making a stay at Longlands even more enticing with a number of Spring offers.

Spring Offers

Free Hot Tub

Book a mid week Spring break before the end of November and we will treat you to  a free Sunset or Starlight hour in our hot tub worth £45 plus a bottle of bubbly worth £20!  Our hot tub is positioned on its own deck, over looking the lake and out to the sea and setting sun.  It has a changing room, outdoor shower and we provide all your towels, natural aromatherapy bathroom products, fruited iced water, acrylic glasses even a bucket of ice for your bubbly!

Read more about our Hot Tub.

Couples offer

In addition if you are booking for 2 outside of school holidays and we will give you £100 off the cost of your stay, making a Monday to Friday 4 night stay £445 in March (25-29 March) and early April (1-5 April), £525 in late April & May (22nd April to 24th May)   Please note that the deduction will be made from your balance payment once you make your booking.

Read more about Glamping for Couples.

Dogs stay for Free!

Bring your dogs to stay for free, saving £25 per dog, when you book a mid week break between 25 March and 5 April or 22 April and 24 May.  We provide beds, blankets, towels, bowls, treats, stock a range of Lily’s Kitchen food in our Larder shop.  There are no end of dog friendly beaches, gardens and pubs.  But we can provide dog sitting if you want it!  If you book on line the dog supplements will be added to your deposit and we will manually deduct them from your balance.

Read more about dog friendly glamping at Longlands.

Book your Spring Glamping stay now!

We have availability for mid weeks in March (25-29), April (1-5, 22-26) and May (26 April-3 May, 6-10, 13-17 and 20-24 May)

The only Spring weekends we have available are 29 March-1 April, 5-8 April, 12-15 April and we have just one weekend space for all of May: 10-13th.

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

 

Even More Reasons to stay in Spring

Stunning Sunsets & Starry Skies

The sunsets in late April/May 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.  We overlook one of the first dark sky reserves in the world!

You can enjoy an amazing light display from Mother Nature, as she paints the sky, orange, red, and pink, either from the comfort of your deck, or whilst immersed in the warm waters of our hot tub!  To read more about our Hot Tub click on the link.

Wonderful Wildlife

Watch the wildlife antics in the fields and woods surrounding Longlands.  The lambs are gambolling about, newly emerging fox cubs sunbathe on the hillside, and buzzards circle in the thermals above. Be very quiet and you might even find a fawn in our woods.  Look out for a black and white bottom disappearing into the undergrowth at dusk, as a badger bubbles his way home.

On the moor the Exmoor pony foals are a delight to watch as they find their feet, whilst in the Valley of the Rocks the wild goats of Lynton teach their kids the mountaineering skills they will need to survive.

Quiet Beaches

In Spring the beaches are so quiet 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 in beginning to warm up and the surf is pumping at Woolacombe & Croyde.  It’s a brilliant time to go surfing!  So 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!

In the past few years we have been blessed with gorgeous weather in Spring.  Soft sunny days with cool evenings and clear nights, perfect for star spotting.

But regardless of the weather you will be cosy, snug and dry at Longlands.  We have a wood burning stove to curl up in front of.  LED lamps and candles to banish the dark. An ensuite shower heated by a wood burning boiler. And blankets and hot water bottles to ensure you are cosy and warm even on the chilliest of nights.

Read more about what our guests say!

 

We look forward to welcoming you Longlands this Spring!

 

Spring Glamping: book your escape now!

Spring is such a wonderful season. It’s bursting with life & promise and a great time of year to enjoy a luxury spring glamping getaway at Longlands.  Book soon or you won’t find a space!

Why we love Spring

The Flowers!

First primroses, then daffodils, followed by tulips.  By mid May our woods are carpeted with bluebells and aromatic wild garlic, whilst the beech trees are the most wonderful lime green.  The colours of Spring so beautiful and create one of my favourite colour combinations: lemon, lime, white and mauve.  Stunning!

Gorgeous Gardens

North Devon is home to some amazing gardens and they are a visual & aromatic treat in Spring.  Castle Hill is awash with magnolia, cherry & apple blossom. Marwood Hill is famous for its primulas and fabulous showy and frothy astilbes.  Whilst RHS Rosemoor has gorgeous tulips, stunning cornus on the lake and apple blossom in the kitchen garden.

Read more about the Gorgeous Gardens of North Devon!

Stunning Sunsets & Starry Skies

The sunsets in late April/May 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.  We overlook one of the first dark sky reserves in the world!

You can enjoy an amazing light display from Mother Nature, as she paints the sky, orange, red, and pink, either from the comfort of your deck, or whilst immersed in the warm waters of our hot tub!  To read more about our Hot Tub click on the link.

Wonderful Wildlife

Watch the wildlife antics in the fields and woods surrounding Longlands.  The lambs are gambolling about, newly emerging fox cubs sunbathe on the hillside, and buzzards circle in the thermals above. Be very quiet and you might even find a fawn in our woods.  Look out for a black and white bottom disappearing into the undergrowth at dusk, as a badger bubbles his way home.

On the moor the Exmoor pony foals are a delight to watch as they find their feet, whilst in the Valley of the Rocks the wild goats of Lynton teach their kids the mountaineering skills they will need to survive.

Quiet Beaches

In Spring the beaches are so quiet 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 in beginning to warm up and the surf is pumping at Woolacombe & Croyde.  It’s a brilliant time to go surfing!  So 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!

In the past few years we have been blessed with gorgeous weather in Spring.  Soft sunny days with cool evenings and clear nights, perfect for star spotting.

But regardless of the weather you will be cosy, snug and dry at Longlands.  We have a wood burning stove to curl up in front of.  LED lamps and candles to banish the dark. An ensuite shower heated by a wood burning boiler. And blankets and hot water bottles to ensure you are cosy and warm even on the chilliest of nights.

Read more about what our guests say!

 

Special Spring Glamping Offers

Couples offer

Book a midweek break for 2 outside of school holidays and we will give you £100 off the cost of your stay, making a Monday to Friday 4 night stay £445 in March (25-29 March) and early April (1-5 April), £525 in late April & May (22nd April to 24th May)   Please note that the deduction will be made once you place your booking and taken off your balance payment.

Read more about Glamping for Couples.

Dogs stay for Free!

Bring your dogs to stay for free, saving £25 per dog, when you book a mid week break between 22 April and 24 May.  We provide beds, blankets, towels, bowls, treats, stock a range of Lily’s Kitchen food in our Larder shop.  There are no end of dog friendly beaches, gardens and pubs.  But we can provide dog sitting if you want it!

Read more about dog friendly glamping at Longlands.

Book your Spring Glamping stay now!

We have availability for mid weeks in March (25-29), April (1-5) and May (6-10 and 20-24 May)

The only Spring weekends we have available are 29 March-1 April, 5-8 April, 19-22 April and 26-29 April.

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

 

We do hope that you will come and enjoy all the delights of Spring at Longlands next year!

Enjoy a Romantic Escape at Longlands

If you are looking for a romantic escape 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!”

10 romantic moments to enjoy at Longlands:

1. Watch the Sunset from your deck or the Hot Tub!

Sit back, put your feet up and 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.  So you can 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. Enjoy a candlelit dinner under the stars.

We look out onto one of the very first International Dark Sky reserves in the World.  The total absence of light pollution ensures that the Milky Way and constellations sparkle in the night sky in a way that you will never have seen before.  Don’t worry about the cooking: we will 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 vintage leather chesterfield sofa in front of a roaring fire.

We have a blanket box full of games to play or borrow a book from the Larder library.  There must be something in the fact that 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 luxurious Egyptian cotton and thick warm 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 our ancient woods.

The magnificent beech trees & ferns in their fiery autumn colours 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 around the lake and lose all track of time.

Enjoy the peace & tranquility of our lake from the pair of adirondack loungers on the jetty.  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. Discover 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. Wander down ancient cobbled streets to 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. Enjoy a little decadence and dine at the best restaurant in the South West.

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 October 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!  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 October.  We provide a bed, blanket, towel, bowls and treats. Read more about Dog friendly Glamping at Longlands.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Longlands for your romantic escape!