7 beautiful en-suite double bedrooms (3 of the bedrooms can be converted into twin beds) all unique and beautifully decorated with flat screen TVs and luxurious bed linen. The bathrooms are boutique style with huge towels and cosy bath robes. There is so much living space all so tastefully decorated with lots of gadgets and large TV screens and a great music sound system. The kitchen has everything you would want plus 2 dish washers; marvellous coffee machine; dedicated wine fridge; on-tap ice; and more than enough crockery and cutlery. Plus there is a massive game/chill-out room which houses a table tennis table; HUGE TV screen and chill-out area. Ian and Jackie have created a unique and beautiful space to be enjoyed by all ages and have lovingly made it into a place that you just want to come back for more. They are also are more than helpful but never intrusive and we loved the small touches - home made cake on arrival and chocolate brownies for our trip home! There is a lovely village pub just minutes away by foot and so much to see and do during the day by foot or car. WE WILL BE BACK...
We stayed here due to having a wedding in the area. The house was perfect, and has every gadget going! Ian was really welcoming and there was cake on arrival and when we were leaving! All of the bedrooms are gorgeous and there is plenty of living space for large groups. There was even a games room to keep people busy!
There is nothing we can fault about this place! The surrounding area is gorgeous as well and there is plenty of information provided at the house about what to do in the area.
Would recommend a visit :)
I was one of a group of ten that stayed at Long Barn for three nights in June. We are a walking group with all but one of us pensioners, albeit fit pensioners. We are use to staying in high quality hotels or B&Bs for our residential weekends. This was our first try at self catering. It proved to be extremely successful and this was largely due to this wonderful facility offered by Ian and Jackie and to the beautiful Yorkshire countryside there and around. We could not believe just how well equipped the barn was, with everything that you can possibly require. The bedrooms all had ensuites and were extremely comfortable, the lounge was large with comprehensive TV facilities, the dining room seated14 and the kitchen had every gadget you could imagine. Ian and Jackie themselves were very considerate hosts and were always on call if we needed any assistance.
If you want to give yourselves a treat book Long Barn.
Before my friends and I left The Long Barn for our homes last week, we'd booked to stay there again next year. That, in itself, testifies to what fabulous accommodation it is, and to the warmth of the welcome from Ian and Jackie. The property was extremely attractive, stylish and comfortable, and was spotlessly clean. It was extremely well equipped, and there was everything that one could possibly want for a highly enjoyable stay. The area around Appleton-le-Moors is lovely and offers a lot of different things to do, and in addition to walking in the countryside and visiting nearby towns, we went to the coast. Before we left for home, we made sure that we got the recipe for the really delicious lemon drizzle cake which was part of Ian and Jackie's Welcome Pack, and which is highly recommended. We are now very much looking forward to our next visit there.
This was our second stay in the Long Barn. We are a group of friends (couples and singles) meeting up mainly to do some walking. After our stay last year, we were eager to book again - the Long Barn meets our needs perfectly!
The location is excellent, being in a small village near Pickering with a good local pub up the road. There are plenty of walks from the doorstep and of course across the North York Moors and about an hour from the coast - we did a circular walk from Whitby. Details of many walks are kept at the Long Barn.
The owners are very helpful. They provide an excellent welcome pack of homemade goodies and a good amount of detail about the Long Barn before your stay. They are always ready to answer any questions you have.
The accommodation itself is splendid. The seven bedrooms are all very spacious, comfortable and attractive and the ensuite bathrooms in each of them are well equipped with walk in showers or baths or a combination and have bath robes and high quality towels. All bedrooms are all equally good. There is plenty of room in the living areas for everyone, whether you are all together or doing your own thing. Or you could sit in the garden which has chunky wooden furniture and is a bit of a suntrap in places. The kitchen has everything you can think of to prepare any kind of food and there is masses of crockery and glasses and storage space.
And then there are the mod cons like the Sage coffee machine and the Sonos sound system with accompanying tablet for control, Sky TV (including Sports) and the woodburner, huge gas BBQ... I could go on! There is an adjoining barn which is due to open soon as a games room - will there be any time to fit in a walk next time?!
I said last year that the Long Barn is "top notch self catering". This hasn't changed - if anything it is even better this year - Ian and Jackie are doing a wonderful job maintaining and improving standards. If you are a large group wanting a stay in beautiful surroundings and luxury accommodation, you must stay here!
14 family members and friends decided to get together and we have just had a wonderful Xmas in The Long Barn. The accommodation is very luxurious and the 7 en suite bedrooms were all so good that we struggled to pick one, even though we were first to arrive! Comfy beds, high quality bed linens, robes and towels. Plenty of space for all of us in the sitting room, complete with wood burning stove and large TV with SKY etc. Had a wonderful Xmas lunch in the large dining room. Kitchen is fully equipped with plenty of crockery, wine glasses etc. The Sage coffee machine made wonderful coffee. Lovely welcome from the owners, including a number of home cooked goodies such as bread and lemon drizzle cake. Great location too with walks on the doorstep plus the coast a short drive away. Village pub a few mins walk away and serves great food. Thanks Ian and Jackie - we will be back!
Don't look anywhere else! Fabulous accommodation, hosts, special touches, village, locals.. just everything about this place is special. Best place any of us have been, and everyone fell in love as soon as they walked through the door. Just perfect. We will most definitely return!