A lovely peaceful house, very well furnished. Warm, spacious, all that you would wish for. Area excellent. Nobody on site, house not at all well prepared. Garden un kept. However I would hope that this is a "One off" and would book again
The Long Barn is a cosy, well furnitured holidayhome in a beautiful, quiet rural scenery. A lot of interessting places can be reached in half an hour. You can also visit the scottish borders, Edinburgh and even the Highlands. All the members of the family felt like at home in the Long Barn ( parents and two teenage girls ).
From the moment of the first request, Sykes Cottages were professional and matched our needs perfectly to find us this cottage. The cottage was large, warm, cosy and in a great location for a wide range of Northumbria attractions. Some of which were closed but it was February - we didn't get wet all week which was the added bonus to our great week away. Thanks Sykes Cottages and the Long Barn for everything.
This was a brilliant choice for us; a middle-aged couple with two sets of elderly parents to amuse for a week in Northumberland. Why? Two bathrooms; in case two are caught short at once Everything nice and clean; the most important thing for anyone over 70 (my generation can cope with muck) Everything on the same level (my mam is in a wheelchair) Brilliant views Se we had a great time!
The Long Barn was exactly as we expected from the description and photos provided and on arrival there was a welcome pack. It had everything you needed to make it a home from home holiday with the added bonus of beautiful countryside views. We were already familiar with the area so knew that we would have to travel by car for everything with the nearest supermarket being in Berwick. On saying this nothing is too far by car and well worth the journey for the wonderful beaches, walks in Berwick and local tourist attractions. The garden was brilliant and perfect for sitting out in the evening and for the dogs, the only downside to the garden was that it wasn't fully enclosed. Overall had a wonderful holiday and would return again.
We booked the Long Barn for a special birthday for 6 family members. From booking through Sykes Holiday Cottages to the leaving the property at the end of our stay we were overwhelmed by the service from both company & owner, Everyone of us who stayed said exactly the same,,, "I't was much better than we anticipated", Excellent set up, beautifully presented, light & airy, welcome pack with details of how to work things & things to do & places to visit, You will need a vehicle to visit some of the stunning attractions like alnwick castle & gardens, Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, Seahouses,Berwick & lots more besides,,, but if you wanted a stay of peace & tranquility? This is most Definately the place to stay to forget about life for a while. lots of space inside & out with a huge garden area, stunning views and as peaceful as anything you can imagine, you seriously cant hear a thing apart from the Bees, the odd bird & and every now & again you can hear a cow, we never saw him, just heard him Moo every so often, You are well off the beaten track with no shops or pubs for about 4 miles, which for us was bliss, we used to go to Berwick for shops & stock up the fridge. The Long Barn is huge so ideal for a large family, I would definately recommend this holiday rental & more than likely stay again. lots to do and not to do,