Over 12 years ago I was looking to source high quality, local toiletries for the bedrooms in our new boutique hotel. Staying at a friend’s pub, the Peat Spade Inn, my search ended! It was here that I first discovered the divine smelling, Long Barn Lavender range.
We Love lavender .. !
I love lavender. In fact my garden at home contains as many varieties of the plants as I can source. I find the scent of lavender to be a very soothing and calming fragrance. The diverse shape, size and colours of the plants, be they white, pink, lilac, blue or deepest purple.
To add, when meeting Richard Norris and Jane Marsden, the founders of Long Barn, I knew I had made the right choice of product for the hotel. Importantly, the right company to form a friendship with.
I admire Richard and Jane’s passion, their tenacity and their ethos. Twelve years on we are happily still using Long Barn in our bedrooms and throughout ‘Spot’. We stock their fantastic products in our gift shop and guests continue to remark on the top quality of the products.
I watch with pleasure as Long Barn has grows in popularity and Richard and Jane have seen their plans and dreams come to fruition.
Built on tradition
Long Barn was built upon Richard’s love of lavender. That love remains at the root of what Jane, Richard and their team create. A true love and a passion for being growers and distillers of English lavender, continuing a heritage of farming methods.
The lavender is grows on their Hampshire farm without the use of chemicals and the oil is distilled in July and August. This is using a centuries old, traditional steam method and that is what makes Long Barn unique.
The commitment to heritage, tradition and to quality is strong. We are therefore very happy to work with such genuinely lovely people. They share our passion and attention to quality and detail.
Visit ‘Spot’ to enjoy their range products we have to offer and find peace by the gorgeous smell of the lavender that permeates throughout. And the Long Barn website is very much worth a visit!
Until next time.