Longton Sheepdogs and The Shepherds Barn

ShepherdsBarn.co.uk - Contact: Thomas Longton tel:07970836186

Email thomas@longtonsheepdogs.com and / or   thomas.longton@gmail.com


Sheepdog Training

Thomas Longton is an authority on the subject and practice of sheepdog training and has written a book on ‘Training the Sheep Dog’. His gentle coaching soon gets the respect of the dogs however unfamiliar they are to him; he is renown for training champion trial dogs.

Thomas provides workshops for the trailing enthusiasts and offers training per group suited to beginners, intermediate and advance simultaneously.

Sheepdog Displays / Duck Herding

Thomas has been giving Sheepdog displays/demonstrations with either sheep / geese and/or ducks all over the British Isles for over 20 years at large country shows or small village fetes. They are both informative and amusing, especially when the ducks are misbehaving.The children like to see the ducks especially.

Check out the short video clips on the youtube page to see the dogs working the sheep, geese and ducks! 

Corporate days can be given,they are both entertaining and team bonding is created by moving the ducks around the obstacle course which has been set up.

Self Catering Accommodation

The ShepherdsBarn.co.uk in Quernmore near Lancaster is the perfect place to relax in our beautifully restored barn conversion, with fantastic countryside views. The barn is spacious, contemporary, with a high quality finish throughout, whilst maintaining the original features of our traditional stone barn.


Our extremely spacious self-catering, dog friendly,5 star holiday cottage boasts a high level of comfort, offering a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen, with the warmth a traditional luxury Ag. There is Broadband WI-FI.

The three large bedrooms, which are King, Double, and Twin, ALL EN-SUITE each have a large fireplace with real flame fires. Two bedrooms have spacious walk in wardrobes and each room has a large luxury en-suite bathroom including bath and shower.


Lee End Farm

Training and Accommodation are offered from our location on the outskirts of Lancaster, in the picturesque Quernmore Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are 3 miles from the historic city of Lancaster, and within the scenic Forest of Bowland, AONB. We are also within 1 hours drive of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, Blackpool, Morecambe and The Lune Valley.

The Shepherds Barn is part of the Longton family farm at Lee End, and Thomas maintains the Longton tradition of working and trialling sheepdogs. Guests have the opportunity to taste the experience of working with a sheepdog, please speak to Thomas for more details. 

Lee End Farm, Quernmore, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 9EE

We look forward to welcoming you.