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“An imposing Cotswold house set within stunning (deservedly famed) gardens. Gorgeously renovated rooms are light, airy and full of mod cons. The chic modern interiors, indulgent spa and contemporary British cuisine make it hard to leave! A popular rural escape for urbanites.”

“An imposing Cotswold house set within stunning (deservedly famed) gardens. Gorgeously renovated rooms are light, airy and full of mod cons. The chic modern interiors, indulgent spa and contemporary British cuisine make it hard to leave! A popular rural escape for urbanites.”

Hotel Review

Formerly the private home and illustrious garden of renowned horticulturalist Rosemary Verey, Barnsley House became a hotel in 2003, the darling of the bonus crowd, its padded red leather bar mere moments from London once you were at the wheel of your trusty Porsche. Happily, the lovely mellow house and still stunningly beautiful garden have since fallen into more measured and caring hands and Barnsley House is now the sister hotel to Calcot Manor (and to the Village Inn, a smart pub with rooms almost opposite). The padded leather has gone, the decoration now more sympathetic to its surroundings, and the lovely, all white, cleverly mirrored dining room leads to what must be one of the prettiest hotel terraces anywhere, with tables shaded by parasols facing the famous garden. There’s also a lovely yet low key spa, tucked away along a shady path.
Recommended for
  • Romantic Break
  • A stately home with indulgent chic interiors- think dual baths, large suites and a pampering spa.
  • Country Escape
  • A rural abode on another level, the ultimate luxury getaway in stunning surrounds.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Romantic Break
  • A stately home with indulgent chic interiors- think dual baths, large suites and a pampering spa.
  • Country Escape
  • A rural abode on another level, the ultimate luxury getaway in stunning surrounds.
  • Great walks
  • This area is littered with beautiful walks, ask at the front desk to be pointed towards a favourite.
  • Cooking classes
  • The nearby reputed Foodworks Cookery School offers a number of different classes for various levels.
  • Other Activities
  • Have a quintessentially British experience rowing down the river with a picnic.
  • Ballooning
  • Take a romantic hot air balloon ride with a glass of champagne in hand.
  • Riding
  • A number of tracks and bridal paths in the surrounding area.
  • Cycling
  • Use a hotel bike to explore the pretty countryside.
  • Tennis
  • Make the most of the on site tennis courts.
  • Contemporary
  • Traditional features sit alongside contemporary furnishing from Fox Linton interior designers.
  • Cinema
  • Private cinema that seats 30 guests in luxury two-seater pink leather armchairs.
  • Spa
  • Choice of holistic and beauty treatments and heated outdoor hydrotherapy pool.
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Lovely terrace overlooking the garden.
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets stay for free
  • Restrictions on children
  • Over 14s only.
  • Wedding license
  • Country House
  • Full of character
  • Quiet
  • Owner managed
  • Chic
  • Village
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Wellbeing
  • Exclusive use
  • Luxury
  • Four poster beds
  • Romantic
  • Free wifi
  • Conference facilities
  • Restaurant

Facilities

  • Cinema
  • Private cinema that seats 30 guests in luxury two-seater pink leather armchairs.
  • Spa
  • Choice of holistic and beauty treatments and heated outdoor hydrotherapy pool.
  • Garden
  • Former home of Rosemary Verey, the renowned garden designer.
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Lovely terrace overlooking the garden.
  • Parking
  • Free parking on site
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets stay for free
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge applies
  • Restrictions on children
  • Over 14s only.
  • Bar
  • Wedding license
  • Massage
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Meeting Room
  • Bicycle hire
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Four poster beds
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi
  • Conference facilities
  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Great walks
  • This area is littered with beautiful walks, ask at the front desk to be pointed towards a favourite.
  • Cooking classes
  • The nearby reputed Foodworks Cookery School offers a number of different classes for various levels.
  • Other Activities
  • Have a quintessentially British experience rowing down the river with a picnic.
  • Ballooning
  • Take a romantic hot air balloon ride with a glass of champagne in hand.
  • Riding
  • A number of tracks and bridal paths in the surrounding area.
  • Cycling
  • Use a hotel bike to explore the pretty countryside.
  • Tennis
  • Make the most of the on site tennis courts.

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