With the picture postcard perfection of the Cotswolds at every turn, Barnsley House fits the brief beautifully as the quintessential country retreat. Tumbling wisteria, warm stone and symmetrical chimneys – a bucolic dream.

Inside the dream continues, contemporary country chic in a palette of muted tones and light wood. Tasteful and elegant, warm and inviting. Stylishly romantic.

Let time stand still in the spa, indulge in a treatment or two and then seek out hideaway rooms and a secret garden suite. Step outdoors to the gardens, bursting into a life of their own. A classic Cotswold country garden with plenty of unique details. Designed by revered garden designer Rosemary Verey, who’s pottered with intent for the likes of Elton John. Ramble through them at leisure, they were designed with that purpose in mind.

Need to Know


Check-in at 3.00pm.


Check-out at 12.00 noon.

Also Worth Knowing

Extra bed for adult £90 per person to include breakfast

Hotel Facilities

Room facilities

Every room includes home cinema surround-sound hi-fi system, including CD player and radio, wide-screen plasma or LCD televisions in the bedrooms, bathrooms and sitting rooms, access to an extensive DVD library, bath and shower, fridge mini-bar with complimentary mineral water, soft drinks and snacks, broadband internet connection.


Expertly maintained by head gardener Richard Gatenby and his team, Barnsley House’s gardens are not grand or forbidding. Instead, they’re perfect places to unwind morning, noon and night. Featuring knot gardens, statues by Simon Verity, the Laburnum Walk, and an ornamental fruit and vegetable garden, the grounds are among England’s most famous settings.

Private cinema

Take the opportunity to relax in your own private cinema. Featuring the latest high-definition projector, the Cinema at Barnsley House is air-conditioned and can accommodate up to thirty people in comfortable two-seat pink leather sofas. Use of the cinema is complimentary to residents.


The Potager Restaurant

The Potager Restaurant with a terrace overlooks the gardens, providing the perfect place for a spot of lunch, afternoon tea or evening drinks. Head Chef Graham Grafton has worked in many top restaurants, including London’s Caprice, Bibendum and Chez Bruce. Graham and his team are passionate about using local and fresh produce from our Kitchen Gardens to create English dishes with an Italian influence.

Restaurant dress code:

Relaxed but stylish.

Restaurant opening times:

Last orders for food at 9.30pm Monday to Thursday and 10.00pm Friday and Saturday. Bar opens late for guests.

Room service:

During kitchen opening times (8.00am–10.00pm). May be able to get snacks out of hours.

The Spa

Barnsley Spa is a tranquil sanctuary for ultimate relaxation offering a range of indulgent treatments and therapies -tucked away in a corner of our beautiful gardens it’s available for guests to enjoy for a blissful amount of “spa time”

Following government guidelines and social distancing measures we have taken this opportunity to make your visit feel even more special by adapting the way we offer our spa experience to guests and with this in mind, from now on the spa can only be enjoyed through the booking of “spa time” which consists of over two hours devoted to relaxing in the steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy pool, relaxation room and spa garden terrace as well as a 55 minute indulgent treatment.

This “Spa Time” is only £130 and must be booked in advance with the Spa team.

Spa Time includes:

Your “Spa Time” begins with a warm welcome from our Spa manager and introduction to our spa garden oasis for 45 minutes of countryside views and relaxation (thermal cabins when permitted) and outdoor hydrotherapy pool (when ready)

Followed by an indulgent 55-minute treatment in one of our restful treatment rooms and finally a completely decadent “switch off” in the relaxation room for half an hour before making your way (relaxed and floating!) back to the hotel feeling fully rejuvenated to enjoy the remainder of your stay.

The Garden Spa:

The Garden Spa’s treatments will soothe and refresh your body and soul. Leading essential oils specialist Aromatherapy Associates has also created a selection of rituals, that capture the rejuvenating powers of plants and flowers to compliment the treatments.

Spa opening times:


Spa facilities:

The spa is fully equipped with five treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, relaxation room and heated outdoor hydrotherapy pool.

Spa treatments:

Pedicure, Manicure, Bespoke Facial, Real Aromatherapy Experience, Traditional Swedish Massage, Express Massage and Facial, Men’s Skin Refining Facial, Aroma Reflex, Reflexology, Paraffin Infusion Hand and Feet Treatment, signature treatments and holistic treatments.



From £224 per room per night

What the Experts Say

“Barnsley House is one of those hotels that country-retreat dreams are made of. The impressive country house is set amidst perfectly landscaped gardens, boasts its own heavenly spa, and has a few tantalising dining options to take your pick from.”




Barnsley House

Barnsley, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5EE.

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Executive Chairman

Richard Ball

Hotel Director

Michele Mella

Offers & Packages

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Best Available Rate at Barnsley House

Available any day of the week with prices from £239 bed and breakfast

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By Road

From London: exit M40 at J8 (signposted Oxford and Cheltenham) and follow A40 towards Cheltenham. One mile past the Burford roundabout, turn left onto B4425 (signposted Bibury). After 11.5 miles, you'll reach Barnsley. The hotel is on your left. From M4 West: exit M4 at J18. Follow A429 signposted Cirencester then Stow. Then follow B4425 signposted Bibury. After 2 miles, you'll reach Barnsley. From M4 East: M4 at J15, follow A417 to Cirencester. At round about take third exit signposted Bibury B4425. After 2 miles, you'll reach Barnsley.

By Air

50 miles from: Bristol Airport. 90 miles from: Heathrow Airport

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Attractions Near Barnsley House

Barnsley House Gardens

During your stay at the hotel, the famous gardens can be explored and enjoyed and you don’t even have to take a step outside of the hotel to enjoy them. The sunny terraces and formal lawns are all maintained by head gardener Richard Gatenby and his team. As a guest you will get to experience the gardens beauty free of charge, non-guests will need to pay membership of £25.00.

Gloucester’s National Westonbirt Arboretum

Managed by the Forestry Commission, the internationally recognised Westonbirt Arboretum is a 15 minute drive from the hotel off the A433. Here you will find a fantastic location for playing, walking, relaxing and learning about nature and its species. Throughout the year live concerts are also held here as part of the Forest Live programme. For more information visit the Forestry Commission website.

Hidcote Manor (National Trust)

If you’re looking for something further afield, then Hidcote manor is the place to visit. Near Chipping Campden it is a famous arts and crafts garden made c.1905. The exquisite garden rooms, rare shrubs and trees from around the world and sweeping views of the Vale of Evesham make it a worthwhile visit at any time of the year. The Manor is owned by the National Trust.

Weddings at Barnsley House

Barnsley House was built in 1697 and having gained international acclaim as a place of remarkable beauty, the house and gardens provide the perfect backdrop for a traditional country wedding.

Need to know

Facilities & Features

There are 18 individually designed bedrooms, The Potager Restaurant, a cinema and Barnsley Spa & Skincare Centre. The hotel also owns The Village Pub which is across the road and has an additional 6 bedrooms. Due to the small and intimate size of Barnsley House, the perfect wedding requires taking sole use of the hotel and its facilities for a minimum of one night. This means all the staff are available to take care of your every need – it’s just like having your own country house party.

Rooms available


  • The Potager Restaurant & The Gothic Summerhouse – Wedding vows and rings can be exchanged here, both can seat up to 100 guests
  • The Temple – Perfect for a more intimate affair
  • Barnsley House – There are 18 individually designed bedrooms, The Potager Restaurant, a cinema and Barnsley Spa & Skincare Centre.


On any day the Barnsley House gardens are a lovely place to enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception after the ceremony, otherwise the lounges and bar area of the hotel could be used for the drinks reception before the celebration breakfast.


Barnsley Spa & Skincare Centre is a place to unwind and relax before your big day. It has an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna, relaxation room and 5 rooms for treatments and massages, manicures and pedicures.

Menu Options

We can cater for up to 60 people for a wedding breakfast in our restaurant or up to 120 people in a marquee erected in the grounds. The menu will be tailored to your specific requirements by our Head Chef.


Please call Barnsley House for more information.

Civil Ceremonies

Barnsley House is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Planning services are available.

Meetings at Barnsley House

Day delegate rate: £85 excl. VAT 24hr delegate rate: £300 excl. VAT Maximum number of delegates: 30