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.
Barnsley House, a Grade 2* listed house built in 1697, is located in the charming village of Barnsley, four miles north-east of Cirencester in the heart of The Cotswold Hills. Once home to the internationally-acclaimed garden designer Rosemary Verey, this luxury hotel now offers 18 beautiful letting bedrooms, most of which overlook, or open onto the world-famous gardens and include the much photographed Laburnam Arch.
The Potager restaurant offers delicious food and stunning views, alternatively there is our very own traditional Village Pub just across the road – both serving fresh vegetables supplied daily by the team of gardeners straight from the Barnsley House gardens.
Tucked away in the secluded grounds and a short stroll down a winding path from the main house (passing a Gothic summerhouse and a private 30-seater cinema along the way) The Garden Spa features five treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, relaxation room, lounge area whilst outside there is a stone terrace and a hydrotherapy pool. Guests can gaze out over the Cotswold landscape and the spa’s own garden which features a sculpture made from old walling stone and a reflecting pond with waterfalls.
Available for exclusive use, Barnsley House is more your very own countryside retreat than a traditional hotel. Please note that Barnsley House does not accept children under the age of 14.
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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
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.
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.
During kitchen opening times (8.00am–10.00pm). May be able to get snacks out of hours.
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:
The spa is fully equipped with five treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, relaxation room and heated outdoor hydrotherapy pool.
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.
Guide price: Double room for two people per night including full English breakfast and VAT from £280.
For best available rates call 0800 089 3929
Offers & Packages
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Midweek Spa Break With Barnsley House
Enjoy a Midweek Spa Break with Barnsley House…
From £369 per room, to include:
- Accommodation in the best available room
- Full English breakfast
- Dinner in The Potager restaurant
- 2 x 25 minute spa treatments.
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Special Midweek Break
Enjoy a Special Midweek Break with four nights for the price of three…
Enjoy a four night break that includes:
- Overnight accommodation in a double or twin room of your choice
- Full English breakfast
- Use of spa facilities
- Fourth night is complimentary
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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.
50 miles from: Bristol Airport. 90 miles from: Heathrow Airport
Attractions Near Barnsley House
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Barnsley House is licensed for civil ceremonies.
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