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 11.00am.

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, 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 Jennifer Danbury and her 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 afternoon tea or evening drinks. Head Chef John Jewell 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 9.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30pm 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”

Spa Time includes:

Your “Spa Time” begins with a warm welcome from our Spa manager and introduction to our spa garden oasis for 2 hours of countryside views and relaxation, steam room and sauna, herbavarium, and outdoor hydrotherapy pool.

The Garden Spa:

The Garden Spa’s treatments will soothe and refresh your body and soul. Leading essential oils specialist Elemis 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, 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 £320 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

Matthew Thomas

General Manager

Emanuele Mulliri

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

Please contact reception@barnsleyhouse.com for information.

Menu Options

Please contact reception@barnsleyhouse.com for information.


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

Please contact reception@barnsleyhouse.com for information.