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Christmas & New Year at Barnsley House

Start your Christmas story here at Barnsley House.

Christmas with us is a relaxed country house party… Fairytale gardens surround our enchanting house, with beautiful hideaway rooms and suites, a blissful spa, delicious garden-to-plate dining and excellent wines.

We promise roaring fires, curled-up Cotswolds cosiness and ultimate relaxation in extraordinary and magical surroundings.

Christmas Eve It’s time to make the most of this very special country house hideaway… So curl up and get cosy by a crackling fire, or in the privacy and comfort of your room. Throughout the afternoon, tea, cake and mince pies will be served and the Spa will be open until 6.30pm for a little pampering. From 7:00pm, enjoy glass of Champagne, followed by a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Francesco and his team. For those who’d like to attend, Midnight Mass will be held at 11.30pm at nearby St. Mary’s Church in Bibury, with mulled wine and scrumptious mince pies on your return. Christmas Day Merry Christmas! Enjoy a Champagne breakfast in The Potager from 7:30am to 9:30am… or stay in your PJ’s, unwrap your presents and order room service until 11:00am. The Spa will be open from 10:00am to 1:00pm. (Not for treatments, but all other facilities are available).

Join us at noon in the lounges for a Champagne and canapé reception, followed by our deliciously indulgent three-course Christmas Day lunch in the festive atmosphere of The Potager, overlooking the gardens. You can then relax by the fire, take an afternoon stroll, explore our enchanting gardens… or just take a nap! Later, there’ll be a relaxed buffet from 7:00pm in The Potager and we have board games and cards in the lounges if you’d like to play… or enjoy a night cap before retreating to your lovely room. Boxing Day Do as much (or as little) as you like. Breakfast will be served in The Potager from 8:00am to 10:30am… or enjoy and lie-in and breakfast in bed until 11:00am. The Spa will be open between 10:00am and 6:30pm, or if you’re feeling a little more energetic, explore some nearby idyllic Cotswold villages and lovely local walks. Later, our cosy Village Pub across the road will be holding their Boxing Day Pie & Quiz evening!


Prices for the Christmas programme are based on double occupancy, arriving on Tuesday 24th December and departing after breakfast on Friday 27th December. Prices include three nights’ accommodation*, Champagne on arrival, Afternoon Tea and a three-course à la carte dinner on Christmas Eve, Champagne and canapé reception followed by a three-course Christmas Day lunch, buffet dinner Christmas Day night, an informal pie and quiz night at The Village Pub on Boxing Day, full English breakfast each morning, as well as service and VAT.

£500.00 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. Full payment required by 1st November 2019 (non-refundable).

From £2215 in an Elegant room (upgrades available)




Welcoming in the New Year at Barnsley House will be a special stay you’ll never forget.

You can do as much or as little as you want… Some blissful pre-party pampering in the hideaway spa, exploring the glorious gardens and local area, indulging in our delicious food and of course, plenty of fizz and celebratory cocktails for the countdown to 2020!

Bring your nearest-and-dearest and cocoon yourselves in Cotswolds comfort, for the ultimate New Year retreat.

New Year’s Eve Hidden away in our magical gardens, the Spa will be open from 9:00am to 6.00pm for some pre-party pampering. You can stroll around our world- famous gardens designed by Rosemary Verey and then relax by the fire, or in our atmospheric cocktail bar. Explore the local area (ask us for some ideas) or Barnsley village… our very own Village Pub is just across the road if you’d like to sample a local ale and a bit of community spirit!

When you’re ready to start the festivities, we’d love you to join us in the Morning Room for a cocktail before your dinner. Then a truly wonderful feast awaits you, created by our talented Head Chef Francesco and his team, with many ingredients sourced from our own gardens and locally. There will be a Scottish piper during the course of the evening to set the mood and Champagne on the house at midnight, when we welcome 2020!

After dinner, make your way to the lounge and you will find some casino tables and a magician waiting to entertain you!

New Year’s Day A very Happy New Year! Breakfast will be served in The Potager between 7.30am and 10.30am… or if you prefer to hideaway after the festivities of the night before, it can be served there until 11:00am. The Spa will be open from 10:00am to 6.30pm, where you can choose from a variety of deeply relaxing treatments after your late night!

If you haven’t already, do take a walk around the gardens or the village and perhaps enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea, with chef’s freshly-baked treats by the fire afterwards.


New Year Tariff 2019 Prices for the New Year programme are based on double occupancy. Prices include two nights accommodation*, a pre-dinner cocktail reception, a four-course celebratory New Year’s Eve dinner in The Potager, a glass of Champagne at midnight, a three-course à la carte dinner on New Year’s Day in The Potager Restaurant or in The Village Pub, full English breakfast each morning. They also include use of the spa facilities, early morning tea / coffee, a daily newspaper, service and VAT.

A two-night package is available: Either 30th & 31st December or 31st December & 1st January.

From £1356 in an Elegant Room (upgrades available)

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