Barnsley House

Romance is in the air, along with the birdsong of robins, nuthatches and chaffinches, at this golden-hued manor house in a pretty Cotswold village. More

Contact details

Barnsley House
Barnsley
Gloucestershire
GL7 5EE
England
01285 740000

Hotel information

Bedrooms

18. 7 in stableyard, 4 in courtyard, 1 in cottage, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, cinema, meeting room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 11-acre garden (spa, outdoor hydrotherapy pool).

Background music

‘easy listening’ in lounge and restaurant.

Children

not under 14.

Dogs

allowed in stableyard rooms, not in grounds or public areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £219, D,B&B from £299. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Romance is in the air, along with the birdsong of robins, nuthatches and chaffinches, at this golden-hued manor house in a pretty Cotswold village. Set in historic gardens, the 17th-century stone house was once the home of Rosemary Verey, grande dame of garden design. The laburnum walk and ornamental fruit and vegetable garden she created still flourish today. Now part of the Calcot Collection, the whole makes up a fine hotel and spa with ‘an informal atmosphere’ and ‘a nice country house feel’. Traditional bedrooms are in the main house, each individually decorated in soothing shades. Duplex rooms are in a modern wing. All rooms contain magazines, bottled water, hot drinks and biscuits. Tables are dressed with sprigs of rosemary and linen napkins in the Potager restaurant, where Francesco Volgo’s cooking takes inspiration from the garden. His seasonal menu might include chilled wild garlic velouté, potato puff, ham hock; Barnsley lamb chop, broad beans, tomato, black olive and anchovy salsa. Up the road, the Village Pub (see Shortlist) has more casual meals. Bicycles are available to borrow for a rural ride. More reports, please.

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Barnsley House
Barnsley
Gloucestershire
GL7 5EE

Guest comments

'A serene and romantic house in a lovely garden. We liked the informal style, the friendly young staff, the cosy little lounges with their wood fires. We disliked the duplex Stable Yard room but moved to a lovely room in the main building. Good food in the Potager restaurant and we liked the alternative of dining in The Village Pub. Good breakfast though we would have liked freshly squeezed orange juice. ' - Caroline Ellis - April, 2013

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