Barnsley House

Soak in the ‘serenity’ and ‘romantic air’ of this ‘relaxed’ 17th-century gabled stone manor house, once home to the garden designer Rosemary Verey. More

Contact details

Barnsley House
Barnsley
Gloucestershire
GL7 5EE
England
01285 740000

Hotel information

Bedrooms

18. 7 in The Stables, 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 rooms in The Stables, not in grounds or public areas.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £199–£310. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused..

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Good Hotel Guide Review

Soak in the ‘serenity’ and ‘romantic air’ of this ‘relaxed’ 17th-century gabled stone manor house, once home to the garden designer Rosemary Verey. It was she who created the parterres and topiary, the laburnum walk and the ornamental fruit garden we see today; a winding path leads to the modern spa, outdoor hydrotherapy pool and 30-seat cinema. The luxury hotel is part of the Calcot Hotels group; there’s ‘a nice country house feel’ throughout. Check in to bedrooms well equipped with aromatherapy products and magazines; bottled waters, hot drinks and biscuits. A ‘lovely’ junior suite in the main house was liked: ‘flower prints on the walls; a comfy bed; a sitting room with a window seat; a garden view through a window like a porthole; the sound of birds singing’. Evenings, linger over a ‘pleasant’ meal in the restaurant, where Francesco Volgo’s short menus reflect the abundance of seasonal, home-grown produce – pea and asparagus soup; roast carrots and purple sprouting broccoli with pork. ‘We liked the flexibility of being able to dine at the Village Pub [see Shortlist] as an alternative.’. This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

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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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