Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
A 17th-century stately manor, this 19-room boutique hotel is all countryside elegance and cosiness. The owners have designed the interiors with an eye for style and sophistication, whilst still retaining the building’s original quirks. The result: a seamless blend of old and new, that makes for a characterful rural hideaway.
The house itself isn’t Barnsley’s only allure; the gardens span for 11 acres, carefully manicured and wonderfully romantic. Add to that the charming staff, pampering spa and incredible restaurant and you’ve got yourself an incredibly relaxing retreat.
It’s worth noting that in order to maintain the tranquil vibe, the hotel only accommodates adults. This is a dog-friendly hotel (please notify the hotel ahead of arrival).
The Potager restaurant serves delicious fare that is prepared using local and seasonal ingredients. For a more relaxed scene, head to The Villager Pub down the road, which is run by the same team and serves a range of classic dishes and some great ales and wines.
With 19 rooms and suites, this luxury hotel still manages to feel like a private stately home. The rooms have been individually decorated, with no two the same; expect anything from patterned wallpapers to four-poster beds.
The garden at Barnsley House is nothing short of enchanting with its sunny terraces, ancient meadows, knot gardens and some wonderfully ornate formal hedgerows.
Within the grounds there is a contemporary spa which has been designed to compliment the historic surroundings, whilst providing a serene sanctuary for relaxation. Here you can enjoy a range of massages and treatments, and make use of the steam room, sauna and indoor pool. There is also a seasonal outdoor pool.
How to get there
Given the hotel’s rural location, we recommend getting here by car
Kemble train station is a 20-minute drive from the hotel (15km)
Barnsley House bus stop is a 2-minute walk from the hotel (180m)
Oxford airport is a 45-minute drive from the hotel (50km)
Heathrow airport is a 1 hour 30-minute drive from the hotel (120km)