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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Annabelle Thorpe

An elegant, 17th century manor house, reinvented as a super-chic, sybaritic bolthole, with three restaurants, a world-class spa with a cocoon-like indoor pool and delightful gardens, from where many of the kitchen’s ingredients are sourced.

Bedrooms, which are sumptuously comfortable, range from cosy to the expansive Stables Suites, all with a good selection of books, and artwork and objects that continue the garden theme.

The hotel is welcoming to families, but really this is a place for couples; to relax and indulge in the Cotswolds’ particular brand of rural luxury.

Surrounding area

The hotel is in the village of Barnsley in the Cotswolds, down a long driveway from the main road. It is walking distance from the village, where you’ll find a local pub, but otherwise quiet and unspoilt and surrounded by fields, birdsong and the occasional hum of a tractor.

This is the English countryside at its finest. The hotel is in a good position for exploring much of the Cotswolds, and Cirencester is just four miles away.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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