At a Glance
- romantic setting
- great attention to detail
- some rooms at the top of three flights of stairs
- no kids under 14
Barnsley House Review
A honey-and-cream Georgian mansion, the former home of garden designer Rosemary Verey has been discreetly modernized and converted into a luxurious retreat without sacrificing its essential charm.
The chic guestrooms are meticulously and individually designed, and the well-tended gardens, overlooked by the dining room, continue to dazzle. A private movie theater, a relaxing spa, and a sunny terrace add to the sybaritic feel of the place. The chefs take pride in using vegetables from the hotel garden for their Mediterranean influenced dishes served in the elegant Potager restaurant. The hotel—run by the same folks as Calcot Manor—also operates the nearby Village Pub, a less formal alternative to the restaurant here. Barnsley House is 4 miles northeast of Cirencester.