Visit Barnsley House and, above our garden door, you’ll find ‘1697’ and ‘BB’ carved into the Cotswold stone. The carvings mark the date Brereton Bouchier, Barnsley village’s squire, built the property.
Centuries later in 1952, architectural historian David Verey and his wife Rosemary Verey, fell in love with the house and moved in. As keen gardeners, both spent many hours transforming the grounds into a place that enjoys international acclaim for its beauty.
Rosemary passed away in 2001, and her son, Charles, took care of the property until private owners bought and converted it into a luxury Cotswolds hotel. In 2009, we too fell for the hotel’s charms and, inspired by its potential, bought it as a sister hotel to Calcot Manor.