Julia Joskey - Retreat - November 2019
Absolutely stunning venue and perfect for a cosy winter retreat.
Simon and LJ helped out with all of our requests - nothing seemed to be a problem - thank you!!
Sitting room was a lovely warm space for yoga, really liked the adjustable lighting settings. Great music system - wasn't expecting this!
Very large and well equipped kitchen - caterers were very pleased!
Many of our guests expressed interest in coming back to the barns with their family groups, and in different seasons. They commented that the barns were 'spotlessly clean' and said you must have an army of cleaners!
Elaine WcWhirter - Retreat - October 2019
It is an amazing venue for a retreat. The accommodation is outstanding, all my clients loved their rooms.
The lounge is large enough to fit 18 people in for a pilates/yoga session and we found ourselves staying in the dinning area after dinner chatting so didn't really use the lounge for sitting in.
The opportunity to use the lawn for Tai Chi was a real hit, amazing views and a feeling of being away from it all was enjoyed by everyone. The service from yourselves was great easy to liaise with and hassle free. Thank you so much
Aleksandra Lirka & Ale Manning - Retreat - September 2019
The host is very welcoming. Everything what we asked for was provided. Great weekend, will be back soon.
Sonny Smith - September 2019
The Most beautiful venue and the most wonderful hosts.
The place is just perfect, feels like an exclusive hotel!
Will definitely return!
Elaine McQuade - Retreat - August 2019
Brilliant stay once again and a great and supportive host! Highly recommended. Guests with me all begging me to book again - so hopefully we will see you again very soon!! Thanks Simon!
Lizzy Hunt - August 2019
The Barns provided a perfect venue for 17 members of our family as we gathered to celebrate a 60th Wedding Anniversary. There was enough space for us all to be together easily, & also for us to escape and have some peace too if required. The bedrooms are all equally well appointed & this is a big bonus when renting a property for a lot of people. The kitchen has everything you could need with the added bonus of having both a utility room & a boot room.
We were made very welcome & everyone we came into contact with was helpful. THANK YOU
Dawn Lebrun - July 2019
Everything was fantastic - the Barns had everything we needed and we loved all of it. The beds and pillows especially were so comfortable!!
Rhyanna King - June 2019
The venue was great, it catered for everything we needed. I couldn't fault Cotswold Park Barns - we all had a great weekend and loved the stay - hoping we might come back at some point in the future!
Clive Foster - May 2019
Luxuriously furnished in a fantastic location. Simon ison hand for anything you need. Highly recommended!
Katrina Holland - March 2019
Thanks for being so helpful throughout the booking. The house is really special - the attention to detail is amazing and there really is nothing missing! Just wish we could have stayed longer!
Karen Chapman-Hatchett - March 2019
Your service was second to none. The whole experince was always completely positive. The venue lived up to and exceeded expectations and finaly thank you for organising the weather!!
Mark Wheeler - January 2019
Our stay was a get together of ten couples to celebrate my 50th birthday. We loved everything about the house... the living spaces were warm, relaxing and cosy - the main room with the high beamed ceilings, considered lighting and built-in sound system was a great place to party with a table that sat us all. Normally in a house of this size when it is at full occupancy, the unfortunate late arrivers end up with inferior rooms - not here. All the rooms were ensuite, sound-proofed and with blackout blinds, all finished to a high standard.
Simon's approach helped us enjoy the property - it is a great place for a celebration and, although some people can find relaxing outside of their normal environment intimidating, he encouraged us to 'enjoy the house'. We definitely did.
Victoria Adams - Yoga Retreat November 2018
Love the venue and location - the hosts (Simon & LJ) are absolutely incredible!!
Kirstie Commins - October 2018
The finish and attention to detail on the house was excellent - it was also spotless!!!!
Nettie Pearson - August 2018
We love the Barns!! They are stylish, comfortable and have verything we need. Good weather means we can spend time otside but there is enough space to feel comfortable whether we are in or out! It is highly likely we will be back!!
Amelia Annfield - August 2018
We had the most wonderful stay! Everything was thought about and Simon was an extremely good host - thank you so much!!
Lucy McMillan - July 2018
Everything was absolutely perfect. Simon was so welcoming, helpful and relaxed - which made for a very chilled weekend. The barn is stunning.
We had suchj a memorable wedding weekend at the house and every guest really enjoyed themselves. Nice to have so much communal space and different places for people to go off and enjoy. Can't thank you enough
Christine Rowberry - Microsoft - June 2018
We had a great off-site, the house is lovley and well appointed, very spacious and we had everything we needed - Simon was a great host. Catering supplied was also great, all in a very chilled and relaxed atmosphere.
Jane Robinson - June 2018
We experienced the WOW factor as soon as we walked in. Absolutely wonderful accommodation and setting, we had everything we needed for our stay.
Simon was very welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. It was the perfect place for celebrating our friend's 60th birthday. We would definately recommend the barns to family and friends and will visit again - Thank you!!!
David Tomkinson - June 2018
The weekend was to celebrate my dad's 90th birthday combined with our annual family gathering. It could not have gone better, aided by the amazing accommodation and Simon's helpful and attentive style.
The bedrooms are all en suite and very comfortable. The living area is huge and enables people to do their own thing as well as be together. The dining area is spectacular with high celings and opening doors onto the the wonderful outside area.
The kitchen is one of the biggest i have seen and very well stocked. Overall nothing could be improved - I would recommend this to anyone for a family / friends weekend or a corporate event - thank you Simon - we will be back!
Charlotte Jesson -June 2018
Simon was so welcoming and immediately made us feel right at home. The house is georgeous, the pictures really do not do it justice. The house is increibly well stocked with anything you might need for the weekend - we could not have asked for more.
Lisa Novelli - May 2018
We loved every minute of our stay. The Barns were spacious, luxurious and really high end quality. Yet we felt completely relaxed and at home during our stay. The kitchen held every appliance to make our stay convenient and the bedrooms were just divine!!
The Barns have managed to blend modern luxury with traditional features, making for a wonderful stay!
Peter O'Connell - April 2018
The venue is amazing and we enjoyed our stay very much. The hospitality, welcome and the venue could not have been better.
Gemma Roberts - Mars Chocolate / Effem - April 2018
The accommodation was lovely and ideal for our team build as there was so much space. We would recommend and visit again.
Sarah Gallagher - February 2018
The house is incredibly well designed and thought out in general, so it made the stay very enjoyable. All the bedrooms are equally lovely and with their own en suites and very comfy beds! the communal areas in the kitchen / dining room and lounge were comfortably big enough for a big group and worked brilliantly.
The pictures on the website don't actually do the house justice.
Simon was incredibly helpful throughout - we could not recommend it any more!
Judith Ker - New Year - 2017/18
We did not venture very far but can highly recommend the Barns. The barn is so well equipped it is hard to think how it could be improved. Our guests were very complimentary. Lots of space for everyone to enjoy but still with a cosy feel. We would not be able to find another venue to match Cotswold Park Barns.
Melanie Kamdar - London - March 2017
Please have a read of Mels blog about her stay at the Barns
Peter Mortimer - Imperial Tobacco - Bristol - March 2017
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and LJ for a fantastic couple of days. The venue is absolutely stunning. You have done an incredible job. Your communication before, during and after the event has been second to none. You met me on the first day and helped me set the room up so it was just right for my team. You took time to understand my needs and desired out come and gave valuable inputs into this.
You were attentive without being intrusive and nothing was ever to much trouble.
The catering you put on was superb. Unfortunately this added some pressure to myself (as I was cooking in the evening) as the bar was set so high.
I have asked my team to give feedback on the two days and specifically the venue, please see below. Please bear in mind we all stay away a fair amount in lots of different venues so the below are a reflection of how the two days compare.
“Amazing venue, best I’ve ever stayed in. In work or otherwise.”
“Wonderful venue, great location, very comfortable, spacious and homely.”
“Just like home, felt free as a bird, all you could ever want and more. I loved it.”
“Great location, beautiful surroundings and interior with a homely feel. First class many thanks.”
“Lovely couple of days. Gorgeous place, beautifully decorated with a real homely feel. Thanks Simon looking forward to returning again.”
John Mackrory - Edinburgh - February 2017
Dear Simon- just to say what a wonderful time all the family had in your delightful Cotswold Barn accommodation. We all had a tremendous time, relaxing, country walks, even sitting in the sun in the barn doors sun trap. Also the whole experience topped off by the truly scrumptious lunch prepared by Mary Rose. Every body thoroughly enjoyed the meal, probably eating way too much! Mary was so efficient, and all ready on time! We will all have many happy memories of the time we had there. Thank you again.
Steve Green - Funding Circle - London - January 2017
Funding Circle selected the Cotswold Park Barns due to its perfect combination of work, play and comfortable living space. It is hard to find a location that has been as well thought through when it comes to creating the right environment for team building and working, but they have clearly used their experience to focus on the details that matter. It also really helped that they were on hand to welcome the group and support us through the days we spent there. I am looking forward to a return trip.
Russell Bragg - Guilford - New Year 2016/7
We had a family New Year reunion for 16 people this year (2017) at Cotswold Park Barns. People came from Calgary, Dubai, the Isle of Man...Preston! So the place needed to impress - and it didn't disappoint. The property looked amazing in its Christmas finery and was superbly equipped for such a large group - double ovens, work areas and sinks in the kitchen, a huge dining room table that we didn't even fill in front of the open fire in the high ceilinged dining room, copious sumptuous sofas around a burning log fire in the lounge and plenty of large and very comfortable en suite bedrooms with very comfortable beds for some well deserved rest. We even had caterers in on New Year's Eve so we could all relax and they cooked a meal that would've graced the tables of any fine restaurant. The owner, Simon and his team were friendly and helpful and our only reservation is about letting anyone else know about it! But that would be churlish.
Pat Clancy - Loughborough - November 2016
We are a large family group of 3 generations with ages ranging from 2 to 68 years of age. We are spread over the Country with some now even living overseas in New York. So we like to try and get together at the end of November to celebrate an early Christmas get together.
We have rented different houses for the last 8 years and have had some wonderful times. But last year we came across Cotswold Park Barns. What a find!!
A large stunning, very high quality accommodation with everything you could possibly want. In fact the photos do not do it justice. When contacting Simon to book it, he could not have been more helpful. Any requests from us was met with "no problem" and always sorted. Simon greeted us on our arrival to show us around and answer any questions we had and then left us to enjoy our weekend. And what a weekend!!
The home was so luxurious and spacious in a beautiful area with walks from the door and many lovely places to visit close by. It was perfect for all the generations in our party. We never felt 'on top' of each other and could always find a quiet area to sit and relax. By the end of the weekend, when Simon came to say goodbye, we realised that we had found the place we all want to go back to for our family Christmas get together, so have booked it for 2017!!!
We can't wait to stay at the Cotswold Park Barns again.
Candy Turner - Wiltshire - October 2016
We were a large party aged from 6 weeks to 70 years old and we all had a marvellous weekend. A beautiful, extremely well equipped barn with loads of space for a large group, with very relaxed and non intrusive owners. Our bedrooms were all extremely clean and very comfortable, although we did not spend much time in them as there was the spacious sitting room and a lovely dining room to spend time in together, and of course the beautiful kitchen where we all seemed to gather (as you do) to chat and cook. We had walkers who enjoyed exploring the countryside and others who just enjoyed being in the barn. A really lovely catered meal was provided by the owners recommended caterer and every guest loved it. We all had an extremely relaxing but joyous weekend and look forward to returning one day.
Joanna Thornton, Kent - August 2016
Just a quick note to thank you for a wonderful weekend at your Barns. The whole party could not have been more elated at the truly superb accommodation, or the glorious surroundings. You were such a friendly host and took care of our every need. We are truly grateful for all your time and assistance. Needless to say, you can expect us back. Indeed several us will be bringing other friends!!
Ben Saville - Microsoft - Reading - July 2016
“I’ve used Cotswold Park Barns on two occasions for corporate offsite events and have found it to be the perfect place to get away from the world for business planning and team building. The place itself is stunning with great spaces and excellent accommodation. The highlight though is the private chef who catered for all of our requirements throughout our stays. Simon and the team are always there when you need them, but never obtrusive. They are very professional but always relaxed. I’d highly recommend.”
Helen Grieves, Hampshire - July 2016
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for everything you have done this weekend and letting us stay. The house is absolutely amazing and was the perfect setting for Sophie's party. We all had the most amazing time and are all very sad to have left today. We are trying to think of reasons to come back again!!
The food from Mary Rose was outstanding - I can see why she does all your catering! It was an amazing meal.
Alexandra Woods - Leeds - May 2016
I can't recommend Cotswold park barn enough, a luxury barn in a lovely location with everything you could want and more. The owners are very helpful, friendly and their attention to detail was faultless. The barn was beautifully appointed with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. I would highly recommend The green dragon inn and the Bathurst arms for food and Ella and Fleur for yoga. An instructor can come out to the barn to teach a yoga class to big groups! We loved every minute and can't wait to stay again.
Linda Poole - Monmouthshire - May 2016 and Christmas 2016
We needed a large property for a family celebration. We found the perfect place. The barns could accommodate us all, young and old. Everything we could have wished for was there. Every room was perfect. The bedrooms were all beautifully decorated and had the most luxurious bedding. The fully equipped disabled facilities in a downstairs bedroom were excellent for an elderly member of the party.
Our May visit meant we were able to take advantage of the wonderful outside areas and made good use of the barbecue and hot tub. We were 'far from the Madding Crowd ' for 4 wonderful days with just the sheep for company!
Every member of our party had such a wonderful time we couldn't wait to do it all over again!! We returned to the barns for the most magical, memorable family Christmas. The log fires were lit and the whole place looked festive with decorated trees and lights. What a wonderful chimney for Santa to come down!!!!
Thank you Simon and LJ for making both our visits perfect.
Alison Blythe - Manchester - April 2016
Cotswold Park Barns is an AMAZING venue and accommodated our 20 guests perfectly. We celebrated a birthday here in luxury and style and made lots of special memories which will last forever. All the guests commented on the high speck of the bedrooms and we loved the open feel of the kitchen / dinning room. We also had the added bonus of a musician within our group who made use of the piano which was just magical within those surroundings. Simon was very attentive to all of our needs and made the booking process a joy and full of confidence. I would highly recommend Cotswold Park Barns to everyone and wish them well with there life venture. A pure pleasure from start to finish!
Giselle Bailey - London - January 2016
My 19 friends and I celebrated my 40th birthday weekend at Cotswold Park Barns January 2016 . We arrived to a beautiful , luxurious property on scenic grounds . We were greeted and made to feel very much at home. The rooms are all beautifully designed and property very spacious . We enjoyed a weekend of dinner parties , table tennis matches , country walks and relaxation. We even made a pop video ! The owners were on hand when needed but also left us to our own devices .. Will definately stay again ! We had a fantastic weekend . Thankyou .
Ian Franklin, London - January 2016
Can I just say again waht a fantastic time we had staying in your barns. It couldn't have been better and we really appreciated it. The kids loved it and the older ones greatly appreciated everyone coming together.
We recognise how much work and though went into the design and development of the barns. You did a fantastic job and I'm sure you will have lots more happy customers!
Pauline Driscoll - Cardiff - Christmas 2015
We found the barn met all our expectations and much more ! The accommodation was fantastic every room was 5 star ⭐️ level
The facilities particularly the kitchen were excellent and xmas dinner for 24 was easily achieved
Our hosts we're particularly obliging and nothing was too much trouble and they were never invasive during our stay
The location was perfect a short drive to nearby towns and local walks through the countryside were enjoyable
We would love to visit again one day when funds allow
Chris Morris - London - December 2015
A perfect spot for a civilised get together. Exceptional finish throughout, a wonderful dining space and a real rarity in properties of this size - a living room with enough sofas for all the guests! We'll be back.
Tom Wakefield - November 2015
A wonderful asset to the Cotswolds... a great restoration of a location full of history! Have used the venue for business as a first choice for the team here at Cotswold TV.
The Oxford Ski Company and OS Private Travel - November 2015
WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Incredible all round. What a team to convert a barn and cattle shed into a seriously smart, impressive venue. Beautifully and diligently done. It made me weak to even imagine how much hard work has already gone in to the project. I simply wish you the very best for its success.
Gemma Middleton - Mitchells & Butlers - Birmingham - October 2015
We stayed at Cotswold Park Barns as part of a Team Building event. A group of 14, and every single person was over whelmed at how stunning and spacious the Barn was. Ideal for large groups. Beautiful, clean and Simon was very helpful. We would all defiantly recommend and will hopefully use again in the future.
Emma Daden - Hertfordshire - October 2015
110% recommend booking Cotswold Park Barns!!!!
I booked the barn as a surprise weekend away for my dad. It was his 60th birthday and I arranged for all the family and close friends to come and join us for the weekend. He was over the moon as was everyone else as the barn is absolutely stunning throughout. Such a treat to stay here, we were all smiling from start to finish and super sad to leave.
Working with Simon was a complete joy and ever so helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay.
We look forward to booking another weekend away here in the future! Do not hesitate in booking, you wont be disappointed.