Indulge in the best of both worlds at the Barnhouse - all the luxury of a 5-star hotel, with the privacy and space of your own villa.
This exclusive, one-of-a-kind barn in the Cotswolds lets you enjoy both in spectacular countryside surroundings.
The Barnhouse is an exquisite holiday home in the gated community of The Lakes by yoo, near Lechlade, Gloucestershire. Sleeping ten in total, it's the perfect place for a special rural escape. The Barnhouse is secreted away in the woods for ultimate privacy, but stands on the edge of Bowmoor lake for exceptional views, and as you'll quickly find, everything about this building is equally stunning.
Impressive architecture combines the traditional and modern, with beamed vaulted ceilings juxtaposed with wall-to-wall, double-storey windows. Gorgeous interior design by Kate Moss adds a fabulous mix of eclectic touches throughout. Priceless works of art adorn the walls. And, with the services of a butler included in your stay, the Barnhouse comes with its own exclusive lifestyle to enjoy!
As you enter the Barnhouse, you'll find yourself in the cavernous, double-height living area. With panoramic windows, experience the beautiful outdoor surroundings from the comfort of the inside. Plush designer sofas in gold and peacock blue make a dramatic statement, and a log fire brings a cosy touch on cold days. The whole room is filled with light from an entire wall of glass, while floor-to-ceiling curtains add privacy come evening.
The kitchen area is extremely well appointed, although with private chefs available for hire, you may not be the ones to use it! Whoever does do the cooking, everyone can enjoy it at the opulent dining table with high-backed dining chairs. Lush house plants make an informal divide between the living and dining areas, creating a more intimate effect. A smaller playroom leads off from here - ideal for the kids to watch TV while you enjoy an after-dinner coffee.
There are five bedrooms in total at the Barnhouse, with two on the ground floor and three on the first floor. All have been lavishly decorated to provide the height of luxury, and each bedroom benefits from its own en-suite bathroom. The Master bedroom is particularly glamourous, with an art-deco style four-poster bed, and an unusual balcony opening out to the living area. The other two first-floor bedrooms also have private balconies to enjoy.
The outside space at the Barnhouse is just as special as the house itself. A sun terrace with dining for 12 can be accessed from the first floor, and the heated outdoor pool is perfect for a lazy afternoon lounge or late-night dip. The large, secluded garden offers yet another spot from which to soak up glorious views of Bowmoor.
To make your holiday even more special, why not select a service or two from the extensive Concierge Menu? From fridge stocking to fire lighting, let someone else sweat the small stuff so you can truly relax. You can also zen out at the onsite spa with its full range of blissful treatments.
There's plenty to keep the kids entertained too, with the dedicated ‘yoo' kids club organising a whole host of outward bound adventures. From Ben Fogle's School of Wild to the School of Rock, there's something to amuse everyone, while you enjoy some precious ‘me' time. A nanny service is also available.
If it's your first time in the Cotswolds, take the opportunity to explore this gorgeous part of the country. Historic Cirencester is only 15 minutes away, with excellent shopping and fabulous restaurants. And you might get lucky with a day at the races, with Cheltenham Racecourse just half an hour away.
With a location just as fabulous as the design, service and luxury, the Barnhouse really does have it all. When you're planning a ‘one-of-a-kind' holiday, you really need a ‘one-of-a-kind' place to stay, and that's exactly what you get at the Barnhouse.
Things to note
The onsite spa offers treatments, plus a gym, heated swimming pool, sauna, steam and hot tub (additional charges will apply). Minimum stay 2 nights, no pets permitted.
Region: Near Lechlade, Gloucestershire
Cost (from): £2000 (2 nights)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 188
FacilitiesSleeps up to 10, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms (five en-suite), bedding & towels provided, butler service included, kitchen, Nespresso machine, open plan living/dining room, sitting room, log fire, Sky TV, DVD/Blu Ray player, Sonos sound system, playroom, board games, two double kayaks, outdoor terraces, barbecue, large secluded garden, private outdoor heated pool, Wi-Fi, parking.
Onsite: tennis, fishing, boating, wild swimming, spa, massage.
Offsite: National Trust properties, market towns, museums, galleries, cycling, nature centre, pottery, falconry, walking, horse riding, theatre, golf/mini-golf.
At a glance
- Exceptional private holiday home in the Cotswolds, with the luxury of a 5-star hotel
- Exquisite interior design by Kate Moss
- Located in gated community of The Lakes by yoo, in 650 acres of countryside
- Sleeps 10 between 5 bedrooms, all en-suite
- Magnificent lakeside location with stunning views
- Private outdoor heated swimming pool and first-floor sun terrace
- Includes services of a butler, with additional Concierge Menu available
- Use of onsite spa, activities and kids' clubs
- 15 mins from Cirencester; 30 mins from Cheltenham Racecourse