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“Brilliant venue!”

Review of Barncastle

Gorgeous Views of the Painswick Valley from the Barn.
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Gorgeous Views of the Painswick Valley from the Barn.
Stunning View of the Barn as you enter the driveway. First floor lounge room with wood burner
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Gorgeous Views of the Painswick Valley from the Barn.
Stunning View of the Barn as you enter the driveway.
First floor lounge room with wood burner
Dining room with patio doors leading to garden
Bedroom with en-suite
View of the garden
Front view of Barncastle
Downstairs bathroom
Front view of Barncastle
Garden view
View across the fields to Pitchcombe church
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Barn -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Painswick, Stroud District, Cotswolds, England

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Christine...
Crewe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant venue!”
Reviewed September 3, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Our party (oldies, adult children and partners) stayed at Barncastle for August Bank Holiday weekend and had a fantastic time! There had been good communication beforehand with Val (who was a lovely lady) and she had thoughtfully provided us with juice and an excellent cake upon arrival! The venue was superb, well furnished and extremely clean with a secure garden, no pond (so no worries about little ones' safety) and breath taking views.
This was a wonderful venue which would suit a variety of ages/groups. The house was well stocked with good quality fixtures and fittings as well as interesting /useful additions (extensive cd/dvd/reading material and children's toys/books/games etc).

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Liked best: Beautiful venue in scenic area
Liked least: Very narrow lane leading to the property from the main road
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Jerry S
Venice, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect, Perfect and Perfect”
Reviewed July 29, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We came to the Cotswolds for 5 days with our daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters (ages 12-and 14) to visit my wife's extended family in Cheltenham . It was a pleasure working with Val King from my first email, later phone calls, and then finally meeting her in person. We immediately felt her warmth and sincerity in making us feel that Barncastle was our special holiday home and indeed it exceeded all of our expectations. First it is situated on one of the most scenic hilltops in the Cotswolds with beautiful vistas. The interior of Barncastle is spacious, tastefully well appointed while cozy and comfortable in all respects (and immaculately clean). Our 5 days passed too quickly and everyone was quite sad to leave even though we were headed to London for the second half of our holiday trip. Barncastle is perfectly situated for visiting all parts of the Cotswolds, and though we were clearly in the country hills away from traffic and noise, all routine amenities could be found with a short trip to nearby towns. My wife wanted me to lie and leave a mediocre review so that this gem of a hideaway doesn't become unobtainable for our next trip but Barncastle is too special not to share with everyone.

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Liked best: The warm, spacious home away from home.
Liked least: Having to leave :-(
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Alice T
1 review
“Beautiful cottage, beautiful location”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is a lovely cottage lovingly furnished with a homely feel. The location is beautiful with views out onto the Cotswold. Large master bedroom with dressing room that was good for putting a cot in and small twin room. Perfect for a family looking for a nice, relaxing place to stay. Easy access to the Cotswold way ( can be picked up within 0.5 mile).

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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KimmyWill...
Great Saling
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing Property - Book it now!”
Reviewed May 18, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We go away every year and have done for the last 10 years and we can all honestly say that this is by far the best house we have every stayed in, immaculately clean, comfortable beds, fluffy towels and a very well stocked kitchen in a stunning position..

The area is beautiful you could really not wish for anymore. Stop searching for anything better you will not find anything better than Barncastle just book it, we have already for a return trip next year!

Thank you Barncastle and Val for an amazing weekend and the homemade cake was delicious!.

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Liked best: So comfortable and clean
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Large groups
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evverblue...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed May 17, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

A long weekend with new crafting friends was as perfect as it could be. The weather was beautiful, the house amazing. I have booked to go back next April with some more friends.

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Liked best: The house and everything in it.
Liked least: Leaving...
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Nick D
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“What a terrific place to stay”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We felt very lucky to have found Barncastle to rent. It is situated In an idyllic location with sweeping views of the gentle Cotswold countryside. It has a warm, spacious layout that easily accommodates large groups. The owner, Valerie, welcomed us as if we were family, and Barncastle had the feel of a well-equipped, fully functioning home. We felt that the rental was excellent value for money and, perhaps because of this, it was necessary to book well in advance.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Dickieboy...
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday home for exploring the Cotswolds”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Our party of 9 adults and two children used both Barncastle and Barncottage. The space, comfort and quality and quantity of the facilities are all 5 star. Plenty of different spaces to loose oneself if desired. Painswick, Stroud, Gloucester are nearby and the whole of the beautiful Cotswolds are also within easy reach. Location is quiet with outstanding views across the lovely Painswick valley. Val King the owner replies to all queries efficiently by return. We all liked everything, have no criticisms whatsoever and our only regret is that we could not stay longer.

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Liked best: Quality, comfort, space and location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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