The Barns Centre is a unique venue for group retreats, small conferences, training courses and workshops, as well as an ideal base for less formal groups, normally with sole occupancy. 

Located in the quiet village of Toddington in rural Gloucestershire, it was named in honour of an early experiment in therapeutic group living, at Barns House in Scotland.

Our facilities and extensive grounds provide the perfect setting for a peaceful and relaxing break for tai chi, yoga and similar groups.  It also provides an excellent base for groups of painters, ramblers, bird-watchers, garden-lovers and others wishing to explore this very rich and historic locality.

When not in use for conferences, courses or retreats, Barns House accommodation, with its own kitchen and sitting room, can be hired by individuals and groups wishing to stay on a self-catering basis.

The Centre is set in its own grounds in a peaceful location on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about twelve miles north of Cheltenham. The area is well known for its lovely countryside, popular with walkers and full of beautiful old villages, historic market towns, open gardens, woodlands and nature reserves.

For group bookings or to discuss your specific requirements please contact Joanna Jansen (01242 621200).  


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  • From a visiting school group, July 2015

    Member of staff:
    "We really did find a gem when we came across your lovely accommodation. We loved the residential block and the gardens outside were just beautiful.

    "Thanks to you and your team for all your efficiency from the initial booking right to the wonderful catering! Nothing was too much trouble and you all made us feel very welcome."

    "We love the Barn's Centre. It's very nice here. It's been like staying in a big park. We've been very well looked after and homemade lasagne was beautiful! Hope we can come and stay again! Thankyou."