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 J.G, July 2015

    "Thankyou so much for a lovely stay. The food was delicious and the staff so friendly and welcoming. The rooms were lovely and comfortable and the grounds tranquil. An ideal place to feel nurtured on our yoga retreat."