The Barns Centre
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 Jo Jansen (01242 621200).
From Our Guest Book
British School of Shiatsu, February 2011
'You always make us so welcome, nothing is too much trouble. The food is very good and bountiful, rooms warm and a lovely atmosphere'. 'Thank you so much for being so kind and considerate, and catering for me so amazingly. I feel really healthy and well looked after!' 'Very enjoyable weekend again - it's good to be back!'
The Breakaways Tai Chi Group, May 2012
'Our sixth weekend break for out Tai Chi group. We wouldn't think of going anywhere else. A perfect place for a weekend of peace and tranquility. Everyone makes us feel so welcome and looks after us so well. Thank you so much!