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Barns Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Bletchley Park, the headquarters of the British codebreakers during World War II, is less than 30 minutes' drive away
  • The hotel's WineGlass Restaurant features an extensive selection of wines and champagnes available by the glass
  • Woburn Abbey, a Grade I-listed country house, and Woburn Safari Park are both 25 minutes' drive away
  • The riverside hotel has a characterful 13th-century Tithe Barn for functions and events

93%
Enjoyed This
(249 Member Ratings)
"Beautiful location on the river. Excellent Afternoon Tea and a very helpful staff"
Susan
18. Jun 2018
Sudbury Suffolk, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Bedford railway station is less than 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. The 73 bus runs from the station to Priory Business Park, a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Barns Hotel has a "tranquil location on the outskirts of Bedford" (The AA) with views of the River Great Ouse.

Local attractions include Woburn Abbey, a Grade I-listed country house surrounded by historic landscaped gardens and a deer park, and Woburn Safari Park, which has over 1000 animals and offers both road and foot safaris. Both are 25 minutes' drive away.

Bletchley Park, the headquarters of the British codebreakers during World War II, and the site where Alan Turing helped decipher the Enigma code, is 30 minutes' drive away. Grade I-listed Houghton House is less than 20 minutes' drive away -- this ruined mansion house has views of the surrounding hunting park and gardens.

The hotel's river-facing WineGlass Restaurant features rustic wooden beams and, as the name suggests, an extensive selection of wines and champagnes available by the glass -- some come from the owners' winery in California. There is also a charming library within the restaurant. The Riverside Bar, open from lunchtime to late evening, offers casual dining and has a patio overlooking the River Great Ouse.

Bedrooms and suites are traditionally furnished and have spacious bathrooms. All have free Wi-Fi.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges apply as follows: £10 per child, per night for children aged 2-11 inclusive. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 1 and under. This includes breakfast. There are no extra beds available for older children or adults. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy levels. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request a cot or an extra bed and confirm the age of the child.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

93%
Enjoyed This
(249 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Barns Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location on the river. Excellent Afternoon Tea and a very helpful staff
Other Comments
Would definitely go back if another offer comes up
Susan 18. Jun 2018 Sudbury Suffolk, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Setting and food and service
JULIA 17. Jun 2018 BiggleswadeBIGGLESWADE, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Our Room 35 was very dark. Unable to read even in the summer - would be extremely gloomy in winter. Hotel was lovely though and good value
Ann 15. Jun 2018 High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
General ambience and location beside the river
Other Comments
Wine prices high
Malcolm 17. Jun 2018 Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Cream tea delicious and breakfast tasty
Other Comments
Lovely location on the River Ouse with terrace to relax by the waterside.
Chantal 17. Jun 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and friendliness of staff.
Other Comments
Good food and service made our visit extra special.
Kevin 12. Jun 2018 St Neots, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very welcoming and helpful
Other Comments
This was a reasonable hotel - for 3 stars ! There were quite a few things lacking you would expect at a 4 star hotel No newspaper service no morning call offered poor quality toiletries in the bathroom no biscuits with the tea in the room no refrigerator in the room no air-conditioning although the £25 dinner allowance seemed generous, with the inflated menu prices, it did not even cover two courses Not truly a fault of the hotel, but on both nights, they hosted boisterous parties which made sleep impossible until they died down very late. Not what you would have expected at a 4 star hotel. This is the main reason we would not stay here again.
James 10. Jun 2018 Emsworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location next to the river and the grounds and excellent food.
Other Comments
The staff were very helpful in particular Kay who managed the restaurant - nothing was too much trouble for her
Roger 12. Jun 2018 SwanleySwanley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful surroundings.
Other Comments
Staff were very friendly, food was great.
John 11. Jun 2018 Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable rooms and pretty gardens
Other Comments
The "hot" food at breakfast was cold and served on cold plates.
Joan 12. Jun 2018 Fleet, United Kingdom

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