About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- 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
- Woburn Safari Park is a 25 minutes' drive away
- The riverside hotel has a characterful 13th-century Tithe Barn
The Barns Hotel is in a "tranquil" (The AA) location beside the River Great Ouse, on the outskirts of Bedford.
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 road and foot safaris. Both are 25 minutes' drive away.
Bletchley Park, famous for being 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 has views of the surrounding hunting park and gardens.
You can take a leisurely stroll through the gardens and admire three centuries of landscape design at Grade I-listed Wrest Park -- this country house and estate is 25 minutes from the hotel by car.
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 area within the restaurant. The Riverside Bar, open from lunchtime to late evening, offers casual dining and has a patio with views of the River Great Ouse.
You can hire Brub, the hotel's 18-foot electric riverboat, for a leisurely cruise on the river. The boat can carry up to four adults and two children below 12 years old , and you'll be given everything you need to take in the sights of the Great Ouse, including a map, equipment and full operating instructions.
Bedrooms and suites are traditionally furnished, and have spacious bathrooms, a safe and free Wi-Fi.
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- Airport transfer (fees apply)
- Express check-in / checkout
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
- Wheelchair accessible
Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
Cot available upon request, free of charge, for children 1 or under.
£10 per night for children 2 to 11.
Extra bed not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
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.
Pets: No pets allowed.
Additional details: Main Restaurant is shut on the 3rd of April 2020 but guests can eat at the Riverside Tavern instead.
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