Famed as the home of the legendary garden designer and writer Rosemary Verey, Barnsley House belonged to the family of Verey’s husband David, whom she married in 1939. Verey’s genius was to adapt grand horticultural designs from many great houses and chateaux for her 17th-century Cotswold-stone rectory; in doing so she inspired generations of gardeners, including the Prince of Wales, who sought her expertise for Highgrove. The gardens continue to be one of the highlights of this comfortable 18-bedroom hotel, from the laburnum walk to the ornamental vegetable garden.
Barnsley House is famous for its gardens; alliums in bloom along the laburnum walk; take a stroll among the magnolia trees and topiary. CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE