Barns Conference Centre
Planned Environment Therapy Trust, Church Lane
(from the Visitor’s Book)
February 2016: ‘Fantastic time – food amazing – staff just lovely. All of us happy’
November 2015: ‘We love it here – home from home. Vicky and Steph’s cooking is so inviting and you cope so well with our awkward diets! Love the re-vamped rooms! Thank you for all your care.’
October 2015: ‘Rooms and centre very comfortable. Such a peaceful place. Thank you so much.’
August 2015: ‘The space at the centre and the variety of spaces led to the most harmonious and congenial and enjoyable retreat we have ever had……We all feel refreshed and the young people agreed with me that spaces are created in your mind after such experiences of physical spaces combined with reflection and belonging…..'(Sheila Melzak, Clinical Director, The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile)
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.‘
Travel and Accommodation
The venue is about 25 minutes from nearby train stations.
By rail, London to Honeybourne takes about 2 hours; from Oxford to Honeybourne about 45 minutes.
By rail, Manchester to Cheltenham Spa takes about 2 1/2 hours; Exeter to Cheltenham Spa about 2 hours; Birmingham or Bristol to Cheltenham Spa about 40 minutes.
By rail: There are regular and convenient train services to nearby Honeybourne and Evesham stations, on the London Paddington to Worcester/Hereford line; and to Cheltenham Spa on the West Coast and London Paddington/Birmingham/NorthWest lines. Taxis can be arranged in advance, and there is a busy taxi stand at Cheltenham.
By road: If walking: Barns Centre is on the Isbourne Way, on Church Lane, Toddington, GL54 5DQ, about 50 yards up and on the left from the junction with the B4077.
If coming by bicycle, car, or motorcycle: Church Lane forms a T-Junction with the B4077, which runs between Tewkesbury and Stow-on-the-Wold. From the M5, take Exit 9 at Tewkesbury heading East towards Ashchurch on the A46. Cross over the Teddington Hands Roundabout onto the B4077 towards Stow-on-the-Wold. From the M5 it takes about 15 minutes to get to Church Lane, which will be on the left. There is ample parking onsite.
By air: The nearest major airport is Birmingham International (BHX), well-served by rail.
Camping: Tents are welcome on the Field by prior arrangement, and campervans can be accommodated. There is a shower/toilet block available.
Locally: Barns Centre is at the foot of the Cotswolds, well served by nearby B&Bs and hotels.