The T Barn

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Cirencester

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Bell tents and shepherd’s huts with hot tubs on a picturesque Cotswolds farm near Cirencester

Don’t expect a big sign directing you to the T Barn shepherd’s huts or campsite. This is the Cotswolds where everything, including the area’s latest camping and glamping site, is tasteful and subtle so as not to intrude on the charm of England’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Instead, you receive detailed instructions from your host, Eloise, which help you navigate from the honey-stoned pub in the village down hedgerowed country lanes to the right field on the right farm.

Shepherd’s hut guests go one way, campers and bell tenters another. There’s a meadow for each at opposite ends of the 850-acre dairy farm the site calls home. The idea to keep them separate is a good one; preserving both seclusion for the adults-only shepherd’s huts and the sociable feel of the family-friendly campsite. Let’s head there first. It’s a simple site and you see yourself in. There are three bell tents, a handful of pitches and facilities which are set up for the season. The bell tents are the easy option here; comfortably furnished for four, with bedding included too. It’s all off grid but the basics are covered and campfires are allowed with a stone-circled fire pit per pitch.

Over at the shepherd’s hut site, there’s no sharing of facilities – each hut is en suite, self-contained and, best of all, has its own wood-fired hot tub. They are luxurious but, like the campsite, off grid, which encourages couples who stay here to relax, reconnect and immerse themselves in nature. In this location, that’s not hard. There are no buildings or roads in view; just the field and the trees of a neighbouring woodland. Look out for mistle thrushes and the resident barn owl who’s often spotted swooping by.

The farm surrounds the tiny village of Barnsley and it’s a 10–15 minute walk from both meadows to The Village Pub (that’s it’s name – honest). It’s got a nice garden for summer, roaring fires for winter and a great menu whenever you visit. And, of course, this is the Cotswolds so there are longer walks, other lovely pubs and plenty of swoon-worthy villages starting at neighbouring Bibury. It’s said to be one of the most photographed spots in the Cotswolds and claimed by William Morris to be “the most beautiful village in England”. If you’re coming with kids, they may not be quite as beguiled but, don’t worry, there’s horse riding and cycling, too, and South Cerney Lake where you can sail, kayak or paddleboard until it’s time for your next campfire.



The shepherds huts have wood burning hot tubs and fire pit outside, inside you'll find kitchenette with gas hob and small fridge, wood burning stove, ensuite bathroom with shower and composting loo, king sized bed and luxe linen and solar powered lighting. A phone can be charged but no high usage electrical equipment can be used - e.g. hairdryer or straighteners.

The bell tents have wood burning stove, real beds, fresh linen, fire pit, tealight chandelier and solar lights around but they don't have electric plug in points.

The camping pitches have a fire circle for the campfire and plenty of space.

Bell tents and camping pitches have shared facilities including composting loos, hot showers and washing up hut.

Suitable For

The T Barn has something for anyone who wants to drink in nature, unwind, slow down and enjoy their experience - here and now.

The shepherds huts are the perfect romantic getaway for a couple or someone wishing to retreat into nature, they can also be booked altogether for a group of friends. Ideal for people who are looking for more than the standard weekend break, this is an experience to remember. Cooking over fire, relaxing in the hot tub and drinking in the nature and wildlife surrounding you.

The summer camp is open to everyone including children and pets. The bell tents are for those who want to get close to nature and feel the outdoors with a touch of luxury and the convenience of having everything set up and ready for your arrival. The camping spots are for those who love to simply pitch up, kick back and get the campfire going.


Glorious, rambling countryside, honey coloured stone picturesque villages, quaint English scenes and rare wildlife make up the Cotswolds - England’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The T Barn sits in the pretty village of Barnsley, a small village with the Village Pub and Barnsley House Hotel offering fabulous food and gardens. Garden lovers will appreciate Rosemary Veery’s distinguished garden design at the hotel, once her home. The farm itself is a beautiful spot and one that we are committed to sharing with others, the land rolls outwards across the valley providing lush pastures for the cows... and campers!

Food & Drink

The Village Pub and Barnsley House Hotel are a short walk from the huts and summer camp. We also love The Stump, 10 minute drive or 1 hour walk for a sourdough pizza or rotisserie on Sundays. Bibury is the neighbouring village, perfect spot for an ice cream besides the river. The New Inn at Coln is a 1.5 hour walk (10 minute drive) and does a great burger. We also can provide dinner or breakfast hampers for your fire pit or an afternoon cream tea - just add to your booking.


Shepherds huts: all year.

Bell tents and camping: April–October.

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The Owner Says

The T Barn is a collection of glamping spots located across the farm in and around Barnsley, a quintessentially Cotswold village. We are off-grid and we love it that way, solar-powered, wood-burning, composting loos, no wifi, limited phone signal - this is your chance to slow down and reconnect with nature. We have three shepherds huts each with their own hot tub, king size bed & luxe linen, ensuite bathroom, woodburner, kitchenette and outdoor firepit open year round. April - October we have three bell tents with woodburners, real beds, bedding and fresh linen to sleep 2 -4 people we also have seven camping pitches to bring your own tent, each with a fire circle for the essential campfire. The summer camp has shared facilities, 3 hot showers, 4 composting loos and sheltered washing up hut. We also offer private hire of the entire site including our rustic barn - get in touch for details.

Social Distancing Measures

Our accommodation is naturally socially distanced and we have options for glamping with private or shared facilities - everything is deep cleaned.


Three shepherd huts, three bell tents and seven grass pitches.

Shepherd's Hut - Dora

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2 3 Available
Shepherd's hut with private wood-fired hot tub set in a secluded field. Situated in the idyllic Cotswolds we’ve designed a comfortable, luxurious stay for those wanting to reconnect with the outdoors. Cook over open fire, relax in the Skargards wood-fired hot tub overlooking stunning views.

Bell Tent - Mimi

Bell tent Sleeps 4 3 Available
Bell tent sleep up to 4 people, ideal for a couple, friends or family. Real comfortable beds with fresh linen and towels and a wood burning stove to keep cosy in the evenings. There's plenty of space for each tent, outdoor seating and firepit with simple fire-cooking equipment.

T Barn Camping

Grass pitch Sleeps 5 7 Available
Grass tent pitches in the valley of the farm, we only have seven pitches so plenty of space for each tent. Each pitch has a stone fire circle for the essential campfire.

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Getting There

Whether coming from Cirencester to the south or Burford to the north, the village of Barnsley is reached on the B4425. Once you are in the village there are different instructions for each part of the site and Eloise sends out detailed instructions after booking.

Getting to the T Barn shepherd’s hut or campsite by public transport is possible but takes planning. The closest railway station is at Kemble, nine miles from site. From there you would need to take a taxi to site (probably a good idea to book in advance) or to cycle if you’re bringing a bike. Alternatively national coach services stop at Cirencester, a little closer to site. From there, taxis are more easily available or you could take a bus to Barnsley. There are just a few a day and none on Sundays. It’s a ten-minute walk from the bus stop to the camping field or shepherd’s huts.


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