The Rich History and Modern Comfort of Berry Farm Barn

Berry Farm Barn: A Legacy Through Generations

While the village of South Cerney was founded by Saxon settlers in 999 AD, Berry Farm boasts a rich history of its own. Parts of the stone farmhouse on the farm date back to 1580, and Berry Farm itself has been known to exist since at least 1856. Purchased by Claire’s great-grandfather in 1932 for the princely sum of £4,300, the farm has remained in the family ever since.

Claire fondly recalls harvest time when her grandfather Ray owned the farm, climbing up into the hay bales. Ray, a horse lover, was often seen around the village with his horse and trap, with Claire riding beside him. The farm was eventually passed down to Claire’s mother, and now Claire is the fourth generation of the family to live and work on the farm. Recently, she has uncovered some incredible photographs in the archives, revealing the farm’s storied past.

A Modern Retreat on the Edge of South Cerney

Today, Berry Farm Barn has been transformed into a beautiful home, capable of accommodating up to 12 guests. Located just on the edge of the village of South Cerney, this stunning conversion retains its historical charm while offering modern comforts.

Before and After: The Renovation Journey

The photos to the right show the dining room before and after the conversion. The transformation is truly remarkable. You can read more about the renovation journey here.

Stay at Berry Farm Barn

Experience the perfect blend of history and modernity at Berry Farm Barn. Book your stay today and immerse yourself in the unique charm of this historic property.

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Discover the Charm of Berry Farm Barn in the Cotswolds

Berry Farm Barn is an important local venue in the Water Park, hosting a variety of events, including weddings and large family gatherings. It offers an idyllic retreat in the heart of the Cotswolds, combining the charm of a stunning holiday lodge with the vibrancy of a working farm. This unique destination provides the perfect setting for relaxation, wellness, and unforgettable family gatherings.

A Vibrant Working Farm with Endless Activities

Berry Farm Barn is more than just a picturesque lodge; it’s a hub of activity. The farm hosts various events throughout the year, offering guests a taste of rural life and community spirit. To stay updated on the latest happenings, visit their events page.

Ideal for Large Gatherings

For those looking to host larger family gatherings, weddings, or celebrations, Parlour Barn, located next to Berry Farm Barn, is the perfect venue. With ample space and rustic charm, it sets the stage for memorable events.

Renowned Evening Suppers

Experience local hospitality at its finest with our evening suppers. Gaining a stellar reputation among locals, these gatherings offer delicious meals and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Don’t be surprised to find us enjoying Chris and Claire’s exceptional hospitality at one of their suppers!

Wellness Activities at Berry Farm Barn

For guests seeking a more active stay, Berry Farm Barn offers a range of wellness activities. Their wellness page provides detailed information about yoga, Pilates, and personal training sessions. These activities are designed to rejuvenate both body and mind, making your stay even more enriching.

Meet the Locals

One of the highlights of staying at Berry Farm Barn is the opportunity to meet and mingle with the locals. Many residents use the farm’s facilities, providing a wonderful chance to connect and experience the genuine Cotswold community spirit.

Book Your Stay at Berry Farm Barn

Experience the perfect blend of relaxation, activity, and local charm at Berry Farm Barn. Book your stay today and immerse yourself in the beauty and vibrant life of the Cotswolds.

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Your Visit


South Cerney Outdoor

For guests seeking adventure on the water, South Cerney Outdoor offers an exhilarating range of activities in the heart of Cotswold Water Park. From kayaking and SUP to sailing and more, this centre provides an ideal setting for both novices and seasoned enthusiasts to dive into water sports. With a focus on safety and fun, every visitor is set to have a memorable experience on the lake, under the guidance of expert instructors. For more information, visit their website at South Cerney Outdoor. You can either launch your own craft (need to book and pay) or hire directly from the centre. You will also find the Sky Line Aerial Adventure at this location as well – climb to the top and get a fantastic view over Little Horseshoe Lake which is just across a narrow lane. They also do great coffee and cake at their coffee shop at the Lodge and a small cafe serves great street food to either eat in or take away. Great day out.

Lake 32 Outdoor Centre

Practice your survival skills in the Cotswolds with a bushcraft course or fancy open water swimming whilst you are visiting us? Head on down to Lake 32 next to the Cotswold Country Park and Beach for some great adventures! You can take lessons in all the sports they offer or use your own equipment on the lake. Lake 32 operate the sports of Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery, Raft building, Problem solving, Bush Craft & Survival Skills and Low Ropes. Waterland operate a very successful Triathlon Group and you can swim in the lake before 10am seven days a week. So much to do at Lake 32 pop along and enjoy the great outdoors! They often have events planned so always worth checking out their website for details. PS You can walk around the whole of the lake (or run!) – grab your wristband from the cafe before you head out  

The Cotswold Range

Cotswold Range Located in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park between Swindon and Cirencester and about 4 miles in a straight line down the Spine Road. The Cotswold Range opened in 2016 and offers instructed Archery and Air Rifle sessions.  They use 10 metre shooting lanes which are built with fun in mind, providing you with the perfect introduction to these sports. From beginners to the experienced, we guarantee that you won’t have tried our games before and we can match our games to a wide range of abilities. Every lesson is exclusive for your group and we pride ourselves on tuition whilst having lot’s of fun! Take part in their challenge/games including Pizza, Paper Fold, Balloons, Play your Cards Right, Split the Arrow, Noughts & Crosses, Battleships, Snakes & Ladders, Monopoly and the range favourite- Apple Challenge! Check out their website here
Pubs and bars

Lakeside Brasserie

Our menu offers a selection of dishes using locally sourced produce wherever possible. Favourites include spicy sizzling fajitas, traditional wood fired Italian pizzas, handmade salads, plus our fantastic Jesse Smith’s burgers with a variety of toppings!

Family Fun
Cotswold Farm Park

Ready to explore, play, eat, feed and learn? Meet 50+ rare breeds of British farm animals, whizz along our zipline, hold little chicks and pedal on our tractors, all in a day at Cotswold Farm Park!

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Westonbirt National Arboretum

Home to 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe and 5 national tree collections, Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, relax or have an adventure!

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South Cerney Outdoor

Self launch or hire from South Cerney Outdoor. You will find a great mix of non mechanised water sport at South Cerney outdoor with a great coffee shop and street food available from Lodge 12.


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