While the village of South Cerney was founded by Saxon settlers in 999 AD, parts of the stone farmhouse on the farm date back to 1580, and Berry Farm is known to have existed on the site since at least 1856.  The Farm was purchased by Claire’s great grandfather in 1932, for the princely sum of £4,300 – and has remained in the family ever since.  Claire remembers harvest time when her grandfather Ray owned the farm – climbing up into the hay bales! Ray loved horses and was often seen round the village with his horse and trap, where Claire loved riding beside him. The farm was left to Claire’s mother, and now Claire is the fourth generation of the family to live and work on the farm – and has uncovered some incredible photographs in the archives… 

Berry Farm Barn has now been converted into a beautiful home, capable of accommodating up to 12 guests and is located just on the edge of the village of South Cerney. The photos to the right show the dining room before and after the conversion. You can read more about the renovation journey here.


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Berry Farm is so much more than the stunning holiday lodge that you see. As well as being a working farm there are always things going on as you can see from their events page – check them out here

Parlour Barn, next to Berry Farm Barn can be used for larger family gatherings such as weddings or other celebrations.

Evening suppers at the barn are gaining something of a reputation locally and you will often find Jo and Barry enjoying Chris and Claire’s hospitality!

If you fancy doing something a little more rigorous during your time with us then we would highly recommend a visit to Berry Farms wellness page where you can find more details about their yoga, Pilates and PT including a timetable. You will also benefit from meeting a number of the locals, many of whom use the Berry Farm facilities

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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!

Water Park

Cotswold Water Park itself has an array of activities for kids, particularly if they like watersports.

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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