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The Barns Hotel
Cardington Road, MK44 3SA Bedford Show map
The Barns Hotel is situated in a beautiful riverside location, within 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens, yet just 10 miles (16 km) from the M1 and 8 miles (13 km) from A1.
The tranquil setting offers views of the great River Ouse and the local country park and wonderful grounds in which to stroll and relax.
For more strenuous activities, guests have access to the local Oasis Fitness and Leisure Club. Samuel Whitbread, founder of the brewing business, was born in the main house in 1720 and it remained within the Whitbread family until 1890s, becoming a hotel in 1987.
Each bedroom is traditionally and comfortably furnished with dark wood furniture and power showers in the spacious bathrooms. Guests can relax with a TV, and there is trouser press, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities in every room.
The WineGlass Restaurant at the Barns Hotel offers hearty food prepared by its Michelin-starred chef. The wine list is handpicked by the Vineyard's Director of Wine with over 40 wines and champagnes. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed by the river with homemade scones and cakes.
The Barns Hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from the M1 motorway, and is located close to Woburn Abbey, which is set in a beautiful 3,000 acre deer park and houses an impressive private collection of art, furniture and porcelain. Woburn Safari Park is filled with exotic animals and features both a safari drive and foot safari.
Hotel Chain: Classic British Hotels
When would you like to stay?
- 24-hour front desk
- Non-smoking rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Express check-in/check-out
- Safety deposit box
- Luggage storage
- Room service
- Meeting/banquet facilities
- Dry cleaning
- Breakfast in the room
- Bridal suite
- Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
These are general hotel policies for . As they may vary per room type; please also check the room conditions.
From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Children and extra beds
Free! All children under 13 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All children under 13 years are charged GBP 10 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Accepted credit cards
- American Express
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
Food & beverage
The Anglers Restaurant offers delicious food and great views out over the River Great Ouse. The restaurant offers a superb à la carte menu with an excellent wine list to match. Alternatively, you may choose to dine in the Riverside Bar, with its open fires and traditional pub meals.
The hotel has 48 well appointed bedrooms, ranging from standard twin and doubles, to suites and executive rooms. The Fenlake Suite has a most comfortable four-poster bed and is ideal for special occasions and celebrations. One room has modified facilities for use by disabled guests.
Each bedroom is traditionally and comfortably furnished with dark wood furniture, power showers in the spacious bathrooms, TV, trouser press, hair dryer and hospitality tray.
The hotel is approximately 18 miles (30 km) from Luton Airport. Taxis are readily available from just outside the airport.
The hotel is approximately 3 miles (5 km) from Bedford railway station.