Located in the centre of Cirencester, a town with Roman origins, within easy reach of shops and all the facilities of a busy market town.
Boutique style hostel accommodation designed with craft in mind as a nod to its owner, New Brewery Arts (the centre for craft in the Cotswolds), next door. With 14 stylishly appointed rooms, all but two of which have en-suites, this is a great property for a gang of friends to base themselves in - bang in the heart of Cirencester in the Cotswolds, with plenty to do within easy reach of the town.
The 14 rooms sleep up to 43 people (so you could share or you could just have 14 with a room each!)
There are 12 rooms each with an ensuite; rooms 8 and 11 share a bathroom
There is one room on the ground floor with ensuite facilities suitable for disabled persons.
Book just a floor (Ground Floor sleeps 12, First Floor sleeps 31) or book the whole place for exclusive hire.
We provide sheets, towels, shampoo and shower gel.
Free Wifi, no TV.
Guide dogs only allowed; sorry, no other dogs.
There are craft touches throughout The Barrel Store; handcrafted beds made by Charterbrae, blinds by Vanessa Arbuthnott, woollen throws by Cotswold Woollen Weavers and glasswork by Loco Glass.
There's a kitchen/dining/seating area on the ground floor where you can make your own meals or - if you prefer - order in something from one of the many restaurants/takeaways, or you could even hire your own chef to do all the cooking for you.
If you've got bikes, we have 5 bookable cycle lockers located immediately outside the building which can be secured with padlocks provided.
You can park adjacent to The Barrel Store (free from 3pm but payable from 8am-3pm). If you prefer, there is alternative parking - both paid and free - within 10 minutes' walk of the building.
The nearest supermarket is within 100m (Tesco) and Waitrose is a shortly 5 minute walk away. There is also a variety of shops and attractions nearby including:
New Brewery Arts (next door!) - hens can book a craft workshop (how about Indian block printing? Or Calligraphy? Get in touch with New Brewery Arts and they can do everything to help you!). There is also a gallery, craft shop, resident makers workshops, cafe (open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm Sun) which offers a 10% discount to Barrel Store residents.
Corinium Museum - 5 mins walk
Church of St John the Baptist - 5 mins walk
Cirencester Amphitheatre - 10 mins walk
Cirencester Open Air Pool - 10 mins walk
Cirencester Park & Bathurst Estate - 10 mins walk
Royal Agricultural College - 10 mins walk
Cirencester Park Polo Club - 10 mins drive
Cotswolds Water Park - 15 mins drive
Head for Heights activities - 15 mins drive
Cotswold Country Park & Beach - 15 mins drive
Cotswold Off Road - 20 mins drive
National Trust - there are many Cotswolds properties within an hour's drive.
Nearest station: Kemble (10 mins drive)
LHR - 1h 45 rail journey, 1h 30 drive
BRS - 2h drive
BHX - 1h 45 drive