The Calcot Collection has confirmed the off-market sale of Barnsley House and the Village Pub, with Timothy Oulton taking over the ownership and operations of the pub and hotel with immediate effect.
The site will continue to operate as a luxury hotel, spa and pub with rooms and the current team will remain in place, with all existing bookings honoured.
Richard Ball, Executive Chairman of Calcot Collection said, ‘We have loved our time as custodians of this wonderful property, but we feel the time is right to consolidate our interests and are excited to be able to hand them over to new owners who we know will provide an exciting future for the team that have made them so special under our tenure”.
Tim Oulton, founder and creative director of Timothy Oulton added: “Barnsley House and the Village Pub are exactly the kind of property we have been wanting to bring into our group, with our focus on creating authentic, unique, and award-winning experiences in home and retail, and more recently in the hospitality domain.
“Richard and his team at The Calcot Collection have nurtured Barnsley House with a respect for its rich heritage, and its loyal customer base. It comes to us as a strong operation, with a committed and experienced team, and I am looking forward to working with the team and its loyal customer base, to further realise the potential of this unique and storied property.”
The decision to sell was made in order to allow for expansion at Calcot & Spa, the collection’s first and flagship property, which is planning exciting developments for 2022 and beyond.
Plans for Calcot & Spa include five new family suites, including three treehouses which will overlook 200 acres of farmland. A new fitness facility will also be offered.
Other properties in The Calcot Collection include The Painswick in the Cotswolds and The Lord Crewe Arms in Northumberland.
Barnsley House and the Village Pub had been part of The Calcot Collection since 2009.