Cotswolds, United Kingdom

Barnhouse

Rates per night from$1,049.24

Price information

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Style

Model home

Setting

English country gardens

Sleeps

10

The Lakes by Yoo’s Barnhouse is a modern vision of a traditional Cotswolds cottage, with honey-hued stone walls and windows stretching to the vaulted roof. There’s a private pool, dining terraces and full kitchen, and Kate Moss has given interiors a touch of supermodel style: a mirrored four-poster, velvet couches, silk-woven carpets, Sixties-style chandeliers and other decadent touches set the scene for lavish parties. However, La Moss has made it feel like a real home: she’s hung vintage kimonos in the master bathroom and pieces by Damien Hirst in the hall; and guests can flick through her pick of retro records (Grace Jones, Van Morrison, Pink Floyd…) and play dress up in hand-picked statement pieces.

Smith Extra

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A one-hour fishing class, personal-training session or massage; GoldSmiths get an additional hour-long massage each

First Glance

  • Kate Moss has decked the villa out in colourful retro style throughout.
  • There’s an open-plan living room, dining area and full kitchen with a breakfast bar. A wall of windows makes the living space light and bright and velvet couches keep it cosy.
  • There’s a large flatscreen TV and library of art books in the living area, which is lit by a modern chandelier.
  • The kitchen has a fridge-freezer, oven and hob, crockery, glassware, cutlery and cookware and a small herb garden. The dining area has a table topped with vases of fresh flowers and pendant lights overhead.
  • The hallway’s hung with artwork by Damien Hirst and the Chapman Brothers, and black-and-white photographs. Some Kate Moss-chosen jackets and hats hang in the hallway closet.
  • A separate living room has a fuschia couch, vintage writing desk and silk-woven carpets. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the pool. A small powder room is set to one side.
  • The laundry room has a washer, dryer and cache of cleaning supplies and tableware.
  • The cloakroom/pantry is stocked with candles, and a range of essentials.
  • A small guest toilet leads off from the hallway.

Villa highlights

  • Kate Moss collaboration
  • Private pool
  • Individual bedrooms

Sleeping arrangements

  • Bedroom 1, the villa’s master bedroom, overlooks the living area and the gardens beyond. Its glamorously outfitted, with a mirrored four-poster, comfy pouffes and wingbacks, a cocktail kit and Crosley record player with a stash of retro records.
  • The master bedroom’s ensuite bathroom has a freestanding rolltop bath tub overlooking the leafy villa drive, vintage kimonos, twin sinks and Annick Goutal bath products.
  • Bedroom 2 sits towards the back of the house on the upper level; its small balcony has views of the woods. A light, restful space, with pastel-hued accents, this room has a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a large shower.
  • Bedroom 3 is set on the upper level at the front of the house, overlooking the tree-lined driveway. Tones of coral, duck-egg blue and taupe make it light and elegant. There’s a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
  • Bedroom 4 is on the lower floor with woodland views. Playfully styled, with Mexican-style throws, pink drapes and a humbug-striped ceiling, it has twin beds and an ensuite bathroom with a separate bath tub and shower.
  • Bedroom 5 (which can be converted into a study on request) is on the lower level at the front of the house. It has colourful floral wallpaper and jewel-toned throws and linens on the brass-framed king-size bed. The ensuite bathroom has a large walk-in shower.

Key kit

  • Large flatscreen TV with Sky channels in the living area.
  • Apple TV.
  • Sonos sound system with a Bluetooth connection.
  • Free WiFi throughout.
  • Gas barbecue.
  • Acoustic guitars.
  • Noughts-and-crosses game.
  • Security alarm.

Poolside

  • Set in seclusion by the woods, the heated pool is in the villa garden.
  • There’s a paved deck with loungers and a peaceful alfresco dining area.

Grounds

  • The Barnhouse is peaceful and private, surrounded by woodland with a hidden, tree-lined driveway.
  • The villa’s garden has a trim lawn and a small bench-topped terrace.
  • The upper level has a terrace for alfresco dining. A long table, lined with succulents is placed for leafy views.
  • Up to four cars can park by the villa entrance.

Location

  • The Barnhouse is at the heart of the sprawling Lakes by Yoo estate in the Cotswolds.
  • The estate has several man-made lakes, which guests can fish and kayak in, or zipline across.
  • The main reception, pool and spa are a 10-minute walk away.
  • Attractive villages Thornhill and Claydon are a five-minute drive away; Cirencester is a 15-minute drive from the entrance; and Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are 30-minutes by car.
  • London Heathrow is the closest international hub, a 90-minute drive from the Lakes By Yoo.

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