Barnsdale Country Club
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Barnsdale Country Club

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sfhlawes wrote a review Sept 2020
London, United Kingdom26 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed exploring Rutland Water from this great location looking down onto Rutland Water.
We were delighted at the size of our apartment (number 57) in the stable block. This is the best RCI exchange we've enjoyed in the last ten years.
The pool was very well managed, and is a decent length (22.5m), perfect temperature. I booked swimming slots by phone in advance, and swam each morning at 7am.
The only fault I could find was the slow check-in. Quite simply too many guests arriving at 4pm resulted in a long queue. I suggest staggered check-ins might help.
Overall we'd love to visit this resort and this area again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Leslie L wrote a review Jun 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,522 contribution528 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A very pleasant stay. The lodge that we had was large accommodating 6 people. There was a lovely view of Rutland Water. The lodges were well equipped with dishwasher, and washer for clothes. There were only 4 glasses and 5 whisky glasses, but there were at least six plates and each type of cutlery. The ironing board had a very loose cover which moved about making ironing very difficult. The towel rail in the ensuite bathroom has come loose and the master bedroom table lamp shade is broken. I complained about all of these and was not charged for any missing items on check out. Electricity cost a flat rate of GBP 40 for a 3 bedroom unit. We did not use the leisure centre but the bar/restaurant has been renovated since our last visit and looks very nice and modern, but there are not enough sockets to charge laptops or mobile phones since only the leisure centre, bar and restaurant have wifi. The lodges still do not have wifi although I was informed 3 years ago that all the lodges would have wifi soon. When we arrived the two of lights down the steep path to our lodge were out, especially the one before the steps down to our lodge from the path. It was pitch black at night that I tripped down these steps. I complained on three consecutive days before all the four lamps were on at night.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NIKIM5758 wrote a review Jul 2020
40 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very well equipped and beautifully furnished lodges set in the grounds of Barnsdale Hall Hotel and overlooking Rutland Water we were really pleased with our RCI exchange. Our lodge was a real home from home and we very easy catered for a family of six. The only improvements I would make is to have a larger fridge as an under counter one wasn't really sufficient for 6 people and less firm mattresses, particularly for the twin beds. Everything was clean and in excellent condition.
We all enjoyed the mini golf but found the pitch and put course to be in need of a little tlc.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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XshawshankX wrote a review Feb 2020
68 contributions119 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
As a member for many years I’m still surprised by the lack of cleaning during the day. The pool area is dirty and whilst I understand that the lifeguards need to be watching those in the water there should be someone coming around and cleaning the guttering etc.
The bar area... Plates, glasses left on tables whilst the Resturant staff (no one eating), stood at their little station, they should help the staff in the bar area out.
Played snooker a week ago, paid our £4 for the lighting, got into the room. No chalk? My son went and asked them for some but they didn’t have any??? Simple things! Mentioned it to reception on leaving (thinking there might be a refund), clueless and said sorry whilst not maintaining any eye contact
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anam wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom41 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 7 days in a 1 bedroom apartment. The unit itself is very good. All the furniture were solid and good quality pots/pans/cutlery provided. The issue is the service. Upon arriving when I went to pool reception the very first day, I was told ALL the pool family slots for the entire week were already booked. The slots themselves are very limited. Only 4-6PM each day for the family (other times are for adults). This meant we were unable to use the pool even once during our 7 day stay. The grounds are good but limited service available.
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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S726VDmartinf wrote a review Apr 2022
Chesterfield, United Kingdom6 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Decided on an early spring break, chose this resort, not called Barnsdale Country Club any longer, it is Rutland Hall and Hotel.
Arrived too early and could not get into the lodge until 4pm, our problem
Timber and slate 'A' frame lodge as shown in the photograph, very spacious. Ours was a 3 bedroom plus 2 bathroom and an extra downstairs loo. Sleeps 8 including 2 on the sofa which opens out into a bed.
The mattress in the min bedroom on the ground floor was very lumpy and certainly in need of replacing. Upstairs are two smaller single beds, ok for me at just 5ft 6in but would not want to be any taller. This is where the building comes to its apex so a taller person would struggle.
It's really a couple of kids bedrooms but word of warning, the Velux type roof windows are not safe, they open far too wide, easy for a young child to get onto the low level sink and climb through, nothing to stop the falling to the ground as it a sheer drop
Everything in the lodge you want, full kitchen, washer/drier, dishwasher etc etc
Leisure facilities on site are excellent, virtually everything you need no matter what your age is. Very good size indoor pool and gym, all weather tennis courts, mini golf and pitch and putt
Gardens are landscaped really well, plenty of greenery, all very well maintained. Fields of sheep to the sides, ducks, rabbits and squirrels
Then there is Rutland Water, ok its not the lake district, its flat but we were just 50 yards from the water. Plenty of walks if that is what you are into
If there was any disappointment it is the nearby towns and villages. Oakham is 2 miles away and is okay, Tesco, Weatherspoons, pubs and restaurants and a few independent shops. Other villages around the area I was disappointed in. Barnsdale gardens is good if you are into that stuff, we went very early in the season so not much to show, it would be very much better in about 6 weeks time.
Finally, the restaurant on site 'Blossoms'. Looks like it has only very recently been refurbished (last few weeks), food was superb, good choice too. However if you want the cheaper option, bar menu, last orders is 6pm after that it is the restaurant and then the price really does go up. The style and decorating and design of Blossoms is excellent as is the food
We were in lodge 28, recommend to anyone whether you are a young or older couple or a family
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Review collected in partnership with RCI
Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Claire wrote a review Apr 2021
Stamford, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited Barnsdale Spa yesterday for a much needed neck, shoulder and back massage.

Kyode listened to my requirements carefully and provided a wonderfully relaxing the rejuvenating massage that relieved my stress points using a variety of professional techniques. The ambience was spot on - the room was a comfortably warm temperature and the use of a candle kept light to a minimum. The essential oils smelt divine too.

I felt so relaxed afterwards, I could have fallen to sleep on the massage table!

I can’t thank you enough Kyode - I will be back very soon!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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1958Vivienne wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Stable Mews 74 and after the first day there was a terrible smell coming from behind the washing machine. Reporting to reception was easy but getting maintenance to attend and rectify was another thing entirely – we were told to the run the machine to clean out the system but that didn’t work and we spent 5 days out of 7 complaining about the smell. Eventually on running the machine we ended up with a flood in the kitchen and they sent 2 lifeguards to help tidy up the mess! At no point were we offered alternative accommodation! Pointwise I thought it expensive for the size of the accommodation on offer – we have stayed in bigger studio apartments!
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Date of stay: August 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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e-pipeman wrote a review Sept 2022
Staffordshire, United Kingdom13 contributions40 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Checking in was a nightmare. After waiting for about 10 minutes, we were told that we had been misled into thinking that we had booked a lodge and were to be given an apartment in the main building instead. Instead of a lodge accessible from the ground floor and with a limited number of steps and an open terrace, we were shown to a dark apartment at the top of several staircases and long corridors. This had no ensuite to the main bedroom that itself was up a further three steep stairs from the rest of the apartment. It also had no outside space and small windows. Totally unacceptable.
After lengthy discussions, we were eventually offered a very nice apartment with a private balcony and lovely views but the first half an hour after our arrival was extremely stressful and unpleasant.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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andyeddy wrote a review Jul 2022
Durham, United Kingdom13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We felt that information given to us about the resort was very limited. The instructions provided by you stated: "Electricity and gas is metered and charged as used." At the end of our stay we were asked to pay £40 for this - a standard summer charge! Neither are metered and we were careful in using them so this was overcharged. No toiletries were provided except soap. Timeshare guests now seem to be second-class citizens. We asked for three items on the day we arrived, asked again on the Tuesday and none were forthcoming. 1. There was a wardrobe in our room with no key and therefore no access to it. 2. There was a cafetiere for two but there were four of us. 3. There were only three tumblers. The other many timeshares we have been to, these things would have been sorted straight away, but not here. The gardens needed much attention - flower beds full of weeds. The grass on the pitch and putt was far too long for any accurate putting.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Denise126
Broxbourne, United Kingdom76 contributions39 helpful votes
You get pool towels from the reception at the pool I recall or there are some in the apartment
Answer from Mark Tubey
Swindon, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
We always take our own towels but think some are available to hire. In terms of BBQ depends on the unit you are hiring whether or not it has a BBQ option, you will need to check with the club directly as which unit you have.
cat1181 asked a question Mar 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom91 contributions52 helpful votes
what is the spa like want to bring my husband for his bday next week x
Answer from barnsdalehallhotel
barnsdalehallhotel
Hi cat1181, I think he will enjoy it. Please see our website, search Barnsdale Hall Hotel for activities and opening times.
kosovar70 asked a question Sept 2018
London, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
Are pets allowed?
Answer from barnsdalehallhotel
barnsdalehallhotel
Hello. I'm afraid we do not allow pets on our resort. The only animal permitted is service dogs (in service).
Answer from Jim D
Stonehaven, United Kingdom703 contributions320 helpful votes
Generally this venue is located on a slope but the roads are well maintained so you should have no problems if you require a stick. The views over Rutland Water are superb and you may wish to venture closer to the shoreline at the foot of the decline. However there is a good path along the shoreline which will eventually take you to Oakham if you wish.
Christopher W wrote a tip Dec 2023
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom42 contributions8 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Appears to be Still finding its feet with new owners."
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Said A wrote a tip Aug 2019
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia168 contributions147 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Penthouse Apartment 44 or 45 or the Lodges facing Rutland Water is the preferred choice."
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John W wrote a tip Nov 2018
Warrington, England, United Kingdom52 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we stayed in a lodge with fab views over the water"
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Buster dakat wrote a tip May 2018
Egremont, United Kingdom285 contributions92 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Unit 3 has an excellent view down to the water"
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Jim D wrote a tip Aug 2017
Stonehaven, United Kingdom703 contributions320 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lake View if possible."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barnsdale Country Club
Which popular attractions are close to Barnsdale Country Club?
Nearby attractions include One Way Out Escape Rooms (2.9 miles), Oakham Castle (2.6 miles), and Aqua Park Rutland (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Barnsdale Country Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Barnsdale Country Club?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Barnsdale Country Club?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barnsdale Country Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hitchen’s Barn, Sarpech Wine Bar & Restaurant, and 10 Dining street.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Barnsdale Country Club?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Barnsdale Country Club?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Market Overton Stocks (4.6 miles).
Does Barnsdale Country Club have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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