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Old Cali B&B
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Old Cali B&B
Ranked #3 of 10 Barnsley B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 September 2011

For a start, my home isn't this spotlessly clean, I don't have an indoor heated swimming pool, and there's no lovely friendly Jennifer to make me a huge breakfast in the morning!

I stayed here for 5 nights in September 2011 as a lone female traveller while I attended a course at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. On the night of my arrival, just as I was starting to panic that I would never find my way through the confusing (to me) streets of Barnsley, I received a text from Jennifer as if by telepathy, asking if I needed help finding the Old Cali.

On arrival, I was given a huge, immaculate, and very comfortable bedroom. All the rooms in this house are large (especially the kitchen) as it was build to a bespoke design by Jennifer. Bathrooms are shared but again are always kept so clean they look brand new, and there are only 3 guest bedrooms sharing 2 bathrooms so I didn't find that a problem. I was moved to a different bedroom on the 4th day which gave me the opportunity to experience another smaller but equally warm, quiet and comfy room, luxurious bed, and another spotless, spacious bathroom which I seemed to have all to myself.

Breakfast was great, lots of fresh fruit and any combination of the usual Full English. Jennifer and her husband and children quickly started to feel like family and they treated me as such, even inviting me to join their family dinner on a couple of evenings.

This B&B does not have any sense of 'hotel' about it, it is simply a large, modern, warm, comfortable, family home that has been specifically and generously designed to accommodate guests as well as family.

I really enjoyed my stay here. It was great value for money, extraordinarily clean and comfortable, very quiet and restful, and lovely to be around such warm and welcoming people. It was also perfect for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, about a 5 minute drive away along country roads.

Oh, and did I mention there's a swimming pool? I'm so jealous!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

The owners make you feel at home and are very helpful. Rooms spacious, clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank Monika W
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

Cant praise the owers of this b&b enough, i've stayed many times now and feel so welcome every time i stay. Rooms are very comfortable and clean and food is excellent. its one of the few places i've stayed and actually look forward to going back. i wish them both the very best.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Thank peter k
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

Stayed here for two months in may & june 2011
Very friendly family hosts and great spacious rooms with all mod cons and even a swimming pool
Excellent value for money

Room Tip: room with the shower slightly better than others
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

After being rudely turned away from Ramada Encore Barnsley saying reservation was canceled when clearly it was not they had just over booked. I found the Old Cali at the last minute and the owners made you very welcome. The rooms are extremely comfortable and very spacious. The full English breakfast was the best ever (apart from the mrs). I will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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Thank glyn180
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

This is an excellent place to stay and i am a bit reluctant to give it a review as i intend to keep using it when ever i am working in the area .
The rooms are very spacy all with double beds its a family home and they welcome all guest as one of the family as you can see i was there for several months and a few other guest that
where there have stayed for 18 months and more i think this speaks for it's self how good it is.
The owner is an excellent cook and loves to make sure her guests are well fed.
It also has a family swimming pool which they allow the guests to use if they wish to.

Room Tip: all the rooms are great
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  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled on business
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Thank sexyg
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Reviewed 9 August 2010

The largest kitchen/breakfast room I have ever seen was used to provide a super breakfast. Our room although not ensuite had sole use facilities next door and provided us with a great mini-break. Very welcoming, we will use it again.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank robey2
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Additional Information about Old Cali B&B

Address: 358 New Road | Staincross, Barnsley S75 6GP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > South Yorkshire > Barnsley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Barnsley
Price Range: £24 - £35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old Cali is a family run bed and breakfast offering clean comfortable accommodation to the business and leisure traveller in the South Yorkshire town of Barnsley. The property is conveniently situated just a few minutes from junction 38 of the M1 Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, nearby Wentworth Castle and Gardens or learn something of the town's industrial heritage at the Coal Mining Museum. An ideal base for away workers and people visiting friends and family. Facilities: Traditional locally sourced food; Indoor pool; Free high speed WiFi; Free off road parking. ... more   less 
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Old Cali B&B Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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