Barley Sheaf Farm

5281 Old York Road (Rte 202/263) , Holicong, PA 18928 USA (Show map)


Exclusive destination estate spa in historic Bucks County, surrounded by 100-acre pasture and woodland views. Sixteen luxurious suites in the 1740 manor house, cottage and barn with whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, full body steam showers and private balconies. The spa offers exceptional all-natural products and services in private treatment rooms. A gourmet brunch is presented in the conservatory overlooking the trellis gardens and junior Olympic-size swimming pool. Centrally located to New Hope and Peddler's Village shops, antiquing, museums, fine restaurants and wineries, and the Delaware River for outdoor activities.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.4
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

A perfect retreat

5 on October 25, 2009

I surprised my husband with a romantic weekend get-away...just two of was perfection! We stayed in the barn section of the estate, in the Begger on Horseback suite. The suite was similar to a chalet in the had its own kitchen, living room and bedroom loft. Also, we had our own private deck where we just out...enjoyed our bottle of wine, and complimentary cheese plate. Dinner at the estate was incredible! The staff and chef were extremely attentive and friendly. The estate is right down the street from Peddler's Village, and about 12 minutes from New Hope where we enjoyed a day of walking the shops. BTW: we also had in-room spa treatments that were fabulous! We plan on returning ASAP...this was the best B&B we have ever visited.

A Dream Wedding to Remember

5 on September 04, 2009

My husband and I had our wedding at the bed and breakfast and it truely exceeded our wildest dreams. The grounds were perfectly manicured, the staff was very friendly and accomodating, and the rooms were extremely unique. We loved that the jacuzzi was very large and roomy. As I got ready for the wedding in the suite I was able to look out our balcony as the wedding was being set up. While Tom (the chef) did not caterer our wedding, he did cook brunch for us the next morning. The spread was more than anyone could ask for and Tom was also available to cook specialty omlets for those that wished. We were very proud to have our dream wedding there.

Summer getaway weekend

5 on August 28, 2009

My husband and I spent a much needed “getaway” weekend at Barley Sheaf Farm Estate and Spa in late June and enjoyed every minute of it. The property is amazing, with a long tree lined drive, gardens, gazebo and swimming pool. The main building is a beautifully restored stone manor house. The common areas, accented with antiques, are elegant but still cozy and inviting. Photographs illustrate the history of the property, including the era when it served as vacation home to George Kaufman and hosted guests like the Marx brothers! Each suite is identified by the title of one of Kaufman’s works, adding to the character of the estate. We stayed in “The Man Who Came to Dinner” suite, in the main house. This suite includes a dressing/sitting area with a vanity, Jacuzzi tub and gas fireplace. The separate bedroom is decorated with beautiful antiques and amazing linens and the luxurious marble bath with steam shower was to die for! A second sitting area, surrounded by windows, opens to a private balcony overlooking the grounds. Breakfast in the morning was truly gourmet, with different entrée selections each day, pastries and fresh fruits. Since the weather was warm, we enjoyed our breakfast on the patio, but the dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful murals would have been just as pleasant. The staff at Barley Sheaf was very friendly and helpful. We felt like our stay was very intimate and private but, when we did have a need, someone was right there to assist. I only wish we had been able to try the wine tasting dinner offered on certain evenings. We will definitely include this on our next visit to Barley Sheaf!

No breakfast? No staff? No warning?!

2.0 on January 02, 2009

My husband and I were appalled when we woke to our final morning at the Barley Sheaf and one. There was a plastic bag, yes, a plastic bag of bannana bread and a pile of envelopes with the names of guests I presume were to check in that evening. When we called to complain that we were not told that there would be no employees and no breakfast upon booking our room we were offered a 12.50 discount---$12.50. Needless to say we will NEVER spend such an outrageous price for the bed without the breakfast. The economy is down and so is their provision of services...what a shame.

Innkeeper Response
This guest was a repeat customer who was here for an extended stay of three days. The first two mornings, they had a full gourmet breakfast and complimented on how wonderful it was. The third morning was New Years Day. Our entire staff was given off , and our guests were aware of this. However, we left a Continental Breakfast for them to enjoy. None of our other guests complained, but since this guest did, we reimbursed them $25.00. Unfortunately it was not a gourmet breakfast, but it included fresh baked goods( wrapped in plastic for freshness), fruit, juices, coffee, and tea. We are open 365 days a year (1 day without service).

Can't Take it With You Weekend

4.4 on June 30, 2008

My wife and experienced or most enjoyable weekend getaway due to Barley Sheaf website descriptions being spot on, exaggeration free. The art deco "You Can't Take it With You" suite was as presented by images and descriptions. The grounds are well thought out, maintaine. Birds and blooms galore. Tom and the kitchen succeeded in perfection in each brunch, as well as the dinner tasting. Our massage experiences were top notch as well. No effort or attention to detail was spared for the entire weekend. Rates while appearing on the high end are appropriate since no surprises produced no disappointment. Will return.

Fabulous Retreat

4.4 on June 02, 2008

Our stay in the June Moon Suite at the Barley Sheaf Farm recently has to rate as one of the best weekend getaways we've ever experienced. The warm welcome by the staff set the stage for a truly wonderful experience in the most exquisite setting of farmland--acres and acres of rolling hills and beautiful landscaping. The suite was perfect--super-comfortable bed, cozy fireplace, thoroughly modern jacuzzi and shower, plush bathrobes, and much more. The breakfast served to us by Tom was worthy of any 5 star hotel. We can't wait to return! Carole and George

A lovely stay

4.8 on March 20, 2008

Beautiful grounds. Excellent service. Plentiful amenities. Chef offered a breakfast made to order. We've been to many b&b's and the breakfast here was the best, hands down. The stay here was lovely. Worth every penny. Can't wait to go back.

Perfect Honeymoon Spot

4.6 on December 28, 2006

We got married 4 days before Thanksgiving and didn't want to go far from home for our honeymoon. We love New Hope and we saw the web site for Barley Sheaf and thought it looked perfect. We stayed for three nights and had a great time! We stayed in the You Can't Take it With You Suite. It was amazing! The breakfast was out of this world and the spa service was great. We received an afternoon snack everyday, which was also phenomenal. I would recommend Barley Sheaf to anyone looking for a place to stay in the area and we will definitely return for one of our anniversaries!

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Rooms & Rates

Night At The Opera

Romantic suite with hundred-acre views of horse pastures and forest. Four-poster carved mahogany king size canopy bed, whirlpool tub by the gas fireplace, comfortable sofa and leather furniture. Adjacent spa treatment room for in-suite private or couples massage, facials and other therapies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $350

Dancing In The Dark

Spacious suite in the manor house has three walls of windows facing the flower gardens, the pool and pond. Large sitting room features a whirlpool spa by the gas fireplace, large French armoire, chaise lounge and hand painted murals. The separate bedroom features a French antique bed under multiple skylights. His and hers slate and marble baths with full body steam showers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $375 - $425

Beggar On Horseback

Spectacular barn suite features exposed beams, cathedral ceiling, private living room with walk-in two story stone fireplace, corner whirlpool tub, private bath with multiple-jet shower, and kitchenette with full stocked courtesy wet bar. The loft overlooks the dramatic fireplace with king-size bed. Your own private deck has expansive views over horse pastures and pond. Personal spa treatment room attached.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $375 - $450

Front Row Center

Beautiful suite in the 1930's era guest cottage is furnished with a queen-size Louis XVI bed and dressing table with Wedgewood plaques. The private stained glass sun/sitting room overlooks the cottage garden and koi pond. Private bath has a Moravian tile sink top, hand forged Barley Sheaf sink base, and stall shower. Fully stocked courtesy wet bar and flat-screen TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $250 - $275

June Moon

In the 1740 manor house, this uniquely decorated suite has a private balcony that overlooks the flower gardens, pool and pond. Climb into a plush queen-size bed and look up at the hand painted mural of the night sky. A 3-sided gas fireplace is situated between the bed and the sitting room along an exposed stone wall. Large private bathroom offers a walk-in shower with body sprays and a corner whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $325

You Can't Take It WithYou

Large suite purported to have been George S. Kaufman's writing room, is decorated with authentic 1930's art deco antique furniture. Large living room offers a 3-sided gas firplace between the corner whirlpool tub and the beautiful sitting room. Large private marble bathroom has a two-person steam shower. A short hallway leads to a spacious bedroom with three skylights, magnificant art deco bed, dressing table and flat-screen TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $375 - $425

Once In A Lifetime

Elegant two room suite has a queen-size bed and sitting room facing the gas fireplace, courtesy wet bar fully stocked for your enjoyment and a flat-screen TV. The French balcony is perched over the flower gardens, pool and pond. Adjoining is a sitting room with whirlpool tub, dressing table and private bath with full body steam shower and hand spray.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $325

Seven Lively Arts

Large elegant East Asian suite features cathedral ceiling living room with whirlpool tub by the woodburning stove, dramatic sitting room witrh fully stocked courtesy wet bar. Separate bedroom has a queen-size three-sided East Asian canopy bed and a large private bath with shower. Also a second-story loft with a single bed and a private spa treatment room adjoining for massage, facials or other spa treatments.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $325 - $375

No Place To Go

Beautful private suite with antique French carved walnut bed and fireplace. Private sunroom offers whirlpool tub, fully stocked courtesy wet bar and a wall of glass that opens onto your private terrace overlooking the trellis gardens, pool and pond. Large marble bath has a two-person steam shower with body sprays and hand shower and carved limestone sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $425 - $475

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Location Type



Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Directions from NY North: NJ turnpike to Exit 10- Rte 287 north for 15 miles to 22 West to 202 South-Cross toll bridge to PA-continue on 202 South past Peddler's Village Barley Sheaf Farm is .05 miles on left. Directions from West: East on PA turnpike to Willow GRove Exit0 Take 611 North to Doylestown- take 202 North about 6 miles Barley Sheaf Farm is on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Spa, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Spa Treatments and services, Small Gym

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming pool, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Accompanied by parent at all times
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required One suite available with a $50.00 pet fee per night
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends require 2 nights and some holiday weekends require 3 nights.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of room rate due 10 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: You may cancel or shorten your reservation if you notify us 10 days before your arrival. In the event of premature departure, your reservation must be honored. Group reservations have seperate policies.



Mark Frank

Languages spoken

Swedish, English, French, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

Miniature horses, sheep, goats

About the innkeepers

After years of living and travelling abroad Christine returned home to Bucks County and was inspired to bring her european and american designs and luxurious decor to the historic estate and return it to it's former grandeur. Christine takes pride in welcoming her guests to experience the many amenities and services the spa has to offer.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:30
  • Serving Location: In suite upon request, Garden Gazebo upon request, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian