This was our first visit to Barnsley Gardens - shame on us! We should have started going 20 years ago.
It was a really cool cottage type house resort. Couple really nice restaurants - awesome looking golf course - amazing pictures in the gardens and the ruins. Lots of history and only about an hour from Atlanta... right up 75 North. My wife and I each did a massage and hung at the pool - no kids during the week and not overcrowded at all. Great attention - everything was easy - also large fire pits you can utilize all over the resort. I also got a couple nice golf shirts. We live 90 miles from there - had someone watch our teenagers while we took a couple nights at Barnsley.
By the way take the all inclusive option like we did - it saves you $$ and makes it even more relaxing.More