About Barns Tower
Barns Tower stands in a tranquil setting on the upper slopes of the Tweed valley, overlooking the mature woodlands and open farmland of the Barns Estate. This romantic hideaway is your very own medieval mini castle, complete with a huge sleigh bed, inviting log fires – and reassuringly modern comforts. If you can tear yourself away, there are some lovely walks along the river and in the surrounding hills. The tower is just two miles from the castle, along a quiet private road on the estate.Barns Tower has a magical atmosphere, so it may come as no surprise to discover that the area is steeped in legend and storytelling. It is said that Merlin the Wizard once visited Stobo Kirk, just over the hill. The famous author, John Buchan, came from this area and one of his greatest novels, 'John Burnet of Barns' is set very recognisably right here.
All year round, Barns Tower looks amazing – whether it’s glowing softly in the peaceful calm of a summer’s evening, or drawing you towards a freshly made log fire on a snowy winter’s day. The vaulted ceiling, and rustic wooden panelling give the rooms an irresistibly cosy feel. And after the day’s adventures, what could be better than a long soak in the roll top bath, and the promise of a delightfully sound sleep in the huge, pillowy sleigh bed. It’s a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.
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