Neidpath Barmkin

Exclusive Use, Self-catering
Sleeps 6, walking distance to Peebles, fabulous river views, log fire and four poster bed.

About Neidpath Barmkin

Many Scottish baronial homes had barmkins. These building are often listed in their own right nowadays. At Neidpath, they were once part of the castle’s defences, and may have been used to shelter cattle during raids. ‘Nid’ meant cattle in ancient times, and the castle’s name may derive from the narrow pass along the river where the cattle were herded. The Neidpath Barmkin is a conversion of part of the historic buildings, and is now welcoming and atmospheric cottage, inside and out. Enjoy the comforts of splendid four poster bed, roaring log fire, and well equipped kitchen. To make your stay extra special, there are lovely products from The Highland Soap Company, and a breakfast hamper brimming with goodies.
It might be hard to tear yourself away from the Barmkin, with its cosy cottage feel and lovely private garden. But you’re just 10 minutes walk away from Peebles, along the river. So why not enjoy all the sights and sounds along the way? The Tweed is an exceptionally clean river, and home to a huge variety of wildlife. Look out for the salmon. And don’t be surprised if you’re joined on your walk by a grey heron, osprey or a kingfisher or two.
Locally, there is plenty to do and see. Mountain biking at 7 Stanes and Glentress; The John Buchan museum in Peebles is captivating, especially after walking the picturesque John Bucan Way; Dawyck's world famous arboretum is enchanting and no visit to Peebles would be complete without sampling Ruth Hink's award winning chocolates at Cocoa Black.

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