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Barns Tower

Peebles - Scottish Borders

A medieval fairytale tower, set near a 14th century castle in the Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 2 + 2
  • Bedrooms: 1+ box bed pullout
  • Bathrooms: 2
£595-750 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book...

Barns Tower is owned and managed by Lulu Benson.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Lulu Benson.

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • A miniature medieval castle surrounded by majestic countryside and mature woodlands.
  • With a roll top bath in the bedroom you can soak up all the ambience of this beautiful room with its sumptuously large bed and wooden beams.
  • Sit back, relax and listen to the crackle of the fire - with not just one, but two open fires to choose from.
  • Exquisitely remote setting, but only 3.5 miles from the attractive border town of Peebles, and 25 miles from the city of Edinburgh.
  • Delve into some local Scottish history and arrange your own private tour of Neidpath Castle.

  You should know...

  • Steep steps at this property means it may not be suitable for very young children or those with mobility issues.

  The Detail...

Ideal for the romantics out there, Barns Tower is a gorgeous medieval holiday home with a dusty pink exterior that's set against mature woodland and spellbinding countryside.

Perched high up on the slopes of the River Tweed, Barns Tower is full of lovely luxury touches, with a roll top bath in the bedroom, luxury linen and not one, but two roaring open fires. It also boasts a spectacular location, with its idyllically remote setting just a few miles from the charming town of Peebles, and 45 minutes from Edinburgh. Top this off with breathtaking scenery and riverside walks from the door and you have a pure slice of Scottish heaven.

Inside this unique miniature castle youll discover beautiful, and sympathetically restored, interiors. The plaster pink walls of the lounge make an elegant backdrop for this handsome room. With an impressive fireplace, wooden floor and cozy seating nook (that also converts into two single beds), its the perfect room to relax in.

The fully equipped kitchen is a delightfully welcoming space with flagstone floors, a cozy dining area and captivating open fireplace. Pull up one of the comfortable chairs and enjoy a cozy night in. The rustic boot room, complete with cobbled floor and Belfast sink, has plenty of room for muddy wellies.

Up on the top floor youll discover the bedroom with its large double bed and roll top bath. With luxurious linens, fluffy towels and selection of toiletries, youll feel truly spoilt.

Outdoor adventures start right from the front door with walks aplenty - head to the river and take the scenic footpath all the way to the pretty town of Peebles with its picture-perfect high street. Even closer to home you can arrange a private tour of Neidpath castle and learn about its rich history - its been owned by no less than three famous Scottish families! And if you fancy taking a look around a larger castle, then Edinburgh is only 45 minutes away by car. Its the ideal place to explore the Scottish Borders from.


Essential Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  • Bird watching
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Wellbeing

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

30 miles, 45 minutes by car

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Low Season (Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec)
Week - 595, Short Break x 3 nights - 300

Mid Season (Apr, May, Jun Sep, Oct)
Week - 625, Short Break x 3 nights - 330

High Season - Easter, July, August
Week - 660, Short Break x 3 nights - 390

Christmas/New Year
Week - 790, Short Break x 3 nights - 520

Extra 2 beds - 50 each per stay
Dogs - 20 each (maximum 2)

We can offer tours of Neidpath Castle; free tour if staying for a week or more, 20/group if staying for less than a week.



Have you stayed at Barns Tower?

Leave a review for this property   
Mary Ashman says...
"We spent 3 nights at Barns Tower and enjoyed every moment. The tower itself was really warm and cosy and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay including some welcome essentials in the fridge such as butter, eggs and milk.
Beautiful scenic walks right on our doorstep and the owner was able to give us a personal tour of Neidpath castle (highly recommended as is not open to the public).
This is a real gem in the Highlands steeped in history. I am glad we had the opportunity to stay here."
(Stayed: January 2019 )

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£595-750 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

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How to book...

Barns Tower is owned and managed by Lulu Benson.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Lulu Benson.

Message the owner  
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