I cannot begin to describe what a fabulous experience our visit to Neidpath was! From the warm welcome from Katarina, who met us on arrival and gave us a tour of the castle and then left us to explore, it was all fantastic. We had decided to self cater but asked for the cheese board. Christine arrived with this and also made us very welcome and was kind enough to take lots of photos for us. Thanks Christine! When we left in the morning Katarina took the time to answer all of our questions about the castle and knew the full history, many thanks Katarina! I must also thank Rachel of Neidpath ...more
Oh my goodness, what a treat you are in for staying in Barns Bothy, we also stayed in Barns Library and that was just as delightful! Not a corner of design, thought or kindness has been missed! From the beautiful porch to store your mucky boots to the underfloor heating in the bathroom. From the welcome pack in the fridge to watching the night sky rest whilst you are having a disco nap after dinner is equally delightful too! Our two furry friends were very welcome too and enjoyed lazy river and woodland walks. So much so, we had to wake them up for breakfast! The hosts are always on hand ...more
We had such a lovely, relaxing weekend at Barns Library. The cottage it’s self was beautiful, well finished and furnished. The wood burner kept the place cozy. Make sure you arrive in day light as the road down to the cottage is littered with potholes (as farm roads are) and in the darker winters days it’s difficult to manoeuvre without scraping alloys. This did not detract from my overall enjoyment of my time in Barns Library. I’ll just remember not to bring a sports car with low suspension next time! Hopefully returning in the new year to checkout Barns Tower.
Whilst the wedding venue was lovely, access to the tower was difficult, especially with torrential rain
Our stay was very enjoyable - though marred slightly by a wedding at the castle over the weekend, when wedding guests wandered up and down the path by the cottage, peering in the cottage windows as they did so. Assuming there is a no smoking regulation at the reception, the smokers stood around in groups by the cottage, as evidenced by the amount of cigarette buts left on the ground in front of the cottage...disappointing. Though I would recommend the property, I would caution guests to check if there are functions at the castle during their stay.