Haymount was originally built in the late 1700's but has been extended and modernised over the years and we have opened our Bed & Breakfast business in one side of the house, giving our guests a good degree of privacy.
We are located in the very pretty Borders village of Birgham, just a short 5 minute stroll through rolling countryside to the River Tweed, one of the great salmon rivers of Great Britain.
Birgham is situated on the A698 which is ideally placed for easy access to many Borders towns, the Northumberland coast and is just one hour's drive from Edinburgh. With Coldstream 4 miles to the East and Kelso 5 miles to the West, you will find plenty of historic sites, first rate golf courses and great places to eat and drink within a very short drive.
The village is very lucky to have it's own pub, The Fishermans' Arms, which is under new management and opening at the beginning of July 2017. A limited opening schedule and cash only bar and restaurant will be available with prior booking throughout the month of June.
The roads of the Scottish Borders are famed for being among the best biker routes in the UK. They sweep through stunning countryside and pass by some of the most historic castles, abbeys and towns you could wish for. They are also punctuated at regular intervals with cafes and pubs where you can be sure of a warm welcome and great refreshment. Here at Haymount we can offer you secure under cover parking for your motorcycle so that you can relax for the evening.
The Scottish Borders is very appealing to walkers of all levels of fitness. From a gentle meander beside one of our stunning rivers to a stiff haul up The Cheviots or a wander across rolling farmland on one of the many footpaths, there is something for everyone here.
Golf is available on several excellent courses within easy driving distance of Haymount. Some are challenging, some renowned for their scenery and others are small but unique. Within an hour's drive are the courses at Goswick, The Hirsel, The Roxburghe, Hawick, Eyemouth, Peebles and Cardrona.
Whether it's touring on the quiet Borders roads or pootling through gentle forest trails, Haymount offers you the perfect base. Long renowned for its cycling routes (The Tweed Cycleway, Coast and Castles Cycle Route and the Border Loop Cycle Tour), this part of Scotland attracts those who prefer to take the scenic byways, of which there are many. A great place to look for routes is: www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/scottish-borders-loop Haymount can provide packed lunches, secure cycle storage and washing and drying facilities.
Just 5 minutes' walk from our accommodation you will find the following scenery: