Cleikum Mill Lodge self catering accommodation at  Innerleithen situated in heart of the beautiful  Tweed Valley giving an epic backdrop for a holiday all year round.

 Glentress Forest  (4 miles) and Peebles (6 miles) and Edinburgh (30 miles)

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Flexible ways to book Cleikum Mill Lodge the  perfect location for groups.


We won Singletrack Magazines Editors Choice 2020.

We won Scottish Best Mtb Accommodation Provider Winner 2017

                                                                                               STL Licence number  SB-00086-F

Sole use family bike friendly Tweed Valley accommodation that is not as far away as you think!

(Newcastle 2 hours)  (London 6 hours)   (Inverness  4 hours)  by car.

Cleikum Mill Lodge is a cosy, practical, modernized, historic, character building for holiday cottage accommodation at Innerleithen.

This in an area of outstanding beauty and a perfect location for a self catering break in the Scottish Borders.

 We are situated in the heart of  town with cafes, restaurants, pubs, a supermarket, butchers, greengrocers, bakery and 4 bike shops all within a few minutes’ walk. If you want the full bed and breakfast experience a hearty Scottish breakfast can be arranged 1 minute walk away at a hotel, in the evenings  if your not in self catering mode pop into an eatery or get a takeaway and bring it back to the building and relax.

We offer Three main booking options Upper Mill  , Lower Mill  or the Whole Building.

Single room bookings available at times. 

Car use is not essential to enjoy your stay explore from our front door.

Bus and train connections to Edinburgh via Peebles by bus or by bus to Galashiels train station (to Edinburgh.)  Onward connections to Edinburgh Airport by Tram.

Our cycling and outdoor friendly facilities are our specialty, especially the large internal bike store and drying room.  Bikes are locked in the room which also has  chains fixed to the walls.  There are some basic tools , track pumps and bike workshop stand for guest use.

There are electric sockets for charging E bikes.

 We have tried to think of everything you might need and as active people ourselves know what make life easier when on holiday for a real home from home experience with plenty of extra touches in the well equipped kitchens. 

We donate monthly to the TVTA who manage and maintain the local off piste trails and pay a lump sum each year to Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue with money raised from our towel hire donations and guest have options to donate to the TVTA when they book as well.

The Area

The Tweed Valley Forest Park in the Scottish Borders has become one of the world’s leading destinations for anyone who likes to spend their recreational time with memorable days in Scotland’s great outdoors, its an all year around destination. Edinburgh is only an hour away by car or public transport, with its own attractions and great shopping opportunities makes a great day or  afternoon/ evening out.

We provide maps and lots of information and to help plan your stay.

The building

The whole building can be booked as holiday let sleeping 10, with plenty of spaces in the building for 10 people to relax  or just book an apartment to suit your group size.

Most of our guests return regularly  so plan ahead and get booked in. 

An ideal location and set up for larger family get-togethers which we also do here ourselves- the kitchen facilities and large spaces help make it easy and comfortable.

Bookings for an apartment will now give you EXCLUSIVE  use of the building.

The un-booked apartment will be shut off. 

Lower Mill is a self contained apartment with  3 ground floor ensuite bedrooms with a large lounge, dining area and kitchen.

Upper Mill is a self contained  2 bedroom apartment; 1 bedroom can be a twin or double, the other room has 2 single beds and has a well-equipped kitchen/diner and lounge, making it ideal for small groups, families or couples.*

The bikes stay inside the building in an internal bike store which is well equipped with basic tools and bike cleaning equipment.

Breakfast and great coffee is available at a selection of cafes in town or treat yourself to a breakfast at a hotel/restaurant a minutes walk away. ( Book the night before.) 

Sliding discount the longer you stay the cheaper the nightly rate when booking 3 nights or more.

(15% to 30%  discounts). 

Choose the option when booking online.  Book direct for these offers.

*see note on book direct page.

What to do 

The Tweed Valley is made for family fun and adventure, the area is packed with culture and history. The sheer amount of walking and cycling surrounding Cleikum Mill  always makes our guests wish they had stayed longer and most of them return to us again and again.

Walking routes start from the door, with stunning views and with very few people, which makes for an amazing experience. Stroll to the hillside Forts above the town or flat riverside walks beside the River Tweed or choose something more strenuous into the surrounding hills.  The peace and tranquility is addictive its a  photographers (and instagrammers ) paradise for taking stunning images. 

Go Ape , fishing , golf and horse riding is nearby and paddle boards and kayaks available for hire at nearby St Marys Loch. A selection of wild swimming spots in nearby Lochs and the River Tweed is a few minutes walk away and features the new Tweed Valley Canoe Trail. 

The coast is not too far away , it makes a great day out by car with sandy beaches, harbours  and some fantastic cliff top castles to explore.  A huge range of guided car tours are available by our local blogger at TVB Tours. We have also compiled a file of suggested days out to help you plan your visit.


We have played host to every kind of rider. From weekend warriors, national cycling teams, families and world class Enduro teams plus the odd product launch.  Most of them return once or twice every year.

The Tweed Valley is a world renowned mountain biking area with two trail centres, one at Innerleithen and one at nearby Glentress and we are smack bang in the centre of the famous enduro trails. 

The Golfy at Caberston forest is 5 mins away as are the Downhill Trails with an Uplift Service to take you and your bike up the hill by bus and trailer so you just ride back down again.

The sheer number of trails in the area is mindblowing!  This also an area with renowned gravel and road riding, views are justifiably amongst the best in Scotland   The roads are very quiet with very little traffic.

There is cycling fun and thrills for family, beginners, and experienced riders all within a radius of Cleikum Mill. 

For Tweed  Valley bike routes visit the website we created  with a choice of the best  gravel, road and xc mtb routes in the area. We wanted to make it easy for guests to make the most of their  stay and not miss out on the best bike routes outside the trail centres!   Rides are graded to help you choose and come with a proper map and full instructions and all start along the Tweed Valley Railway path linking Innerleithen with Glentress,  Peebles and Walkerburn. 

Our accommodation is also endorsed by Ridelines Mountain Bike coaching and guiding, based along the High St teaching riding skills in the Tweed Valley that will make you enjoy the trails now and for a whole lifetime.  More info at

Culture and history

This building has lots of history including Prince Charles (now King Charles) visited the building when it was a wool Mill and we have photos of his visit for guests to see and there is a plaque on the wall outside.

The area is packed with history, there are annual festivals and lots of  historic sites, and castles.

Border towns are home to intriguing tales of the past. and any visit must include sampling the local produce, gin ,whisky and beers.

There are plenty of options for a days out, see our ‘Out & About’ and ‘What’s On’ pages or check out our suggested days itineraries in the building.

We can advise you as much as you want, to help you make the most of your stay its our job! 

We are members of Independent Hostels UK .

Please contact us if you have any questions.