Cleikum Mill Lodge provides accommodation in the Scottish Borders at Innerleithen.

Covid-19 means we’ll need to do things a little differently to keep you safe.  We are cleaning, disinfecting and social distancing if we need to meet you.  Please contact us if you have any questions about booking in the current circumstances.  We are open for business, obeying the latest rules.

Innerleithen is ready to welcome you. The town is adapting to help everyone have a safe stay and enjoy their visit and have a memorable time. 

We offer a full refund if Government rules dictate the guest cannot travel or we cannot provide the accommodation due to local restrictions.

We are an Independent Hostel and have been welcoming travelers on some great adventures since our opening 4 years ago, however please check with us before relying on us for an overnight stop. Group rules and our shared spaces dictate our availability.   Last minute availability maybe available as groups/clubs  who have booked may need to cancel if the rules dictate nearer their arrival time. These groups tend to wait and cancel quite late just incase the rules change.

Self Catering at Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders , Glentress Forest  (4 miles) and Peebles (6 miles) and Edinburgh (30 miles)

We won Singletrack Magazines Editors Choice 2020.

We won Scottish Best Mtb Accommodation Provider Winner 2017

Scotland Starts here and its not as far you think. (Newcastle 2 hours)  (London 6 hours)   (Inverness  4 hours)  by car.

Group friendly self catering accommodation (sleeps up to 12).

Book a room,  book an apartment  or book the whole building . We are in a great location ,a stroll to great cafés, shops .pubs and restaurants.

Our cycling/outdoor friendly facilities are our specialty.

Many of our groups return once/twice and even three times a year.

Cleikum Mill Lodge is a cosy, practical, modernized, historic, character building. We provide maps and lots of information to help plan your stay.

The spaces are ideal for 2 families sharing, with enough space to spread out .Family gatherings are very popular here and we can advise on catering if required for special meals or arrival.

We offer a sliding discount for all bookings. The longer you stay the cheaper it gets per night and there are  two well equipped kitchens and two lounges to relax in. Five bedrooms in total.

With flat access to downstairs rooms we are ideal for family members who maybe less mobile and they have no need to use the stairs. (there is a small step into the ensuite  shower). 

We have a secure bike store and massive drying room/kit wash room with proper dehumidifier should it be needed.  We make it easy for you all year round.  We have tried to think of everything you might need and as active people ourselves know what make life easier!

We are situated in the heart of Innerleithen with cafes restaurants, pubs, a supermarket, butchers, greengrocers, bakery and a bike shop all within a few minutes walk.

The area

The surrounding area has countless walking/running, fishing, road and mountain bike opportunities and there are numerous fascinating events throughout the year.  This includes traditional Highland Games, the popular Agricultural Show and a multitude of sporting events and festivals, making this a place to visit time and again all year round.

We are an ideal for travelers on the Southern Upland Way,  The Coast Castles NCR1 route, The Great North Trail and the Capital Trail , all which pass us here at Innerleithen.  Baggage transfer options available too.

We are close to the vibrant City of Edinburgh , but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city , it makes a nice day trip or evening visit and we are an alternative place to base yourself if attending an Event or Festival in the Capital.

 Many touring road cyclists ride to Edinburgh and return home by train.

The building

Downstairs we provide a self contained apartment with  3 ground floor ensuite rooms with a large lounge and a kitchen, washing machine, drying room and bike store. These 3 bedrooms can be booked individually subject to availability and popular with touring road cyclists and  long distance walkers, or those breaking a journey travelling further North or South.

Upstairs is a separate self contained  2 bedroom apartment; 1 bedroom can be a twin or double, the other room has 2 single beds. The apartment has a well-equipped kitchen/diner and lounge, making it ideal for small groups, families or couples. The bike store and drying room is shared with the downstairs apartment.

The bike store is internal to the building, with chains to secure bikes too, grill on the window and locked at night for added security we give you a key.

Each apartment has a key code locked  door to gain access from the Hallway if the building is being shared.

What to do. 

We have a 14 day itinerary folder for you to choose from for suggested day/half days out and these are the non biking options!  All tried and tested (by us) and with the information to make it easy for you. 


The Valley is a world renowned Mountain Biking Area with 2 Trail Centres (at Glentress near Peebles and Innerleithen). There is fun and thrills for family, beginners, experienced and Professional riders all within a 10 mile radius of Cleikum Mill, riders return again and again – smiles guaranteed.

We are smack bang centre of a dense mtb trail network and a gravel riding paradise too 

The area has a huge variety of walking routes from the door , stunning views and very few people, which makes for an amazing experience. The peace and tranquillity is addictive. 

Fishing , golf and riding must be mentioned as well , and we must not forget some great road cycling on very quiet almost traffic free roads, with some of the best views and rides  Scotland has to offer.

The coast is not too far away , it makes a great day out by car  with sandy beaches and some fantastic cliff top castles to explore.

Culture and history

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

Local towns are home to intriguing tales of the past. and any visit must include sampling the local produce!

And there are plenty of options for a days out, see our ‘Out & About’ and ‘What’s On’ pages or check out our suggested itineraries we think you may wish you have booked for longer! 

We will welcome you and advise you as much as you want, to help you make the most of your stay.

We are members of Independent Hostels UK.    Please contact us if you have any questions.