Cleikum Mill Lodge provides accommodation in the Scottish Borders at Innerleithen.
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 it’s 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).
Cleikum Mill Lodge is a cosy, practical, modernized, historic, character building.
Our cycling/outdoor friendly facilities are our specialty.
Book an apartment or book the whole building . We are in a great location, a stroll to great cafés, shops, pubs and restaurants. (All bookings to be made in advance.)
Many of our groups return once, twice and even three times a year including Pro Teams and Olympic Athletes.
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 bike shops all within a few minutes walk. Peebles is a short ride or walk away.
Often referred to as the Valley of the Bike people, the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders has become one of the world’s leading destinations for anyone who likes to spend their recreational time on two wheels!
The area is home to a diversity of landscapes from forest, hills and wild moorland around Peebles to flatter, neatly farmed arable land to the east. This area is a magnet for those drawn to wild beauty and a desire for adventure.
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
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 are 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
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 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.
The Valley is a world renowned Mountain Biking Area with two Trail Centres (at Glentress near Peebles andat 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.
There is also so much awesome cycling here on our doorstep from back country challenges to family friendly riding on flatter riverside trails. Make sure you explore our backyard! Our web site www.bikevalleytrails.co.uk has a choice of gravel, road and xc mtb routes in the area with map, written directions and a gpx track to put on phone/device in easy to use menus with some of the best views and rides Scotland has to offer. We wanted to make it easy for you to make the most of your stay. Its not just about the trail centres This is nicknamed “Bike Valley” for a reason and stays are getting longer!
We must not forget a variety of walking routes start from the door, stunning views and with very few people, which makes for an amazing experience. Stroll to the hillside Forts above the town or beside the River Tweed. The peace and tranquility is addictive.
Fishing , golf and horse riding must not be forgotten and paddle boards and kayaks available for hire at nearby St Marys Loch.
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.
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, gin and whisky.
We 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.
We offer a full refund if Government rules dictate the guest cannot travel or we cannot provide the accommodation due to local restrictions. Please contact us if you have any questions.