Cleikum Mill Lodge self catering accommodation in the Scottish Borders at Innerleithen near Peebles.

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

Room only bookings also available mid week and subject to availability at weekends

We won Singletrack Magazines Editors Choice 2020.

We won Scottish Best Mtb Accommodation Provider Winner 2017

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.

This family friendly/group accommodation self catering near Peebles can sleep up to 12. ( We are changing to sleep 10 from January  2024 when we will have 5 bedrooms sleeping 2 , no bunk beds.)

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

Car use is not essential to enjoy your stay.

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.

We donate monthly to the TVTA who manage and maintain the local trails and pay a lump sum each year to Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue with money raised from our towel hire.

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 12 with plenty of spaces in the building for 12 people to relax  or just book an apartment to suit your group size.

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.

Hallway and front door is a shared with  Upper and Lower Mill apartments. 

The bikes stay inside the building in an internal bike store which is also shared between both apartments.

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.

This applies to Upper and Lower Mill and booking the whole building (15% to 30%  discounts). 

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

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.

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. 

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. 



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. 

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.

For Tweed  Valley bike routes visit our web site  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!  So we created our our website.  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. 

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 and whisky.

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