Cleikum Mill Lodge provides family friendly self catering 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 , but in a restricted way.

Innerleithen is ready to welcome you. The hills, trails, cafes, restaurants  are as awesome as ever. The Uplift , the coaching and guiding Companies are ready for you. The town is adapting to help everyone 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.

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) in two apartments. 

The building is cosy ,spacious and well equipped. An ideal location for a short break in the Tweed Valley.

Book a room,  book an apartment  or book the whole building  (our most popular option) to suit your groups requirements, we offer spacious self catering in a great location a stroll to great cafés, shops .pubs and restaurants. Ideal for 2 families sharing too with enough space to spread out and relax.

Many of our groups return once/twice a year.   Read our reviews.

Extend your Weekend …. We are flexible enough that if some of your Group wish to extend their stay they can extend and pay for  just the rooms they need and  can arrive earlier or leave later than the main group, guests find this very useful.

Cleikum Mill Lodge is the perfect base for visitors to the Scottish Borders. There is no need to use a car if you do not want too.

If you’re a cyclist, walker, or motorist just exploring the area, Cleikum Mill Lodge provides  ideal accommodation in the Tweed Valley to relax within a cosy historic character building with lots of space, with maps and lots of information to help plan your stay.

Book a room or book the building   with prices starting from £25 per person per night.( based on 2 sharing a twin/double room, the longer you stay the cheaper per night it gets.

 Group Accommodation for up to 12  people booking the whole building for a week (works out at £16 per person per night.)  We offer a sliding discount for all bookings. The longer you stay the cheaper it gets per night and with 2 kitchens and 2 lounges there is enough space to spread out and relax.

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. ( a small step into the en suite  shower). Family gatherings are very popular here,guests are amazed at the variety of things to do and return again and again.

We are ideal for active people and 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 what ever the weather to be ready for the following days adventure. We have tried to think of everything you might need and as active people ourselves know what make life easier!

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 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. We recommend you sample the local ales, Scottish Gins and Whisky.

The vibrant City of Edinburgh is within easy driving distance, or go by public transport.

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 whole building for your group accommodation.  It’s a great place for relaxing with plenty of space. (We sleep up to 12 people.)  See our reviews.

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, 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 to some great cafes and historic Border towns.

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!

We are close to Edinburgh , but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant City in a stunning landscape but it is make a nice day trip or evening visit.

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.