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)

We won Singletrack Magazines Editors Choice 2020.

We won Scottish Best Mtb Accommodation Provider Winner 2017

Our Tweed Valley accommodation is not as far away as you think!

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

The Group accommodation holiday let near Peebles can sleep up to 10.

Cleikum Mill Lodge is a cosy, practical, modernized, historic, character building.

Our group friendly cycling/outdoorsy friendly facilities are our specialty.

Book an apartment (two available).   or book the whole building .

Room only bookings also available subject to availability and useful if just a few members of a group wish to extend their stay by arriving earlier or departing later. 

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 and National cycling teams.

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

The spaces are also ideal for 2 families sharing, with enough space to spread out.  Family gatherings are very popular here.

We offer a sliding discount for all bookings. The longer you stay the cheaper it gets per night ( click “Offers” as you book) , 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.

The Area 

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. There are a choice of wild swimming spots, the closest a few minutes walk away! 

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 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 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 around your bikes. (Bring your own locks.). The window has a security grill.  The room is locked for added security we give you a key to the reinforced door., there is plenty of space to store and work on them as well.

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. Our own website  has a  choice of gravel, road and xc mtb routes in this area with map, written directions and a gpx track. We wanted to make it easy for you to make the most of your stay, I used to sketch something out for guests but wanted something better and easier for guests to make an informed choice and see the best views and ride some of the best rides Scotland has to offer so they were not missing out and making the most of their stay.

Its not just about the trail centres   This is nicknamed “Bike Valley” for a reason and another reason many  guests return each year and stay longer as well.

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 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 itineraries in the building  we think you may wish you have booked for longer! 

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.

Please contact us if you have any questions.