Smiddyhill Lodge is a luxury two bedroom wooden cabin located near Innerleithen in the beautiful Scottish Borders. The large windows provide outstanding views to the neighbouring fields on one side and the River Tweed on the other. Double doors and velux windows let in plenty of light.
The Lodge has two bedrooms and is able to accommodate 4 people + 1 fold out bed (1 double bedded room and one with twin beds). Both rooms are en-suite.
There is a large living area with a super comfy sofa and chairs. There is also a TV & DVD Player.
The lodge benefits from an accessible open plan design. There is also a disability ramp.
The fully equipped modern kitchen comes complete microwave, oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
Benefiting from both gas central heating and log burner the lodge is perfect for super cosy evenings.
Outside there is a seating area on the veranda looking out over a small safe and enclosed dog exercise area. Your dog can run and play whilst you sit and relax.
The Lodge is in the direct vicinity of a farm where sheep breeding is the main concern. It goes without saying that the welfare of all animals is of the utmost importance.
Please keep dogs in the designated areas under a watchful eye, in the enclosed dog exercise field or on a lead.
Depending on season there could be ewes with young lambs grazing in the main fields.
We accept no liability for damage to yourself, your dogs, or your belongings.
Any reported injuries to sheep will incur charges that you are responsible for.
A private water supply feeds the cabin. Smiddyhill has its own UV System fitted. The quality of the water has been tested and is safe to drink.
The newly build lodge was part funded by LEADER, an EU Initiative. Part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme to support growth in the rural economy.
Warm, Insulated Kennels & Garage
We are also able to offer luxury, cosy kennels with portable heating at the premises. There are three kennels, which can be adjusted to house 5 medium size dogs comfortably.
There is a garage area and storage facilities for cars/van, mountain bikes, fishing tackle etc.
Electric oil filled radiator for drying out water proof clothing and warming kennels on those frosty nights.
The whole property has security surveillance, lighting, smoke alarms in kennels and cabin and is well fenced.
Situated just off the A72 between Innerleithen and Peebles.
Easy access to walks & mountain biking routes.
Glentress Mountain Bike Centre is nearby as well as a range of golf courses and salmon fishing.
Please check the availability calendar for training dates. You should book training at the same time as booking the lodge.
I am sure you will appreciate that all training must be supervised.
Priority training / demonstrations will be given to customers staying in the lodge.
Please contact Julie to give your individual training plan.
£45 per hour
£35 30 - 40 minutes.
Individual training programs are developed to suit each dog and handler.
There is the option of receiving training at Julie's home Carcant, a short distance away or at Smiddyhill Lodge.
Smiddyhill Lodge is set in a 18 acre field that gradually rises. It is wide enough and with part of the field undulating it is perfect for teaching a dog to run blind for its sheep.
Contacts & Booking
Julie Hill 01875 835 249 or 07926 055 908
Go to availability page for holiday let and training availability. All bookings must be made through Julie.
Please make sure that sheepdog training requirements or demonstrations are discussed with Julie when booking.
Carcant has advanced facilities for developing both the dog and handlers skills.
For bookings made 8 weeks or more in advance we require a deposit of 30% of total cost for stays of 6 & 7 days and £100 for short breaks of up to 5 days.