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
There are luxury, cosy kennels with portable heating at the premises. Comprised of 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. Our new bespoke Smiddyhill Lodge website has links to lots of activities and tourist information.
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
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.