The newly built lodge was partly funded by LEADER, an EU initiative and part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme to support growth in the rural economy.
SmiddyHill Lodge is a luxury two bedroom wooden cabin located in the beautiful Scottish Borders. The Lodge has large windows which overlook on one side green fields and on the other the river Tweed. It has double doors and 4 velux windows that let plenty of light in. The Lodge can accommodate 4 people plus 1 fold out bed. Disability ramp for easy access, with decking back and front. The cabin has a large living area with a comfy sofa, chairs, TV & DVD player. It has an Open plan design with a fully equipped kitchen including, microwave, oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Gas central heating through out and a log burner for those cosy evenings. There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin. Both have ensuite facilities. (shower rooms) The Lodge has WiFi facilities and also has wheelchair access. Outside there is seating area on the veranda which overlooks a small safe and enclosed dog area, where your dog can run and play while you sit and relax. On the property there is also a luxury building which has three kennels, which can be adjusted to house 5 medium size dogs comfortably. A garage area and storage facilities for cars/van, mountain bikes, fishing tackle etc The whole property has security surveillance, lighting, smoke alarms in kennels and cabin and is well fenced.
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. House Rules No smoking No dogs in the Lodge. (Dogs to be kept in Kennels) Please adhere to no dogs in cabin as to keep this property in excellent condition for others to enjoy. People that breach the rules will be asked to vacate the property. Please leave the Lodge as you find it. Rubbish to be put in bins that are in the storage shed or sited next to LPG tank screen. In dry and hot weather please use water sparingly. The water supply is on a shared private line and care needsThere is a water tank at the back of kennel/garage for washing down of equipment. For washing down please connect to outside rainwater tank.
Kennel, dog run and Storage rules No smoking Clean kennels and pick up after your dog on site. ( Bins onsite for dog waste ) Please bring your own bowls and bedding. Don't leave dogs unattended on site. If you leave the place either take them with you or leave them in the kennels. For mountain bikers please use safety cutout plug when operating the pressure washer and use in the designated area. Kennels are disinfected after each booking. Location: Smiddyhill Lodge Glenormiston estate Innerleithen EH44 6RD Situated just off the A72 between Innerleithen and Peebles. Easy access to walks & mountain biking routes. Near Glentress. Two local golf courses and fishing in the Tweed. Map below calendar.
On the facility sheep breeding is the main business and their welfare is the upmost importance so please keep dogs in the designated areas under a watchful eye in the enclosed dog exercise field or on a lead. There could be ewes with young lambs grazing in the main fields.
Any damage to yourself, dogs, or your belongings is at your own risk. Any damage to sheep needs to be paid for. (veterinary fees etc.)
High Season Prices : 1st June 2019 - 1st October 2019 and Christmas holidays. £560 per week
Prices per day (minimum of 2 nights) £90
Low Season Prices 1st October 2019 - 1st June 2020 exception to Christmas holidays. (20th December - 6th January ) £400 per week
Prices per day (minimum of 2 nights ) £80
All prices include, all bedding, towels, electricity, wood for the log burner and cleaning the Lodge.
Prices £5 per day per dog. For extra requirements please contact the owner.
Note: No training without supervision.
Priority training or demonstrations will be given to the holiday let.
Bookings for Smiddyhill for the week will get discounted training. Please contact Julie to give your individual training plan. Lodge bookings for a week will also get a discounted sheepdog demonstration if Julie is available.
Assessments £45 per hour and £35 per half hour to 40minutes.
Individual training program to suit each dog and handlers needs. Training can be arranged at both facilities, Smiddyhill and Carcant. 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.
Carcant has advance facilities for developing both the dog and handlers skills.
Prices for storage facility for bikes with washing facilities and security £5 per day per bike.
Contacts & Booking
Julie Hill 01875835249 or 07926055908 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a calendar for availability of holiday let, all bookings must go through the owner, please make sure that anyone needing sheepdog training or demonstrations also checks availability at point of booking.
Julie on 01875835249 or 07926055908 email@example.com
Any dates marked in blue are Lodge bookings.
Dates in yellow are available for cabin booking but not training.
White are still available for training and lodge A non refundable deposit of £100 will be invoiced. The outstanding amount needs to be paid one month before arrival.
Turn right in to Glenormiston Estate next to the Lodge house coming from Innerleithen and left from Peebles. After approx 200 yards turn back on to yourself to the left down a hardcore track. This leads to Smiddyhill Lodge marked green on the picture to the right. Hardcore track in marked in red.
On the A72 is Smiddyhill Lodge, Cardrona for golf and Glentress for mountain biking. The river Tweed runs along the B7062 and the A72
The Lodge has now been fitted with a disability ramp.
High quality kennel block inside insulated garage that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.. Camera surveillance from cabin so you can relax and keep an eye on your dogs or valuables.
Julie Hill Photography offer
Photoshoot. For information on capturing a stunning photo of your dog while working or a stylish head shot go to: Julie Hill Photography