Old Mill

Dod Mill has two unique and interesting cottages available: Old Mill and The Bothy. Individually designed with modern styling and cool interiors.

About Old Mill

Guests can stay in the Old Mill (sleeps 2) or The Bothy (sleeps 1-4). Both properties are available for stays of 2 nights to 4 weeks.

Perfect for a couple, Old Mill is a modern, cosy and eclectic conversion of a 1700s rural water mill. This romantic bolthole is spacious and inviting – it’s somewhere you can slow down and retreat from busy lives. Enjoy a deep bath or rainforest shower, Meraki spa products, the warmth from the woodburning stove, good coffee, cook, bake, read, or simply relax in the space around you.

The Old Mill offers open-plan living for two. The aubergine-coloured kitchen and large dining area opens out into an airy double-height living space. Find a beautiful mezzanine bedroom and bathtub above. Unlimited logs for the stove, thick stone walls, underfloor heating and handmade shutters make the Old Mill extremely comfortable in winter months.

The Bothy is Dod Mill’s bijoux barn conversion. It’s somewhere you can really chill out as a two- some, family or small group (up to four guests).

The stone-built property has a large living-dining space which is full of light and a large woodburning stove. The interiors are inviting and interesting with lots of eclectic objects and soft furnishings around the place. There is a comfy sofa-bed in the living area, a twin bedroom and, beyond, a shower room.

100 years ago, The Bothy would have been home to Dod Mill’s animals and farm machinery. In the intervening years, it’s also been a stained glass artist’s studio, the legacy of which is the beautiful large window on the gable end, looking into the small walled garden area.

The self-catering cottages are set in the grounds of Dod Mill. Guests can wander along the old mill lade to the mill pond, walk up the Boondreigh River towards the Lammermuir Hills, make friends with a few rare breed sheep and find quirky, old artists cabins scattered around the site. There is loads of wildlife to spot – heron, wild ducks, salmon, trout, deer, hedgehogs, owls, otters (dawn & dusk if you’re very lucky!) to name a few.

The Royal Burgh of Lauder is less than 4 miles away – it has an artisan deli, local butcher, baker, wonderful fruit & veg shop, art gallery, restaurants and pubs – and the fairytale-style historic Thirlestane Castle.

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