Smiddyhill Lodge

Smiddyhill Lodge is a self catering holiday let which runs alongside Julie Hills main farm, sheepdog training & demonstration business. Nethhillbordercollies.

About Smiddyhill Lodge

This 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 and chairs, and a dining area. It is an Open plan design that is fully equipped.
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).
Although no dogs are allowed in the Lodge, there is a luxury building which has three kennels and runs or adjusted to house 5 medium size dog. Outside there is a seating area on the veranda which overlooks a small safe and enclosed dog exercise area, where your dog can run and play while you sit and relax.
There is a garage area and storage facilities for cars/van, motor cycles, mountain bikes, fishing tackle etc.
The whole property has security surveillance, lighting 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 safe to drink.

The Lodge is sited on the A72 between Innerleithen and Peebles, and nestles between some of the best mountain bike trails nr Innerleithen and Glentress.
Just up the road towards Peebles is an 18 hole golf course at Cardrona, a 9 hole golf course on the outskirts of Innerleithen and another course at Peebles.
The river Tweed is close by and offers some of the best salmon and trout fishing.
Permits can be bought online or locally.
At the Lodge itself you can book your very own private sheepdog demonstration at Smiddyhill or travel in to the beautiful moorfoot hills, to watch these amazing dogs working at Carcant farm the home of Nethhillbordercollies. It is only a 20 mile drive from Smiddyhill that takes you through some stunning scenery where you can watch real working dogs in action in the birth place of the border collie. Contact the owner for availability when you book your stay or book a demonstration at Carcant farm, Heriot. Midlothian. EH38 5YE 07926055908 or e-mail Julie on

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