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  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

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This rustic, 17th-century mill has been turned into a luxury nook in the Scottish Borders. You can see the old but still operating waterwheel, contrasted against the roses and flowering lavender on the old miller's house next door. A wood-burning stove sits are the heart of the home, keeping things cosy warm in winter (your host will leave detailed instructions on how to light it so you’ll become an expert). The classy, aubergine-purple kitchen is well stocked with artisan crockery and everything you need to cook up a holiday meal. The mill’s original mezzanine floor has been converted into a plush bedroom with a roll-top bath. Heading outside, you’ll find a small, private woodland garden with table and chairs. Exploring the rest of the old mill site you might spot owls and hedgehogs in the forest, heron and otters by the millpond and acquaint yourself with the friendly resident sheep. Heading into the small village of Lauder, three miles away, you’ll find a handful of craft shops, coffee shops and a local deli too.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore the surrounding rivers, forests and hills of the bucolic Scottish Borders

Explore the surrounding rivers, forests and hills of the bucolic Scottish Borders

Soak in the roll-top bath at the end of a day hiking and exploring

Soak in the roll-top bath at the end of a day hiking and exploring

Forage for brambles and elderflower and garnish your alfresco drinks

Forage for brambles and elderflower and garnish your alfresco drinks

Stay in a beautiful old mill with a working waterwheel

Stay in a beautiful old mill with a working waterwheel

Take advantage of an endless supply of logs from the log store

Take advantage of an endless supply of logs from the log store

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Home truths

    The hob in the kitchen only has two rings

    One dog is welcome to stay too, just notify your host in advance

    The nearest shop is three miles away so having a car is recommended and there is plenty of parking space onsite

    A fast-flowing river runs through the Mill grounds, so children should be supervised

    The bedroom is up a set of stairs and has a low ceiling so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

    You may be able to hear some road noise from the A697 when sitting outside

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Pets allowed

Parking available

Garden

TV

Dishwasher

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

1 bathrooms, 1 additional toilet

Local guide


About Tweeddale

The borders region of Tweeddale sees you in rolling bucolic countryside while staying a short hop from Edinburgh. The River Tweed tumbles through the pretty town of Peebles where you’ll find a handful of local museums and galleries alongside country spots for afternoon tea. A sense of history still prevails here – Neidpath Castle sits on the riverbank with its mysterious tunnel open for exploration and the crumbling ruin of...

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25 min

Get around

Airport

Edinburgh

1 hr 3 min

Carlisle Lake District

1 hr 51 min

Dundee

1 hr 56 min

Train station

Stow

17 min

Bus stop

St Leonards Rd End

7 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

7 min

Cafe

6 min

Pharmacy

7 min

Points of interest

Beach

Dunbar Beach

1 hr 1 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Ruth

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay.

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