The Perfect Retreat
Dod Mill is a collection of modern, rustic holiday cottages in the north Scottish Borders and close to Edinburgh (40 minutes). Guests can stay in the Old Mill (sleeps 2) or The Bothy (sleeps 2-4).
The self-catering accommodation is 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 – with its artisan deli, local butcher, baker, wonderful fruit & veg shop, art gallery, restaurants and pubs – and the fairytale Thirlestane Castle are less than 4 miles away.