Dod Mill

The Perfect Retreat

Dod Mill is a collection of modern, rustic holiday cottages, and treehouse cabins in the north Scottish Borders and close to Edinburgh (40 minutes). Guests can stay in the Old Mill (sleeps 2), The Bothy (sleeps 2-4), Fishing Hut (sleeps up to 3) and Stilt House (sleeps up to 3, or 2 + 2 small children). We have updated our Ts and Cs to make things more flexible for you during Coronavirus.

The self-catering accommodation is set in the grounds of Dod Mill. Guests can wander along the old mill lade to the mill pond, over the bridge for a 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 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.


The Bothy

Holiday cottage in the Borders

A bijoux barn conversion with cool, light & airy interiors. A bunkhouse-style holiday cottage with woodburner. Sleeps 1-4.


Old Mill

Hideaway at Old Mill

A modern, cosy and eclectic conversion of a 1700s water mill. Woodburning stove, roll-top bath & rainforest shower. Sleeps 1-2.


Stilt House

Tree house in Scotland

Treehouse cabin with views of the river, mill pond & woodland. A hideaway with cool interiors & woodburning stove. Sleeps 1-3.


Fishing Hut

Quirky, off-grid hut by the river: half vintage caravan, half cabin. Perfect for glamping, slow living and fire cooking. Sleeps 1-3.


Unusual Venue

Dod Mill can also be hired as a venue. We cater for group accommodation, events and retreats. We love to host yoga and meditation retreats. How about organising a craft retreat, art weekend, writing course or reading retreat?

Our Kiln House is a unique studio space which you can use over the course of your event. The cabins and cottages can also have a dual purpose of overnight accommodation and meeting, breakout or retreat space. You will also have access to the grounds of Dod Mill too, of course. Refresh with walks by the mill pond, the river, through fields up into the Lammermuir Hills.

- What Guests Say -

“We stayed in The Bothy and it was beautiful – everything was there to make it home from home. I just wish we’d stayed longer but hopefully we will be back. The surrounding area is so tranquil and peaceful. Ruth was lovely and even supplied us with wellies for the day so we could explore surrounding areas. Thanks again and hopefully we will be back soon.”