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Dod Mill

Lauder - Scottish Borders

A chic mill conversion in the magnificent Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 2
from £395 per week
Please note that the miniumum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book...

Dod Mill is owned and managed by Ruth Knibbs.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

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Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • The 17th century mill house is in 5 acres of lush, grounds and has stunning views across the remote Scottish Borders.
  • It pairs crisp, minimalist touches with warm natural textures to create a calming sanctuary inline with its rural setting.
  • Enjoy the evening sun from the terrace or curl up beside the fire, cooking gourmet food or soaking in the decadent in-room bath.
  • Explore the flourishing hillsides and sparkling coastline, visiting nearby Lauder or historic Edinburgh City.

  You should know...

  • The house is close to an A road and some traffic noise may be heard in the gardens.
  • The extensive grounds are shared with the adjoining two properties, which are the owners house and a second holiday home.

  The Detail...

Bathe in the natural grandeur of the wild Scottish Borders at this stylishly converted water mill on the outskirts of Lauder. Nestled amongst untouched, rural landscapes in 5 acres of flourishing, country grounds, Dod Mill is a tranquil retreat where you can hide away from the tourist crowds. Discover their green valleys and turreted and towered castles.

The 18th century mill is a sophisticated hideout which blends its timeless heritage with a chic, designer finish. Its worn stone faade hides a minimalist, open-plan sanctuary, where crisp whites and vaulted ceilings create openness and light. Calming natural textures are used to fuse past and present, and are complimented by bold prints, contemporary furniture and salvaged, industrial touches. Look out for the Farrow and Ball shades and the solid oak timbers, next to the woven rugs, wicker chairs and framed woodland views from the windows.

Rustle up delicious gourmet food in the plum-hued kitchen, gathering around the handcrafted table or in the comfy living area. A roaring wood burner keeps things toasty and warm, along with the underfloor heating and thick, woollen throws. Theres a Nespresso coffee machine for that instant caffeine hit, beside the entertainment mod-cons and welcome gifts. Throw open the patio doors and listen to the babbling mill lade, dining alfresco on the terrace and you never know you might spot and otter!

As the nights draw in and the stars start to glisten, you can light the fire, close the shutters and climb up to your mezzanine level. Dressed with a sumptuous king-size bed and a decadent in-room bath, the bedroom is a romantic snug for cosy morning lie-ins. A modern shower room is the perfect wake up call, and is complete with handpicked toiletries and soft, fluffy towels.

Fill your days with outdoors adventures, walking through the rolling hillsides. Visit the market town of Lauder for its artisan treats and visit iconic Thirlestane Castle. You can also head 30 miles out to find Edinburghs historic city streets. There are endless golf courses and plenty of fishing spots, along with biking paths, horse riding trails and exhilarating outdoor sports.


  Features...

Essential Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking


  Nearby...

  • Art classes
  • Bird watching
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga

Remember to bring wellies or good walking boots if you'd like to explore Dod Mill's grounds: rivers, fields, woodland, wildlife, orchard.


  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Edinburgh, 45 minutes. Newcastle, 1 hour 30 minutes.


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from £395 per week
Please note that the miniumum stay for this property is 2 nights

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How to book...

Dod Mill is owned and managed by Ruth Knibbs.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

Book Online Now  

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Ruth Knibbs.

Message the owner  
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