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merklands wood luxury lodges

Edinburgh City centre 30 minutes

2 Bespoke Lodges

Each with 3 bedrooms / 6 Guests

Environmentally Friendly

Pets Welcome

welcome to
merklands wood luxury lodges

Environmentally friendly, luxury, self-catering holiday accommodation

Merklands Wood Luxury Lodges are 100 % family owned, 100 % family run and 100 % family friendly. Alder and Aspen lodges were designed by Low Carbon Studio, Architects as purpose-built luxury self-catering holiday accommodation. Secluded in 20 acres of private woodland, which you will share with a small herd of roe deer that live there. Nestled in the foothills of the Pentland Hills on the edge of the Scottish Borders yet only 30 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre. Recently completed in the early part of 2021, made in a carbon neutral way from sustainable timber and manufactured here in Scotland. We use energy from renewable sources and even the fuel for the log stoves is from our own sustainable woodland. As a commitment to the environment we will plant a tree for every booking made (guests can plant their own tree in season) and spend a minimum of 20 % of our profit on conservation projects. Currently we are committed to and participate in the captive breeding programme of the Saving Wildcats project led by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland to help breed the Scottish Wildcat for release back into the wild.

Hot Tubs

Relax in your own private hot tub located on the veranda and take in the wonderful views of the pentland hills.

Bathroom

The en-suite bathroom has both a shower and bath. A full height towel rail, wc and basin

Kitchen

The luxury fittted kitchen includes tea / coffee making facilities, a toaster, all kitchenware, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, condiments (salt,pepper & oil) stove, double oven, grill and stove

Wood Burner

Few things are as comforting as a wood burning stove, fuelled by timber from our own woodland

 

Main Bedroom

The main bedroom has a luxurious super king sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, wc, basin and a luxurious tub.

Twin Bedroom

Apart from the main bedroom, each lodge has an additional bedroom with luxurious twin beds

Double Bedroom

The double bedroom has a further luxurious super king sized bed

 

Tranquillity

Located in the Pentland hills yet only 20 minutes from the Edinburgh City by-pass and 45 minutes from Glasgow City centre. 

 

At one with Nature

The local area provides wonderful walking and cycling opportunities. Surrounded by trees the location of the lodges is perfect for relaxing and enjoying nature.

Spectacular scenery right on the doorstep

Sam Hewitt
Sam Hewitt
November 7, 2022.
We had the pleasure of staying in Aspen Lodge for 3 nights and what a perfect 3 nights it was! The lodge has everything you would need and more, from the comfort of the huge beds to the special touch of including a luxurious welcome hamper. The wood burner soon heats up the cabin and be sure to get out in the hot tub to watch the stars. Thank you Craig and Louise for the best weekend! We will soon be back.
Tom
Tom
October 11, 2022.
True luxury. Lovely people too!
Michelle Moir
Michelle Moir
September 26, 2022.
We spent a lovely 3 days in Alder lodge. The lodge is immaculate and beautifully decorated, everything you need and the added bonus of a hot tub on a lovely covered deck that is lit up at night with fairy lights. We were left a basket of treats, gin, eggs from their chickens, freshly baked bread and butter. Even our dog received a bag of goodies! There were lots of games in the lodge for us to use which we played with each night. The location was great, lots of lovely walks where we could have our dog off the lead and lots of places to visit which they provided us with details of before we arrived. There is a dog agility course attached to the lodge which we used and a trampoline and outdoor games for kids. We got to meet the owners dog Lizzie and her 2 new pups and have a cuddle which we all enjoyed. They also let our son feed their chickens and showed us the wild cats which they keep as part of their wildlife sanctuary. It was really interesting listening to them talking about how they are trying to protect these animals. Overall a special place which we would love to return to.
Georgina Harrison
Georgina Harrison
September 26, 2022.
Gorgeous lodge in a great location. Very clean, lovely size and decorated well. Lots of nice little touches. Perfect ❤️
Paula McCabe
Paula McCabe
September 24, 2022.
My third visit to Merklands lodges and as with every visit I couldn't fault it. The welcoming hamper, the quality of linen, the quality of the crockery and kitchen utensils, and the lodge in general has been better than any lodge I've been to before. The team are so helpful and friendly and make you feel like nothing is too big an ask. I have recommended to friends and family, who after their own stay, return praising the place as highly as I do. I can't wait to come back again. Wonderful place to chill and to enjoy the hot tub and log fire.
Fleur Brand
Fleur Brand
September 19, 2022.
This is our second stay with Merklands. The lodges are stunning, luxury quality, the welcome hamper is INSANE along with all the small touches and Craig & Co are so lovely and welcoming too. Such a tranquil, peaceful area but plenty to do and see in the area. Thank you for having us again, never fails to be the loveliest time.
Adrian H
Adrian H
August 24, 2022.
Amazing lodges worth the money. Really well thought out and very high spec. Added bonus of a hot tub too
Vicki Allardice
Vicki Allardice
July 17, 2022.
Anthony Harp
Anthony Harp
June 27, 2022.
Merklands Wood Luxury Lodges is a dog friendly super luxury accommodation everything you need is there, just take yourself and clothes, surrounded by forest the lodges have two double rooms each with double beds and one room with two single bed one en-suite bathroom and second bathroom Plasma TV with all the channels you need with Free WiFi The host Craig and Louise welcome you and let you settle into your accommodation with a welcome basket full of local treats relax during the day or evening in your very own jacuzzi at the lodge There is a charging point at each lodge for your cars there a log burner for the cold Scottish nights , Merklands Wood Luxury Lodges are 30mins from the city of Edinburgh For a extra charge you can book afternoon Teas and Cakes or a A charcuterie board made up of a variety of cured meats and other ingredients like fruit, cheese, and flavor enhancers.
Lydia Hann
Lydia Hann
April 19, 2022.
Wonderful place to stay with fabulous hosts who make sure you have everything you need. The kitchen was stocked with high quality local produce including bread, milk, butter and yummy treats like miniatures of Pentland Hills Gin. The hot tub was perfect and there's great trails for running and dog walking. We would highly recommend and will definatly be coming back, the Hann Family ⭐
Visit Scotland in Style

The perfect getaway in the perfect location for enjoying nature. We couldn’t believe we were only 30 minutes from Edinburgh city centre.