welcome to
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

Situated in 20 acres of mixed woodland Merklands Wood luxury lodges are a paradise for lovers of wildlife and nature. Perfectly located for exploring the beautiful Scottish Borders yet only 30 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre. Excellent as a base for exploring further afield; Glasgow, Loch Lomond, the West Coast or the Highlands,

Secluded in 20 acres of private woodland, which you will share with a small herd of roe deer that live there. Luxuriously appointed, the furniture, fittings and decoration were conceived by one of Scotland’s finest Interior Designers. Each with hot tubs and log burning stoves.

The Lodges only 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 support and participate in the captive breeding programme part of the Saving Wildcats project

Walking, cycling and hiking straight from the door, which together with a sports and games field means there is plenty to keep pets, children and adults entertained. Visit Scotland lists over 750 things to see and do within a 30-mile radius including 6 of Scotland’s UNESCO trail world heritage sights within a 45-minute drive.

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

Marcus Norris
Marcus Norris
November 21, 2023.
Lovely hide away only 40mins from Edinburgh. Delicious complimentary hamper left on our arrival (the gin was a highlight!). Spotlessly clean throughout. Hot tub was clean and warm on arrival (our son loved that). Great place to explore little local towns, peebles and Biggar were both charming and close by. Loved it.
Emily Williams
Emily Williams
August 15, 2023.
We have stayed at the Merklands lodges twice now and we can't recommend it enough! From the moment you arrive you are greeted and welcomed to the lodge. The welcome basket is the BEST welcome basket we have ever received, filled with goodies! We can't wait to come back and stay again, perfect for romantic getaways and family holidays! Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable!
Tanks Mum
Tanks Mum
March 14, 2023.
This is second visit and decided to bring my dog, Craig & Louise think of everything from the welcome hamper and a welcome pack for Tank . It is so peaceful and sitting in hot tub at night listening to the animal sounds amazing. Would definitely recommend this wonderful relaxing place to just chill and forget about everything.
Jacqueline Porter
Jacqueline Porter
February 20, 2023.
The lodge is set in beautiful surroundings. There is a private activity field for children and dogs, play tunnels, trampoline, football table, table tennis table and more. It was so peaceful in the evenings just relaxing on the veranda in the hot tub. There is a gas BBQ and picnic benches below the cabin. Two super king size bedrooms, one was ensuite and a separate bedroom with 2 single beds and a family bathroom. Wood burning stove to be cosy by in the evenings. Kitchen had everything we needed, fridge, freezer, microwave, double oven hob, dishes and there was some wonderful touches like their own ground coffee and bottles of gin not to mention the wonderful dog treat bags. If you are used to a memory foam mattress the ones here may take a bit of getting used to as they were sprung mattresses. There was lots of very lovely little touches that made the whole trip very special. They have a high chair, travel cot, changing mat etc for the wee ones. There was even a cupboard with board games. If you are looking for a relaxing, peaceful getaway, this is the place to go. Not too far away from Edinburgh, beaches and forest parks and lots of lovely walks close by.
Andy Tasker
Andy Tasker
January 8, 2023.
Fantastic. Should have stayed longer! Everything from the warm welcome and the lovely welcome hamper (actually I’d go back just to scoff the hamper again) to the top notch facilities and area - superb weekend. Cabin is immaculate and has everything you could need / want. Equipped to a very high standard and an excellent space for a family. Perfect - not too bunched up, but not too far away from each other either if you want some peace and quiet! Even our cat was looked after with some nice treats and scratch posts left out for him! Wil be back!
Grace Grice
Grace Grice
December 27, 2022.
I have no words from start to finish was perfect. Lovley welcome really clean, every thing you need. You get a lovely welcome humper i tried everything really nice jam. The hot tub was great loved looking out while relaxing. We went to see the cute little cat's. Plenty to do for kid's, we when to play on the trampoline and a game of football, table tennis on Christmas day and the dog's loved it too lot's for them to do. Would recommend a stay any time of the year, it's beautiful 10 out of 10 thank you for the stay.
Andrew Duffy
Andrew Duffy
December 4, 2022.
An amazing lodge with stunning views and location, the owners are polite and helpful and the hamper is brilliant, the rooms are clean spacious and stunning and kitchen well stocked for our family of 5... We loved it so much we're returning in the Christmas holidays
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!
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.