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

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.


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


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



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

What our guests say

Sarah - Bath

“What a beautiful place – both the Lodge and the location are fantastic.  The woods, walks and wildlife on the doorstep are so lovely, we didn’t want our week to end”

Margaret - Glasgow

Ultra clean, friendly, welcoming and phenomenal welcome hamper. Amazing dark skies at night (no light pollution) while enjoying the hot tub. Fab walks to the back of the house – little hill, big view rewards 

Tony - Cumbria

We loved being able to soak our aching muscles in the hot tub after a long walk

Karen - Kendal

It’s brilliant to have such a great place to bring our four legged friend.

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.