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The Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders consist of 1,800 square miles of unspoilt and tranquil rolling countryside that stretches south of Edinburgh and the Lothians to the English border in Scotland’s south east corner. To the east is the magnificent Berwick coastline and to the west is Dumfries and Galloway.

This is an area where visitors can enjoy the very best outdoor activities; learn about the fascinating history and culture of the area by visiting its many historical and cultural sites of interest and simply soak up its untouched and natural beauty.

The Berwickshire coast is perfect for stunning cliff-top walks and the Berwickshire Coastal Path runs from Eyemouth to St. Abbs affording great sea views. This coastline has some very dramatic cliffs and charismatic fishing villages.

St. Abbs is popular with holidaymakers who come here to walk and see the wonderful marine and bird life; the waters in this area provide the perfect conditions for a diverse range of sea life including grey seals, dolphins, whales and seabirds. The St. Abbs Head Nature Reserve is well known for the conservation work it does to maintain the pristine condition of this stretch of coastline.

The River Tweed and Tweed Valley is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, with a host of wonderful walking routes and off-road mountain bike trail and includes the 7 stanes mountain bike centre. Keen anglers will of course also know that this area is famous for the quality of its salmon fishing rivers.

The regions border towns include Galashiels, known for its textiles and 19th century architecture, Peebles situated on the River Tweed, a handsome and sophisticated little town with parkland and river side-walks, and Selkirk which has great views of St. Mary’s Loch.

Also of interest is Kelso, much favoured by Sir Walter Scott, for its wonderful architecture and cultural past. Close by Scotland’s largest inhabited house, Floors Castle, occupies acres of parkland which overlooks the River Tweed. The castle itself houses collections of paintings, furniture and porcelain.

At Melrose, Abbotsford, the former residency of Sir Walter Scott, remains one of the most famous houses in the world. Here there is a visitor centre and family play trail for the children – well worth a visit.

This region has not always been as peaceful as it is today; historically it’s been the focal point for many cross border conflicts which can be evidenced by the large number of castles and grand stately homes that can be found throughout the area; it also provides some fascinating days out for visitors!

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in the Scottish Borders today.
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  • near Hume, by Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    near Hume, by Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Horseshoe Cottage

    near Hume, by Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Detached single storey cottage for couples in a tranquil spot within the Scottish Borders
     
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  • St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders
    St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders×

    The Flag House

    St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders

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    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Perched high on the cliff top at the head of St Abbs, the setting of The Flag House is simply sublime!
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  • Tweedsmuir, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders
    Tweedsmuir, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders×

    Hearthstanes Cottages - Mathieside Cairn

    Tweedsmuir, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 30103
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This holiday property is located in the Tweedsmuir Hills, where wonderful walking and biking can be enjoyed. This holiday property is located in the Tweedsmuir Hills, where wonderful walking and biking can be enjoyed.
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    Hearthstanes Cottages - Manyleith Rig
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    Hearthstanes Cottages - Lategillan Rig
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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Waverley

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SW38
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Go and explore the local woodlands and countryside from this property, as well as Edinburgh which is a 1-hour drive. Go and explore the local woodlands and countryside from this property, as well as Edinburgh which is a 1-hour drive.
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    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
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    Whitmuir Hall - Redgauntlet
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    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion
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    Whitmuir Hall - Ivanhoe
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    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth
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    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock
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  • St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders
    St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders×

    St Abbs - Keepers Fold

    St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538025
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Perched high on the cliff top at the head of St Abbs, the setting of this collection of Lighthouse Cottages is simply sublime!
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    The Flag House
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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Ivanhoe

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 60814
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This ground floor holiday property is part of Whitmuir Hall, which boasts 32 acres of landscaped and woodland grounds. This ground floor holiday property is part of Whitmuir Hall, which boasts 32 acres of landscaped and woodland grounds.
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    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
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    Whitmuir Hall - Redgauntlet
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    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion
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    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth
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    Whitmuir Hall - Waverley
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    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock
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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SW32
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Edinburgh is within a pleasant hour’s drive from this ground floor apartment, located in Whitmuir Hall. Edinburgh is within a pleasant hour’s drive from this ground floor apartment, located in Whitmuir Hall.
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    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
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    Whitmuir Hall - Redgauntlet
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    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion
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    Whitmuir Hall - Ivanhoe
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    Whitmuir Hall - Waverley
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    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock
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  • Coldstream, The Scottish Borders
    Coldstream, The Scottish Borders×

    The Hirsel - Ray Bells

    Coldstream, The Scottish Borders

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in the heart of the historic Hirsel Estate, this property is adjacent to an 18-hole golf course. Set in the heart of the historic Hirsel Estate, this property is adjacent to an 18-hole golf course.
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    The Hirsel - Lakeview
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  • St Abbs, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders
    St Abbs, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×

    Rock Cottage

    St Abbs, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5384
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Sea View
    A cosy couples retreat, Rock Cottage is in the perfect location for exploring the Scottish borders, Edinburgh and Northumberland.
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  • Grantshouse, The Scottish Borders
    Grantshouse, The Scottish Borders×

    Berryhill Cottage

    Grantshouse, The Scottish Borders

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Delightful cottage for couples, in romantic woodland setting, where deer, squirrels and owls can be seen, ideal for Edinburgh. Delightful cottage for couples, in romantic woodland setting, where deer, squirrels and owls can be seen, ideal for Edinburgh.
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  • Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders
    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×

    Colinton

    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5054
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Spend a day on the beach, 1 mile, where you can enjoy use of the owner’s beach hut, or head out and explore quaint fishing villages. Edinburgh can be reached within an hour.
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  • Denholm, The Scottish Borders
    Denholm, The Scottish Borders×

    Heathfield

    Denholm, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: W43341
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Lovely cottage in secluded, tranquil countryside, looking towards Ruberslaw Hill, wonderful walks from the door, close to Hawick and Jedburgh. Lovely cottage in secluded, tranquil countryside, looking towards Ruberslaw Hill, wonderful walks from the door, close to Hawick and Jedburgh.
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