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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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  • Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders
    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×

    South Grange Cottage

    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

    4
    3
    1
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    Ref: 30698
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Historic houses and gardens, and coastal or hill walking are just some of the pleasures to enjoy from this peaceful cottage. Historic houses and gardens, and coastal or hill walking are just some of the pleasures to enjoy from this peaceful cottage.
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    7.8 5 reviews
    7.8 5 reviews

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  • Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Girnick Cottage

    Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 24278
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Located in Kelso, this holiday property is set in glorious countryside, enjoys a fully enclosed garden and panoramic countryside views. Located in Kelso, this holiday property is set in glorious countryside, enjoys a fully enclosed garden and panoramic countryside views.
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    8.7 9 reviews
    8.7 9 reviews

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  • Burnmouth, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders
    Burnmouth, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×

    Archie’s Cottage

    Burnmouth, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

    Burnmouth, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W41199
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Terraced cottage with open fire, in glorious sea front location, yards from the sea, with coastal walks from the door. Terraced cottage with open fire, in glorious sea front location, yards from the sea, with coastal walks from the door.
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    8.5 17 reviews
    8.5 17 reviews

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  • Minto, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders
    Minto, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders×

    Melgund Glen Lodge

    Minto, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders

    Minto, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders

    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UK5151
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This beautiful, single-storey lodge is set in peaceful woodland, an ideal base for exploring this picturesque area.
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    9.6 22 reviews
    9.6 22 reviews

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  • Gordon, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Gordon, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Tara Cottage

    Gordon, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    Gordon, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    5
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: 26769
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located near to Kelso, this holiday property is less than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and the sandy Berwickshire coast. Located near to Kelso, this holiday property is less than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and the sandy Berwickshire coast.
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    9.3 9 reviews
    9.3 9 reviews

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  • Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish BordersThe Scottish Borders
    Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish BordersThe Scottish Borders×
    Newly Listed
    Middletoun Cottages - Pine Tree Cottage

    Middletoun Cottages - Pine Tree Cottage

    Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish BordersThe Scottish Borders

    Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish BordersThe Scottish Borders

    5
    3
    2
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    Ref: UK5515
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Situated at one end of a working farm with lovely views, this wonderful property is great for the whole family.
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    10 4 reviews
    10 4 reviews

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    Middletoun Cottages - Beech Tree Cottage
    2
    1
    1
  • Cavers, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders
    Cavers, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders×
    Newly Listed
    Pegasus Lodge

    Pegasus Lodge

    Cavers, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders

    Cavers, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: UK5673
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    There are plenty of walking opportunities for all abilities from the doorstep of this lodge, as well as cycle routes to enjoy.
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    0 0 reviews
    0 0 reviews

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  • Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Wellwood

    Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: CC538044
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Newly refurbished detached bungalow on the fringe of the lovely market town of Kelso
     
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    8.5 13 reviews
    8.5 13 reviews

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  • Lamberton, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Scottish Borders
    Lamberton, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Scottish Borders×

    Maple Lodge

    Lamberton, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Scottish Borders

    Lamberton, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Scottish Borders

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: 30558
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Boasting sea views and an enclosed garden, this spacious cottage lies 4 miles from Berwick-on-Tweed, with its array of shops and pubs. Boasting sea views and an enclosed garden, this spacious cottage lies 4 miles from Berwick-on-Tweed, with its array of shops and pubs.
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    9.8 23 reviews
    9.8 23 reviews

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  • Greystonelees, near Eyemouth,
    Greystonelees, near Eyemouth, ×

    Sea Breeze

    Greystonelees, near Eyemouth,

    Greystonelees, near Eyemouth,

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: S4552
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Barn conversion with wonderful sea views, feed the wild seals at Eyemouth just 1 mile away. Barn conversion with wonderful sea views, feed the wild seals at Eyemouth just 1 mile away.
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    9.7 7 reviews
    9.7 7 reviews

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    Ocean View
    6
    3
    3
  • Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish Borders
    Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish Borders×

    Middletoun Cottages - Holly Tree Cottage

    Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish Borders

    Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish Borders

    6
    4
    2
    0
    Ref: CC538055
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    A rural property situated on a working farm with lovely countryside views. All bedrooms have TVs and there is a second living room.
    Prices from
    9.6 14 reviews
    9.6 14 reviews

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    Middletoun Cottages - Beech Tree Cottage
    2
    1
    1
    Middletoun Cottages - Pine Tree Cottage
    5
    3
    3
  • Mellerstain, near Kelso,
    Mellerstain, near Kelso, ×

    Courtyard Cottage

    Mellerstain, near Kelso,

    Mellerstain, near Kelso,

    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: S4569
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Courtyard Cottage has scenic views over the Border country, and is close to Kelso and Floors Castle, with Berwick easily reached. Courtyard Cottage has scenic views over the Border country, and is close to Kelso and Floors Castle, with Berwick easily reached.
    Prices from
    9.5 12 reviews
    9.5 12 reviews

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    Clock House
    4
    2
    2

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