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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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  • Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Rowantree Cottage

    Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538041
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Rowantree Cottage is the quintessential romantic retreat. Brimming with charm and character this adorable detached...
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  • Denholm, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders
    Denholm, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders×

    Hassendean Station Cottage

    Denholm, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: W43291
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Beneath the Minto Hills, in a lovely undiscovered area of the Scottish Borders near Hawick (6 miles), this...

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  • Coldstream, The Scottish Borders
    Coldstream, The Scottish Borders×

    The Apartment

    Coldstream, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: W44287
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile


    Situated in the centre of the historic Scottish Borders town of Coldstream, The Apartment is a...

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  • Mellerstain, near Kelso, Inverness-shire
    Mellerstain, near Kelso, Inverness-shire×

    Clock House

    Mellerstain, near Kelso, Inverness-shire

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    Ref: S4568
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    The 200 acres of glorious parkland surrounding Mellerstain House, one of Scotland’s grandest stately homes,...

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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

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    Ref: 30698
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Just 3 miles from the award winning sandy beach at Coldingham and under an hour from Edinburgh, this...

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  • Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    The Stables

    Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538008
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This property is sublime! Snuggled in a peaceful corner of the picturesque village of Kirk Yetholm within the...
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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Kelso

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SW3701
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

    This stone-built Edwardian mansion...

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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Esk

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 5315
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

    This stone-built Edwardian mansion...

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  • Mellerstain, near Kelso,
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    West Lodge

    Mellerstain, near Kelso,

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    Ref: S4166
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    The 200 acres of glorious parkland surrounding Mellerstain House, one of Scotland’s grandest stately homes,...

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  • New Channelkirk, Oxton, The Scottish Borders
    New Channelkirk, Oxton, The Scottish Borders×

    Mill Cottage

    New Channelkirk, Oxton, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SFFJ
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set by a tumbling burn in rolling hills, this detached stone cottage lies 23 miles south of Edinburgh with easy access...

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  • Near Lauder, The Scottish Borders
    Near Lauder, The Scottish Borders×

    Digger’s Cottage

    Near Lauder, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 26858
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location

    In a peaceful location 20 miles south of Edinburgh, this comfortable barn conversion has a pleasant outlook over...

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

    Ruberslaw View

    near Hawick, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538046
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This lovely, cosy and well appointed holiday cottage lies in the heart of the Scottish Borders between Denholm and...
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