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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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  • Walkerburn, The Scottish Borders
    Walkerburn, The Scottish Borders×

    Bydand

    Walkerburn, The Scottish Borders

    Walkerburn, The Scottish Borders

    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: CC538054
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    A spacious and comfortable furnished holiday cottage situated in a beautiful area, perfect for any time of year.
    Prices from
    8.6 12 reviews

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

    Ocean View

    Greystonelees, near Eyemouth,

    Greystonelees, near Eyemouth,

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: S4553
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Delightful barn conversion on dramatic coastline, with games room with pool table, historic Berwick close by. Delightful barn conversion on dramatic coastline, with games room with pool table, historic Berwick close by.
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    8.8 5 reviews

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    Sea Breeze
    6
    3
    3
  • Lanton, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders
    Lanton, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders×

    The Granary

    Lanton, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders

    Lanton, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders

    6
    2
    1
    3
    Ref: UK5324
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Explore the beautiful Scottish Borders from this cottage, or visit the city of Edinburgh with its stunning castle.
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    8.6 12 reviews

    Accommodation at

  • 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

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    Clock House
    4
    2
    2
  • Thirlestane, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders
    Thirlestane, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders×

    Shepherd’s Cottage

    Thirlestane, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders

    Thirlestane, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: 27830
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, this cottage is in an ideal spot for exploring the spectacular Scottish Borders. With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, this cottage is an ideal spot for exploring the spectacular Scottish Borders.
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    9.7 6 reviews

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  • 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.
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    9.5 13 reviews

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    Middletoun Cottages - Beech Tree Cottage
    2
    1
    1
    Middletoun Cottages - Pine Tree Cottage
    5
    3
    3
  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Yarrow

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: 5314
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This second floor holiday apartment enjoys spectacular views of the 32-acre grounds, in the Edwardian mansion of Whitmuir Hall. This second floor holiday apartment enjoys spectacular views of the 32-acre grounds, in the Edwardian mansion of Whitmuir Hall.
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    5.5 2 reviews

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    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
    4
    2
    2
    Whitmuir Hall - Redgauntlet
    4
    2
    2
    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion
    2
    1
    1
    Whitmuir Hall - Ivanhoe
    2
    1
    1
    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth
    2
    1
    1
    Whitmuir Hall - Waverley
    2
    1
    1
    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock
    3
    1
    1
  • Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Wellwood

    Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    6
    3
    1
    0
    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

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  • near Biggar, The Scottish Borders
    near Biggar, The Scottish Borders×

    Valley View Broughton

    near Biggar, The Scottish Borders

    near Biggar, The Scottish Borders

    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UK5137
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities
    Fittingly named, this charming bungalow enjoys scenic views over the rolling landscape of the Scottish Borders countryside.
    Prices from
    9.3 16 reviews

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  • Lintlaw near Duns, The Scottish Borders
    Lintlaw near Duns, The Scottish Borders×

    Old Pump House Cabins - Jessica

    Lintlaw near Duns, The Scottish Borders

    Lintlaw near Duns, The Scottish Borders

    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC538033
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Pair of newly constructed log cabins in a tranquil and peaceful setting only 5 miles from the charming market town of Duns
    Prices from
    9.1 16 reviews

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    Old Pump House Cabins - Chloe
    6
    2
    2
  • Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Greystones

    Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    7
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC538009
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Greystones is a stylish former steading for 6/7 on the fringe of Yetholm only 8 miles from Kelso
    Prices from
    8.4 21 reviews

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  • Coldingham, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders
    Coldingham, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders×
    Newly Listed
    Glenlea

    Glenlea

    Coldingham, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders

    Coldingham, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders

    8
    4
    4
    0
    Ref: UK5607
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Don’t forget your buckets and spade as Glenlea is just 1 mile from the sheltered sandy beach of Coldingham Sands.
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