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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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110 cottages are available
  • Greystonelees, near Eyemouth,
    Greystonelees, near Eyemouth, ×

    Sea Breeze

    Greystonelees, near Eyemouth,

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    2
    Ref: S4552
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set on the dramatic Berwickshire coastline and only 5 miles from the Northumberland Heritage Coast, these two...

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  • Carlops near West Linton, The Scottish Borders
    Carlops near West Linton, The Scottish Borders×

    Allan Ramsay Cottage

    Carlops near West Linton, The Scottish Borders

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    2
    Ref: UK5000
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities
    Conveniently situated just 20 minutes from Edinburgh, in the tiny village of Carlops on the edge of the Pentland Hills...
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  • Newcastleton, The Scottish Borders
    Newcastleton, The Scottish Borders×

    Woodside

    Newcastleton, The Scottish Borders

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    3
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    Ref: 18469
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Privately situated on the edge of the village of Newcastleton and backed by woodland, this spacious holiday property...

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  • Mellerstain, near Kelso,
    Mellerstain, near Kelso, ×

    Courtyard Cottage

    Mellerstain, near Kelso,

    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: S4569
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

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

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

    Ocean View

    Greystonelees, near Eyemouth,

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: S4553
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set on the dramatic Berwickshire coastline and only 5 miles from the Northumberland Heritage Coast, these two...

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

    Woodend

    Broughton, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders

    6
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    2
    Ref: 25398
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Boasting stunning views over rolling countryside, this charming holiday cottage is situated in the lovely Tweed...

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  • Walkerburn, near Peebles, The Scottish Borders
    Walkerburn, near Peebles, The Scottish Borders×

    West Bold Cottage

    Walkerburn, near Peebles, The Scottish Borders

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UK5233
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Surrounded by broad, rolling hills just 9 miles east of the vibrant town of Peebles, 3 miles from the cycling mecca...
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  • Thirlestane, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders
    Thirlestane, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders×

    Shepherd’s Cottage

    Thirlestane, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: 27830
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set on a large livestock farm just off the A697, 26 miles south of Edinburgh, this very comfortable detached...

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

    Greystones

    Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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    2
    Ref: CC538009
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Snuggled on the fringe of the welcoming small town of Yetholm, Greystones has been skilfully converted from a former...
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  • Broughton, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders
    Broughton, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders×

    Craigend Cottage

    Broughton, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders

    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: 26608
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Sitting within the southern upland hills, this detached country cottage in a secluded rural location is the ideal base...

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  • Peebles, The Scottish Borders
    Peebles, The Scottish Borders×

    Hillview

    Peebles, The Scottish Borders

    8
    4
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    Ref: CC538047
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This lovely, spacious and light filled holiday house has wonderful views over the surrounding hills and of the Peebles...
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  • Ancrum near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders
    Ancrum near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders×

    Heathcote

    Ancrum near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders

    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC538052
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Perfect for relaxing family holidays, this light and spacious cottage is on a working livestock and arable farm in...
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