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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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  • 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

    Within a traditional steading courtyard, these three charming holiday cottages (refs 30101, 30102 and 30103) are in...

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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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    Ref: CC538030
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Horseshoe Cottage is delightfully positioned on the edge of a farm near the tranquil hamlet of Hume in the Scottish...
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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
    Rock Cottage is a cosy, compact retreat on the edge of the pretty harbour of St Abbs, just ½ mile from Coldingham...
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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 15787
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

    This stone-built Edwardian mansion...

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  • Dolphinton, The Scottish Borders
    Dolphinton, The Scottish Borders×

    Ferniehaugh Cottage

    Dolphinton, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 25017
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    In a tranquil setting at the southern end of the Pentland Hills, and just 22 miles from Edinburgh, this delightful...

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

    Gardener’s Cottage

    Skirling, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5341
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Conveniently situated on the edge of Skirling village, within the extensive grounds of the owner’s arts and...
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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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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Tweed

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 5313
    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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  • Hawick, The Scottish Borders
    Hawick, The Scottish Borders×

    White Cottage

    Hawick, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538028
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    White Cottage is a cosy detached Victorian property situated in a peaceful hamlet and surrounded by beautiful open...
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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
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    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SW40
    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 - Lindean

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SW30
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

    This stone-built Edwardian mansion...

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