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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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42 cottages are available
  • Fountainhall near Stow×

    Holly Tree Cottage

    Fountainhall near Stow

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    Ref: CC538055
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Beautifully located on a working farm in Gala Water, this property sits in a row with two similar properties and...
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  • Lamberton, near Berwick-upon-Tweed×

    Maple Lodge

    Lamberton, near Berwick-upon-Tweed

    6
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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

    In a wonderfully elevated setting, this light and spacious holiday cottage has sea views of...

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  • Walkerburn×

    Bydand

    Walkerburn

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    3
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    Ref: CC538054
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    An hour south of Edinburgh, set by the side of the beautiful River Tweed on the edge of the Border village of...
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  • Mellerstain, near Kelso×

    Courtyard Cottage

    Mellerstain, near Kelso

    6
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    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×

    Ocean View

    Greystonelees, near Eyemouth

    6
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    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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  • Carlops near West Linton×

    Allan Ramsay Cottage

    Carlops near West Linton

    6
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    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×

    Staffin

    Newcastleton

    6
    3
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    Ref: 19640
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Very comfortable, spacious end terraced house set in the heart of the village of Newcastleton on the Scottish border,...

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  • Upper Hindhope near Jedburgh×

    Luckenburn

    Upper Hindhope near Jedburgh

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    Ref: CC538027
    Key Features:
    - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Nestled in its very own valley deep within the Cheviot Hills in the Scottish Borders, Luckenburn is a former...
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  • Tweedsmuir, near Biggar×
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    Ref: 30102
    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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  • Greystonelees, near Eyemouth×

    Sea Breeze

    Greystonelees, near Eyemouth

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    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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  • Walkerburn, near Peebles×

    West Bold Cottage

    Walkerburn, near Peebles

    6
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    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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  • near Biggar×
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    Ref: UK5137
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities
    Beautifully situated in glorious rolling countryside with views eastwards down the valley towards Broughton Heights,...
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