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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 - Lategillan Rig

    Tweedsmuir, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 30102
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    Set on a working farm, this property is an ideal base for guests who enjoy outdoor activities. Set on a working farm, this property is an ideal base for guests who enjoy outdoor activities.
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    Within a traditional steading courtyard, these three charming holiday cottages (refs 30101, 30102 and 30103) are in the heart of a working hill farm in the picturesque Tweedsmuir Hills in the Scottish Borders. With wonderful hill walking and biking, they are ideal for those seeking a comfortable base close to outdoor activities, or a peaceful retreat in a lovely rural setting, and for stalking, shooting and fishing in season. Although apparently remote, Edinburgh is only a scenic hour...

    Hearthstanes Cottages - Manyleith Rig
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    Hearthstanes Cottages - Mathieside Cairn
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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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    Ref: CC538009
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    - 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
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    Snuggled on the fringe of the welcoming small town of Yetholm, Greystones has been skilfully converted from a former steading and now offers stylish holiday accommodation all on ground level. This L shaped property is spacious and well appointed and enjoys a contemporary ambience throughout. Each of the three double bedrooms has French doors opening onto the private courtyard area and with two bathrooms too, this property is suitable for the gathering of family and friends or for those...
  • Broughton, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders
    Broughton, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders×

    Craigend Cottage

    Broughton, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 26608
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    In a secluded location, this is the ideal base to get away from the hustle and bustle and explore the countryside. In a secluded location, this is the ideal base to get away from the hustle and bustle and explore the countryside.
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    Sitting within the southern upland hills, this detached country cottage in a secluded rural location is the ideal base to enjoy a peaceful holiday and explore the countryside, with many walks right on your doorstep, yet Edinburgh is less than an hour by car. Biggar, 7 miles, offers craft and food shops along with museums. Peebles, 11 miles, has restaurants and theatre. Neidpath Castle sits by the River Tweed, which flows through the town. Shop, P.O. and bistro/pub 2 miles.

    All on...

  • Ancrum near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders
    Ancrum near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders×

    Heathcote

    Ancrum near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538052
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A spacious cottage located on a working farm with a cosy open fire. Great for exploring the Scottish borders.
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    Perfect for relaxing family holidays, this light and spacious cottage is on a working livestock and arable farm in the wonderful rolling border countryside. Well equipped and comfortable; there is a cosy open fire in the lounge and a peaceful garden to enjoy. Visit the border towns of Jedburgh, seven miles, and Melrose, 11 miles, each with an ancient abbey and an interesting variety of local shops and eating places. Ancrum, three and a half miles, has a pub/restaurant and local shop,...
  • Near Chirnside, The Scottish Borders
    Near Chirnside, The Scottish Borders×

    Riverview Mews

    Near Chirnside, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: S4543
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    On an exclusive rural development Riverside Mews is luxuriously appointed property is perfect for exploring the Scottish Borders. On an exclusive rural development Riverside Mews is luxuriously appointed property is perfect for exploring the Scottish Borders.
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    Set on the banks of the Whiteadder River, this luxuriously appointed property commands wonderful views over the water and surrounding countryside – perfect for watching the abundant wildlife and enjoying riverside walks. Providing a superb base from which to explore the Scottish Borders, Riverside Mews is part of an exclusive rural development on the site of an old mill, just 8 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Elizabethan ramparts and good selection of shops and restaurants....

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

    Hillview

    Peebles, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538047
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A lovely spacious holiday house with wonderful views over the surrounding hills
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    This lovely, spacious and light filled holiday house has wonderful views over the surrounding hills and of the Peebles Hydro Hotel. Hillview offers bright, comfortable, modern accommodation set in delightful gardens with a stunning hillside backdrop. Set between the Moorfoots and the Southern Uplands, this Ancient and Royal Burgh of Peebles provides the perfect base for a huge range of walks to suit all tastes, levels and abilities. Whether you choose the leisurely town trail - a...
  • Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    The Paddock

    Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5490
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    A spacious and quirky townhouse, perfect for groups of friends or families wishing to explore the Scottish Borders.
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    This deceptively spacious, terraced townhouse is on a quiet street, just a short walk from the centre of Kelso, perhaps one of the most picturesque towns on the Scottish Borders. The Paddock offers superb, comfortable accommodation for families or groups of friends, with the added benefit of being close to an array of pubs and restaurants, and with easy access to the wider Scottish Border region. There is a spacious living room and delightfully quirky lower ground floor kitchen/dining room...
  • Cavers, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders
    Cavers, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders×

    Cavers Mains Farmhouse

    Cavers, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SZZK
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated on a working farm with stunning countryside views, this detached cottage is ideal for all interests. Situated on a working farm with stunning countryside views, this detached cottage is ideal for all interests.
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    Situated on a quiet sheep farm enjoying stunning countryside views and a spectacular rural location, this renovated farmhouse lies at the heart of the Scottish Borders between Denholm and Hawick. The large double en-suite bedroom enjoys beautiful views from its large windows on two sides. The nearby towns of Hawick and Jedburgh offer a rich cultural and historical heritage, and Melrose, Kelso and Selkirk are also within easy reach. Golfers are well catered for with many excellent...

  • Foulden, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Scottish Borders
    Foulden, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Scottish Borders×

    The Retreat

    Foulden, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: S4678
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Spacious detached house in an ideal location for exploring beautiful Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Spacious detached house in an ideal location for exploring beautiful Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
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    Set down a country lane and surrounded by open fields, this spacious, detached house is ideal for family get-togethers and celebrations. A perfect holiday location for exploring the historic Scottish Borders and picturesque Northumberland with their superb beaches, dramatic castles and stunning scenery. The fishing port of Eyemouth with its colourful harbour where the resident wild grey seals may be fed, quaint St Abbs village with great coastal paths and the grand country house and garden...

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

    Lochside Stable House

    Town Yetholm, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UPK
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Spacious Victorian house, ideal for larger groups, with four poster beds, open fire, private hot tub, games barn, snooker and fishing. Spacious Victorian house, ideal for larger groups, with four poster beds, open fire, private hot tub, games barn, snooker and fishing.
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    This beautiful Victorian country house sits between its own large garden and the courtyard of Lochside House. Ideal for family gatherings and parties, it is the perfect base for exploring Northumberland and the Scottish Borders with its fine beaches, historic buildings and stunning scenery. The large secluded garden is complete with BBQ, garden furniture, badminton and a large hot tub for relaxing in, or for family and friends to splash wildly in. Beyond Yetholm Loch lies against a back drop...
    Lochside Garden House
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  • Coldingham, The Scottish Borders
    Coldingham, The Scottish Borders×

    Westloch Cottage

    Coldingham, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 26625
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located just 10 minutes away from the beach, this holiday property is easily accessible by train to the city of Edinburgh. Located just 10 minutes away from the beach, this holiday property is easily accessible by train to the city of Edinburgh.
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    This lovely, bright detached holiday property is in a secluded setting just 10 minutes drive from the beach. Furnished and decorated in contemporary style, there is a very spacious living room with cosy woodburner and generous comfortable seating, a separate dining room ideal for special occasion meals and a well equipped large kitchen. Outdoor space is private and sheltered with decking and garden furniture. Bedrooms are again spacious, bright and airy, furnished in Scandinavian style....

  • near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders
    near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders×

    White House

    near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5043
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Spacious and detached, this single-storey property boasts beautiful views and a large enclosed garden, ideal for a family barbecue. Picturesque area with many attractions close by.
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    Overlooking a tranquil landscape, White House sits at the top of a hill close to the historic border town of Jedburgh. With generous accommodation for 10 guests, this spacious, detached property provides an ideal base from which to explore this picturesque region. Nearby Jedburgh, 7 miles, claims the patronage of Mary Queen of Scots and the house where she stayed in is open to visitors throughout the year. On a somewhat grander scale, Floors Castle in Kelso has been awarded a 5* status as...

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