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

    Old Pump House Cabins - Chloe

    Lintlaw near Duns, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538034
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - 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
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  • Lanton, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders
    Lanton, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders×

    The Granary

    Lanton, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders

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    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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  • Newcastleton, The Scottish Borders
    Newcastleton, The Scottish Borders×

    Woodside

    Newcastleton, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 18469
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    A contemporary furnished property with disabled access, handy for Keilder Water and Carlisle is a short drive away. A contemporary furnished property with disabled access, handy for Keilder Water and Carlisle is a short drive away.
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  • Walkerburn, near Peebles, The Scottish Borders
    Walkerburn, near Peebles, The Scottish Borders×
    Newly listed
    West Bold Cottage

    West Bold Cottage

    Walkerburn, near Peebles, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5233
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Just an hour south of Edinburgh, amidst the stunningly beautiful Tweed Valley, West Bold Cottage is great for keen walkers and cyclists as well as those who want a unique shopping experience in the capital.
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  • St Abbs, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders
    St Abbs, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×

    Roundhill Cottage

    St Abbs, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5112
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    A charming cottage with magnificent sea views, located on the clifftop overlooking the harbour and sea which is renowned for its underwater beauty.
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  • Reston, The Scottish Borders
    Reston, The Scottish Borders×

    Garden Cottage Fairlaw

    Reston, The Scottish Borders

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This comfortable, light and extremely spacious detached ‘upside-down’ house is set on a working farm in beautiful countryside This comfortable, light and extremely spacious detached ‘upside-down’ house is set on a working farm in beautiful countryside
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  • Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Wellwood

    Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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

    Courtyard Cottage

    Mellerstain, near Kelso,

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    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.
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    Clock House
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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
    This property enjoys countryside views and is ideally located for visiting the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway and South Lanarkshire. This property enjoys countryside views and is ideally located for visiting the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway and South Lanarkshire.
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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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    Ref: UK5000
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities
    Located in the quaint, former weavers’ village of Carlops, nestled at the foot of the Pentland Hills with easy access into Edinburgh.
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  • near Biggar, The Scottish Borders
    near Biggar, The Scottish Borders×

    Valley View Broughton

    near Biggar, The Scottish Borders

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    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.
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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
    Key Features:
    - 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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    Hearthstanes Cottages - Manyleith Rig
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    Hearthstanes Cottages - Mathieside Cairn
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