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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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  • Fountainhall near Stow, The Scottish Borders
    Fountainhall near Stow, The Scottish Borders×

    Beech Tree Cottage

    Fountainhall near Stow, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538051
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Beautifully located on a working farm in Gala Water, this property sits on a row with two similar properties and...
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  • Kirk Yetholm, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Kirk Yetholm, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    The Wheelhouse

    Kirk Yetholm, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 29426
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Originally the ‘wheel room’ of a grain mill, this ground floor holiday apartment creates a wonderful light...

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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Ivanhoe

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 60814
    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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  • Bowden, Newton St Boswells, The Scottish Borders
    Bowden, Newton St Boswells, The Scottish Borders×

    Quarry Green

    Bowden, Newton St Boswells, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538013
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Quarry Green is a link terraced bungalow located at the western end of the pretty village of Bowden within the heart of...
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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Waverley

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SW38
    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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  • Denholm, The Scottish Borders
    Denholm, The Scottish Borders×

    Heathfield

    Denholm, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: W43341
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    With lovely views of Ruberslaw Hill in the beautiful Scottish Borders, this delightful detached holiday cottage sits...

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  • Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders
    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×

    Colinton

    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5054
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated on a picturesque hillside, on the fringes of Coldingham village, this charming studio apartment is the ideal...
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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SW32
    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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  • 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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  • Grantshouse, The Scottish Borders
    Grantshouse, The Scottish Borders×

    Berryhill Cottage

    Grantshouse, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SKKF
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This detached stone holiday cottage lies in peaceful woodland, just 45 minutes south of Edinburgh and is a...

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  • Coldstream, The Scottish Borders
    Coldstream, The Scottish Borders×

    The Hirsel - Ray Bells

    Coldstream, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SUUY
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in the heart of the historic Hirsel Estate just 18 miles from the coast at Berwick-upon-Tweed and adjacent to...

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