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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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108 cottages are available
  • Mellerstain, near Kelso×

    West Lodge

    Mellerstain, near Kelso

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    Ref: S4166
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - 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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  • Nr Greenlaw and Gordon×

    5 Rumbletonlaw Farm Cottages

    Nr Greenlaw and Gordon

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    Ref: CC538048
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Washing Machine
    Nestled down a quiet single track in the pretty hamlet of Rumbletonlaw within the Scottish borders, this delightful...
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  • New Channelkirk, Oxton×

    Mill Cottage

    New Channelkirk, Oxton

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    Ref: SFFJ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Set by a tumbling burn in rolling hills, this detached stone cottage lies 23 miles south of Edinburgh with easy access...

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  • Chirnside, nr. Duns×

    Kirkgate Cottage

    Chirnside, nr. Duns

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    Ref: W42896
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    Set on the edge of Chirnside village, 12 miles from the coast, this pretty semi-detached stone-built holiday cottage...

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  • Grantshouse, near Duns×

    The Granary

    Grantshouse, near Duns

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    Ref: UK5115
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location
    The Granary is an ideal destination, located in the rural Scottish Borders with terrace views over lush countryside....
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  • Tweedsmuir, near Biggar×
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    Ref: 30101
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Washing Machine - Rural Location

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

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  • Langshaw, near Galashiels×

    The Hen Hoose

    Langshaw, near Galashiels

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    Ref: UK5191
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location
    The Scottish Borders are rich in natural beauty, with rivers, hills and glens to explore. There are interesting towns...
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  • Foulden×
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    Ref: S4640
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Boasting far-reaching views to the Cheviot Hills and lovely walking from the doorstep, this cosy and comfortable...

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  • Morebattle near Jedburgh and Kelso×

    The Nook

    Morebattle near Jedburgh and Kelso

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    Ref: CC538038
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed
    Nestling in a quiet lane in the welcoming conservation village of Morebattle 8 miles south of Kelso and on the 100km route...
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  • Morebattle near Jedburgh×

    Kirkgate Cottage

    Morebattle near Jedburgh

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    Ref: CC538001
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine
    Kirkgate Cottage is a traditional, detached property, nestled within the heart of the welcoming Scottish Borders village...
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  • Coldingham, Berwickshire×

    Whitfield Steading

    Coldingham, Berwickshire

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    Ref: SRRU
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Set within the grounds of the owners’ home, this single storey holiday cottage is 10 minutes from the St Abbs...

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  • Coldstream×
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    Ref: SQQH
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    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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