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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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  • Mellerstain, near Kelso,
    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 - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    The 200 acres of glorious parkland surrounding Mellerstain House, one of Scotland’s grandest stately homes,...

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

    Minnow

    Lennel, Coldstream, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: W3391
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Large mature garden

    This charming terraced holiday cottage, set in large mature gardens, is in the quiet hamlet...

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  • Near Lauder, The Scottish Borders
    Near Lauder, The Scottish Borders×

    Digger’s Cottage

    Near Lauder, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 26858
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location

    In a peaceful location 20 miles south of Edinburgh, this comfortable barn conversion has a pleasant outlook over...

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

    Archie’s Cottage

    Burnmouth, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: W41199
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View

    Sea front location

    In a tranquil setting directly overlooking the sea at Burnmouth Harbour, this terraced...

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  • St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders
    St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders×

    St Abbs - Lighthouse Retreat

    St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538024
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Perched high on the cliff top at the head of St Abbs, the setting of this collection of Lighthouse Cottages is...
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  • Fountainhall near Stow, The Scottish Borders
    Fountainhall near Stow, The Scottish Borders×

    Rowan Tree Cottage

    Fountainhall near Stow, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538056
    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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  • Ancrum, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders
    Ancrum, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders×

    Campsie Cottage

    Ancrum, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5432
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    This pretty and very comfortable semi-detached holiday cottage is situated just beyond Ancrum village green and has a...
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  • Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Rowantree Cottage

    Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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    1
    Ref: CC538041
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Rowantree Cottage is the quintessential romantic retreat. Brimming with charm and character this adorable detached...
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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 - Lakeview

    Coldstream, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SQQH
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - 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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  • Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    The Stables

    Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538008
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This property is sublime! Snuggled in a peaceful corner of the picturesque village of Kirk Yetholm within the...
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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
    Wellwood is an attractive detached bungalow situated on the fringe of the lovely market town of Kelso in the...
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