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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,

    Mellerstain, near Kelso,

    4
    2
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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
    Enjoying splendid views to the Cheviots, West Lodge makes an ideal family base for a holiday in Scotland. Enjoying splendid views to the Cheviots, West Lodge makes an ideal family base for a holiday in Scotland.
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    8 12 reviews
    8 12 reviews

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    Clock House
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    Courtyard Cottage
    6
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    3
  • Walkerburn, The Scottish Borders
    Walkerburn, The Scottish Borders×

    Bydand

    Walkerburn, The Scottish Borders

    Walkerburn, The Scottish Borders

    4
    3
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    Ref: CC538054
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    A spacious and comfortable furnished holiday cottage situated in a beautiful area, perfect for any time of year. A spacious and comfortable furnished holiday cottage situated in a beautiful area, perfect for any time of year.
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    8.8 13 reviews
    8.8 13 reviews

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  • Morebattle near Jedburgh and Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Morebattle near Jedburgh and Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    The Nook

    Morebattle near Jedburgh and Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    Morebattle near Jedburgh and Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538038
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Charming stone built cottage nestled in a quiet lane in the picturesque conservation village of Morebattle in the Scottish Borders
      Charming stone built cottage nestled in a quiet lane in the picturesque conservation village of Morebattle in the Scottish Borders
     
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    8.2 6 reviews
    8.2 6 reviews

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  • Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders
    Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×
    Newly Listed
    Old Town Apartment

    Old Town Apartment

    Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

    Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

    4
    2
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    Ref: UK5478
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Old Town Apartment is situated in the centre of Eyemouth and is ideal for exploring the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Old Town Apartment is situated in the centre of Eyemouth and is ideal for exploring the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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    8.8 4 reviews
    8.8 4 reviews

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

    Digger’s Cottage

    Near Lauder, The Scottish Borders

    Near Lauder, The Scottish Borders

    4
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    Ref: 26858
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    In a peaceful location with pleasant views of fields, this holiday property is situated 20 miles south of Edinburgh. In a peaceful location with pleasant views of fields, this holiday property is situated 20 miles south of Edinburgh.
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    9.4 13 reviews
    9.4 13 reviews

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

    Whitmuir Hall - Kielder

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

    5
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    Ref: 5312
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    There are 32 acres of private grounds consisting of woodland and lawns, at this first floor apartment, located in Whitmuir Hall. There are 32 acres of private grounds consisting of woodland and lawns, at this first floor apartment, located in Whitmuir Hall.
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    2 1 reviews

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    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
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    Whitmuir Hall - Redgauntlet
    4
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    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion
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    Whitmuir Hall - Ivanhoe
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    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth
    2
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    Whitmuir Hall - Waverley
    2
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    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock
    3
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  • Newcastleton, Scottish Borders
    Newcastleton, Scottish Borders×
    Newly Listed
    Black Burn Cottage

    Black Burn Cottage

    Newcastleton, Scottish Borders

    Newcastleton, Scottish Borders

    5
    3
    1
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    Ref: UK5755
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Ideal for a family wishing to explore the Scottish Borders region with many attractions for everyone within easy reach. Ideal for a family wishing to explore the Scottish Borders region with many attractions for everyone within easy reach.
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    0 0 reviews

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

    Whitmuir Hall - Cardrona

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: SW31
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This property is great for guests looking to explore the Scottish Borders, with plenty of attractions within easy reach. This property is great for guests looking to explore the Scottish Borders, with plenty of attractions within easy reach.
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    7 3 reviews
    7 3 reviews

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    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
    4
    2
    2
    Whitmuir Hall - Redgauntlet
    4
    2
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    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion
    2
    1
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    Whitmuir Hall - Ivanhoe
    2
    1
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    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth
    2
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    Whitmuir Hall - Waverley
    2
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    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock
    3
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  • Coldstream, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Coldstream, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Bartlehill Farm Cottage

    Coldstream, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    Coldstream, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: UK5481
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This wonderful property, located on the Scottish Borders, makes an ideal base to explore the surrounding area and all it has to offer. This wonderful property, located on the Scottish Borders, makes an ideal base to explore the surrounding area and all it has to offer.
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    9 1 reviews
    9 1 reviews

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  • Gordon, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Gordon, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Tara Cottage

    Gordon, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    Gordon, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    5
    3
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    2
    Ref: 26769
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located near to Kelso, this holiday property is less than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and the sandy Berwickshire coast. Located near to Kelso, this holiday property is less than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and the sandy Berwickshire coast.
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    9.4 10 reviews
    9.4 10 reviews

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

    Middletoun Cottages - Pine Tree Cottage

    Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish BordersThe Scottish Borders

    Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish BordersThe Scottish Borders

    5
    3
    2
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    Ref: UK5515
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Situated at one end of a working farm with lovely views, this wonderful property is great for the whole family. Situated at one end of a working farm with lovely views, this wonderful property is great for the whole family.
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    9.9 8 reviews
    9.9 8 reviews

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    Middletoun Cottages - Beech Tree Cottage
    2
    1
    1
  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Ettrick

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

    5
    2
    1
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    Ref: 5310
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Historic houses, abbeys and castles including Melrose Abbey, Mary Queen of Scots’ house in Jedburgh, Traquair and Trimontium are easily accessible. Historic houses, abbeys and castles including Melrose Abbey, Mary Queen of Scots’ house in Jedburgh, Traquair and Trimontium are easily accessible.
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    7 1 reviews
    7 1 reviews

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    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
    4
    2
    2
    Whitmuir Hall - Redgauntlet
    4
    2
    2
    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion
    2
    1
    1
    Whitmuir Hall - Ivanhoe
    2
    1
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    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth
    2
    1
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    Whitmuir Hall - Waverley
    2
    1
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    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock
    3
    1
    1

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