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

    Whitmuir Hall - Traquair

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 5311
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

    This stone-built Edwardian mansion...

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  • Minto, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders
    Minto, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders×

    Melgund Glen Lodge

    Minto, near Hawick, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5151
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Just a few minutes walk from the pretty conservation village of Denholm with its village greens, good pubs and a...
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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Kielder

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 5312
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

    This stone-built Edwardian mansion...

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

    Whitmuir Hall - Ettrick

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 5310
    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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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Cardrona

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

    5
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    Ref: SW31
    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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  • Kelso, The Scottish Borders
    Kelso, The Scottish Borders×

    Girnick Cottage

    Kelso, The Scottish Borders

    5
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    Ref: 24278
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Set in glorious countryside just north of Kelso, with panoramic views towards the village of Smailholm, this...

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  • Ancrum near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders
    Ancrum near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders×

    Midro

    Ancrum near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538057
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling in the centre of the picturesque Borders village of Ancrum, Midro is a pretty terraced cottage which accommodates...
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  • Burnmouth, near Berwick, The Scottish Borders
    Burnmouth, near Berwick, The Scottish Borders×

    Catch A Penny

    Burnmouth, near Berwick, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 1922
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Lovely views to the sea

    This former farmhouse is conveniently close to the A1 for ease of access, yet...

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

    Tara Cottage

    Gordon, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 26769
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This semi-detached holiday cottage, on a working farm, is 9 miles from the Borders town of Kelso which has a variety...

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

    Old Pump House Cabins - Jessica

    Lintlaw near Duns, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538033
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    In a tranquil setting around a mile from the sleepy hamlet of Lintlaw in the beautiful Scottish Borders nestles this pair...
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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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    3
    Ref: UK5324
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders, on a hillside above the rolling vistas of the Teviot Valley,...
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