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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 - Ettrick

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    - Swimming pool - 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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    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

    This stone-built Edwardian mansion with its converted coach house and stable is situated near Selkirk, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Edinburgh to the north, and the Berwickshire and Northumbrian coast to the east, are all within a pleasant hour’s drive.
    A perfect base for a peaceful country holiday, the cottages of Abbey Court, the individual character of the Coach House properties and...

    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
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    Whitmuir Hall - Redgauntlet
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    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion
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    Whitmuir Hall - Ivanhoe
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    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth
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    Whitmuir Hall - Waverley
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    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock
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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
    This pretty terraced cottage sits close to the village pub in Ancrum, near Jedburgh with its magnificent 12th century Augustinian abbey.
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    Nestling in the centre of the picturesque Borders village of Ancrum, Midro is a pretty terraced cottage which accommodates up to five guests. Decorated and furnished with an eye for detail and situated close to local amenities including a renowned pub/restaurant, Midro is also ideally located for exploring this rich and historic region of Scotland. Nearby Jedburgh is famous for its 12th Century abbey ruins which dominate this bustling market town. Nearby St Boswells lies on the River Tweed...
  • St Abbs, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders
    St Abbs, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×

    Roundhill Cottage

    St Abbs, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5112
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    A charming cottage with magnificent sea views, located on the clifftop overlooking the harbour and sea which is renowned for its underwater beauty.
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    Gloriously situated on the clifftop, looking down onto the pretty harbour in the tiny village of St Abbs, this very comfortable semi-detached cottage has sea views from every window. The garden opens directly onto the Berwickshire Coastal Path and St Abbs Nature Reserve, with large colonies of kittiwakes, gulls, fulmars and some puffins. Coldingham, 2 miles away has a couple of pubs serving food, local shops and a sheltered sandy beach with a diving centre. The clear waters of the coast...
  • near Biggar, The Scottish Borders
    near Biggar, The Scottish Borders×

    Valley View Broughton

    near Biggar, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5137
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities
    Fittingly named, this charming bungalow enjoys scenic views over the rolling landscape of the Scottish Borders countryside.
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    Beautifully situated in glorious rolling countryside with views eastwards down the valley towards Broughton Heights, this charming, detached holiday cottage is light, bright and spacious – a most welcoming retreat for couples and families in the Scottish Borders region. Ideal for birdwatchers, some 32 species of birds have been spotted in the pretty garden, and the historic market town of Biggar is just 3 miles away, with its large number of independent shops, cafés,...
  • 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
    Pair of newly constructed log cabins in a tranquil and peaceful setting only 5 miles from the charming market town of Duns
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    In a tranquil setting around a mile from the sleepy hamlet of Lintlaw in the beautiful Scottish Borders nestles this pair of newly constructed log cabins.  Immaculately presented throughout the ambience within each property provides a haven for relaxation.  The open plan living space is bright and airy with stylish furnishings.  There are two double bedrooms and a large shower room.  The decked area is an idyllic spot to relax and listen to the rustle of the leaves dancing in the breeze...
    Old Pump House Cabins - Chloe
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  • Walkerburn, The Scottish Borders
    Walkerburn, The Scottish Borders×

    Bydand

    Walkerburn, The Scottish Borders

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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.
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    An hour south of Edinburgh, set by the side of the beautiful River Tweed on the edge of the Border village of Walkerburn, this south-facing spacious holiday cottage enjoys uninterrupted views of the river and the hills beyond. Ideal for carefree family holidays or friends, it is very comfortably furnished with a good sized, enclosed garden surrounding. Take relaxing walks along the river or more strenuous hikes up into the hills from the doorstep. Try the adrenalin rush of downhill biking...
  • Lanton, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders
    Lanton, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders×

    The Granary

    Lanton, near Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5324
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Explore the beautiful Scottish Borders from this cottage, or visit the city of Edinburgh with its stunning castle.
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    Set in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders, on a hillside above the rolling vistas of the Teviot Valley, this delightful, detached holiday cottage is set within the owner’s working establishment. The property has a Rayburn which means that it is always cosy and welcoming, and you can enjoy relaxing meals in the farmhouse kitchen. The lovely light and lofty living room, with its wood burner at one end and library at the other, or the sheltered suntrap patio, are ideal places...
  • Thirlestane, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders
    Thirlestane, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders×

    Shepherd’s Cottage

    Thirlestane, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 27830
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, this cottage is an ideal spot for exploring the spectacular Scottish Borders. With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, this cottage is an ideal spot for exploring the spectacular Scottish Borders.
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    Set on a large livestock farm just off the A697, 26 miles south of Edinburgh, this very comfortable detached holiday cottage is an ideal spot from which to explore the lovely Scottish Borders. The south facing living room has a multi-fuel burner and a large window with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Good walking from the cottage door with the Southern Upland Way passing through the farm on its way to the coast. Fishing, cycling and riding locally. Visit Thirlestane...

  • 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

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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
    Situated at one end of a working farm with lovely views, this wonderful property is great for the whole family.
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    Privately situated at one end of this delightful collection of holiday properties on a working farm, Pine Tree Cottage boasts wonderful views, and an enclosed lawned garden, making it ideal for families. Beautifully furnished, the living room is light and spacious with a cosy wood burner for cooler evenings, the kitchen/dining room is well-equipped and there are three sumptuous bedrooms. The property is within easy reach of Edinburgh, just 40 minutes by train from Stow, or take advantage of...
    Middletoun Cottages - Beech Tree Cottage
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  • Carlops near West Linton, The Scottish Borders
    Carlops near West Linton, The Scottish Borders×

    Allan Ramsay Cottage

    Carlops near West Linton, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5000
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities
    Located in the quaint, former weavers’ village of Carlops, nestled at the foot of the Pentland Hills with easy access into Edinburgh.
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    Conveniently situated just 20 minutes from Edinburgh, in the tiny village of Carlops on the edge of the Pentland Hills and handily next door to one of Scotland’s oldest coaching inns. Comfortably and cosily furnished, this apartment is a great base for walkers with challenging and less arduous routes in the nearby Pentlands or the Peeblesshire Hills. There is very easy access into Edinburgh, a 30-minute drive or 1 hour by bus for a hassle free day, allowing you to enjoy a vibrant,...
  • Lintlaw near Duns, The Scottish Borders
    Lintlaw near Duns, The Scottish Borders×

    Old Pump House Cabins - Chloe

    Lintlaw near Duns, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538034
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Pair of newly constructed log cabins in a tranquil and peaceful setting only 5 miles from the charming market town of Duns
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    In a tranquil setting around a mile from the sleepy hamlet of Lintlaw in the beautiful Scottish Borders nestles this pair of newly constructed log cabins.  Immaculately presented throughout the ambience within each property provides a haven for relaxation.  The open plan living space is bright and airy with stylish furnishings.  There are two double bedrooms and a large shower room.  The decked area is an idyllic spot to relax and listen to the rustle of the leaves dancing in the breeze...
  • 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
    Newly refurbished detached bungalow on the fringe of the lovely market town of Kelso
     
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    Wellwood is an attractive detached bungalow situated on the fringe of the lovely market town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders. Set at the entrance to a peaceful cul-de-sac this delightful property has been fully refurbished to provide excellent self catering accommodation. Immaculately presented throughout, each room has been beautifully furnished with much thought, care and attention to the finer details. The bright and airy lounge leads through to a separate dining area. The kitchen is...
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