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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
  • Walkerburn×

    Bydand

    Walkerburn

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    Ref: CC538054
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine
    An hour south of Edinburgh, set by the side of the beautiful River Tweed on the edge of the Border village of...
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  • Kelso×

    Wellwood

    Kelso

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    Ref: CC538044
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed
    Wellwood is an attractive detached bungalow situated on the fringe of the lovely market town of Kelso in the...
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  • Newcastleton×

    Staffin

    Newcastleton

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    Ref: 19640
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed

    Very comfortable, spacious end terraced house set in the heart of the village of Newcastleton on the Scottish border,...

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  • Greystonelees, near Eyemouth×

    Sea Breeze

    Greystonelees, near Eyemouth

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    Ref: S4552
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Set on the dramatic Berwickshire coastline and only 5 miles from the Northumberland Heritage Coast, these two...

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  • Tweedsmuir, near Biggar×
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    Ref: 30102
    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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  • Carlops near West Linton×

    Allan Ramsay Cottage

    Carlops near West Linton

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    Ref: UK5000
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities
    Conveniently situated just 20 minutes from Edinburgh, in the tiny village of Carlops on the edge of the Pentland Hills...
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  • Yetholm near Kelso×

    Greystones

    Yetholm near Kelso

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    Ref: CC538009
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine
    Snuggled on the fringe of the welcoming small town of Yetholm, Greystones has been skilfully converted from a former...
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  • Ancrum near Jedburgh×

    Heathcote

    Ancrum near Jedburgh

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    Ref: CC538052
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location
    Perfect for relaxing family holidays, this light and spacious cottage is on a working livestock and arable farm in...
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  • Near Chirnside×

    Riverview Mews

    Near Chirnside

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    Ref: S4543
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    Set on the banks of the Whiteadder River, this luxuriously appointed property commands wonderful views over the water...

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  • Broughton, near Biggar×

    Craigend Cottage

    Broughton, near Biggar

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    Ref: 26608
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Sitting within the southern upland hills, this detached country cottage in a secluded rural location is the ideal base...

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  • Peebles×

    Hillview

    Peebles

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    Ref: CC538047
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine
    This lovely, spacious and light filled holiday house has wonderful views over the surrounding hills and of the Peebles...
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  • Cavers, nr. Hawick×

    Cavers Mains Farmhouse

    Cavers, nr. Hawick

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    Ref: SZZK
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Situated on a quiet sheep farm enjoying stunning countryside views and a spectacular rural location, this...

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