Scottish Borders

A lovely holiday destination in its own right...

The main gateway to Scotland from the south and a lovely holiday destination in its own right the Scottish Borders covers some eighteen hundred square miles of rolling hills and moorland, gentle valleys, rich agricultural plains, and rugged coastline.

Discover ancient towns and friendly villages, castles, abbeys, stately homes and fascinating museums that tell the story of the exciting and often bloody history of this area. In a place so rich in natural assets its no surprise that this is a favourite with hillwalkers, cyclists and anglers who come to fish the River Tweed and its many tributaries.

The western borders have the scenic valleys and rounded green hills that characterise the lowland landscape and contains the source of the mighty River Tweed. In the scenic Tweed Valley on the River Tweed lies the royal burgh of Peebles. This ancient town has many fine old buildings, open parkland and pleasant riverside walks; there are also a series of footpaths and trails that snake through the surrounding hills. Close by are golf courses, fishing and mountain biking, with the Tweeddale Forest and Southern Upland Way within easy reach.

The Tweed Valley is littered with ruined castles and keeps, reminders of the turbulent 16th and 17th centuries when it was fought over by the English and the Scots, and subjected to seemingly endless clan warfare and Reiver's raids. Famous historic sights here include ruined 12th century abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose. Other attractions include Abbotsford, former home of Sir Walter Scott and grand stately homes such as Floors Castle and Paxton House.

The eastern borders landscape consists of low-lying hills, extensive moors, and dramatic coastline and of course the ever present River Tweed as it makes its way to the sea. Bordering the Lothian's to the north is the low Lammermuir Hills, with extensive grouse moors and wooded valleys; here there is excellent walking along the Southern Upland Way. The coastline is relatively short but extremely dramatic; a rugged coastal landscape of cliff top paths, towering red cliffs and rocky outcrops. Of particular note is St. Abb's Head National Nature Reserve comprising 200 acres of spectacular coastline and sheer seabird-nesting cliffs rising 300 feet above the water.

West Lodge ref: S4166

Mellerstain, near Kelso, , Scottish Borders

£298-£464

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3 star rating
West Lodge
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Enjoying splendid views to the Cheviots, West Lodge makes an ideal family base for a holiday in Scotland.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Paddock ref: UK5490

Kelso, Scottish Borders

£539-£1260

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4 star rating
A spacious and quirky townhouse, perfect for groups of friends or families wishing to explore the Scottish Borders.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lochside Garden House ref: S4484

Town Yetholm, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

£929-£2159

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3 star rating
Impressive wing of Victorian country house, ideal for gatherings of family and friends, with private hot tub and fishing available.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Amble Cottage ref: UK5292

Oxnam, near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

£0-£583

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4 star rating
Situated on the Scottish borders, Amble Cottage provides a welcoming feeling creating the perfect home from home for your family holiday.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Bartlehill Farm Cottage ref: UK5481

Coldstream, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

£0-£650

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3 star rating
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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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hillview ref: CC538047

Peebles, Scottish Borders

£649-£1021

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4 star rating
A lovely spacious holiday house with wonderful views over the surrounding hills
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Melgund Glen Lodge ref: UK5151

Minto, near Hawick, Scottish Borders

£378-£680

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This beautiful, single-storey lodge is set in peaceful woodland, an ideal base for exploring this picturesque area.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Middletoun Cottages - South Lodge ref: 30464

Fountainhall, near Stow, Scottish Borders

£373-£763

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With a cosy wood burner and enclosed garden, this is a fantastic year-round property with easy access to Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Maple Lodge ref: 30558

Lamberton, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders

£377-£1023

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4 star rating
Boasting sea views and an enclosed garden, this spacious cottage lies 4 miles from Berwick-on-Tweed, with its array of shops and pubs.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Wellwood ref: CC538044

Kelso, Scottish Borders

£359-£709

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3 star rating
Newly refurbished detached bungalow on the fringe of the lovely market town of Kelso
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Wheelhouse ref: 29426

Kirk Yetholm, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

£359-£548

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4 star rating
This ground floor apartment is ideal for a couple who wish to explore the stunning countryside in the Scottish Borders.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Whitmuir Hall - Ettrick ref: 5310

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

£278-£862

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3 star rating
Historic houses, abbeys and castles including Melrose Abbey, Mary Queen of Scots’ house in Jedburgh, Traquair and Trimontium are easily accessible.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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St Abbs - Lightkeepers Cottage ref: CC538023

St Abbs Head, Scottish Borders

£341-£885

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4 star rating
Perched high on the cliff top at the head of St Abbs, the setting of this collection of Lighthouse Cottages is simply sublime!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Heathcote ref: CC538052

Ancrum near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

£433-£1022

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3 star rating
A spacious cottage located on a working farm with a cosy open fire. Great for exploring the Scottish borders.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hume Orchard Steading ref: 24512

Hume, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

£591-£1666

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3 star rating
Perfect for large groups, this property is set in rolling countryside, 6 miles from Kelso, and a 5-minute walk from Hume Castle.
  • Sleeps
    11
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI