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.

Colinton ref: UK5054

Coldingham, near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

£274-£605
3 star rating
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Spend a day on the beach, 1 mile, where you can enjoy use of the owner’s beach hut, or head out and explore quaint fishing villages. Edinburgh can be reached within an hour.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Hirsel - Lakeview ref: SQQH

Coldstream, Scottish Borders

£348-£822
3 star rating
This property is located close to the Hirsel Lake and Dundock Wood, which is nationally renowned for its variety of wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Shepherd’s Cottage ref: 27830

Thirlestane, near Lauder, Scottish Borders

£352-£902
4 star rating
With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, this cottage is an ideal spot for exploring the spectacular Scottish Borders.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Whitmuir Hall - Dryburgh ref: SW37

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

£267-£779
3 star rating
There are 21 golf courses located close by, as well as other pursuits, including water sports, horse riding and walking/cycling.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy ref: 14034

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

£290-£757
3 star rating
Edinburgh and the Berwickshire and Northumbrian coast, are all within an hour’s drive from this property.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Retreat ref: S4678

Foulden, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders

£630-£1307
3 star rating
Spacious detached house in an ideal location for exploring beautiful Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Courtyard Cottage ref: S4569

Mellerstain, near Kelso, , Scottish Borders

£429-£894
4 star rating
Courtyard Cottage has scenic views over the Border country, and is close to Kelso and Floors Castle, with Berwick easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Staffin ref: 19640

Newcastleton, Scottish Borders

£288-£660
0 star rating
This ground floor holiday property is located in the Liddle Valley where superb hill walking and cycling is abundant.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

South Lodge ref: 30464

Fountainhall near Stow, Scottish Borders

£373-£702
4 star rating
With a cosy woodburner 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
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Railway Station ref: CC538045

Walkerburn, near Peebles, Scottish Borders

£439-£915
0 star rating
Former railway station nestling beside the River Tweed midway between Galashiels and Peebles
  • Sleeps
    11
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Woodend ref: 25398

Broughton, near Biggar, Scottish Borders

£351-£792
4 star rating
This property enjoys countryside views and is ideally located for visiting the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway and South Lanarkshire.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Catch A Penny ref: 1922

Burnmouth, near Berwick, Scottish Borders

£318-£702
3 star rating
With spectacular views and located 1 mile from the sea, this property provides a great base for discovering Berwick and Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Whitmuir Hall - Waverley ref: SW38

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

£204-£529
3 star rating
Go and explore the local woodlands and countryside from this property, as well as Edinburgh which is a 1-hour drive.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hassendean Station Cottage ref: W43291

Denholm, near Hawick, Scottish Borders

£257-£533
3 star rating
Cosy cottage with woodburner and dog friendly garden, great area for cycling and fishing on Rivers Teviot and Tweed.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Whitmuir Hall - Esk ref: 5315

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

£251-£696
3 star rating
Enjoy the surrounding countryside from this property, which has woodland, lakes, rivers and many walking and cycling routes.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT