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.

Abbey Cottage ref: W43326

Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

£359-£660

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3 star rating
Abbey Cottage
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Looking out over Jedburgh this lovely cottage is ideal for exploring the Borders, with Jedburgh Abbey and Floors Castle nearby.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Braehill House ref: 26348

Nettlingflat, near Heriot, Scottish Borders

£1547-£3602

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4 star rating
A swimming pool and games room make this a wonderful holiday base for exploring the Borders.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    4
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    FRI

Whitmuir Hall - Dryburgh ref: SW37

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

£294-£781

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3 star rating
There are 21 golf courses located close by, as well as other pursuits, including water sports, horse riding and walking/cycling.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cavers Mains Farmhouse ref: SZZK

Cavers, near Hawick, Scottish Borders

£941-£1473

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4 star rating
Situated on a working farm with stunning countryside views, this detached cottage is ideal for all interests.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Staffin ref: 19640

Newcastleton, Scottish Borders

£294-£643

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This ground floor holiday property is located in the Liddle Valley where superb hill walking and cycling is abundant.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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White House ref: UK5043

near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

£526-£1370

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4 star rating
Spacious and detached, this single-storey property boasts beautiful views and a large enclosed garden, ideal for a family barbecue. Picturesque area with many attractions close by.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Hawthorn Cottage ref: S4671

Paxton, The Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders

£406-£677

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2 star rating
Cosy cottage with open fire and peaceful enclosed garden, feed wild grey seals at Eyemouth just 9 miles.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Colinton ref: UK5054

Coldingham, near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

£273-£605

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3 star rating
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.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Rowantree Cottage ref: CC538041

Kirk Yetholm near Kelso, Scottish Borders

£339-£624

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4 star rating
Adorable detached Grade 2 thatched cottage is the quintessential romantic retreat
 
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Holly Tree Cottage ref: CC538055

Fountainhall near Stow, Scottish Borders

£389-£1084

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4 star rating
A rural property situated on a working farm with lovely countryside views. All bedrooms have TVs and there is a second lounge.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Amble Cottage ref: UK5292

Oxnam, near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

£274-£582

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Shepherd’s Cottage ref: 27830

Thirlestane, near Lauder, Scottish Borders

£352-£871

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4 star rating
With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, this cottage is an ideal spot for exploring the spectacular Scottish Borders.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Gardener’s Cottage ref: UK5341

Skirling, near Biggar, Scottish Borders

£356-£796

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4 star rating
Just an hour south of Edinburgh and Glasgow, in the beautiful Scottish Borders with views from the sun room to a pretty woodland.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Flag House ref: CC538053

St Abbs Head, Scottish Borders

£225-£452

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3 star rating
Perched high on the cliff top at the head of St Abbs, the setting of The Flag House is simply sublime!
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Valley View Broughton ref: UK5137

near Biggar, Scottish Borders

£402-£746

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3 star rating
Fittingly named, this charming bungalow enjoys scenic views over the rolling landscape of the Scottish Borders countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT