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.

Little Bethel Cottage

4 star rating

Coldstream, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£659-£1019

4 star rating
Coldstream, Scottish Borders

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£659-£1019

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Lochside Stable House

3 star rating

Town Yetholm, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 4

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£925-£2159

3 star rating
Town Yetholm, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

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£925-£2159

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 4

Berryhill Cottage

4 star rating

Grantshouse, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£365-£585

4 star rating
Grantshouse, Scottish Borders

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£365-£585

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Middletoun Cottages - South Lodge

4 star rating

Fountainhall, near Stow, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£345-£689

4 star rating
Fountainhall, near Stow, Scottish Borders

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£345-£689

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Melgund Glen Lodge

4 star rating

Minto, near Hawick, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£379-£685

4 star rating
Minto, near Hawick, Scottish Borders

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£379-£685

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Hume Orchard Steading

3 star rating

Hume, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 11
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£705-£1665

3 star rating
Hume, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

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£705-£1665

Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Clock House

4 star rating

Mellerstain, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£399-£794

4 star rating
Mellerstain, near Kelso, The Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders

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£399-£794

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy

3 star rating

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£0-£762

3 star rating
Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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£0-£762

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Seal View

3 star rating

Burnmouth, near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£345-£675

3 star rating
Burnmouth, near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

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£345-£675

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Corrie Hoose

3 star rating

Hawick, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£0-£0

3 star rating
Hawick, Scottish Borders

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Garden Cottage

4 star rating

Coldingham, near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£0-£0

4 star rating
Coldingham, near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Tara Cottage

4 star rating

Gordon, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£445-£825

4 star rating
Gordon, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

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£445-£825

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Hearthstanes Cottages - Lategillan Rig

3 star rating

Tweedsmuir, near Biggar, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£971-£971

3 star rating
Tweedsmuir, near Biggar, Scottish Borders

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£971-£971

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Middletoun Cottages - Cordlean House

5 star rating

Fountainhall, near Stow, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£849-£2185

5 star rating
Fountainhall, near Stow, Scottish Borders

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£849-£2185

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0

Shepherd’s Cottage

4 star rating

Thirlestane, near Lauder, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£0-£861

4 star rating
Thirlestane, near Lauder, Scottish Borders

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£0-£861

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0