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.

2 Hoebridge Stables Cottages

4 star rating

Melrose, Scottish Borders

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

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£505-£959

4 star rating
Melrose, Scottish Borders

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£505-£959

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

Woodend

4 star rating

Broughton, near Biggar, Scottish Borders

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

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£315-£919

4 star rating
Broughton, near Biggar, Scottish Borders

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£315-£919

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

The End Hoose

3 star rating

Duns, Scottish Borders

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

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£309-£745

3 star rating
Duns, Scottish Borders

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£309-£745

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

Cragside

3 star rating

Hume, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

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

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£405-£659

3 star rating
Hume, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

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£405-£659

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

Avenel Cottage

3 star rating

near Kelso, Scottish Borders

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

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£425-£949

3 star rating
near Kelso, Scottish Borders

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£425-£949

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

Cheviot Mhor

4 star rating

Kelso, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£685-£1179

4 star rating
Kelso, Scottish Borders

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£685-£1179

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Oldfield

4 star rating

Westruther, near Lauder, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£1605-£3145

4 star rating
Westruther, near Lauder, Scottish Borders

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£1605-£3145

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 3

Garden Cottage

4 star rating

Coldingham, near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

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

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£525-£815

4 star rating
Coldingham, near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

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£525-£815

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

Broomhouse Lodge

4 star rating

Edrom, near Duns, Scottish Borders

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

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£449-£875

4 star rating
Edrom, near Duns, Scottish Borders

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£449-£875

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

Digger’s Cottage

3 star rating

Near Lauder, Scottish Borders

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

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£339-£879

3 star rating
Near Lauder, Scottish Borders

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£339-£879

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

Ashfield

3 star rating

Paxton. near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£485-£925

3 star rating
Paxton. near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

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£485-£925

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Ferniehaugh Cottage

4 star rating

Dolphinton, Scottish Borders

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

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£405-£645

4 star rating
Dolphinton, Scottish Borders

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£405-£645

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

Mellerstain - Clock House

4 star rating

Mellerstain, near Kelso, , Scottish Borders

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

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£385-£845

4 star rating
Mellerstain, near Kelso, , Scottish Borders

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£385-£845

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

Thistle Cottage

4 star rating

Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£465-£939

4 star rating
Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

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£465-£939

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Pinewood House

3 star rating

Gordon, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 16
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£2395-£2395

3 star rating
Gordon, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

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£2395-£2395

Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 3