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The Scottish Borders consist of 1,800 square miles of unspoilt and tranquil rolling countryside that stretches south of Edinburgh and the Lothians to the English border in Scotland's south east corner. To the east is the magnificent Berwick coastline and to the west is Dumfries and Galloway.

This is an area where visitors can enjoy the very best outdoor activities; learn about the fascinating history and culture of the area by visiting its many historical and cultural sites of interest and simply soak up its untouched and natural beauty.

The Berwickshire coast is perfect for stunning cliff-top walks and the Berwickshire Coastal Path runs from Eyemouth to St. Abbs affording great sea views. This coastline has some very dramatic cliffs and charismatic fishing villages.

St. Abbs is popular with holidaymakers who come here to walk and see the wonderful marine and bird life; the waters in this area provide the perfect conditions for a diverse range of sea life including grey seals, dolphins, whales and seabirds. The St. Abbs Head Nature Reserve is well known for the conservation work it does to maintain the pristine condition of this stretch of coastline.

The River Tweed and Tweed Valley is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, with a host of wonderful walking routes and off-road mountain bike trail and includes the 7 stanes mountain bike centre. Keen anglers will of course also know that this area is famous for the quality of its salmon fishing rivers.

The regions border towns include Galashiels, known for its textiles and 19th century architecture, Peebles situated on the River Tweed, a handsome and sophisticated little town with parkland and river side-walks, and Selkirk which has great views of St. Mary's Loch.

Also of interest is Kelso, much favoured by Sir Walter Scott, for its wonderful architecture and cultural past. Close by Scotland's largest inhabited house, Floors Castle, occupies acres of parkland which overlooks the River Tweed. The castle itself houses collections of paintings, furniture and porcelain.

At Melrose, Abbotsford, the former residency of Sir Walter Scott, remains one of the most famous houses in the world. Here there is a visitor centre and family play trail for the children – well worth a visit.

This region has not always been as peaceful as it is today; historically it's been the focal point for many cross border conflicts which can be evidenced by the large number of castles and grand stately homes that can be found throughout the area; it also provides some fascinating days out for visitors!

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in the Scottish Borders today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Tara Cottage Ref: 26769

This semi-detached holiday cottage, on a working farm, is 9 miles from the Borders town of Kelso which has a variety of shops and restaurants. An ideal base to explore this historic area. Less than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and the sandy Berwickshire coast. Fishing and cycling locally. Shop, pub 11/2 miles, restaurant 9 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Children’s seating area. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft, zip and link) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link), 1 single with additional pull-out single, all with sloping ceilings. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio and sitting-out area. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£269-£684
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Ocean View Ref: S4553

Set on the dramatic Berwickshire coastline and only 5 miles from the Northumberland Heritage Coast, these two attractive steading conversions enjoy wonderful sea views and an excellent location for discovering the delights of both beautiful regions. The fishing village of Burnmouth lies just 1 mile distant, and Eyemouth, where visitors can feed wild seals, is 3.5 miles and the St Abb’s Head nature reserve’s spectacular clifftop walks are only 7 miles away. Historic Berwick-upon-Tweed (6 miles) offers good shops and restaurants as well as a wealth of places of interest to explore. From here, visitors can take a 45 minute train journey to the magnificent city of Edinburgh. Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island and Alnwick Castle and Gardens are also all easily accessible. Shop 3.5 miles, pub serving food 0.25 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Shared games room with pool table and table tennis. No smoking.

WAS
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£465-£950
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Paddock Cottage Ref: CC538040
Paddock Cottage dates back to 1847 and was once the dairy house within this beautiful stone steading. Nowadays it offers 21st century living whilst still retaining its wonderful heritage. This holiday cottage has been imaginatively designed allowing lots of light filled space and amazing views of the local hills and across to the mountain biking tracks. The 7Stanes hub at Innerleithen is just metres away from Paddock Cottage and has a reputation for providing some of the best mountain biking in the UK and beyond. Adrenaline seekers will love the downhill and free ride trails, especially the XC Route. However, for mere mortals, the nearby 7Stanes at Glentress has trails to suit all abilities.The new cycle path between Innerleithen and Peebles offers a cycling or walking link for these attractions.

Ground Floor: Property is all on one level, is heated by air to water heat pump and under floor heating and comprises:
Sitting Room: With Free view TV, French doors to the garden and lovely views over the town towards the hills
Lounge/Dining/Kitchen:
Lounge Area: With Free view TV/DVD
Dining Area; With dining furniture
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, slim line dishwasher and washer/dryer
Bedroom 1: With double bed and bed settee suitable for one person and en suite shower room with walk in shower, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed
Bedroom 3: With two single beds
Bathroom: With bath, walk in shower, WC and wash basin
Shower Room: With walk in shower, WC and wash basin

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available.Spacious, mainly lawned garden. Lockable shed with power and light - ideal for maintenance of mountain bikes. Bike wash facility on site. Loose box for 2 horses by separate arrangement with the owner. Off road parking for 7 cars.

WAS
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£395-£865
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Shieling View Ref: S4414

Enjoying glorious sea views, and set just 3 miles from Berwick’s many historic attractions, this detached single storey cottage makes an ideal year round base for exploring beautiful Borders scenery and Northumberland’s Heritage coast. The splendid castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick (famously featured in the Harry Potter films) and pretty Seahouses Harbour – for boat trips to the Farne Islands and Holy Island – are all close by. Berwick boasts good shopping, galleries, museums, inns and restaurants, golf and cycle hire whilst Edinburgh’s myriad delights are about an hour and 20 minutes’ drive. Riding locally. Shops 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas CH, elec and bed linen inc. Cot. Video. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. Garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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£321-£780
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
The Barn, Wiston Ref: CC538039
The Barn is a perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just unwind and relax in this unspoiled and hidden gem of an area at the foot of Tinto Hill. This stunning semi detached architect barn conversion of an original barn shares history together with 21st century luxury living and was featured within Scotland on Sunday’s Interiors section. The south west facing views from the dining room and family room are simply spectacular and the flow of space on the ground floor makes for very sociable open plan living. Tinto is a graceful cone shaped hill on the area’s southern horizon. At 711 metres it is the highest point in central Scotland and on a clear day the views take some beating. The perfect introduction to hill walking and all from your front door!

Ground Floor: Property is heated by under floor heating and multi fuel burner and comprises;
Sitting Room: With multi fuel burner set into a feature wall shared with the sun room. A beautiful light filled room with French windows leading onto the garden. TV and DVD player
Family Room/Dining Room: This beautiful room has French windows opening onto the magnificent garden and patio. TV and DVD player
Breakfast Kitchen: Beautiful room with views to front. Range cooker with electric fan assisted oven and gas hob, dishwasher, American fridge/freezer with ice cooler and filtered water, washing machine and tumble dryer, microwave
Sun Room; Multi fuel burner set into a feature wall shared between this room and the sitting room. Beautiful views
Bedroom 1: With double bed and views to both front and rear
Wet Room: Clad in glossy black tiling, with a smoked glass screen defining the shower area, WC and wash basin.
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed with views of the Southern Upland hills and en suite walk in shower, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Bedroom 3: With two single beds
Bathroom; With shower attachment over bath, WC, wash basin and TV

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Ipod docking station. Wi-fi available

WAS
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£435-£1025
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Situated in quiet seclusion in the heart of the lovely rolling Borders countryside, these two delightful holiday cottages (refs SUUW and SUUX)are just around a mile from the tiny village of Denholm with its village green, two good pubs, cafés and local shopping. Both have cosy wood-burning stoves, sociable open-plan living areas and deliciously comfortable beds with quality bed linen. The area is perfect for those who love to explore the hidden treasures of the past; ancient abbeys in Dryburgh, Melrose, Jedburgh and Kelso and the historic houses of Floors Castle, Mellerstain and Abbotsford. Minto Golf course, 1 mile, is one of many great value courses available with a ‘Freedom of the Fairways’ passport. Wonderful river swimming from a small pebble beach in the River Teviot in summer. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Step to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full electric central heating included (October-April £30 poa)
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Natural woodland garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • NB: Slope in garden leading to unfenced river

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • DAB radio/iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing and shooting by arrangement
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£509-£509
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Westloch Cottage Ref: 26625

This lovely, bright detached holiday property is in a secluded setting just 10 minutes drive from the beach. Furnished and decorated in contemporary style, there is a very spacious living room with cosy woodburner and generous comfortable seating, a separate dining room ideal for special occasion meals and a well equipped large kitchen. Outdoor space is private and sheltered with decking, garden furniture and barbecue. Bedrooms are again spacious, bright and airy, furnished in Scandinavian style. There are activities for all ages and interests nearby; trout fishing on Coldingham Loch, 2 minutes; golf at Eyemouth, 3 miles or choice of several local and championship courses within 40 minutes drive; scuba diving from Coldingham Bay; bird watching at St Abbs Head, 4 miles; Holy Island, 20 miles; boat trips to the Farne Islands from Seahouses; historic houses and gardens at Paxton, Mellerstain, Bamburgh and Alnwick castles. A day in Edinburgh is particularly enjoyable and stress free when travelling by train from Berwick or Dunbar and the bustling town of Berwick on Tweed, 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Wooden floor throughout. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom (zip and link). First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. H/cahir. Satellite TV. 3 Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. CD. iPod dock. Range with gas hob and electric ovens. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezers. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

WAS
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£652-£1572
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

A fittingly historic Borders setting

Superbly set within the 1,200 acre estate surrounding magnificent Duns Castle, and just 30 minutes’ drive from sandy beaches, these holiday cottages are perfectly positioned to make the most of a holiday in Scotland’s Border country. Providing comfortable accommodation, they both enjoy access to walks in the extensive grounds, which include deciduous woodland, hill vistas, a nature reserve and a splendid lake. At the heart of the Estate, Duns Castle is the owner’s home where generations of the Hay family have lived since 1696. Today it is a splendid Gothic Revival building which has evolved around a pele tower given in the 14th century by King Robert the Bruce to the Earl of Moray. Step back in time with dinner in the grand castle dining room, available by arrangement. The Castle is just under a mile from the quiet market town of Duns which has good local shops, pubs and restaurants along with a swimming pool, sports centre, tennis courts and 18-hole golf course. Enjoy peaceful lake and woodland walks from the doorstep, where the patient observer may spy roe deer, badger or red squirrel, and mute swans and numerous ducks take right of way on the lakeside road. Activities to suit all ages and tastes are nearby, with 7 golf courses within an hour’s drive; sandy beaches at Scemerston and Coldingham; visit ancient Holy Island; historic houses at Manderston, Floors Castle, Paxton House or slightly further afield at Bamburgh or Alnwick; shooting, salmon fishing and trout fishing, permits available locally or by prior arrangement; archery and clay pigeon shooting available by arrangement or simply savour the peace and quiet of this secluded setting. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Overlooking the castle grounds, this first floor property provides light comfortable accommodation with fine views and forms a wing of the courtyard just beyond the main castle building.
All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared lawn with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

All properties: Gas central heating (controlled by owner), electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared use of tennis court. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£498-£498
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Eildonside Ref: CC538037
Eildonside is a handsome property oozing an ambience of grandeur located in the picturesque small town of Melrose nestled in the Scottish Borders. This stylish upper conversion of a Victorian villa has an independent entrance, which is accessed via a sweeping driveway. The front door leads to a wide staircase which is flooded by light courtesy of a beautiful glass atrium. All of the accommodation is on first floor level. Large bay windows enhance its bright and airy ambience with lovely views across the town with the Eildon Hills as a backdrop. Immaculately presented throughout with much thought, care and attention to the final details ensures a restful stay within this elegant property. Eildonside snuggles adjacent to one of several churches in a leafy, quiet street. Yet there are many amenities available within this attractive town all a mere gentle stroll from Eildonside. With its wide array of independent shops, quality restaurants and variety of bars available all within walking distance. There are also ample sporting activities to try, including tennis, bowling, cricket and golf with mountain biking and fishing being popular past times too. The Melrose Rugby Sevens are famous world wide with a major event hosted each April. Families will enjoy the delightful Gibson Park with superb children’s play area. Melrose is the start of the St Cuthbert’s Way; a long distance walk to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on the far north east coast.

Ground Floor: Property is on first floor level has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance Hallway:
Utility Room: With washer/dryer, WC and wash basin
Staircase leading to....

First Floor: Lounge: With gas fire, Freeview TV, DVD and sofa bed (for+2)
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and 7 ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1: With super king size bed and TV
Bedroom 2: With 6ft zip n link
Bedroom 3: With single bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Enclosed garden at front of property. Off road parking for 3 cars.

WAS
NOW
£375-£780
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3
Craigend Cottage Ref: 26608

Sitting within the southern upland hills, this detached country cottage in a secluded rural location is the ideal base to enjoy a peaceful holiday and explore the countryside, with many walks right on your doorstep, yet Edinburgh is less than an hour by car. Biggar, 7 miles, offers craft and food shops along with museums. Peebles, 11 miles, has restaurants and theatre. Neidpath Castle sits by the River Tweed, which flows through the town. Shop, P.O. and bistro/pub 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, one accessed through further twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV/DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with smaller enclosed sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car) via steep drive; additional parking (2 cars) at bottom of drive. Natural water supply from spring. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Small stream and part sloping banks in garden.

WAS
NOW
£305-£811
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
3
Oldfield Ref: SAAZ

This delightful whinstone house lies in a glorious setting in the village of Westruther, which gained an award made by the Scottish Borders Council, ‘Scotland’s Floral Gateway Best Wee Village’ in 2012. Just 33 miles from the beautiful city of Edinburgh, it stands detached and benefits from an enclosed landscaped garden and grounds which include several lawns, an orchard, and horse paddocks. The garden enjoys a wide open outlook on to the horizon over Lauderdale and makes the perfect place in which to relax after a hard day touring the beautiful Scottish Borders. The welcoming hall has a cosy open fire and comfortable sofas, which leads to an elegant living room with a vast stone fireplace. The large kitchen has a locally crafted dining table, perfect for wonderful, memorable meals or try the local inn a short walk away in the village.
Lauder, 8 miles, has a good selection of local shops and pubs as well as a golf course. Fishing and shooting can be arranged and horse riding is available locally. Excellent hill walking can be found on the Lammermuirs or Cheviot Hills and on the nearby Southern Upland Way, 2 miles. Thirlstane Castle, Mellerstain House and Floors Castle are just three of the many grand houses to visit nearby.
Edinburgh is a must for a day trip. This historic and magical city evokes the imagination of all ages. Dominated by the imposing castle, there are excellent tours of the city and castle as well as wonderful shopping, pubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently docked in the historic medieval port of Leith, and can be boarded for an interesting insight into how the Royal Family lived whilst at sea. Shops and pubs 8 miles.

Entrance hall with open fire. Spacious living room. Large well-equipped modern kitchen/dining room. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, two with shared en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and full oil central heating £50 per week (Winter £100 per week)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD/iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large garden with patio and furniture
  • 3 acres of grounds
  • Grass tennis court (summer only)
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • External games barn with table tennis
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced pond in garden

WAS
NOW
£1405-£2475
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Greystones Ref: CC538009
Snuggled on the fringe of the welcoming small town of Yetholm, Greystones has been skilfully converted from a  former steading and now offers stylish holiday accommodation all on ground level. This L shaped property is spacious and well appointed and enjoys a contemporary ambience throughout. Each of the three double bedrooms has French doors opening onto the private courtyard area and with two bathrooms too, this property is suitable for the gathering of family and friends or for those couples looking for something special.... Greystones is located at the end of a no-through track, less than a mile west of Yetholm and near Kale Water. Guests will enjoy dining alfresco and absorb the panoramic vistas across the valley to the Cheviot Hills beyond.

Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With sky + (family package) TV and DVD
Dining Kitchen:  With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, bench top freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed with TV (monitor only) for DVD and folding bed (for + 1)
Bedroom 2: With two single beds with TV (monitor only) for DVD
Bedroom 3: With two single beds with TV (monitor only) for DVD
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Bathroom: With  large shower enclosure, bath, WC and wash basin

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels includedPatio area with furniture and private courtyard area. Off road parking for 3 + cars.

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£300-£630
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