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Self Catering and Cottage Holidays in the Scottish Borders

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Spanning around 1800 square miles, the vast, sprawling area that is the Scottish Borders runs from the hills and moorlands of the west, to the picturesque coast of the east. The Scottish Borders are home to rolling hills and meandering rivers, like the River Tweed, that flows west to east through the region.
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55.628754, -2.510663
Mungo's Well
630

Unwind in the peace of Mungo’s Well which is located in the Scottish Border and just 6 miles from Northumberland. Watch wildlife from your patio or wander the riverside path. Indulge yourself in the comfort of this light and airy cottage for two. 4 Star. 

From £330 to £455 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
55.628754, -2.510663
Thairn
628

A converted stone barn with great views across the heart of the Scottish borders. Within easy reach of castles, gardens, ancient abbeys & just 6 miles from the Northumberland Border. Explore walks from the cottage and enjoy the peace of Burnbrae. 4 Star. 

From £335 to £465 per week
Sleeps 2+1
(1 bedroom)
55.628754, -2.510663
Begrum
629

This converted stone barn affords wonderful views across the heart of the Scottish borders and offers lovely walks and a rural, peaceful setting. It is within easy reach of gardens, castles, ancient abbeys and six miles from the Northumberland Border. 4 Star. 

From £335 to £465 per week
Sleeps 2+2
(1 bedroom)
55.342608, -2.762875
Shankend
1754

Located within the beautiful Scottish borders region and just seven miles south of Hawick, this is an ideal holiday location for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday, wanting to explore the area or enjoy outdoor activities. 

From £320 to £550 per week
Sleeps 6
(3 bedrooms)
55.179431, -2.813616
Dalkeith House
2080

Located in the heart of the village of Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders, this delightful Georgian holiday home is an ideal base for exploring Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland and The Lakes. Five Star holiday accommodation ideal for a celebration or get together. 5 Star. 

From £1250 to £1540 per week
Sleeps 10
(5 bedrooms)
55.920065, -2.313650
Townhead Farm Cottage
2347

In an idyllic position, this delightful holiday cottage sits on a stretch of picturesque coastline with miles of sandy beaches on the doorstep. A perfect coastal retreat for exploring the Scottish Borders. 4 Star. 

From £400 to £600 per week
Sleeps 4-6
(2 bedrooms)
55.627539, -2.408848
Edmonston House
478

A detached self-catering farmhouse with panoramic views over the Scottish Borders, providing an ideal retreat for families and large groups of friends. A fabulous tennis court for guests use, superb walking and easy access to Kelso with its superb independent shops and historic attractions are just a few of the many reasons to visit. 3 Star. 

From £550 to £1600 per week
Sleeps 10
(5 bedrooms)
55.474185, -2.689053
Stable Cottage
582

Originally a stone steading, this beautiful self catering holiday cottage provides four star holiday accommodation ideal for couples. A golf course, restaurants, good pubs and even a castle are within walking distance. 

From £320 to £420 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
55.606035, -2.300755
Courtyard House
1430

Located on the Scottish border between Roxburghshire and North Northumberland, this beautiful wing of a large Edwardian farmhouse offers holiday accommodation close to the towns of Kelso and Coldstream. 4 Star. 

From £300 to £520 per week
Sleeps 6
(3 bedrooms)
55.179376, -2.782836
Yethouse
1802

Located on the edge of Newcastleton Forest, this delightful holiday cottage is a Scottish Borders treasure. Perfect for groups of up to eight who enjoy outdoor activities, on the doorstep are fabulous walks, 7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails and an abundance of outdoor adventures including kayaking, gorge walking, fishing and golf. 4 Star. 

From £495 to £875 per week
Sleeps 6-8
(3 bedrooms)
55.627539, -2.408848
Cockle Kitty Cottage
479

With the vibrant Scottish Borders town of Kelso within easy reach, this cheerful holiday cottage affords a peaceful and tranquil setting to return home to at the end of an exciting day browsing the superb shops, visiting the historic sights or walking until your heart is content. Guests have the use of a fantastic tennis court. 4 Star. 

From £280 to £550 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
55.551256, -2.427490
Tiore
1935

This comfortable holiday cottage is located on the southern edge of Bowmont Forest just 4 miles from the historic town of Kelso. Ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities or who want to explore the many attractions of the Scottish Borders. 4 Star. 

From £300 to £550 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
55.627539, -2.408848
Plum Tree Cottage
481

A romantic holiday cottage, ideal for couples, in a stunning setting with views over rolling farmland and close to the popular Scottish Border town of Kelso which offers superb shopping and great places to enjoy a meal out. Perfect for exploring the Border towns, historic sights and many attractions. 4 Star. 

From £250 to £420 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
55.474185, -2.689053
Granary Cottage
583

Located in a tiny conservation village on the Scottish Borders, this stone holiday cottage is surrounded by stunning countryside and within walking distance of good pubs/restaurants, a golf course and even a castle! 

From £300 to £400 per week
Sleeps 2
(1 bedroom)
55.627539, -2.408848
Garden Bank Cottage
480

A delightful holiday cottage that sits in a pretty tranquil setting on the Scottish Borders near to the popular Scottish Border town of Kelso. Great walking and fishing, superb places for a meal out, plenty of historic sites to visit and wonderful shopping are just some of the reasons to visit (along with the use of a tennis court!). 4 Star. 

From £280 to £550 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
55.870839, -2.090730
The Herring Queen
3187

A stylish modern waterside apartment ideally located alongside the sheltered harbour in the small Scottish Border town of Eyemouth. A golden sandy beach, restaurants, galleries and pubs are all just moments away. Perfect for exploring the many attractions of the Scottish Borders and the Northumberland coast. 

From £350 to £600 per week
Sleeps 4+2
(2 bedrooms)
55.484789, -2.872875
South Barn
3178

The opportunity to play golf, eat, drink and sleep at one of Scotland's top courses. With an 18-hole course, excellent restaurant, stunning scenery and plenty of outdoor activities on the doorstep, New Woll Estate is every bit as popular amongst golfers as it is with families or friends looking for a break in the Scottish Borders. Short breaks available all year round. 4 Star. 

From £551 to £889 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
55.484789, -2.872875
The Tower
3177

Play, eat, sleep and drink at one of the Scottish Borders finest golf courses. Stunning scenery, an award winning restaurant and an 18-hole course are literally on the doorstep, along with an abundance of attractions and outdoor activities. An ideal base for exploring the Scottish Borders, a family holiday or golfing break with friends. 4 Star. 

From £551 to £889 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
55.732040, -3.381214
Hardgatehead Cottage
2138

An exceptional inspiring holiday cottage in the heart of the Scottish Peeblesshire countryside. Under twenty miles from Edinburgh, guest's can enjoy spectacular views, eco-friendly living and easy access to the Pentlands - an ideal getaway for couples, friends and families. 

From £400 to £750 per week
Sleeps 4+2
(3 bedrooms)
55.741658, -1.995610
Composers At Woodlands
1164

Luxury 5 star 'Gold Awarded' holiday cottages located on the Northumberland coast near Berwick Upon Tweed. Stylish welcoming accommodation ideal for exploring this beautiful part of Northumberland or the areas surrounding the Scottish Borders. 5 Star. 

From £325 to £650 per week
Sleeps 4
(2 bedrooms)
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Cottages in the Scottish Borders

An area awash with history, the Scottish Borders have been much fought over in conflicts such as the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 13th and 14th centuries. It wasn’t until 1975 that the area now known as the Scottish Borders, was created. As such, you can see evidence of the years of changing ownership in the English and Scottish place names throughout the region.

It isn’t hard to understand why the lush, rolling hills of the Scottish Borders were so fought over. Sweeping valleys, bountiful forests and scenic moorlands filled with heather now provide peaceful, rural surroundings. With an area of 1800 square miles to explore, getting lost in the variety of different scenery the area yields, is a pleasure.

The rich and fascinating history of the area provides plenty of entertainment for those who want to take a trip back in time. There are numerous historical buildings, stately homes and castles to visit. Melrose Abbey is a must-see, where the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is said to have been laid to rest.

For those more interested in the present day, the gardens and grounds that accompany the historical buildings are a delight to explore.

With so much unspoilt natural scenery, the Scottish Borders are alive with wildlife. The Jedforest Deer and Farm Park near Jedburgh is worth a visit for a day of activities and animal displays, such as falconry – great for those with children.

Those in search of natural forest surrounds have plenty to choose from, such as Glentress Forest, where you can take it at a gentle pace with walking and hiking trails or go full speed ahead on one of the many mountain bike courses that cover the area.

A great year-round destination, the Scottish Borders offer a wealth of attractions and amusements to keep you occupied every day of your holiday.


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