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Hadrian's Wall, on the Scottish Borders
Hadrian's Wall, on the Scottish Borders

Self Catering and Cottage Holidays in the Scottish Borders

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. Read more

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55.484789, -2.872875

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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£551 to £889
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

55.484789, -2.872875

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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£551 to £889
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

Mungo's Well

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 19th Jan 2018 for 3 nights, £250"Other lengths of stay available. Spacious peaceful 1 bedroom cottage Wood burner On 1 level. Kelso 3 miles unique shops, delicious restaurants and cafes A warm welcome & homebaking upon arrival."
55.626967, -2.502058

Unwind in the peace and tranquility of Mungo’s Well in the glorious Scottish Border, watching wildlife from your patio and enjoying riverside walks. Just six miles from Northumberland, this light and airy cottage for two is well placed for relaxing and exploring the areas many attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£345 to £499
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

55.627539, -2.408848

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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£280 to £550
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

55.920065, -2.313650

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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£400 to £700
Sleeps 4-6

4-6  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

55.396052, -2.847133

A spacious detached holiday home, located three miles from Hawick in the Scottish Borders. Set in two acres of private gardens with hot tub, gazebo and Finnish style BBQ house, this holiday home is ideal for entertaining, celebrating a special occasion or for two families to enjoy a holiday together.

Weekly price from
£1150 to £2600
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

East Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sun, 18th Feb 2018 for 6 nights, £375"Week or short breaks. A peaceful spot surrounded by walks, wildlife & wonderful views downstream from Kelso. Couples Discount. More on our web site. Any queries, I'll be happy to help Sue"
55.624128, -2.400763

East Cottage offers a warm Scottish welcome at any time of the year with a garden for warmer months and open fire for when it is colder. Sitting in a tranquil position, the cottage is just two miles from Kelso in the Scottish Borders with its fantastic market, excellent shops and great choice of pubs and restaurants. A haven for wildlife and superb base for exploring the Border towns, Northumberland and Edinburgh as well as offering great cycling, fishing, golf and walking.

Weekly price from
£325 to £540
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

West Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 3rd Feb 2018 for 7 nights, £375"Week or short breaks. A peaceful spot surrounded by walks, wildlife & wonderful views downstream from Kelso. Couples Discount. More on our web site. Any queries, I'll be happy to help Sue"
55.624128, -2.400763

Cosy with a warm Scottish welcome, West Cottage is surrounded by peace and tranquility, yet just two miles down river from the attractive thriving Border town of Kelso with its fantastic market, superb shops, pubs and restaurants. A haven for wildlife and a perfect setting for relaxing, walking or exploring the areas numerous attractions with fishing, cycling and championship golf nearby. If all that's not enough, the stunning coastline of Northumberland and Edinburgh are within driving distance.

Weekly price from
£325 to £540
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

55.179431, -2.813616

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 with friends and family. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£1250 to £1540
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

55.627539, -2.408848

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. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.

Weekly price from
£550 to £1600
Sleeps 10

10  |   5  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 3 Star

55.627539, -2.408848

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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£250 to £420
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

55.626967, -2.502058

Providing a warm Scottish welcome, this self-catering barn affords wonderful views over the glorious countryside of the Scottish borders and offers lovely walks and a rural, peaceful setting to relax and unwind. It is within easy reach of the areas many attractions and six miles from the Northumberland Border. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£347 to £499
Sleeps 2+2

2+2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

55.179376, -2.782836

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. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£495 to £895
Sleeps 6-8

6-8  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

55.627539, -2.408848

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!). Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£280 to £550
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

Millsyde

Last Minute Offer:Sun, 4th Feb 2018 for 5 nights, £675"Millsyde sleeps 6. Discount for a couple. Surrounded by walks, wildlife and wonderful views. Just over 2 miles downstream from Kelso."
55.624128, -2.400763

Beautifully presented throughout, this lovely Scottish cottage provides single level accommodation and sits in a beautifully tranquil position just two miles from the vibrant Border town of Kelso. All the right ingredients to simply relax, and an abundance of attractions for great days out. Spend your days exploring Kelso, fishing, cycling, playing golf on a championship course, walking or exploring the Northumberland coast or City of Edinburgh. The choices are endless.

Weekly price from
£675 to £1200
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Thairn

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 19th Jan 2018 for 3 nights, £250"Book before 31 Jan 2018 & pay by internet bank transfer for 5% off. Spacious 1-bedroom cottage on one level. Wood stove & central heating. Historic Kelso only 3 miles away. Warm welcome & home baking."
55.626967, -2.502058

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

Weekly price from
£347 to £499
Sleeps 2+1

2+1  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

55.551256, -2.427490

This comfortable holiday cottage is located on the southern edge of Bowmont Forest just four miles from the historic town of Kelso with its great eateries and fantastic independent shops. Ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities or who want to explore the many attractions of the Scottish Borders. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£300 to £550
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

55.606035, -2.300755

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. A great base for exploring the Border towns, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Northumberland's beautiful coast. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£406 to £700
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

55.732040, -3.381214

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 with outstanding walking - an ideal getaway for couples, friends and families and great base for exploring this lovely part of Scotland.

Weekly price from
£570 to £800
Sleeps 4+2

4+2  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

55.741658, -1.995610

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. With a music theme, each holiday home is unique and provides a warm welcome. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.

Weekly price from
£325 to £650
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

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.

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. With so much spectacular unspoilt natural scenery, the Scottish Borders are alive with wildlife.

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