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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Scottish Borders also enquired about apartments in Edinburgh, holiday homes in Aberfeldy, Loch Tay and Glen Lyon and holiday homes in Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire

Make a holiday rental property or holiday cottage in the Scottish Borders your home away from home

The Scottish Borders reach along the border with England from the Berwickshire Coast on the eastern extremity until reaching Dumfries and Galloway to the west. The moorland countryside is absolutely stunning, studded with charming villages, beautiful stately homes and dramatic castles, guides for which are available from any Scottish Borders tourist information centre.

Things to do on holiday in the Scottish Borders

There is a huge amount of fun to be had from a Scottish Borders holiday cottage. Whether you are taking a long holiday or a short break to the Scottish Borders for a family holiday or romantic getaway, you will never be short of top class entertainment. There are a large number of adventure activities to enjoy, including windsurfing, canyoning, zorbing, off road driving and sky diving in the Scottish Borders. The Scottish Borders Tourist Information offices have information on all the sports centres and adventure activity locations in the area.

The Southern Upland Way extends through the rolling hills, deep river valleys and mature forests of the Scottish Borders, giving walkers and cyclists a chance to get out into the crisp, clean air of the Scottish countryside from their self catering Scottish Borders property, and enjoy the country at its best. There is a real sense of freedom in the Borders countryside, and you can get out into the hills for anything from an hour to a succession of days from your Scottish Borders accommodation.

The Scottish Borders are also extremely well known for their salmon, trout and sea fishing. The River Tweed is a hugely famous salmon fishing river, and fishermen flock from across Europe to self catering Scottish Borders holiday cottages on the Tweed every year, hoping to catch their record fish, and just soak in the wonderfully peaceful atmosphere and experience the soft, changing lights of the Scottish evening.

Short breaks to Scottish Borders accommodation are a great excuse for a golfing break. Weekends playing golf on any one of the excellent, scenic and windswept courses of the Scottish Borders are great fun and extremely rewarding.

Places to visit on holiday in the Scottish Borders

The Lindisfarne Priory is the most important and holiest of Anglo-Saxon historical monuments in the UK. Access is limited by the tides, and care must be taken if you are taking the crossing from Scottish Borders accommodation. There are also two magnificent, long walks which originate from the old priory.

Travel to the Scottish Borders

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is located just outside the Scottish Borders, bringing people to Scottish Borders holiday cottages from all across the world. However, from anywhere in the UK, driving or catching a train is easy. The driving in the Scottish Borders is surprisingly relaxing, with traffic-free roads cutting through dramatic scenery.


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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #1625915
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      Excellent! 4.5/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Cottage #1779587
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #8173401
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          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
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          House #1912149
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 7
            Cottage #1155096
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
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              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8168195
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
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                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #477032
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 3
                  Cottage #1869335
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8105477
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      • Sleeps 7
                      Cottage #1399220
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Cabin #6523230
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
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                          House #6790375
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #8158703
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #437937
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #8109493
                                10
                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 9
                                  Cottage #8125801
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #1674869
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                                      • 2 BA
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                                      House #6932499
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8126221
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                                          • 7 BR
                                          • 5 BA
                                          • Sleeps 22
                                          House #1578923
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                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 4 BA
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                                            House #8048250
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                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Villa #812092
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #8173635
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Cottage #1967701
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #1686807
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                                                    Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8105477
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #1569642
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (7 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Cottage #8173628
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #80171
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #1408182
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #1686817
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  Hotel #1686841
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #1686811
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                                                                    Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #1686797
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                                                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (20 reviews)
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                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Chateau / Country House #462954
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #1417276
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #1417239
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              House #1752270
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                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                Apartment #6562047
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                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  Chateau / Country House #8127982
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                                                                                  Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                    Barn #1417280
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                                                                                    Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                      House #1686836
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                                        Apartment #1686839
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                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Apartment #8077653
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                                                                                            Cottage #1417251
                                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Cottage #1417284
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                                House #1417253
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                                  Barn #1752271
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                                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                                                                    House #1922179
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                                      Apartment #1686815
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Cute country cottage !

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A warm, beautiful little cottage, tastefully decorated and furnished. It has everything you might need for a holiday, comfortable beds and a great shower! The booking process and access to the property was seamless. A great location to allow exploration of the beautiful Scottish Borders. Would definitely recommend it.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Outstanding and magical

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were absolutely awed when we arrived at the house. The pictures truly do not do it justice. The place is massive, the hosts warm, friendly and extremely accommodating. The feeling of being welcomed and cared for permeated every corner of the home and the little touches like a fully loaded welcome basket loaded with essentials brought a tear to our eye. The setting is magical, utterly quiet, the air crisp and clean, unbelievable array of facilities, great people, impeccable quality home close to shops and Edinburgh city centre. 10/10 would love to stay there again. Definitely recommend!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Stunning Cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed at this cottage between Christmas & new year instantly felt at home, the cottage had everything we needed & was comfortable & warm, all of the room are very well decorated & spotlessly clean, would stay here again & definitely recommend for a relaxing stay in the Scottish Borders. Also the welcome pack that Lowry left for us was very thoughtful & contained some great items, such a lovely touch thanks again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016