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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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    Cottage #1625915
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      House #1912149
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        Cottage #1779587
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          Cottage #8168195
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            Cottage #1399220
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 2 BR
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              Cottage #477032
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                • 3 BR
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                House #6932499
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  Cabin #6523230
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    Cottage #1155096
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                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8105477
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        Cottage #1869335
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                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                          Apartment #8173401
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            Apartment #1851555
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 5 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Cottage #8174148
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 3 BR
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                                Cottage #8109493
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                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                  • 2 BR
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                                  Cottage #8152706
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                                      Cottage #8125801
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        Cottage #1674869
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                                          • 2 BR
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                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            Apartment #6867265
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                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    Villa #812092
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                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      Cottage #437937
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                                                        Cottage #6875807
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                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
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                                                          House #8048250
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                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8105477
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                              Cottage #8173628
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                                                                Good! 3.7/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                Cottage #1408182
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                                                                Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                  Apartment #80171
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                                                                    Cottage #1417276
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #1481041
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                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                        Cottage #1686807
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                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          House #1752270
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                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                            Cottage #6508141
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #6562047
                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Apartment #1966399
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  Chateau / Country House #462954
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                                                    Cottage #6555671
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                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                                                      House #8107726
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Apartment #1569642
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                                                                                          Hotel #1686841
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                                                            Cottage #1967701
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                                              Cottage #1417239
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                                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
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                                                                                                Barn #1417280
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                                                                  House #8153447
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                                                                                                    Cottage #8166207
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      House #6514330
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage with stunning views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had an absolutely fantastic holiday in this very well equipped, cosy and comfortable cottage. The location could not have been better, with walks to the beach possible from the door, and a view of St Abb's Head that would be hard to beat. We have two young children and the open-plan layout downstairs worked really well for us. The kitchen had everything we needed for self catering, and the beds were all very comfortable. The area offered plenty of activities for a young family, not least the very quiet beaches with lots of rock-pools for exploring. Thanks to Brenda for providing this beautiful cottage - we have had a brilliant holiday and I am sure we'll be back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      It was beautiful

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything we thought it would be.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      cosy little apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Really enjoyed staying in this little studio. The owner, Julie, was more than helpful and has put a lot of thought into making the guest's stay comfortable. Would defiinitely book again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017