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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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                                                                                                      Lovely cottage, wish we were able to stay longer!

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                                                                                                      We spent a long weekend in Alwyn and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very spacious, with a comfortable and cosy feel to it. It was well equipped and very clean, and it was lovely to find on arrival a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, etc. There is a lovely garden surrounding the property, which our dog loved to explore. You are right next to the River Tweed, so we enjoyed walks into Melrose and Gattonside, across the bridge. There is no shortage of places to eat and drink in Melrose, most of which allowed dogs. All in all, we wish we could have stayed longer, and hope to return in the future - thank you very much Sheelagh!
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                                                                                                      An absolute gem of a find, the perfect get away in the most gorgeous little cottage!

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                                                                                                      This little cottage is absolutely perfect in every way! From the warm welcome we received from Bill and Tarka and Tilly the dogs, to the homemade cupcakes and personal card waiting for us on the kitchen table! Danielle and Bill have thought of everything and more, the cottage had everything we needed during our stay. The decor is absolutely beautiful and finished to a very high standard, with thought put into every little detail. Everywhere was immaculate and very, very clean.....I’m obsessed with cleanliness which was certainly not an issue here, spotless! We used the shepherds hut to play our board games, drink hot chocolate in front of the wood burner which the kids loved! My daughter of 13 and son of 11 loved the bikes Bill kindly lent them, not to mention the zip line, trampoline and tree swing hidden in the forest! Although the weather was a little damp it didn’t stop us taking long walks in the forest with our little dog, it’s absolutely breathtaking! Oh Tarka and Tilly came with us to show us the way! Overall this beautiful cottage is a must if you want to get away from everything, relax, chill and unwind in the most perfect setting! We will most certainly be back as we could not fault this amazing find! Thank you Danielle and Bill we had a fantastic break!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017