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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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Spotless modern annexe to a larger house with every facility you could possibly want. Situated in a peaceful valley between Edinburgh and Peebles and just perfect for visiting Edinburgh or the beautiful Borders country. With quality furniture, comfortable bedding and full entertainment facilities for wet days with large screen TV, radio, CD, DVD and even a games consul and a swing, climbing ropes and rope ladder to keep the children happy outside there's something for everyone. There's also a nice clean gravelled area outside with a good sized table and chairs and sun loungers with plenty of space for private off road parking in the drive. We were lucky with the weather and ate breakfast outside every morning but if not a mile or so down the road the Scotts Pine café does a great breakfast or lunch, we had lunch, they've a wood burner here if chilly or tables outside if not. David the house owner is a great character and will be as discreet or available as you want, he's a one man tourist office and will be able to advice you on the wealth of outdoor pursuits available in the area, mountain biking, fishing, walking, hiking and if you bring your own bikes you've access to a lock up garage for them and laundry room if things get wet. We went mainly for the Edinburgh Festival as we'd seats at the Tattoo (book a year in advance if your interested) which was fantastic but quickly realised there's so much to see and do we could have stayed much longer. A visit to the famous Rosslyn Chapel of Dan Brown Da Vinci Code fame is well worth a visit and quite close or walk to the nearby Portmore reservoir or along the old (closed) Edinburgh to Peebles railway line almost from the doorstep. Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Therefore I agree with every other review on this superb accommodation and yes, you really can lay in bed and watch the birds on the feeders strategically placed at the windows!
  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

As Close to Heaven as you can get!

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Yet another holiday in this wonderful cottage that we have been visiting for over 18 years - stayed for 3 weeks this year and will again next. If you need to have a complete relaxing holiday then this is your place - no internet and only a very limited phone signal - heavenly!
  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017