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Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent in the Scottish Borders.
Immerse yourself in rural Scotland and try a Scottish Borders cottage holiday.
Sweeping moors, gentle hills, peaceful valleys and extensive plains; not to mention the rugged Berwickshire coastline - the contrasting landscapes of the Scottish Borders happily sit side by side. And as you might expect, this is a fantastic place for enjoying the 'Great Outdoors'.
For walkers, over 1500 miles of paths and trails thread through the countryside. Areas worth a mention include in and around the River Tweed, Liddesdale, Teviotdale and the hills of Moorfoot and Lammermuir - the latter an incredible sight come autumn when displays of heather flush deep purple.
Cycling, too, is a great way to explore the Borders, with lots of suitable off-road trails for beginners and adrenalin-pumping downhill tracks for the avid mountain biker.
Like horses? Whether it's active participation or the fun of spectating, this is a great equestrian centre. Horse riding highlights include the 57-mile Buccleuch Country Ride, while point-to-point, national hunt and horse trials all appear on the calendar. Another spectator sport not-to-be-missed is rugby and there's a team in every main town.
More mellow pursuits include freshwater and sea fishing, as well as golf. Top class 18-hole courses include Eyemouth whose fairways unfurl to the sea and Cardrona, affectionately known as 'Gleneagles of the south'.
Those keen to delve into the mysterious past will find a dramatic and often turbulent history has left a trail of castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins scattered across the region.
Wherever your interests lie, a Scottish Borders cottage holiday will more than meet your expectations.
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Kestrel Cottage | Abbey St Bathans near Duns, Scottish Borders | Scottish Borders
One of our lovely Scottish Borders cottages, in a superb rural location. Open fire, woodburning stove, quality accommodation. Duns 7 miles.
The Old Coastguard Lookout | Cove | Scottish Borders
Delightful cottage in Cove, on Scottish Borders coastline. Spectacular views from balcony. Perfect location for easy access to both beach and local attractions. Coldingham 10 miles.
Lammermuir Cottage | Birnieknowes near Dunbar | Scottish Borders
One of our southern Scotland cottages, this traditional terraced cottage is in a small rural hamlet, 6 miles from Dunbar. Open fire, sea views.
5 Bellevue Crescent | New Town, Edinburgh | Scottish Borders
Elegant self-catering city centre apartment in Scotland’s vibrant capital city. Georgian terrace. Minutes from Princes Street, the castle, shopping, bars and cafes.
Meadow Lodge | Coldingham near Berwick-upon-Tweed | Scottish Borders
Delightful timber lodge in grounds of Press Castle Estate on outskirts of Coldingham. Wood burning stove, rural views. Berwick-upon-Tweed 13 miles.
Near Bank Cottage | St. Abbs near Berwick-upon-Tweed | Scottish Borders
Former lighthouse keeper’s cottage beside nature reserve, on edge of delightful fishing village of St. Abbs. Superb touring base for Border Country. Berwick 11 miles.
Shoreside Cottage | Burnmouth near Berwick-upon-Tweed | Scottish Borders
Delightful, traditional seaside cottage in Burnmouth, 6 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed. Open fire and woodburner, sea views. Borders countryside and Edinburgh also accessible.
Rocklyn | St. Abbs near Berwick-upon-Tweed | Scottish Borders
Traditional semi-detached St. Abbs cottage, close to nature reserve, harbour and sea. Open fire, cosy accommodation. Berwick-upon-Tweed 11 miles.