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Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
We have used Sykes on a number of occasions and have always been happy with the service.
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A conservationists dream.
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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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The Bakehouse | Greenlaw near Duns | Scottish Borders
Character Greenlaw cottage, once the town bakery. Comfortable accommodation next to river. Shops, pubs and town amenities few mins walk. Duns 6 miles.
35 Barony Street | New Town, Edinburgh | Scottish Borders
Fully refurbished Georgian Edinburgh self-catering apartment, 0.25 miles from Princes Street. Superb central location with access to Queen Street Garden.
Castle Hill | Kirkton Manor near Peebles | Scottish Borders
Superb terraced house in peaceful hamlet 5 miles from Peebles. Well-equipped, spacious with spectacular views, good walking and nature opportunities. Edinburgh 23 miles.
Sunningdale | Norham near Cornhill-on-Tweed | Scottish Borders
Lovely detached single-storey cottage in quiet position in village of Norham. Cosy accommodation with open fire. Shop and pubs within walking distance. Berwick-upon-Tweed 7 miles.
4 Swinton Hill Farm Cottages | Swinton near Coldstream | Scottish Borders
One of our Scotland cottages, this cosy terrace is on the outskirts of Swinton village, close to Coldstream. Beams, woodburner. Ideal romantic retreat.
Millside Chase | Chirnside near Berwick-upon-Tweed | Scottish Borders
Superb apartment, part of a mill conversion, in a small hamlet on banks of Whiteadder Water. Contemporary, spacious accommodation. Beautiful rural views. Berwick 7 miles.
2 Baillie Hall | Newtown St Boswells | Scottish Borders
A semi-detached cottage with a varied history, overlooking Bowden Burn in Newtown St Boswells. Quality accommodation with en-suites. Melrose 3 miles.
1 Lempitlaw Farm | Lempitlaw near Kelso | Scottish Borders
A lovely Kelso cottage on a working arable farm in the hamlet of Lempitlaw, 4 miles from Kelso itself. Country views, woodburner, walking and cycling. Jedburgh 14 miles.