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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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West View Cottage | Bellingham near Kielder Water | Northumberland
Traditional end-terrace Bellingham cottage in centre of this pleasant town. Two bedrooms, open fire, multi-fuel stove, good location for touring area. Hexham 19 miles.
Ridge Cottage | Whitridge near Morpeth | Northumberland
A lovely, stone-built cottage in the rural hamlet of Whitridge. Cosy, comfortable rooms. Stabling and paddock on request. Morpeth 10 miles.
The Old Hayloft | Elsdon near Otterburn | Northumberland
A charming, stone built cottage, 1.25 miles from the peaceful village of Elsdon. Cosy, comfortable accommodation. Easy access to Northumberland National Park. Otterburn 2.6 miles.
Gardener's Cottage | Chillingham near Chatton | Northumberland
A cosy, stone-built cottage in Chillingham, 3 miles from Chatton. Peaceful hamlet location, Views over Chillingham Castle grounds. Cheviot Hills 10 miles, Bamburgh Castle 12 miles.
Ford Cottage | Chillingham near Chatton | Northumberland
Stone-built, Grade II listed cottage in hamlet of Chillingham. Sleeps four, two bedrooms, woodburning stove. Ideal for walkers and cyclists. Chatton 1.5 miles.
Lime Tree Cottage | Chatton near Wooler | Northumberland
This traditional Chatton cottage is located opposite the village’s green and has many original features, a woodburning stove and Italian slate flooring.
Light Pipe Cottage | Bowsden near Lowick | Northumberland
Charming semi-detached Bowsden cottage, in village near Lowick. Open fire, comfortable single-storey accommodation. Lowick 3 miles.
West Sunnyside House | Berwick-upon-Tweed | Northumberland
Lovely Berwick-upon-Tweed apartment on the outskirts of the town. Great position next to leisure centre. Comfortable, cosy accommodation. Holy Island 10 miles.