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Borders Scotland cottages and self catering

Choose from 33 cottages in Borders Scotland. Search for self catering perfect for couples and large family groups, ideally situated near the coast or at the heart of the countryside.

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Colinton Cottage in Coldingham, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Colinton Cottage, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £317 to £559

Self catering accommodation in Coldingham sleeps 4.

Features include: Pub Close By • Sandy Beach 5 Miles • Sea 5 Miles • Short Break • Pet Friendly

Accommodation overview: Situated on a picturesque hillside on the fringes of Coldingham village these two cottages are the ideal place to relax after a day exploring the dramatic Berwickshire coast. Adjoining the owners’ home the cottages sit just a mile from the beautiful beach of Coldingham Sands a perfect secluded gem where Gosmount Farm visitors also enjoy use of the owners’ beach hut. Diving enthusiasts are drawn to the area’s clear offshore waters and the coastline affords visitors glorious walking: those heading south to the little town of Eyemouth 3.5 miles by road can take a boat trip from its attractive working harbour or feed the wild seals whilst 2 miles to the north lies the quaint fishing village of St Abbs and the St Abb’s Head nature reserve famously provides spectacular clifftop walks. The splendid city of Edinburgh is only an hour’s drive or 45 minutes by train from the historic town of Berwick upon Tweed 11 miles. Shops and pubs 0.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living room with double bed and sofa bed (for children). Kitchen/dining area. Shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Foulden Hill Farm Cottage in Foulden, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Foulden Hill Farm Cottage, Foulden, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £341 to £674

Self catering accommodation in Foulden sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Non smoking Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Boasting far-reaching views to the Cheviot Hills and lovely walking from the doorstep this cosy and comfortable cottage (shown right of photograph) is set just 5 miles from sandy beaches at the village of Eyemouth where visitors can feed wild grey seals. Enjoying its own garden the cottage sits on the owners’ 200 acre arable farm an idyllic spot threaded with many footpaths. Boat trips are easily available and the nearby coastline is famed for crystal clear waters shipwrecks and diverse marine life – a paradise for divers. Picturesque St Abbs with its harbour and nature reserve the golden sands of Coldingham Bay and historic Berwick-upon-Tweed are under 10 miles whilst the beautiful city of Edinburgh is an hour’s drive. Visit the village of Ayton’s imposing castle 3 miles. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin both with combed ceilings.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Berryhill Cottage in Grantshouse, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Berryhill Cottage, Grantshouse, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £218 to £466

Self catering accommodation in Grantshouse sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

This detached stone holiday cottage lies in peaceful woodland, just 45 minutes south of Edinburgh and is a perfect romantic retreat for two with a light living room looking out to the garden and woods where roe deer, red squirrels and owls can be glimpsed by the patient observer. St Abbs Nature Reserve is 8 miles and the spectacular cliffs and beaches of the east coast are within easy reach. The Seabird Centre at North Berwick is 25 miles. Good walking both along the coast and inland in the Lammermuirs, riding, fishing, diving and golf can be found locally. Sandy beaches 7 miles. Pub serving food 4 miles.


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Whitfield Steading in Coldingham, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Whitfield Steading, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £308 to £788

Self catering accommodation in Coldingham sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Set within the grounds of the owners’ home, this single storey holiday cottage is 10 minutes from the St Abbs Head Nature Reserve, 40-minutes from Edinburgh and is close to the harbour of Eyemouth and Coldingham’s sandy beaches. The cottage has its own secluded walled garden, plus use of the owners’ large garden. Walking and cycling from the door. Easy access to local attractions including Holy Island, Bamburgh and boat trips from Seahouses to the Farne Islands. Shop and pub 2 miles.


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Oldfield in Westruther, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Oldfield, Westruther, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 12
Weekly price range £1031 to £2286

Self catering accommodation in Westruther sleeps 12.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview:

This delightful whinstone house lies in a glorious setting in the village of Westruther, which gained an award made by the Scottish Borders Council, ‘Scotland’s Floral Gateway Best Wee Village’ in 2012. Just 33 miles from the beautiful city of Edinburgh, it stands detached and benefits from an enclosed landscaped garden and grounds which include several lawns, an orchard, and horse paddocks. The garden enjoys a wide open outlook on to the horizon over Lauderdale and makes the perfect place in which to relax after a hard day touring the beautiful Scottish Borders. The welcoming hall has a cosy open fire and comfortable sofas, which leads to an elegant living room with a vast stone fireplace. The large kitchen has a locally crafted dining table, perfect for wonderful, memorable meals or try the local inn a short walk away in the village.
Lauder, 8 miles, has a good selection of local shops and pubs as well as a golf course. Fishing and shooting can be arranged and horse riding is available locally. Excellent hill walking can be found on the Lammermuirs or Cheviot Hills and on the nearby Southern Upland Way, 2 miles. Thirlstane Castle, Mellerstain House and Floors Castle are just three of the many grand houses to visit nearby.
Edinburgh is a must for a day trip. This historic and magical city evokes the imagination of all ages. Dominated by the imposing castle, there are excellent tours of the city and castle as well as wonderful shopping, pubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently docked in the historic medieval port of Leith, and can be boarded for an interesting insight into how the Royal Family lived whilst at sea. Shops and pubs 8 miles.


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Garden Cottage Fairlaw in Reston, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Garden Cottage Fairlaw, Reston, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £322 to £891

Self catering accommodation in Reston sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

This comfortable, light and extremely spacious detached ‘upside-down’ house is set on a working farm in beautiful countryside. A perfect place to relax, with lots to do nearby; stunning beaches are within a few miles, Edinburgh is easily reached, as are Holy Island and Alnwick Castle and Gardens. A perfect base for walkers (Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert’s Way), bird watchers and divers (St Abb’s Head), surfers and beach lovers, golfers (Goswick, Gullane, Dunbar and many more within easy reach). Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, it has its own pretty, secluded garden with dining area. Coffee shop, shop and pub 1 mile.


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Hawthorn Cottage in Paxton, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Hawthorn Cottage, Paxton, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £351 to £621

Self catering accommodation in Paxton sleeps 4.

Features include: Non Smoking • Pub Close By • Open Fire • Short Break • Pet Friendly • Easy Walking Access

Accommodation overview: Commanding lovely views across open countryside this cosy and comfortable cottage has an open fire in the original range and a wonderfully peaceful enclosed garden ideal for outdoor dining. Lying on the edge of Paxton village in Berwickshire which boasts its own country house featuring a gallery gardens and tea room and in an ideal location for exploring the glorious Borders scenery and the dramatic Northumbrian Heritage Coast. Beautiful beaches within 5 miles at Willing and Spittal. Numerous castles (magnificent Bamburgh Castle 28 miles) Holy Island and St Abb’s Head Nature Reserve are all an easy drive on quiet country roads. Eyemouth is 9 miles where visitors can feed wild grey seals and take boat trips and the nearby coastline has crystal clear waters shipwrecks and marine life - a paradise for divers. Edinburgh’s attractions are well worth a trip. Shops and amenities in Berwick 5 miles pub serving meals 0.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Garden Cottage in Linlithgow, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Garden Cottage, Linlithgow, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £297 to £720

Self catering accommodation in Linlithgow sleeps 3.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview:

This attractive town cottage has been converted from a former stable and has its own south-facing terrace and walled garden – within walking distance of all the amenities of historic Linlithgow, with fine views over the Royal Palace, its parkland and loch. Delightfully set in the grounds of the owner’s home, it is furnished with antique pine and has great charm and character. Shops, restaurants, bars, leisure centre, canal and a railway station with regular 20-minute links to Edinburgh can all be found within a few hundred yards. Many places of interest in the Forth area, including famous golf courses, outlet shopping, Falkirk Wheel, country parks and Stirling Castle (20 minutes by car). Convenient for Edinburgh, Glasgow and southern Scotland. Cosily heated, this property is ideal for holidays at any time of the year. Shops 100 yards.


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The Coach House in Ratho, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

The Coach House, Ratho, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £345 to £838

Self catering accommodation in Ratho sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Hidden away among lovely beech trees and with views from the terrace of the attractive Union Canal, The Coach House is a perfect base from which to explore Edinburgh. Stone-built and detached, it is set within the extensive grounds of the owners’ home on the edge of a village where a good pub, local shops and an opportunity to take a canal cruise can be found. For keen walkers there is good hill walking in the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Glasgow, Perthshire, Fife and the Borders and, of course, the beautiful city of Edinburgh are all within easy access. Golf close by. Guests receive 10% discount in the owner’s award winnning pub, 5 minutes’ walk. Shops 1/2 mile.


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Gardeners Cottage in Dunbar, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Gardeners Cottage, Dunbar, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 10
Weekly price range £694 to £1578

Self catering accommodation in Dunbar sleeps 10.

Features include: Detached • Non Smoking • Private Hot Tub • Multi Bath Shower • Sandy Beach 5 Miles • Sea 5 Miles • Short Break • Pet Friendly

Accommodation overview: Perfect for a relaxing break offering country living at its best just a 10 minute stroll from the beach and within easy reach of Edinburgh’s city pleasures these two stylish and delightful properties sit near a picturesque lake within 150 acres of stunning parkland and woodlands surrounding the elegant Georgian mansion of Broxmouth. Visitors are welcome to roam the park spotting roe deer among the trees and enjoying trout fishing on the lake and stream or simply relaxing at the water’s edge watching out for the local heron swooping in to pinch the fish. The main house sits close to the site of the Battle of Dunbar and the grounds themselves are steeped in history – the mount from where Cromwell commanded the battle is located in the garden and a beautiful cedar tree in the park was planted in 1878 by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved Albert. Set beside Dunbar Golf Links – with its wonderful views over the Firth of Forth and out to Bass Rock – and within a short drive of many other courses Broxmouth Park is also a golfers’ haven whilst its location at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills affords numerous opportunities for keen walkers. The John Muir Way links this area to both Edinburgh and the Borders with magnificent walking on marked coastal pathways. The coastline abounds with glorious unspoilt beaches and both sea fishing and seal spotting boat trips depart from the harbour at Dunbar. Home to Concorde and many other aircraft the Museum of Flight (9 miles) is well worth exploring and at the Seabird Centre at North Berwick visitors can watch the puffins nesting on Bass Rock or gannets diving into the sea. Musselburgh Racecourse (24 miles) offers a great day out and horse riding tennis cycle hire and an indoor swimming pool are all found in and around Dunbar (1 mile) which also offers a selection of shops pubs and restaurants as well as a station for the 20 minute train journey to the centre of beautiful Edinburgh city.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 single bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double one with sleigh bed and additional double sofa bed 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet. Z-bed available.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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The Hirsel - Lakeview in Coldstream, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

The Hirsel - Lakeview, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £302 to £699

Self catering accommodation in Coldstream sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Set in the heart of the historic Hirsel Estate just 18 miles from the coast at Berwick-upon-Tweed and adjacent to an 18-hole golf course, these two charming holiday cottages (Lakeview, ref SQQH and Ray Bells, ref SUUY) are beautifully furnished and decorated. Close to the Hirsel Lake which is nationally renowned for its otters, swans and wildfowl, there are waymarked walks through the estate and especially around Dundock Wood, famous for its rhododendrons and azaleas, full of wonderful colour and scent May to June. In the Homestead courtyard nearby there are fascinating craft workshops, a countryside museum, a tea room serving delicious lunches and home baking and a children’s play area. Edinburgh is just an hour away, while the wide sandy beaches of the Northumbrian coast are only 30 minutes’ drive. Shop and pub 1 mile.


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Oldhamstocks Cottage in Oldhamstocks, East Lothian, Borders Scotland

Oldhamstocks Cottage, Oldhamstocks, East Lothian, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £285 to £629

Self catering accommodation in Oldhamstocks sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

With Edinburgh just 40 minutes away and Holy Island, the castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick within 45 to 55 minutes’ drive, endless sandy beaches and golf courses on the doorstep, this charming, detached stone cottage could not be better positioned for a fun, yet peaceful holiday. Set in a pretty courtyard, within the tiny ancient village of Oldhamstocks, the cottage has views of the rolling Lammermuir Hills all around. The golf options are truly superb with 19 renowned golf courses within 30 minutes. Oldhamstocks is just 10 minutes from the beach or Dunbar railway station, from where visitors can take the train to Edinburgh (22 minutes). Hill walking from the door, a dog lover’s paradise, especially the fabulous Southern Upland Way, and St Abbs Head for diving or bird watching. Ideal location for a peaceful break in any season. Shop 2 miles.


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