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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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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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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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Lochside Stable House in Yetholm, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Lochside Stable House, Yetholm, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 11
Weekly price range £419 to £1626

Self catering accommodation in Yetholm sleeps 11.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Hot Tub • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 11

Accommodation overview:

This beautiful Victorian house with stunning views over a loch and hills, sits between its own large garden and the flower-filled courtyard of Lochside House. Set within parkland with rare breeds and horses, this comfortable holiday property is extremely well-equipped and superbly furnished with antiques and soft sofas, perfect for relaxing in after exploring the many abbeys, castles and old houses found within the area.
Numerous recreational facilities are provided for visitors – without even having to leave the grounds – and which cater for a whole range of interests and a variety of tastes. In the drawing room a selection of games, toys and books make a enjoyable evening spent together as a family. The more sports-orientated are able to while away many happy hours playing snooker and badminton, or enjoying the more sedate game of croquet, whilst trout and coarse fishing are also available on-site at cost. A pub to frequent in the evenings lies just 1½ miles away.
The village of Yetholm is made up of two distinct parts – Kirk Yetholm and Town Yetholm, which lie just ¼ mile apart. Situated on the edge of the Cheviot Hills, they mark the end of the Pennine Way footpath, as well as the second leg of St Cuthbert’s Way (a 60-mile walk ending at Holy Island in Northumberland). Six miles to the north is Kelso, where surviving ruins belie the fact that Kelso Abbey was once the richest and most powerful in southern Scotland, and took eighty years to build. Kelso lies at the confluence of the River Tweed and River Teviot, a renowned spot for salmon fishing, and a short walk leads to Floors Castle, a huge castellated mansion overlooking the Tweed, which is open for visiting (April to Oct). Shops 11/2 miles.


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The Clock House in Kelso, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

The Clock House, Kelso, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £341 to £674

Self catering accommodation in Kelso sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Pets allowed Luxury accommodation sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: The 200 acres of glorious parkland surrounding Mellerstain House one of Scotland’s grandest stately homes designed and built by William and Robert Adam provide a wonderful setting for these three delightful cottages. Visitors are welcome to roam the grounds including the fabulous Italian-style terraced gardens which command panoramic views over the lake to the distant Cheviot Hills. The scenic and historic attractions of the Border country are all close at hand and the beaches of Berwick and Holy Island are also easily accessible. Kelso (6 miles) offers shops inns and restaurants and is home of Floors Castle and the famous Kelso Horse Races whilst Edinburgh with its magnificent castle museums galleries and excellent shopping is only a 35 mile drive. Fly fishing can be arranged locally several golf courses are nearby and shops and pubs are just 3.5 miles away. Beautifully appointed and very comfortable these three properties offer a unique holiday opportunity. West Lodge ref S4166 is a charming 18th-century stone cottage enjoying its own garden with splendid views towards the Cheviots. Clock House ref S4568 has been beautifully converted to a high standard to form part of the Old Clock House dating from the early 18th century. Adjoining the Clock House is Courtyard Cottage ref S4569 which has also been lovingly converted to a high standard and boasts three en-suite bedrooms. The courtyard coffee shop serves delicious home cooking on ‘house open’ days - and special occasions large and small can be catered for by arrangement in the state rooms of Mellerstain House.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Shieling View in Lamberton, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Shieling View, Lamberton, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £357 to £816

Self catering accommodation in Lamberton sleeps 6.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking • Detached Close to the Sea Easy Walk access • sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Enjoying glorious sea views and set just 3 miles from Berwick’s many historic attractions this detached single storey cottage makes an ideal year round base for exploring beautiful Borders scenery and Northumberland’s Heritage coast. The splendid castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick (famously featured in the Harry Potter films) and pretty Seahouses Harbour – for boat trips to the Farne Islands and Holy Island – are all close by. Berwick boasts good shopping galleries museums inns and restaurants golf and cycle hire whilst Edinburgh’s myriad delights are about an hour and 20 minutes’ drive. Riding locally. Shops 3 miles pub 2 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Tweed Cottage in Jedburgh, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Tweed Cottage, Jedburgh, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £285 to £629

Self catering accommodation in Jedburgh sleeps 4.

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

Accommodation overview:

Enjoying stunning views from every window across Jedburgh towards the abbey and Cheviot Hills, this architect-designed cottage is set in an enviable position in beautifully landscaped grounds and provides a peaceful, relaxing holiday haven. Adjoining another holiday cottage, a short stroll leads to Jedburgh, a charming market town set on the Jed Water, with a wide range of traditional shops and numerous pubs, cafés and restaurants. Historically there is plenty to see, including the ancient medieval abbey (especially impressive when floodlit each night), and outdoor pursuits include cycling, golf, fishing and walking. Places to visit locally include Jedforest Deer Farm Park, Monteviot House Gardens, Harestanes Countryside Centre, and a little further afield, Keilder Water and Forest Park, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Shops and restaurants 500 yards.


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Mill Cottage in New Channelkirk, Selkirkshire, Borders Scotland

Mill Cottage, New Channelkirk, Selkirkshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £302 to £699

Self catering accommodation in New Channelkirk sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Set by a tumbling burn in rolling hills, this detached stone cottage lies 23 miles south of Edinburgh with easy access to all that the vibrant city has to offer. Part of a working sheep farm, it was formerly an old mill, now converted to a high standard with great attention to comfort and style. Melrose is 15 miles, and Kelso 20 miles, with fascinating shops, great historic houses and gardens, good golf courses and fishing. Beaches of the East Lothian coast, 25 miles. Good walking from the door. Shops, excellent restaurants and pubs 2 miles.


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Bridge House in Dunbar, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Bridge House, Dunbar, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 10
Weekly price range £818 to £1852

Self catering accommodation in Dunbar sleeps 10.

Features include: Detached • Non Smoking • Four Poster • Private Hot Tub • Multi Bath Shower • Fishing On Site • Sandy Beach 5 Miles • Sea 5 Miles • Open Fire • Short Break

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

5 steps to entrance (no handrail). Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double one (four poster) with en-suite shower room and toilet 1 twin. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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West Lodge in Kelso, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

West Lodge, Kelso, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £330 to £740

Self catering accommodation in Kelso sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Detached • Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove • Easy Walk access Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: The 200 acres of glorious parkland surrounding Mellerstain House one of Scotland’s grandest stately homes designed and built by William and Robert Adam provide a wonderful setting for these three delightful cottages. Visitors are welcome to roam the grounds including the fabulous Italian-style terraced gardens which command panoramic views over the lake to the distant Cheviot Hills. The scenic and historic attractions of the Border country are all close at hand and the beaches of Berwick and Holy Island are also easily accessible. Kelso (6 miles) offers shops inns and restaurants and is home of Floors Castle and the famous Kelso Horse Races whilst Edinburgh with its magnificent castle museums galleries and excellent shopping is only a 35 mile drive. Fly fishing can be arranged locally several golf courses are nearby and shops and pubs are just 3.5 miles away. Beautifully appointed and very comfortable these three properties offer a unique holiday opportunity. West Lodge ref S4166 is a charming 18th-century stone cottage enjoying its own garden with splendid views towards the Cheviots. Clock House ref S4568 has been beautifully converted to a high standard to form part of the Old Clock House dating from the early 18th century. Adjoining the Clock House is Courtyard Cottage ref S4569 which has also been lovingly converted to a high standard and boasts three en-suite bedrooms. The courtyard coffee shop serves delicious home cooking on ‘house open’ days - and special occasions large and small can be catered for by arrangement in the state rooms of Mellerstain House.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Kings Stables in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Kings Stables, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £456 to £1154

Self catering accommodation in Edinburgh sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

A unique house in a fabulous historic setting at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, this unusual wedge shaped house is built onto the wall around St Cuthbert’s church, moments walk from Princes Street gardens. Formerly a school house and then the watchkeeper’s cottage, it is furnished in a dramatic, appropriately Gothic style, and only 270 yards from the West End. It is hard to imagine any more central a location. Restaurants, galleries, historic buildings and a Saturday farmer’s market are a few minutes’ walk. Shops 250 yards.


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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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Shepherd House Cottage in Inveresk, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Shepherd House Cottage, Inveresk, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £291 to £788

Self catering accommodation in Inveresk sleeps 3.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview:

Only 20 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh, this charming and well-equipped holiday cottage looks out over the owner’s plantsman’s garden, featured in Rosemary Verey’s Secret Gardens and numerous magazines. Very privately set with its own entrance and small garden, and adjoining the owner’s home, the cottage is in the heart of Inveresk, an 18th-century village with many fine period houses and the NT garden at 17th-century Inveresk Lodge. The delights of the city or the coast are in easy reach with good local shopping and the racecourse in Musselburgh, 1 mile. A vast diversity of entertainment and eating places in Edinburgh, which is equally accessible by train from Musselburgh. Six superb golf courses, including the Open Championship course at Muirfield, within a ½-hour drive. Shops 1 mile.


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