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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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Ashlea in Gullane, East Lothian, Borders Scotland

Ashlea, Gullane, East Lothian, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £322 to £767

Self catering accommodation in Gullane sleeps 5.

Features include: • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview:

This delightful holiday cottage is on Goose Green in the heart of the village of Gullane, only 20 minutes from Edinburgh by train. One of a small row of three, it is close to a wonderful sandy beach, within walking distance of four renowned golf courses including the world famous Muirfield, and has an array of restaurants, pubs and delightfully individual shops all within a few minutes’ walk. In short, there is something for everyone. Tastefully furnished and decorated, this very comfortable cottage has a bright, sunny living room and well-appointed kitchen. Take a boat trip from North Berwick round the Bass Rock, explore ancient Tantallon Castle or simply savour the peace and watch the world go by. Shop and pub 200 yards.


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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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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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Campbell’s Close Apt in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Campbell’s Close Apt, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £384 to £932

Self catering accommodation in Edinburgh sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Close to the centre of Edinburgh, yet boasting a quiet location, this attractive and spacious ground floor holiday apartment is set back from busy Canongate, and approached by a small, secure, shared garden with shrubs and trees. Part of an old brewery conversion amidst beautiful landscaped gardens, including the gardens of Canongate Kirk, it is surrounded by the fascinating Old Town, with many shops and restaurants. Within just a few minutes’ walk are Holyrood Palace and Holyrood Abbey. North Bridge, Prince’s Street and Edinburgh Castle are just a 10-minute walk. Border country easily accessible. Shops 20 yards.


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The Retreat in Foulden, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

The Retreat, Foulden, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 10
Weekly price range £594 to £1189

Self catering accommodation in Foulden sleeps 10.

Accommodation overview: Set down a country lane and surrounded by open fields this spacious detached house is ideal for family get-togethers and celebrations. A perfect holiday location for exploring the historic Scottish Borders and picturesque Northumberland with their superb beaches dramatic castles and stunning scenery. The fishing port of Eyemouth with its colourful harbour where the resident wild grey seals may be fed quaint St Abbs village with great coastal paths and the grand country house and garden of Paxton are all under 10 miles. A little further afield visit Coldstream take a walk in the Cheviot Hills or explore Holy Island and Bamburgh: all are within 30 miles. Berwick-upon-Tweed with its good selections of shops cafes and restaurants is only 6 miles. Shops and pub serving food 3.5 miles.

Accommodation details

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Kitchen/dining area. Conservatory. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin both with sloping ceilings.

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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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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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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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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Morningside Cottage in Coldingham, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Morningside Cottage, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £373 to £740

Self catering accommodation in Coldingham sleeps 4.

Features include: Pub Close By • Sandy Beach 5 Miles • Sea 5 Miles • Open Fire • 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

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining area. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

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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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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