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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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Courtyard Cottage in Kelso, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Courtyard Cottage, Kelso, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £404 to £816

Self catering accommodation in Kelso sleeps 6.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms Easy Walk access Pets allowed Luxury accommodation sleeps 6

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 room/dining area/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet (accessed also from hall). First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with en-suite bathroom and toilet 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sea Breeze in Greystonelees, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sea Breeze, Greystonelees, Berwickshire, Borders Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £501 to £986

Self catering accommodation in Greystonelees sleeps 6.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Set on the dramatic Berwickshire coastline and only 5 miles from the Northumberland Heritage Coast these two attractive steading conversions enjoy wonderful sea views and an excellent location for discovering the delights of both beautiful regions. The fishing village of Burnmouth lies just 1 mile distant and Eyemouth where visitors can feed wild seals is 3.5 miles and the St Abb’s Head nature reserve’s spectacular clifftop walks are only 7 miles away. Historic Berwick-upon-Tweed (6 miles) offers good shops and restaurants as well as a wealth of places of interest to explore. From here visitors can take a 45 minute train journey to the magnificent city of Edinburgh. Bamburgh Castle Holy Island and Alnwick Castle and Gardens are also all easily accessible. Shop 3.5 miles pub serving food 0.25 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

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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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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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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