Scottish Borders Holiday Cottages

Be brave, book a cottage for a holiday in the magnificent Borders of Scotland and go castle hunting.

Rent a country cottage for a holiday in the Borders and discover just what makes the Scottish Borders region so special; this beautiful Scottish landscape is renowned for its hills, moorlands, fishing villages and valleys. It is most pleasant to do out and about discovering a new area on holiday and having the time to spare for afternoon tea or to stand and stare. Staying in self-catering accommodation ensures a relaxing stay for any Scottish holiday and you can rest assured that there will not be any battles fought over comfort and facilities.

Desirable holiday homes in the Scottish Borders

At one time self-catering breaks offered an inexpensive family holiday in Scotland. Today, holidaymakers are much more demanding and have grown to like having their own spacious holiday home, preferably with a garden and have added a lengthy list of attractive facilities that include saunas, hot tubs, barbecues, heated swimming pools. The holiday cottage industry in the Scottish Borders seeks to give holidaymakers a good time so that they return again at a future date and make every attempt to create desirable holiday accommodation.

The Borders region was the scene of many a battle in past times and the historic regions of Peebleshire, Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire now form part of the Borders.  Today the Scottish borders covers a picturesque landscape that should delight every tourist coming to this part of Scotland to enjoy a  country cottages holiday. Some popular attractions that you can visit include the Visitor Centre at Jedburgh Abbey, Melrose Abbey, Paxton House and Floors Castle. You can also visit the medieval castle of Neidpath and the Traquair, which is believed to be the oldest inhabited house in the entire country.

Holiday attractions in the Borders

Like various other tourists, you can also choose to visit the historic attractions during the self-catering cottage holidays. The abbeys and castles showcase magnificent architecture and render insight into the rich heritage of the destination.

Besides, there are castles, wildlife parks, country estates and visitor centres that you can go to during the country cottage holidays. There are museums and galleries as well that you can visit, such as the John Nelson Studio Gallery, Johnnie Armstrong Gallery, Old Gala House and Scott Gallery and the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery.    

Do what makes you happy on holiday in the Borders

You can pamper yourself at the Stobo Castle Health Spa or visit the picturesque gardens of Dawyck Botanic Garden. Moreover, there are various activities like cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, rugby and walking that you can enjoy in Borders during the cottage holidays.

Along with the many attractions present within the eighteen hundred square miles of area of Borders, there are many self catering country cottages present in the area as well. Browse through our Area Guide to find more information about the Borders region of Scotland.

Popular Property Types in Borders

Looking to book a hot tub holiday house in Borders for a truly relaxing break? Or need to find dog-friendly accommodation in Borders for a pooch-friendly holiday? Or maybe you want to book a luxury holiday cottage, a romantic sleeps 2 rental or a large holiday house for a group of friends and group holiday rental home looking to holiday in Borders. Popular types of holiday cottages in Borders include:

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Frequently Asked Questions about Borders

Whether you want to rent a holiday cottage, a lodge or a barn, Borders is a wonderful area of Borders & Southern Scotland to discover on a cottage holiday. Guests choose to holiday in Borders because of the lovely landscape and rural areas, charming towns and villages including Eyemouth, Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles and Selkirk and the area's unique tourist spots, sightseeing points of landmarks.
Some of the top attractions in Borders Floors castle, Kelso Abbey, Abbotsford House, Mellerstain House, Glentress - Peebles, Go Ape - Peebles.
Some of the top activities in Borders are cycling, fishing, horse riding, tennis, walking, walking, golfing
Country Cottages Online features 3 holiday cottages in Borders for you to choose from, including dog-friendly, family-friendly as well as a good number of rentals with leisure facilities to help you relax and facilities to keep you entertained on holiday. Prices for cottages in Borders range from £579 to £4495 per week.