Along with neighbouring Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Borders form the historical and administrative border with England and the English counties of Northumberland and Cumbria. This historical and picturesque area contains many fine Scottish Borders holiday cottages and self catering accommodations.
With further borders to South Lanarkshire, the City of Edinburgh and the Lothians, the area is a large region, dominated by extensive rural landscapes, from the rolling hills and moorland in the west through gently sloping valleys to farmland and the rocky Berwickshire coastline.
Also forming the focal point for many historical conflicts between Scotland and England, there are many castles, ruins, and historical sites within the region to explore. Many of the Border towns such as Selkirk, Galashiels, Jedburgh, Kelso, and Melrose, are located in the central region, with much of the remainder given over to a full range of outdoor leisure and sporting pursuits.
Walking and hiking are popular as is cycling, and mountain biking. Some excellent golf courses make the most of the stunning natural scenery and fishing, horse riding and rugby have long been popular sports and pastimes.
As a notable tourist and visitor destination, the Borders have a wealth of services and amenities to meet the demand of those who choose Scottish Borders holiday cottages as their base from which to explore th region. A full range of restaurants, shops, and leisure facilities are found in all the major towns, and accommodation options are available to suit every requirement and budget, from the well established luxury hotels, leisure clubs and resorts, to bed and breakfast guest houses and camp sites.
To get the most from a stay in the Borders, with the freedom to explore the area as you please, Scottish Borders Holiday Cottages represent an excellent choice. Often situated in some of the most stunning locales and fitted with all the comforts of home, these self catering properties are perfect for family holidays and as a peaceful and secluded getaway.
Presented here is a first choice selection of ideal self catering accommodation from which to choose.