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Find the perfect place for you stay in Scottish Borders by choosing from 89 houses, 68 apartments and other holiday rentals. Whether you're travelling with a group or just with your pet, holiday homes have the amenities that you expect for your stay, which might include cable TV and a washer and dryer. You're sure to find a property to rent for everyone's needs, including places that are non-smoking or accessible.

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The friendly city of Scottish Borders awaits you

The area's monuments and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Scottish Borders. This city's riverfront, restaurants and bars attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and relaxing location. Royal Mile and Princes Street are a couple of places to search for that perfect souvenir. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities and attractions in Scottish Borders

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Scottish Borders a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kelso Racecourse (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Leisure Club and Spa at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Kielder Observatory (23.9 mi / 38.5 km)
  • Scott's View (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • 7stanes - Innerleithen (17.5 mi / 28.1 km)
  • 7stanes - Glentress (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Scottish Borders

Travellers enjoy Scottish Borders for its riverfront and gardens. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Scottish Borders is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St Mary's Loch (20.8 mi / 33.5 km)
  • Dalhousie Castle (25.3 mi / 40.7 km)
  • Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall (26.5 mi / 42.6 km)
  • Dalkeith Country Park (27.2 mi / 43.7 km)
  • Northumberland National Park (27.4 mi / 44.1 km)
  • Kielder Water and Forest Park (28.3 mi / 45.6 km)

Travelling to and around Scottish Borders

If you're travelling by train, Tweedbank Station, Galashiels Station and Stow Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top holiday rentals in Scottish Borders?

Elegant mansions, quirky treehouses and rustic cottages — everyone's dream place to stay is different. Whatever your tastes, you're sure to find something that tempts you among our top holiday rentals in Scottish Borders:

  • "Pine Lodge - Modern, Luxurious": If you're looking for a comfy living space in Chincoteague, this rental won't disappoint. It offers 2 bedrooms and amenities like shopping and children's books.
  • "Cottages Located In A Stunning South Facing Two Acre Private Garden Setting": Put your suitcase down and your weary feet up at this favourite in Melrose. It features 1 bedroom, a TV, a restaurant dining guide and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Scottish Borders holiday rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Scottish Borders?

Pick a wonderful log cabin from the many scattered in or near Scottish Borders and you'll soon be inside your wooden sanctuary, wine in hand, lazing by a glowing fire. But adventure is right outside your door too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Cosy Log Cabin, Fife Near St. Andrews": Enjoy a week resting and relaxing at this fabulous cabin nestled in nature. When you've recharged, enjoy mountain biking or cycling, which are some of the best activities in this area.
  • "Weeone At Redlands Country Lodge. Log Cabin Apt With Private Hot Tub": After a long day of trying out some popular local pastimes, such as hiking and biking and golf, head back home to this top-rated property.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in Scottish Borders?

After a hectic week, a quick break big on adventure will be just what you need to boost your spirits. Browse these top-rated weekend getaways in Scottish Borders where you can pack a whole lot into your stay:

  • "2 Bedroom Accommodation In Selkirk" in Selkirk is an awesome choice if you want to spend time outdoors. Visit the area's natural hot spots, such as Southern Upland Way - Section A Trailhead and Dawyck Botanic Garden, or try some fun activities. Golf and cycling are two ways to get your thrills.
  • "The Five Turrets: Stay In Scotland In Style In A Historic Four" in Selkirk is also suited to a weekend escape. Stay in and catch up on rest or get out and enjoy some golf and cycling. If you'd like to see some nature attractions, Cross Borders Drove Road and Robert Smail's Printing Works should be on your to-do list.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Scottish Borders?

Easy to keep tidy and with everything you need at arm's reach, studio apartments are a terrific choice if you're travelling on your own or with a friend. If you're on the lookout for somewhere small and comfortable to call home while you're away, check out these studio apartments for rent in Scottish Borders:

  • Stay at "Cottages Located In A Stunning South Facing Two Acre Private Garden Setting" and you'll be in the perfect position to cross off cultural sights like Hawick Museum & Scott Art Gallery and Heart of Hawick. A washing machine and free toiletries are two amenities at this property in Melrose.
  • Located in Hawick, "Cabin - Shepherd's Hut @ Westcote" is another terrific base for your adventure. When you're not out exploring hot spots like Heart of Hawick and Old Gala House, take advantage of an oven and a hair dryer back at your apartment.

Can I find short term rentals in Scottish Borders?

Swap the generic hotel experience for the privacy and space of your own place. Even if you only have several days of holiday time, you'll find short-term rentals in Scottish Borders that have all the conveniences of home. These are just a taste of them:

  • You'll be close to the heart of Selkirk if you stay at "2 Bedroom Accommodation In Selkirk". Make the most of your whirlwind escape by discovering the attractions around you, beginning with Abbotsford and Melrose Abbey.
  • Come for the welcoming vibe at "The Five Turrets: Stay In Scotland In Style In A Historic Four", stay for the terrific sights around it. This escape in Selkirk puts you near Melrose Abbey, Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom and more.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Scottish Borders?

A romantic weekend getaway in Scottish Borders is a surefire way to stir up passions. Light some fancy candles, grab your honey by the hand and let the sparks fly at one of these retreats:

  • Catch up on quality time and cuddles at "Pine Lodge - Modern, Luxurious" in Chincoteague. Skiing facilities and shopping facilities are some of the thoughtful touches you'll find here.
  • Another attractive option is "Cottages Located In A Stunning South Facing Two Acre Private Garden Setting" in Melrose. Enjoy perks here including a restaurant dining guide and a dining table, in addition to each other's company.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in Scottish Borders?

If you're planning to take that special trip away, don't travel alone; bring the whole crew. You'll have a lot more fun sharing the experience with the ones you love. These holiday rentals in Scottish Borders are perfect for large groups:

  • "Country House With Large Garden": This popular rental is an excellent option for larger groups planning to stay in Peebles. It has 9 bedrooms and many great amenities, including a garden and a chef.
  • "6 Bedroom Accommodation In Westruther": Located in Gordon, this roomy stay has 6 bedrooms and is another top pick for a fun family holiday. There's plenty to keep guests comfortable and content, including a fireplace and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Scottish Borders?

In Scottish Borders, there are loads of house rentals where every day can be a pool day. Having a splashing great time will be your main priority at one of these reputable getaways:

  • Mum, dad, kids, grandparents — everyone will want to hang out at the pool at "Wonderful Views And Privacy At The Top Of The House". Treat the whole family on a holiday at this Selkirk rental house which also comes with coffee and tea making facilities and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • "Hillcrest - 8 Person Luxury House + Hot Tub" in Hawick is another top pick. There's lots to love about this place apart from its pool, such as a microwave oven and coffee and tea making facilities.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in Scottish Borders?

Family time is important, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Whether you're planning time off with the kids or reuniting with relatives, these large family holiday rentals in Scottish Borders were made for unforgettable get-togethers:

  • Get your favourite people under the same roof at "The Five Turrets: Stay In Scotland In Style In A Historic Four". Located in Selkirk, this retreat has 4 bedrooms and amenities including a DVD player and a smart TV. It can sleep up to 8 guests.
  • Alternatively, make "Cosy Rural Retreat In The Beautiful Yarrow Valley" your getaway HQ. Located in Selkirk, this retreat has 4 bedrooms that accommodate up to 8 guests. Childrens activities and a fridge will help keep everybody content and comfortable.

When it comes to family-friendly attractions in Scottish Borders, Kailzie Gardens is a standout. Be sure to plan a visit and find out why it's a favourite.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Scottish Borders?

If you're planning a trip with the fam, book one of these cabin rentals in Scottish Borders and give the kiddos an experience they'll cherish forever:

  • "Cabin - Shepherd's Hut @ Westcote" - Escape the 9-to-5 routine at this Hawick getaway which features a kitchen and towels.
  • "Cabin - Unique Upcycled Straw Trailer @ Westcote" - Make fond memories with the kids at this popular hideaway. Located in Hawick, it features towels, a fridge and more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Scottish Borders holiday rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom holiday rentals in Scottish Borders?

If you're travelling on your own or with a few others and don't need a lot of space, a single-bedroom holiday rental is calling your name. Enjoy a break with the comforts of home at one of these properties in Scottish Borders:

  • Go on your own or spend time with the fam at "Cosy Modern Cottage, Glorious Sea And Mountain Views" in Sleat. When you're not out seeing the sights, make use of mountain views and a kitchen.
  • Another popular holiday property is "Delightful City - Centre Maindoor Flat" in Sweet Auburn Historic District. A kitchen and a swimming pool are among its handy amenities.

Can I find two-bedroom holiday rentals in Scottish Borders?

You'll find plenty of two-bedroom holiday rentals on Vrbo. If you're travelling with a small group, one of these properties will make a fabulous base for your Scottish Borders holiday:

  • Toss your bags down at "Immaculate Home, Close To The Bridge To Assateague" in Chincoteague and then venture out and explore your surroundings. Amenities such as a water park and a garden will help make your stay at this two-bedroom escape even more enjoyable.
  • Or, make wonderful memories with your crew at "2 Bedroom Accommodation In Selkirk". This property in Selkirk comes with a garden and a kitchen.