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Self-catering accommodation in South Scotland

Combining the southern upland hills north of the English Border with Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran in the west, South Scotland is easily reached and readily accessible, with numerous hidden nooks and crannies off the beaten track to explore and enjoy. Whether it be the North Sea coast around Eyemouth, the small abbey and mill towns of the Borders, the lovely coastal towns of Dumfries and Galloway, the Ayrshire resort towns or "Scotland in Miniature", the Isle of Arran, there is always something new to savour and enjoy.

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South Scotland Properties by Area



The Isle of Arran: "Scotland In Miniature". Wonderful scenery combined with the a great array of things to see and do, the best of Scotland in one distinct area.


Ayrshire sits on the Firth of Clyde, its long, rocky coastline is dotted with picturesque towns and fishing villages as well as world famous Golf courses.

Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway is distinctively Scottish...and yet it is a world apart.

Scottish Borders

A short hop from England it may be, but the Scottish Borders is as distinctively Scottish as Caithness.

All properties in South Scotland


Featured South Scotland Holiday Cottages and Castles

A hand picked selection of cottages and castles from the wonderfully diverse South Scotland




The Log House-Muirkirk

The Log House

East Ayrshire



Galloway Heartland



Border Mill and Abbey Towns

More about South Scotland

Close to the English border it may be but the area produced Sir Walter Scott and Rabbie Burns is fiercely patriotic and surprisingly Scottish.

A wonderfully diverse area combining the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran, this region offers everything from high mountains to rolling moorland; rich farmland to rolling coastlines; historic towns and villages to castles and abbeys.

The area is dominated by the Southern Uplands, a range of open, rolling, heather-clad hills running for some 120 miles from coast to coast. Over the centuries, rivers have carved deep valleys through these hills and within them can be found the medieval border towns of Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso and Dryburgh, each with its own ruined abbey.

Further west lie the wild and beautiful hills and moors of Dumfries and Galloway. Here you'll find Britain's first "Dark Sky Park" in the Galloway Forest, where on a clear night over 7,000 stars can be seen.

To the south lies the Solway Firth, an area of out-standing natural beauty and home to the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve and a long distance walking route, the 53 mile Annandale Way. To the north, the rolling farmland of Ayrshire, where Scotland's Bard was born and where numerous Burns sites can be visited and appreciated.

Finally, just offshore in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre sits the stunning Isle of Arran. With its magnificent mountain scenery and picturesque coastline, it rejoices in the description, "Scotland In Miniature". Perhaps the nicest surprise of all in an area filled with surprises.