The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

Silver Dee ref: UK5426

Crossmichael, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£502-£996

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Just yards from Loch Ken, outdoor enthusiasts will find boat hire, coarse fishing and water sports right on the doorstep.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bainloch Lodge ref: UK5184

Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£385-£1000

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Relax on the verandah of this lovely Scandinavian lodge and watch the squirrels, or stroll down to the beach for rock pooling.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Drumwall - Beth’s Bothy ref: UK5529

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£534-£23038

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5 star rating
The ultimate romantic getaway, this individually designed, chalet-style accommodation is beautifully decorated and has its own hot tub.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Strathmaddie Farm Cottage ref: CC537103

Palnure by Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£429-£909

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Beautiful barn conversion for 4 nestled at the foot of the Cairnsmore of Fleet in the Galloway Hills
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bothy Cottage ref: CC537020

Beeswing near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£301-£505

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3 star rating
Bothy Cottage enjoys a beautiful rural location on a small farm yet only 7 miles from the country town of Dumfries.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Hen Hoose ref: 28687

Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£239-£500

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3 star rating
Enjoy riverside walks from the door or the Galloway Forest Park is nearby with many beaches and coves to explore.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kirkhill ref: CC537205

Crossmichael near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£616-£1261

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4 star rating
There are plenty of outdoor activities which can be found close to this lovely property, or simply relax in the grounds and enjoy the hot tub!
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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The Dairy & The Stables at Drumlane - The Dairy ref: UK5194

Laurieston, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£412-£951

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4 star rating
Nestling in beautiful countryside yet near to the bustling town of Castle Douglas with a variety of shops and restaurants.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Low Isle House ref: W2086

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£303-£657

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Originally the customs house, this cosy cottage overlooks the harbour, bay and within feet of beach, with sea fishing available.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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1 Greyhill Cottages ref: UK5533

Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£328-£737

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3 star rating
Enjoy exploring the Rhins of Galloway, rich in history, and with stunning scenery and a milder climate, it is ideal for walking and cycling.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Muirhead Cottage ref: W41011

Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£352-£828

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3 star rating
Nestled in the hills on the nearby Southern Upland Way, a perfect destination for cyclists and golfers.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Willow ref: UK5244

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£607-£1013

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Named after Britt Ekland’s character in the film, ‘The Wickerman’, this terraced cottage was used as the exterior of the Green Man pub.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Garden Cottage ref: CC537146

Byreburnfoot, Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£493-£707

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Nestled between Eskdale and Liddesdale close to one of Scotland’s greatest salmon fishing rivers.
 
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Greenswangs House ref: SYYL

Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£1738-£2938

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5 star rating
This cottage is located in Dumfries & Galloway, which is home to the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Church Cottage ref: UK5756

Ecclefechan, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£542-£1024

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Explore Dumfries and Galloway from this cottage, or sample the famous Ecclefechan tart which the village is known for!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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