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.

Hillcroft ref: CC537098

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£404-£642

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4 star rating
Hillcroft
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Detached bungalow for six with a raised balcony affording stunning views of Portpatrick and to the sea.
 
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Home Farm ref: CC537251

Dunragit near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£372-£785

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4 star rating
This holiday property is surrounded by beautiful scenery, and is the ideal base to discover all that Dumfries and Galloway have to offer.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Rosehearty ref: UK5491

New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£222-£527

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3 star rating
Rosehearty is ideally situated to enjoy the Galloway Forest Park with its picturesque glens and lochs, and with an abundance of native wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Tha Butchach ref: UK5167

New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£253-£545

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3 star rating
With a private en-suite for each bedroom, Tha Butchach provides fantastic holiday accommodation for those wanting to explore south west Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hameish Holiday Cottage ref: UKC1823

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£422-£844

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4 star rating
This beautiful cottage is set amongst landscaped gardens in a pretty Scottish harbour town making it ideal for couples or small families.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Hill View ref: 25874

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£389-£739

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4 star rating
A great base for all the family, offering magnificent scenery, beautiful beaches and watersports. 7 Stanes close by.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Wee Dug Hoose ref: UK5006

Stairhaven by Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£345-£779

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4 star rating
A delightful stone-built detached cottage close to the Machars Peninsula and set amongst beautiful countryside just outside the hamlet of Stairhaven.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bruce Cottage ref: 24145

Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£216-£600

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3 star rating
Soak up the cosy atmosphere in this quaint retreat for two. Just 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Horsepark Cottage ref: SYYS

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£424-£940

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4 star rating
Enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea from this period, Victorian, detached holiday cottage.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Liftingstane Cottage ref: UK5232

Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£393-£795

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4 star rating
An attractive barn conversion located on a farm just 3 miles from Thornhill, in the Nithsdale Valley.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SUN

The Cottage ref: UK5468

Glenmidge, Auldgirth, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£289-£634

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4 star rating
With a wonderful countryside backdrop and abundant wildlife, this stone-built cottage is especially perfect for cyclists, being close to a number of 7stanes trails.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Silver Birches ref: W43181

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£787

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4 star rating
Enjoy varied outdoor activities and wonderful scenery from this detached home which is close to the town’s amenities.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Kinvara ref: UK5385

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£654-£1773

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4 star rating
Located in the bustling harbour town of Stranraer and close to the beach this detached villa is close to all amenities.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Number 12 ref: CC537170

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£264-£469

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4 star rating
Ground floor apartment tucked away from the famous ‘double’ High Street of Moffat
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Boat House ref: UK5060

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£455

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3 star rating
This converted boat house is a unique romantic getaway, located on the side of Loch Fern in a peaceful, woodland location.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT