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.

Killantrae Burn Cottages - Killantrae Burn B ref: 27145

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£367-£987

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4 star rating
Killantrae Burn Cottages - Killantrae Burn B
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Light and airy cottage with upstairs lounge, ideal for wildlife watching from the picture windows, Galloway Hills are close by.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Glen Isle ref: CC537100

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£297-£624

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3 star rating
Newly built detached lodge set within 20 acres yet only a half mile from the small town of Dalbeattie
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Arbigland Farm Cottages - Curlew Lodge ref: 31268

Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£399-£23038

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4 star rating
Discover Dumfries & Galloway and the Solway Coast with beaches, spectacular scenery and wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Spoutwells - The Byre ref: UK5289

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£442-£1040

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5 star rating
Boasting its own private hot tub, this property is the perfect place to gather with friends and relax with a glass of wine in hand, whilst admiring the extensive views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Dornock Brow Cottage ref: CC537161

Dornock near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£380-£734

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4 star rating
Dating back to 1740 this lovely detached single storey cottage leads down to the Solway Firth
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Seaside Retreat ref: W42537

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£211-£521

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3 star rating
Great for a couple or small family, just yards from the sea with beaches, coves and breathtaking scenery all around.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - Stables Cottage ref: 30812

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£344-£23038

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4 star rating
This first floor apartment for 4 is in the heart of the Corsewall Estate, and has a cosy woodburner.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Spinney Cottage ref: CC537172

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£306-£679

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4 star rating
Delightful end-terraced single storey cottage in Garlieston.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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St Mary’s Croft ref: CC537139

Kirkcolm near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£334-£539

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3 star rating
Occupying a truly stunning position on the banks of Loch Ryan affording spectacular views
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Drumwall - Galloway View ref: CC537210

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£368-£967

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5 star rating
Situated in a magnificent location, this architect designed chalet is just fabulous for families, friends or couples to get together and explore this beautiful location.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Knocknon Cottage ref: CC537195

Balmaclellan near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£268-£555

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4 star rating
This period cottage is the perfect retreat for any outdoor enthusiast, situated in a peaceful village location which is popular with walkers and cyclists alike.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Acorn Croft ref: S4599

Near Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway

£492-£985

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3 star rating
Spacious detached house with enclosed garden, close to sandy beaches and sea fishing available.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Claremont ref: CC537248

Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway

£303-£945

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4 star rating
Stunning views of the harbour and bay can be seen from the garden of Claremont, and pretty ports nearby await discovery.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Barn ref: SVN

Rockcliffe, Dumfries & Galloway

£352-£758

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0 star rating
Enjoy the best of both worlds from this property with many attractions nearby and a sandy bathing beach, 1 mile.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    0
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kirkhill ref: CC537205

Crossmichael near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£611-£1208

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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
  • Changeover
    FRI