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.

Stonecrop ref: CC537256

Sandyhills near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£364-£859

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Admire the wonderful views from the large picture window at this lovely holiday property and discover all that south west Scotland has to offer.
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Glen Isle ref: CC537100

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£624

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Newly built detached lodge set within 20 acres yet only a half mile from the small town of Dalbeattie
 
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Palmallet Cottage ref: CC537145

Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£280-£679

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Peaceful and cosy retreat enjoying views across Palmallet Loch - a habitat for an abundance of wildlife.
 
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Garden Cottage ref: CC537146

Byreburnfoot, Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£522-£678

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Nestled between Eskdale and Liddesdale close to one of Scotland’s greatest salmon fishing rivers.
 
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Seaview ref: 29024

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£424-£1097

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This stunning property, with unparalleled views over the sea and harbour, is perfectly located to explore the beauty of southern Scotland.
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Roseburn Cottage ref: UK5087

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£301-£576

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Located on the Southern Upland Way the cottage is ideal for enjoying hill walking and exploring the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall just 10 miles away.
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Newburn House ref: SHHW

Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£627-£1701

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Accommodating upto 12 guests, this substantial end of terrace Georgian town house is perfectly situated for discovering Dumfries and Galloway.
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    12
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
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    3
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Silver Birches ref: W43181

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£464-£823

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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.
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Stable Cottage ref: UUD

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£337-£729

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A cosy retreat with open fire, in an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills.
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Bengali ref: 29884

Ringford, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£367-£1075

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Situated in a small hamlet, this detached bungalow boasts a lovely location for exploring Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright.
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    4
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    3
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Rowan Cottage ref: UK5342

Glencaple, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£472-£979

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Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the historic village of Glencaple, yet only a few miles from Dumfries.
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    3
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The Byre Cottage ref: UK5371

Cannee, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£301-£692

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A short walk to Kirkcudbright which hosts a calendar of events throughout the year and within easy reach of many sandy beaches.
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    2
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Glenlea Cottage ref: CC537244

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£677-£1704

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A luxurious property with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a delightful garden with pizza oven and hot tub!
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    10
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  • Bedrooms
    4
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The Orangerie ref: STTT

Bargrennan, near Glentrool, Dumfries & Galloway

£393-£1016

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A unique barn conversion, enjoy spectacular views over the Galloway Hills from the private hot tub.
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    2
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Home Farm ref: CC537251

Dunragit near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£424-£789

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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.
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