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.

Holmhill Steading Cottage ref: CC537154

Thornhill, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£676

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4 star rating
Holmhill Steading Cottage
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Once the stable block and grooms quarters to the elegant main house this spacious property is easily accessible.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hill View ref: 25874

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£389-£765

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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
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Cairndoon Steading ref: CC537155

Whithorn near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£374-£809

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Lovely semi detached steading with lovely views offering a living gallery capturing the Galloway Hills, the sea and open countryside
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Sanderling ref: SYYU

Port o’Warren, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£504-£1278

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4 star rating
Just yards from the beach, this character property is 25 minutes from Dumfries and lies in the vacinity of the Galloway Forest Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Maughold Cottage ref: UK5632

Low Killantrae, near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£432-£729

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Peace and tranquillity awaits - with stunning coastal views, this property is an ideal choice for a relaxing, romantic break.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Braefield ref: 26192

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£857-£2074

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3 star rating
This charming, coastal property, sleeps up to 15 guests and is an ideal base for a family gathering or special occasion.
  • Sleeps
    15
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    6
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Arbigland Farms - Powillimount Cottage ref: 31264

Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£437-£829

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3 star rating
Surrounded by cornfields and just a 5-minute walk to the beach, this stone built cottage is perfect for golf, fishing, riding and so much more.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Burnside Cottage ref: CC537090

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£389-£512

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4 star rating
Enjoying a ’Hansel and Gretal’ type forest setting with magical night skies.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kincairn ref: CC537129

Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£564

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3 star rating
Lovely bungalow overlooking a beautiful stretch of un-spoilt sandy beach fringing Luce Bay
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hill Cottage ref: CC537194

Port Logan near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£368-£793

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3 star rating
This ground floor holiday home is situated on the peninsula known as The Rhins of Galloway, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cottfield House ref: CC537228

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£674-£1863

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4 star rating
A large, detached bungalow with views towards the harbour at Stranraer. The spacious, enclosed garden and second lounge make it great for families with children.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Ardmhor ref: UK5041

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£997-£2310

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4 star rating
This detached holiday is surrounded by large walled gardens and is an ideal touring base for extended families or groups of friends.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Laharna Cottage ref: 692

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£304-£716

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3 star rating
Just yards from the sea, traditional cottage with open fire, easy access to sea and shore fishing and coastal walks.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Seascape and Sea Rise Cottages - Sea Rise ref: 26035

Southerness, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£609-£1463

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Conveniently located just 500 yards from the sandy beach. After a day exploring, come back and have fun in the games room or hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Grahamsfield Cottage ref: CC537046

Ecclefechan near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£319-£546

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Charming Victorian cottage for 4 set on a small working farm enjoying beautiful rural views
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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