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.

Sanderling ref: SYYU

Port o’Warren, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£493-£1242

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4 star rating
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Just yards from the beach, this character property is 25 minutes from Dumfries and lies in the vacinity of the Galloway Forest Park.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Driftwood ref: 24424

Southerness, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£1034-£1988

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4 star rating
A magnificent holiday base for all the family to enjoy with direct access onto the beach.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    SAT

Valleyfield Cottage ref: 24855

Kirkcolm, Dumfries & Galloway

£277-£562

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4 star rating
Discover Dally Bay, where seals and propoises can be spotted. After a day exploring, relax and enjoy the panoramic views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Kirtle Cottage ref: SBA

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£304-£619

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4 star rating
Ideal retreat for couples, just a few miles from the sandy shoreline, which sweeps westwards to yachting harbours and bird reserves.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Grahamsfield Cottage ref: CC537046

Ecclefechan near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£319-£571

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

Harbour Row - Jura ref: 27102

Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£302-£777

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3 star rating
Spacious family cottage, with garden overlooking the sea, and open fire, is ideal for spotting harbour porpoises, dolphins and seals.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bardristane Forge ref: S66

Near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£354-£970

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4 star rating
This cottage in an AONB near the beach, has views from every room, at the edge of a Dark Sky Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bayshiel ref: CC537255

Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£447-£925

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4 star rating
Bayshiel is just 50 yards from the sandy beach at Sandhead where you can enjoy a picnic or windsurf in the sheltered bay.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Barclye Cottage ref: UK5489

Near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£376-£887

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4 star rating
An idyllic setting for lovers of birdlife, with an RSPB reserve close by, as well as Galloway Forest and the Dark Skies Park.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lintie Cottage ref: UK5161

Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£230-£627

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4 star rating
Lintie Cottage is a charming holiday home for four that’s ideal for exploring all that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Lavender Cottage ref: 29026

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£609-£1204

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4 star rating
Just minutes from the bustling town centre, spacious detached cottage in quiet location, with private garden and hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    SAT

Blue Door ref: 29833

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£697-£957

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4 star rating
This beautiful cottage is pleasantly hidden down a delightful cobbled wynd in the pretty little coastal town of Kirkcudbright.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Old Tannery Cottage ref: CC537212

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£262-£614

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3 star rating
Centrally located in Newton Stewart, this property is located in a tranquil setting, sitting between a river and a woodland bank.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Factor’s House ref: CC537241

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£370-£854

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4 star rating
Set in the wooded grounds of Knockbrex Mansion House and just a short stroll from Carrick Shore, the Factor’s House is a wonderful base from which to enjoy a holiday by the sea.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Military Drive - 4 Military Drive ref: UK5569

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£809-£1897

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Enjoy stunning sea views from most rooms and the private hot tub, what more could you ask for!
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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