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.

Church Cottage ref: UK5756

Ecclefechan, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£542-£1024

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Explore Dumfries and Galloway from this cottage, or sample the famous Ecclefechan tart which the village is known for!
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Killantrae Burn Cottages - Killantrae Burn A ref: 27144

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£340-£867

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Spacious cottage with woodburner and direct beach access, rock pools to explore, whale, dolphin and seal watching in the Bay.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cumnock Knowes ref: UKC2456

Carsphairn, near Dalry, Dumfries & Galloway

£1324-£2635

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Cumnock Knowes, with its very distinctive architecture and tower feature, sits in an elevated position boasting stunning views over open countryside and the Water of Deugh.
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    12
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  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Loch View ref: SPPT

Colvend, near Kippford, Dumfries & Galloway

£499-£1005

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Set in an ideal location close to the coastal villages of Rockcliffe and Kippford, this detached character property overlooks White Loch.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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West Mains Cottage ref: W43377

Kirkinner, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£336-£739

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A perfect base from which to explore, with beaches, the Galloway Hills and Newton Stewart all within easy reach.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Burnbank ref: 29448

Kirkgunzeon, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£336-£897

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Burnbank is set in a beautiful, peaceful location with many walks nearby and is perfect for keen walkers and cyclists.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Coastguard’s Cottage ref: CC537113

Carsethorn near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£584

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3 star rating
A mere stone’s throw from the sea in the pretty coastal village of Carsethorn less than 14 miles from Dumfries. 
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beuchan Cottage ref: CC537141

Keir Mill, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£329-£539

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3 star rating
Detached cottage for 4 enjoying lovley rural views in this stunning part of South West Scotland.
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    3
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Scaurbrae Cottage ref: CC537105

Speddoch near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£350-£642

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4 star rating
Delightful pastoral views from every window and nestled in a rural corner only 10 miles from Dumfries
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Budgetts ref: UK5210

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£298-£580

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4 star rating
Central to all that this lively town has to offer, yet within a few miles of open countryside and beautiful coastline.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Rosehearty ref: UK5491

New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£280-£578

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Rosehearty is ideally situated to enjoy the Galloway Forest Park with its picturesque glens and lochs, and with an abundance of native wildlife.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Tigh-na-Rosen ref: UK5523

Minnigaff, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£366-£737

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A family or two couples will be perfectly placed at this cottage for exploring the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway region.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Stonecrop ref: CC537256

Sandyhills near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£345-£849

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4 star rating
Admire the wonderful views from the large picture window at this lovely holiday property and discover all that south west Scotland has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Killantrae Burn Cottages - Killantrae Burn B ref: 27145

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£431-£990

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Light and airy cottage with upstairs lounge, ideal for wildlife watching from the picture windows, Galloway Hills are close by.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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