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.

Millburn Cottage ref: UK5185

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£294-£756

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4 star rating
Millburn Cottage
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This beautiful cottage lies close to the bustling harbour of Kirkcudbright on the north Solway shore.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Clarksburn ref: W4250

Monreith, near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£371-£898

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3 star rating
A single-storey family holiday property with a sunny conservatory in a great location for discovering south west Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Burnside Cottage ref: CC537090

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£323-£492

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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
  • Changeover
    SAT

Braedoon ref: SMMS

Borgue, Dumfries & Galloway

£440-£1100

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4 star rating
Standing detached in mature landscaped gardens, this pet friendly, family property is ideally located with access to the sandy beach.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Riverside Cottage ref: UK5436

Boreland, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£421-£852

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4 star rating
If you love walking, cycling or just getting out and about in the fresh air, then this cottage is in the perfect location for you.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seaview Cottage ref: 26579

Port William, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£266-£815

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3 star rating
A peaceful retreat on a glorious coastline. Relax in front of the cosy woodburner and enjoy the views after a day exploring.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Horsepark Cottage ref: SYYS

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£439-£981

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4 star rating
Enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea from this period, Victorian, detached holiday cottage.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fairview Cottage ref: CC537077

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£288-£679

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3 star rating
A charming detached cottage, all on ground level, idyllically placed overlooking Wigtown Bay and the Galloway Hills.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Arden Cottage ref: CC537076

Twynholm by Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£332-£874

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4 star rating
Single storey cottage for 4/6 in Twynholm only 3 miles from Kirkcudbright
 
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Larch House, Meikle Ernambrie ref: CC537143

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£589-£1380

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4 star rating
Stunning architect designed eco house only 3 miles from the food town of Castle Douglas
 
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Knock School Cottage ref: 2234

Monreith, near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£240-£523

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3 star rating
Situated in a rural location, ideal for star gazing on a clear night. Close to the unspoilt beaches and coves.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seascape ref: 25756

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£399-£764

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4 star rating
In an AONB, perfectly located just 200 yards from both the beach and harbour, perfect for coastal walks.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Olafs Cottage ref: 14564

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£253-£733

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3 star rating
From this delightful cottage enjoy magnificent sea views. Discover the paths leading to a secluded, sandy and pebble beach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Wigtown Cottage ref: UK5132

near Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£653

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4 star rating
An attractive white-washed semi-detached cottage set amidst rolling farmland with spectacular views of the Galloway Hills and the Wigtown Bay Estuary in south west Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Ettrick Cottage ref: UK5168

Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£249-£647

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3 star rating
Set in a rural location where wildlife abounds, this delightful cottage enjoys beautiful views and lies just under 6 miles from Thornhill, with shops and restaurants.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT