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.

The Old Orchard ref: UK5484

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£499-£741

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4 star rating
The Old Orchard
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Spacious, semi-detached, two-storey town house offering the perfect home from home, and ideally situated for exploring this beautiful corner of Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Peace ref: SKKM

Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£323-£755

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4 star rating
Surrounded by the rolling Galloway Hills, this beautifully converted byre situated on the Machars Peninsula warmed by the Gulf Stream.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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High Kirkland Holiday Cottages: Robin’s Nest ref: 25982

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£376-£1051

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4 star rating
Peacefully situated in open countryside, yet close to Kirkcudbright, spacious barn conversion with wood burner, ideal for larger groups.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

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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Dalnigap ref: UK5488

New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£472-£779

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4 star rating
Explore the history and countryside of the beautiful Rhinns of Galloway, with castles, lochs, seals and minke whales all to be found.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Olafs Cottage ref: 14564

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£315-£775

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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
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5 Tannery Brae ref: CC537164

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£289-£449

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Ground floor apartment for couples in the heart of the attractive ’wee toon’ of Gatehouse of Fleet.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ardath ref: CC537242

Cairnryan near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£325-£651

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4 star rating
A cosy holiday property with rugged coastlines, sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery close by, perfect for families.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Swallows ref: CC537215

near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£330-£672

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4 star rating
Relax and unwind in this semi-detached barn conversion which enjoys a wood burner, enclosed garden and beautiful views.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Carriage ref: W43089

Bridge of Dee, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£761

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This converted 1957 railway carriage in a quiet setting, is close to Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse of Fleet.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Newfield Cottage ref: 24630

Borgue, by Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£421-£782

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4 star rating
Boasting countryside views and well-positioned to explore the surrounding area, including Kirkcudbright and Galloway Forest Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Threave Estate - Granary Cottage ref: 29835

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£356-£740

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3 star rating
This holiday property forms part of the Threave Estate which lies by the ‘food town’ of Castle Douglas.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Military Drive - 8 Military Drive ref: UK5570

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£847-£1953

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4 star rating
No 8 has a first floor living room to make the most of the views, and a balcony for relaxing in the sunshine.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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    FRI

The Steading at Nabny ref: UK5302

Dundrennan, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£326-£706

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4 star rating
Keen astronomers will love this property, which is surrounded by exceptional dark skies. The town of Kirkcudbright and its amenities is only 6 miles away.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Military Drive - No 7 Military Drive ref: UK5736

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£697-£1642

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Lovers of the great outdoors will love No 7, perfectly placed for enjoying walks on the Southern Upland Way and with sea fishing and golf nearby.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI