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 Byre Cottage ref: UK5371

Cannee, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£316-£709

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4 star rating
The Byre Cottage
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A short walk to Kirkcudbright which hosts a calendar of events throughout the year and within easy reach of many sandy beaches.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old School ref: CC537187

Auchenmalg, Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£404-£597

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A single storey period property with lovely views from every window.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Glenhoul Brae ref: UK5340

Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£774-£1430

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4 star rating
Wonder at the night skies in the Galloway Dark Sky Park, cycle the 7 Stanes or simply relax and enjoy the views.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Milldam Croft ref: UK5525

New Abbey, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£495-£768

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3 star rating
Lovers of the great outdoors will be ideally placed at this ground floor apartment just a few miles from Dumfries.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Harbour Row - Gigha ref: 27100

Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£333-£803

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4 star rating
Delightful cottage overlooking Luce Bay, with open fire and enclosed garden. Visit lighthouse tea rooms for coffee and scones overlooking the sea.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Maughold Cottage ref: UK5632

Low Killantrae, near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£435-£729

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4 star rating
Peace and tranquillity awaits - with stunning coastal views, this property is an ideal choice for a relaxing, romantic break.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Loch View ref: SPPT

Colvend, near Kippford, Dumfries & Galloway

£499-£943

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4 star rating
Set in an ideal location close to the coastal villages of Rockcliffe and Kippford, this detached character property overlooks White Loch.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Strathannan, Oakriggside ref: CC537114

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£584

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4 star rating
Lovely traditional stone cottage nestled in a quiet lane yet only 2 miles from the 19th century town of Moffat
 
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Tides Reach ref: W43374

Garlieston, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£315-£768

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4 star rating
Enjoy the spectacular views over Garlieston Bay, as well as easy access to the beach and coastal paths.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cree House ref: SAZ

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£505-£1362

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4 star rating
Explore the Dumfries and Galloway area, 13 miles from the town of Dumfries, and a few miles from the sandy shore.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Stables Cottage ref: CC537091

Byreburnfoot, Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£541-£943

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4 star rating
Enjoying attractive views from every window this lovely former stable has been beautifully transformed
 
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Riverside Cottage ref: UK5436

Boreland, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£504-£921

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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
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Harbour View ref: CC537058

Port William, Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway

£400-£569

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A delightful cottage in the pretty coastal village of Port William, with lovely views of the sea.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Old School ref: 30631

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£350-£931

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Wonderfully situated to explore Dumfries and Galloway, this former old school house boasts a large garden and wood burner.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Swallow Lodge ref: 28810

Bardennoch West, near Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£765

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4 star rating
Set in a quiet, rural location with an abundance of mountain biking and walking routes within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT