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.

Glenhowl Lodge ref: 29676

Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£405-£956

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4 star rating
Glenhowl Lodge
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Enjoying stunning elevated views this is a popular location for cyclists centrally located to the majority of the 7 Stanes.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gardener’s Cottage ref: UXT

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£328-£960

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4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ardath ref: CC537242

Cairnryan near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£274-£609

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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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Alma Cottage ref: CC537270

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£256-£603

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3 star rating
Just two miles from the beach and five miles to Kirkcudbright, this detached cottage is situated in a delightful village, just 20 yards from the pub.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lower Baltersan Cottage ref: CC537208

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£313-£333

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4 star rating
Peacefully set, this detached cottage has a feature wood burner and views over open farmland. It lies a few miles from Newton Stewart and close to Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Knockkennoch 2 ref: CC537258

Kirkandrews, near Borgue, Dumfries & Galloway

£300-£766

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3 star rating
Close to both the river and sea at Kirkandrews this cottage is well placed for fun and relaxation.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gilchristland Cottage ref: 18806

Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£238-£677

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3 star rating
Set in a rural location where wildlife abounds. The 7 Stanes Mountain Biking trail is close by.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Factor’s House ref: CC537241

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£367-£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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The Dairy & The Stables at Drumlane - The Dairy ref: UK5194

Laurieston, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£427-£961

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4 star rating
Nestling in beautiful countryside yet near to the bustling town of Castle Douglas with a variety of shops and restaurants.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

The Barn ref: CC537235

near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£384-£755

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3 star rating
A semi-detached barn conversion within a larger complex of cottages situated on a working farm very close to Gatehouse of Fleet.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Hen Hoose ref: 28687

Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£198-£511

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3 star rating
Enjoy riverside walks from the door or the Galloway Forest Park is nearby with many beaches and coves to explore.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Iona Cottage ref: CC537211

Ruthwell near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£229-£565

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3 star rating
Ideal single-storey retreat with cosy wood burner. Explore Dumfries and Galloway, or even the northern Lake District.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lapstone Cottage ref: UK5528

Mouswald, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£269-£308

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3 star rating
A great base for outdoor enthusiasts, with walking, golf, horse riding and cycling all available within 7 miles from this bungalow.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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West Lodge Cally Estate ref: UPM

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£391-£916

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4 star rating
West Lodge stands in its own small garden, in an unspoilt area, perfect for walking and 2 miles from quiet beaches.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Grahamsfield Cottage ref: CC537046

Ecclefechan near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£319-£521

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