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.

Woodburn ref: CC537199

Lochanhead, Beeswing, Dumfries & Galloway

£527-£527

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4 star rating
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This modern lodge with hot tub sits on a quiet site next to Mabie Forest, offering world class mountain biking!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Glen Farmhouse ref: SGGX

Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£525-£1359

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4 star rating
In a peaceful and secluded valley with only sheep and cattle, this detached family farmhouse has wonderful views over open countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Budgetts ref: UK5210

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£296-£604

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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.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hilltop ref: UK5005

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£283-£746

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4 star rating
A detached cottage within walking distance of Newton Stewart and very close to the Galloway Forest Park with over 200 square miles of woodland, hills and waterfalls to explore.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

The Old Sunday School ref: SEEO

Buittle, Castle Douglas., Dumfries & Galloway

£459-£767

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4 star rating
A great base for discovering Dumfries and Galloway with beautiful beaches, coastal, hill and woodland walks. Cycling and riding nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Knocktinkle ref: UK5243

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£491-£1027

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5 star rating
Retaining many original features, this terraced cottage lies a few minutes’ drive from the beaches of Mossyard and Carrick.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Seaview Cottage ref: 26832

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£342-£820

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4 star rating
Situated in a harbour side location, ideally located to explore the rugged coastline and beaches. A popular area for walkers and cyclists.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Portside Cottage ref: CC537137

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£679

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3 star rating
Terraced cottage for 5 situated in the heart of the pretty coastal village of Portpatrick
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Broomknowe ref: 29546

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£562-£1465

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4 star rating
With views out to open sea, this holiday property offers an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Muirhead Cottage ref: W41011

Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£302-£817

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3 star rating
Nestled in the hills on the nearby Southern Upland Way, a perfect destination for cyclists and golfers.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Conheath Gatelodge ref: SCB

Glencaple, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£409-£934

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4 star rating
This single-storey, traditional Georgian cottage boasts original features, cosy open fire and garden with views over the Nith estuary.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Whitecroft - Myrtle Cottage ref: 28177

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£286-£794

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4 star rating
Traditional granite barn conversion, with woodburner and French doors to garden, lovely walks from the door and close to beaches.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Innisfree Cottage ref: UK5301

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£409-£759

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4 star rating
Enjoy wonderful sea views from this delightful cottage nestled in a picturesque and unspoilt village.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Low Isle House ref: W2086

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£295-£639

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4 star rating
Originally the customs house, this cosy cottage overlooks the harbour, bay and within feet of beach, with sea fishing available.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Orchard ref: UK5484

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£421-£1089

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4 star rating
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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    SAT