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.

West Lodge Cally Estate ref: UPM

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£466-£925

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4 star rating
West Lodge Cally Estate
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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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Fourwinds ref: UK5200

Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£321-£692

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4 star rating
Admire the sea views from the floor-to-ceiling windows of this bungalow which lies in a small, friendly village.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Olafs Cottage ref: 14564

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£319-£802

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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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    SAT

Cottfield House ref: CC537228

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£636-£1905

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4 star rating
A large, detached bungalow with views towards the harbour at Stranraer. The spacious, enclosed garden and second lounge make it great for families with children.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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    FRI

The Carriage ref: W43089

Bridge of Dee, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£610

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0 star rating
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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    SAT

Up Yonder ref: 27897

Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£520-£1178

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5 star rating
This beautiful cottage with distant sea views is ideal for exploring the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway hills.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Stable Cottage ref: CC537019

Beeswing near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£285-£520

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3 star rating
Stable Cottage enjoys a beautiful rural location on a small farm, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Mountain Cross ref: ULJ

Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£514-£1449

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4 star rating
In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 3 miles from sandy beaches, there are many activities nearby for all the family including the dog!
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Mains of Auchenfranco ref: CC537003

Lochfoot near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£374-£789

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4 star rating
This well-appointed farmhouse is set in a picturesque location 6 miles west of Dumfries.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    SAT

Granary ref: UK5242

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£907

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0 star rating
Close to Galloway Forest Park, this comfortable property is a wonderful couples’ retreat and is also not far from Kirkcudbright with its many visitor attractions.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Portamaggie Cottage ref: UK5770

Killantringam, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£488-£1008

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0 star rating
This lovely detached property is ideally set in a super location, just 20 yards from a sandy beach and close to many pretty coastal villages.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Blaeberry Cottage ref: 28061

Near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£439-£1000

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3 star rating
Set in a quiet location with a beautiful enclosed garden. Take a day trip to Edinburgh which can be reached within an hour.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Blairinnie ref: UKC1868

Parton, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£1239-£2686

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5 star rating
An escape to rural bliss - the perfect getaway for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts with stunning countryside to explore on and around the estate.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    SAT

Portpatrick Holiday Homes - Bute ref: UK5775

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£589-£1015

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0 star rating
The influence of the warming Gulf Stream makes this area perfect for holidays all year round and boasts tropical gardens, beaches and more.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Holmhill Steading Cottage ref: CC537154

Thornhill, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£618

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4 star rating
Once the stable block and grooms quarters to the elegant main house this spacious property is easily accessible.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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