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.

Rigfoot Cottage ref: W41100

Langholm, Dumfrieshire, Dumfries & Galloway

£284-£574

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4 star rating
Rigfoot Cottage
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This secluded and detached, pet friendly, family cottage is set in the beautiful Ewes Valley, and boasts panoramic views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Shore Cottage ref: 30632

Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£896

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4 star rating
This beach-front holiday property is ideal for a family who wish to enjoy the scenery of the Rhins of Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Coachman’s Cottage ref: 28234

Sandyhills, Colvend, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£315-£808

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4 star rating
A family retreat located just a 5-minute walk from Sandyhills beach, which is a popular area for walkers and cyclists.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Glenlea Cottage ref: CC537244

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£654-£1780

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5 star rating
A luxurious property with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a delightful garden with pizza oven and hot tub!
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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    FRI

Muirhead Cottage ref: W41011

Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£352-£828

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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

Creebank ref: SSAA

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£464-£945

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4 star rating
Admire views of the River Cree from this detached property, and enjoy the rocky coves and sandy beaches of the Machars Peninsula nearby.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Green Lodge ref: 30113

Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway

£374-£996

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4 star rating
Visit the delights of Galloway from this peaceful lodge which has visiting badgers and is close to a sandy beach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Harbour Row - Gigha ref: 27100

Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£330-£802

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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
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Barn ref: CC537056

Dumbretton Farm, Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£252-£514

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3 star rating
Collection of three farm cottages nestled within 400 acre dairy and beef farm only 3.5 miles from Annan
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

High Kirkland Holiday Cottages: Heron View ref: 25983

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£472-£1041

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4 star rating
Family cottage with woodburner and many walks to be enjoyed from scenic coastal to marked forest trails all easily accessible.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Factor’s House ref: CC537241

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£376-£844

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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
  • Changeover
    SAT

Balcary Mews Cottage ref: CC537190

Auchencairn, Dumfries & Galloway

£469-£786

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4 star rating
A rural cottage just 50 metres from Balcary Bay with both sea and countryside views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Culquhasen ref: UK5413

Newton Stewart, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£569-£1340

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3 star rating
The whole family, including your beloved dog, can enjoy discovering this beautiful area of Dumfries and Galloway during your getaway in Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cot Cottage ref: UKC2970

Ringford, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£1229-£3235

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4 star rating
New!
After a day spent exploring the many interesting towns and attractions nearby, relax in your own private hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI

Riverside ref: 25875

Brydekirk, Annon, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£961

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4 star rating
From this spacious , ground floor property explore the quaint villages and sandy beaches, or travel a little further to Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT