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.

Lilac Cottage ref: UK5845

Moniaive, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£334-£635

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Enjoy a romantic holiday at this terraced cottage, with its cosy wood burner and just 500 yards to the local pub.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Burnfoot of Cluden ref: 26965

Holywood, by Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£883-£2187

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4 star rating
In a rural setting, abundant in wildlife. An ideal retreat for a large family get-together or friends alike.
  • Sleeps
    16
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Tigh-na-Rosen ref: UK5523

Minnigaff, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£404-£742

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A family or two couples will be perfectly placed at this cottage for exploring the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway region.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Ettrick Cottage ref: UK5168

Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£317-£658

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3 star rating
Set in a rural location where wildlife abounds, this delightful cottage enjoys beautiful views and lies just under 6 miles from Thornhill, with shops and restaurants.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Military Drive - 8 Military Drive ref: UK5570

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£862-£2106

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4 star rating
No 8 has a first floor living room to make the most of the views, and a balcony for relaxing in the sunshine.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Allanton Mill Cottage ref: CC537069

Auldgirth near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£279-£632

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4 star rating
Delightful, beautifully finished cottage with lovely views over burn and wooded valley
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    5
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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
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Lapstone Cottage ref: UK5528

Mouswald, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£326-£687

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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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Balcary Mews Cottage ref: CC537190

Auchencairn, Dumfries & Galloway

£454-£796

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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
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Bengali ref: 29884

Ringford, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£372-£1129

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Situated in a small hamlet, this detached bungalow boasts a lovely location for exploring Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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High Kirkland Holiday Cottages: Robin’s Nest ref: 25982

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£376-£1051

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4 star rating
Peacefully situated in open countryside, yet close to Kirkcudbright, spacious barn conversion with wood burner, ideal for larger groups.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Claremont ref: CC537248

Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway

£363-£966

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4 star rating
Stunning views of the harbour and bay can be seen from the garden of Claremont, and pretty ports nearby await discovery.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bracken Lodge ref: CC537181

Sandyhills near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£851

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Attractive lodge set on a park with swimming pool and 20 acres of grounds. Half a mile from a beach.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Stables & The Coachhouse - The Coachhouse ref: UK5697

Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£624-£1368

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4 star rating
This delightful barn conversion provides the perfect base for a wonderful break away exploring the surrounding Scottish countryside.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Knock School Cottage ref: 2234

Monreith, near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£240-£538

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Situated in a rural location, ideal for star gazing on a clear night. Close to the unspoilt beaches and coves.
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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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