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.

Acorn Croft ref: S4599

Near Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway

£502-£1012

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3 star rating
Acorn Croft
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Spacious detached house with enclosed garden, close to sandy beaches and sea fishing available.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Barclye Cottage ref: UK5489

Near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£456-£899

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4 star rating
An idyllic setting for lovers of birdlife, with an RSPB reserve close by, as well as Galloway Forest and the Dark Skies Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Seascape and Sea Rise Cottages - Sea Rise ref: 26035

Southerness, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£609-£1554

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4 star rating
Conveniently located just 500 yards from the sandy beach. After a day exploring, come back and have fun in the games room or hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Innisfree Cottage ref: UK5301

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£409-£409

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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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East Cottage ref: CC537022

Southerness near Colvend and Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£400-£809

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3 star rating
This beach front cottage oozes charm, in a stunning location with sea views
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Perch Hall Cottage ref: UK5445

Johnston Bridge, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£389-£1047

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4 star rating
Just 5 miles from Lockerbie with its many amenities, this renovated cottage is well-located for walking and touring. Seasonal fishing and shooting available.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Southcliff House ref: UKC2968

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£1094-£2068

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4 star rating
This fantastic coastal property offers sea and harbour views and is ideal for nature lovers with walking and cycling nearby.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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    FRI

Waulkmill Cottage ref: UK5013

Carronbridge near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£330-£648

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0 star rating
A comfortable, bright and welcoming cottage providing a delightful base; visit the extensive grounds of Drumlanrig Castle just two miles away.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Clauchan Farm - Valley View ref: CC537234

near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£540-£604

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3 star rating
A cosy barn conversion within a larger complex of cottages situated on a working farm very close to Gatehouse of Fleet.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Bungalow ref: UK5386

Gatehouse of Fleet, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£480-£1004

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4 star rating
A detached single-storey cottage in a perfect location for exploring the Solway Coast.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Riverside ref: 25875

Brydekirk, Annon, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£1001

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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
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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
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Drumwall - Galloway View ref: CC537210

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£447-£23038

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5 star rating
Situated in a magnificent location, this architect designed chalet is just fabulous for families, friends or couples to get together and explore this beautiful location.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Green Lodge ref: 30113

Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway

£371-£1037

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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
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hill View ref: 25874

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£389-£786

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4 star rating
A great base for all the family, offering magnificent scenery, beautiful beaches and watersports. 7 Stanes close by.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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