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.

Braefield ref: 26192

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£857-£2074

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3 star rating
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This charming, coastal property, sleeps up to 15 guests and is an ideal base for a family gathering or special occasion.
  • Sleeps
    15
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    6
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Kirtle Cottage ref: SBA

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£319-£677

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4 star rating
Ideal retreat for couples, just a few miles from the sandy shoreline, which sweeps westwards to yachting harbours and bird reserves.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Caerlaverock Cottages - Rowan Cottage ref: UK5342

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£461-£1029

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4 star rating
Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the historic village of Glencaple, yet only a few miles from Dumfries.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Bainloch Lodge ref: UK5184

Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£385-£1000

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4 star rating
Relax on the verandah of this lovely Scandinavian lodge and watch the squirrels, or stroll down to the beach for rock pooling.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Craigieburn ref: CC537261

Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£591-£1411

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0 star rating
A secluded property within yards of the beach with an open fire and private hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Home Farm ref: CC537251

Dunragit near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£478-£920

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4 star rating
This holiday property is surrounded by beautiful scenery, and is the ideal base to discover all that Dumfries and Galloway have to offer.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Squirrels’ Chase ref: CC537144

Barend Holiday Village, Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway

£459-£974

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3 star rating
Spacious detached lodge at the beautiful Barend Holiday Village where a stunning beach is virtually on the door step
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Jasmine Cottage ref: UK5680

Collin, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£579-£1335

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4 star rating
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Just 5 miles from Dumfries, Jasmine Cottage is ideal for large family groups looking for a fun-filled break in south west Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Valley View ref: CC537234

near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£426-£750

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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
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bengairn ref: W2076

Colvend, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£358-£930

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4 star rating
Delightful log cabin with patio doors onto terrace, ideal for al fresco dining, golfers will love the adjacent golf course.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Bridgend Cottage East ref: CC537191

Caulkerbush near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£294-£588

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3 star rating
This period semi-detached property is situated in the heart of 7Stanes mountain biking country and is ideal for exploring.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SUN

Knockinaam House ref: UK5095

near Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£703-£1687

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5 star rating
This substantial detached property, with views over open farmland, is ideal for larger groups. The traditional harbour and small sandy beach at Portpatrick is close by.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
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Spoutwells - The Bullpen ref: UK5288

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£737

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5 star rating
This well-presented barn conversion provides an idyllic and romantic setting for couples looking to explore this beautiful location - with a spectacular base to retreat back to at night.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Spring Tide ref: CC537142

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£709

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0 star rating
Relaxing retreat for 4 with lovely sea views and a private balcony overlooking Wigtown Bay
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Old School ref: CC537187

Auchenmalg, Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£404-£580

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A single storey period property with lovely views from every window.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT