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.

Halliday Hill Cottage ref: CC537009

Dalton near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£268-£584

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3 star rating
Halliday Hill Cottage
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With an open fire in the lounge and glorious uninterrupted views, this spacious property is a cosy choice regardless of the season.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Park Cottage ref: 29716

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£684-£1521

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0 star rating
This property is located in the grounds of the Cally Palace Hotel, with free access to their recreational facilities.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Budgetts ref: UK5210

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£246-£531

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4 star rating
Central to all that this lively town has to offer, yet within a few miles of open countryside and beautiful coastline.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Knocktinkle ref: UK5243

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£606-£1008

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5 star rating
Retaining many original features, this terraced cottage lies a few minutes’ drive from the beaches of Mossyard and Carrick.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Wee Glebe ref: 30500

Kirkland, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£511-£900

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5 star rating
Wee Glebe, complete with hot tub, is an ideal property for that romantic break in the Scottish countryside, located close to the Galloway Forest Park.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Barn at the Bakery ref: 25465

Moniaive, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£217-£528

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4 star rating
This charming, single-storey property for two, is in a popular destination for walkers and cyclists.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Killantrae Burn Cottages - Killantrae Burn A ref: 27144

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£288-£875

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4 star rating
Spacious cottage with woodburner and direct beach access, rock pools to explore, whale, dolphin and seal watching in the Bay.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lavender Cottage ref: 29026

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£493-£529

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4 star rating
Just minutes from the bustling town centre, spacious detached cottage in quiet location, with private garden and hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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The Steading at Nabny ref: UK5302

Dundrennan, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£273-£725

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4 star rating
Keen astronomers will love this property, which is surrounded by exceptional dark skies. The town of Kirkcudbright and its amenities is only 6 miles away.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Old Orchard ref: UK5484

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£410-£1039

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4 star rating
Spacious, semi-detached, two-storey town house offering the perfect home from home, and ideally situated for exploring this beautiful corner of Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Barncrosh - The Corn Mill ref: UK5557

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£361-£1018

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0 star rating
With its mild climate warmed by the Gulf Stream, Dumfries and Galloway is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Spoutwells - The Bullpen ref: UK5288

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£311-£672

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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
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Old Glenstocken ref: CC537106

Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway

£408-£1209

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4 star rating
Lovely detached steading conversion for 8 only a mile from the pretty little village of Rockcliffe and Colvend.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - Bartaggart Farmhouse ref: W43993

Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£523-£1548

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4 star rating
A detached farmhouse, large enough to accommodate families and groups wishing to explore this beautiful rural area.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Hayloft ref: W2776

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£256-£538

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3 star rating
Set in a scenic location, The Hayloft is ideally placed for those who enjoy walking and cycling.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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