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.

Over Cassock ref: SZZU

Eskdalemuir, near Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway

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Beautifully located in a rural setting boasting stunning countryside views and makes the ideal retreat for families or friends alike.
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  • Bedrooms
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    2
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Dalskairth Mews ref: SAAB

By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£439-£551

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4 star rating
A romantic retreat for couples, this stylishly furnished property enjoys views towards the Mabie Forest and the surrounding countryside.
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The Barn at the Bakery ref: 25465

Moniaive, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£221-£595

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4 star rating
This charming, single-storey property for two, is in a popular destination for walkers and cyclists.
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Hillcroft ref: CC537098

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£362-£595

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4 star rating
Detached bungalow for six with a raised balcony affording stunning views of Portpatrick and to the sea.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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Auchenbrae Stables ref: CC537219

near Glenluce and Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£222-£559

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Within walking distance of the beach at Auchenmalg, this property is set in the ideal location for discovering Dumfries and Galloway.
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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Home Farm ref: CC537251

Dunragit near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£430-£866

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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.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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Burnside Cottage ref: CC537090

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£389-£492

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4 star rating
Enjoying a ’Hansel and Gretal’ type forest setting with magical night skies.
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Spoutwells - The Byre ref: UK5289

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£442-£1040

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5 star rating
Boasting its own private hot tub, this property is the perfect place to gather with friends and relax with a glass of wine in hand, whilst admiring the extensive views.
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  • Bedrooms
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Burnbank ref: 29448

Kirkgunzeon, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£273-£910

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3 star rating
Burnbank is set in a beautiful, peaceful location with many walks nearby and is perfect for keen walkers and cyclists.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Larchbank ref: UK5412

Borgue, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£397-£917

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4 star rating
Larchbank is just a few miles from the ’artists town’ of Kirkcudbright with its many festivals throughout the year.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Bayshiel ref: CC537255

Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£911

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4 star rating
Bayshiel is just 50 yards from the sandy beach at Sandhead where you can enjoy a picnic or windsurf in the sheltered bay.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Harbour Retreat ref: UK5030

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£428-£1163

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4 star rating
A spacious town house overlooking the harbour at Garlieston, a beautiful, sheltered area with a quiet promenade just three miles from the ruins of Cruggleton Castle.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Knocknon Cottage ref: CC537195

Balmaclellan near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£268-£555

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4 star rating
This period cottage is the perfect retreat for any outdoor enthusiast, situated in a peaceful village location which is popular with walkers and cyclists alike.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Shore Cottage ref: 28692

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£407-£771

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3 star rating
Ideally located to explore the surrounding area and with direct access to the beach, Shore Cottage is the perfect getaway retreat.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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Glenlea Cottage ref: CC537244

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£597-£1605

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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!
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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