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.

Knockkennoch 2 ref: CC537258

Kirkandrews, near Borgue, Dumfries & Galloway

£294-£766

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3 star rating
Knockkennoch 2
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Close to both the river and sea at Kirkandrews this cottage is well placed for fun and relaxation.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gardener’s Cottage ref: UXT

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£329-£1010

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4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Perch Hall Cottage ref: UK5445

Johnston Bridge, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£389-£990

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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
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    FRI

Float Bay View, Sandhead ref: CC537110

Float Bay by Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£337-£932

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4 star rating
Affording sea views Float Bay View is idyllically located on the stunning Rhins of Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Waterside Cottage ref: CC537102

Gibbhill near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£332-£874

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4 star rating
A immaculately presented property in a perfect location
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Knocktinkle ref: UK5243

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£606-£1027

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Greenswangs House ref: SYYL

Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£1738-£3338

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5 star rating
This cottage is located in Dumfries & Galloway, which is home to the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Liddle Apartment ref: SAX

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£418-£996

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4 star rating
Use of 3-acre shared landscape gardens, grounds and lakes with fishing and clay pigeon shooting at cost.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Claremont ref: CC537248

Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway

£303-£948

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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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Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - High Clachan Farmhouse ref: 30811

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£507-£23038

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4 star rating
This detached property for 8 has its own lawned garden, woodburner and shared use of 140-acre of grounds.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Scaurbrae Cottage ref: CC537105

Speddoch near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£625

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4 star rating
Delightful pastoral views from every window and nestled in a rural corner only 10 miles from Dumfries
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Helm’s Deep ref: W41598

Sandyhills, near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£1252

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3 star rating
Enjoy a shared indoor swimming pool, free unlimited broadband, wi-fi and Netflix during your stay at Helm’s Deep.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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River Cottage ref: CC537216

Bladnoch near Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway

£287-£775

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4 star rating
A super family property opposite the River Bladnoch in a rural location , ideal for touring the Dumfries and Galloway coast, forests and countryside.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Up Yonder ref: 27897

Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£430-£1135

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5 star rating
This beautiful cottage with sea views is ideal for exploring the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway hills.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Hillend Guest Cottage ref: UK5022

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£814

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3 star rating
Enjoy wonderful open views towards Moffat Water and the Southern Upland Way from this holiday property.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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