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.

The Cottage ref: SRRF

Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£353-£987

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4 star rating
The Cottage
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Just yards from sandy beach, an ideal base to explore the Solway coastline with rocky coves and picturesque villages.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Beuchan Cottage ref: CC537141

Keir Mill, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£324-£519

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3 star rating
Detached cottage for 4 enjoying lovley rural views in this stunning part of South West Scotland
 
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Seascape and Sea Rise Cottages - Sea Rise ref: 26035

Southerness, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£583-£1495

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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 and hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Townhead Mill ref: W40646

Thornhill, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£304-£872

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4 star rating
This 18th-century watermill is a great escape with an on-site games room. A popular destination for walking and cycling enthusiasts.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Home Farm ref: CC537251

Dunragit near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£372-£785

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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
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Hillend Guest Cottage ref: UK5022

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£313-£538

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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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    FRI

Seaview Cottage ref: 26579

Port William, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£266-£858

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3 star rating
A peaceful retreat on a glorious coastline. Relax in front of the cosy woodburner and enjoy the views after a day exploring.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Gorsebank ref: CC537051

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£459-£934

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4 star rating
A beautiful, spacious and light filled bungalow with its own private balcony and outstanding views over the harbour
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Wee Dug Hoose ref: UK5006

Stairhaven by Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£345-£779

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4 star rating
A delightful stone-built detached cottage close to the Machars Peninsula and set amongst beautiful countryside just outside the hamlet of Stairhaven.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Dornock Brow Cottage ref: CC537161

Dornock near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£380-£734

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4 star rating
Dating back to 1740 this lovely detached single storey cottage leads down to the Solway Firth
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Gardener’s Cottage ref: UXT

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£328-£1002

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4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Laharna Cottage ref: 692

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£304-£700

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3 star rating
Just yards from the sea, traditional cottage with open fire, easy access to sea and shore fishing and coastal walks.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Steading Cottage ref: UK5470

Creetown, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£333-£774

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0 star rating
A detached cottage close to the beach and with walking and mountain bike trails in the area, it’s great for active visitors.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Arbigland Farm Cottages - Curlew Lodge ref: 31268

Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£399-£23038

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4 star rating
Discover Dumfries & Galloway and the Solway Coast with beaches, spectacular scenery and wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Knocknon Cottage ref: CC537195

Balmaclellan near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£268-£547

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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.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI