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.

Shore Cottage ref: CC537226

Carsluith near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£287-£778

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4 star rating
Shore Cottage
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With direct access to the beach, this cosy cottage enjoys stunning bay views and is ideally placed for exploring south west Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cogsfoot Cottage ref: W41259

Crawick, near Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway

£458-£1129

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4 star rating
There is so much to do here, from panning for gold to watching the salmon leaping, you’ll be sure to return!
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Park Cottage ref: 29716

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£738-£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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Glenrowan Bothy ref: W41520

Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway

£261-£485

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4 star rating
This romantic retreat for a couple is situated in the beautiful hills between Galloway Forest Park and the Southern Uplands.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Seascape and Sea Rise Cottages - Seascape ref: 30501

Southerness, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£628-£1625

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5 star rating
This well-equipped accommodation is perfect for families and couples to explore south west Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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The Lodge ref: CC537060

Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£514

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3 star rating
Idyllically placed lodge for 4 adjacent to Loch Ryan just over a mile from Stranraer.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Lazy Days Cottage ref: CC537158

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£484

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3 star rating
18th century mid terraced cottage tucked in a quiet backwater yet close to the high street of Moffat
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lochhill Bungalow ref: CC537275

New Abbey near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£525-£1552

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4 star rating
This delightful bungalow is ideal for a family or group of friends. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Dumfries and Galloway is a perfect location any time of year.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Barncrosh - The Dairy House ref: UK5558

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£606-£1358

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0 star rating
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This detached cottage couldn’t be in a better location for those who love the outdoors, with stunning countryside, many activities and a private hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Barnhill Bothy ref: W3819

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£291-£610

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3 star rating
Set in 3 acres of grounds, you are free to wander, relax and enjoy the tranquil setting. Many attractions close by.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Rose Cottage ref: RCHN116

Gelston, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£404-£1190

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3 star rating
Traditional cottage with sun room and open fire, bordering stream and waterfall, Loch Ken for water sports and fishing nearby.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Burnside Cottage ref: CC537090

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£361-£492

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4 star rating
Enjoying a ’Hansel and Gretal’ type forest setting with magical night skies
 
 
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kinvara ref: UK5385

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£650-£1818

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4 star rating
Located in the bustling harbour town of Stranraer and close to the beach this detached villa is close to all amenities.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Dorn Rock View ref: CC537178

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£329-£559

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0 star rating
Ground floor apartment named after the stunning view towards the rocky Irish Channel in the conservation village of Portpatrick
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wee Glebe ref: 30500

Kirkland, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£519-£946

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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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