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.

Braefield ref: 26192

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£706-£2070

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3 star rating
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This charming, coastal property, sleeps up to 15 guests and is an ideal base for a family gathering or special occasion.
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    15
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    6
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Cedar Lodge ref: 31315

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£628-£23038

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4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Gardener’s Cottage ref: CC537189

Palnure near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£686

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4 star rating
A rural detached former gardener’s cottage situated within the grounds of the historic Bargaly Estate.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Hen Hoose ref: 28687

Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£197-£516

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3 star rating
Enjoy riverside walks from the door or the Galloway Forest Park is nearby with many beaches and coves to explore.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lochryan View ref: 23995

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£467-£637

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4 star rating
An ideal location for walkers. Discover several beaches close by or visit Agnew Park, which children will love.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Old Glenstocken ref: CC537106

Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway

£420-£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.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Townhead Mill ref: W40646

Thornhill, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£377-£907

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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
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Liddle Apartment ref: SAX

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£415-£1065

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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.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bengali ref: 29884

Ringford, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£310-£1047

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4 star rating
Situated in a small hamlet, this detached bungalow boasts a lovely location for exploring Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Cedar Lodge ref: CC537232

Kippford near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£336-£697

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3 star rating
With stunning views of the estuary, this wonderful log cabin is located in the charming village of Kippford, in a peaceful setting.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beckhead ref: CC537271

Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£444-£1079

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4 star rating
Situated on a peaceful country estate, where wildlife and farming go hand in hand. Beckhead Cottage offers an ideal holiday base for couples to explore the award winning wildlife sites, watch the abundant nature and take advantage of the...
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
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May’s Cottage ref: CC537039

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£272-£559

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3 star rating
Charming end terraced cottage for 4/6 in the heart of Gatehouse of Fleet
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Firth Lodge ref: 29543

Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway

£344-£944

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0 star rating
Located on the Solway coast, ideally situated just a mere 100 yards from the sandy beach.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Shore Cottage ref: 31262

Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean near Dalbeattie , Dumfries & Galloway

£579-£23038

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3 star rating
This stunning detached property is set on a private beach with magnificent views across the Solway to the Lake District mountains.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kacey-Faye ref: UK5367

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£795

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3 star rating
Kacey-Faye is ideally situated for mountain biking and walking in the Galloway Forest park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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