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.

Burnfoot of Cluden ref: 26965

Holywood, by Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£902-£2106

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4 star rating
Burnfoot of Cluden
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In a rural setting, abundant in wildlife. An ideal retreat for a large family get-together or friends alike.
  • Sleeps
    16
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Glencroft ref: UK5471

near Portpatrick, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£364-£835

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4 star rating
This is an ideal coastal property for a family wishing to discover the Rhins Peninsula with lighthouses and botanical gardens within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Tides Reach ref: W43374

Garlieston, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£315-£768

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4 star rating
Enjoy the spectacular views over Garlieston Bay, as well as easy access to the beach and coastal paths.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Craigadam Lodge ref: 29820

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£439-£1113

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4 star rating
With many beaches and forest trails to explore, this is a great holiday base for walkers and cyclists.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Glenhoul Brae ref: UK5340

Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£775-£1401

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4 star rating
Wonder at the night skies in the Galloway Dark Sky Park, cycle the 7 Stanes or simply relax and enjoy the views.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Craigcaffie Tower ref: UKC1216

Innermessan, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£759-£1530

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4 star rating
A wonderful castle tower looking out over its own grounds, making a real romantic getaway location!
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Old School ref: 30631

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£350-£894

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Wonderfully situated to explore Dumfries and Galloway, this former old school house boasts a large garden and wood burner.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Airyhemming Farm ref: CC537213

Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£762-£1923

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4 star rating
A large, detached farmhouse with open views of the countryside. Hot tub in the garden and private fishing available on the nearby river.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Allanton Mill Cottage ref: CC537069

Auldgirth near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£279-£632

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4 star rating
Delightful, beautifully finished cottage with lovely views over burn and wooded valley
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Samian Place ref: CC537075

Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries & Galloway

£250-£404

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3 star rating
Cosy pied a terrace for couples offering bright and modern accommodation in Kirkpatrick Durham
 
 
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Claremont ref: CC537248

Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway

£370-£940

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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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The Orangerie ref: STTT

Bargrennan, near Glentrool, Dumfries & Galloway

£404-£1045

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5 star rating
A unique barn conversion, enjoy spectacular views over the Galloway Hills from the private hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Quarter Acre House ref: UKC1568

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£578-£1209

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5 star rating
Situated just 3 miles from Stranraer in a beautiful position on the Rhins of Galloway peninsula, Quarter Acre House makes a great base for a family holiday.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Seaview Cottage ref: 26832

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£350-£834

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Situated in a harbour side location, ideally located to explore the rugged coastline and beaches. A popular area for walkers and cyclists.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Drumwall - Jack’s Hideaway ref: UK5530

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£534-£23038

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5 star rating
With a private hot tub, this pod-style accommodation is perfect for a couple to enjoy a break away in a rural location.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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