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.

Kirkbride Farmhouse ref: 28471

Carsluith, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£503-£934

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4 star rating
Kirkbride Farmhouse
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After a day exploring the surrounding area, come back and watch the beautiful sunset from the garden room.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Kirkennan Lodge ref: CC537230

Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£399-£939

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3 star rating
Located in a village close to Dalbeattie, this property is the ideal base for exploring Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Craig Hall ref: UK5718

Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£402-£805

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This delightful cottage is nestled in the most southerly village in Scotland and is just 200 yards from the beach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Squirrel Cottage ref: CC537188

Palnure near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£469-£671

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3 star rating
A rural, detached cottage within the historic grounds of the Bargaly Estate.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Caerlaverock Cottages - Fisherman Cottage ref: UK5343

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£355-£870

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3 star rating
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Beauty and with direct access to the beach, this family home makes a fantastic base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

May’s Cottage ref: CC537039

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£272-£584

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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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Lintie Cottage ref: UK5161

Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£303-£632

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4 star rating
Lintie Cottage is a charming holiday home for four that’s ideal for exploring all that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Holmhill Steading Cottage ref: CC537154

Thornhill, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£676

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4 star rating
Once the stable block and grooms quarters to the elegant main house this spacious property is easily accessible.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Mews Lane Cottage ref: UK5336

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£692

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4 star rating
Set in a quiet location in the heart of the ’artists town’ of Kirkcudbright, a delightful base for exploring the whole of Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Drumwall - Fleet View ref: CC537269

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£534-£23038

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5 star rating
Located in an elevated position, enjoy lovely countryside views from this property, which was formerly a dairy man’s cottage.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Ash Lodge ref: B5898

Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway

£360-£865

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3 star rating
Family lodge with balconies overlooking loch and close to unspoilt beach, with heated swimming pool and pony trekking on site.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cedar Lodge ref: CC537232

Kippford near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£343-£695

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Corra Cottage ref: UK5606

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£513-£1099

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4 star rating
Brilliant for enjoying the great outdoors, this cottage has golf courses, horse riding, water sports and fishing all within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

The Hayloft ref: W2776

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£263-£553

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3 star rating
Set in a scenic location, The Hayloft is ideally placed for those who enjoy walking and cycling.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Holly Cottage ref: 28140

Colvend, near Rockcliffe, Dumfries & Galloway

£346-£879

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3 star rating
After a day out exploring the Solway coastline and surrounding area, relax and unwind in the outdoor heated pool.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT