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.

Riverside Cottage ref: UK5436

Boreland, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£329-£902

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4 star rating
Riverside Cottage
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If you love walking, cycling or just getting out and about in the fresh air, then this cottage is in the perfect location for you.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Stable Cottage ref: UUD

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£294-£747

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4 star rating
A cosy retreat with open fire, in an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Beuchan Cottage ref: CC537141

Keir Mill, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£319-£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

Fisherman’s Cottage ref: CC537073

Stairhaven by Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£719

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4 star rating
In an idyllic spot on the shore of Luce Bay boasting a private slipway and uninterrupted views across to the Rhinns of Galloway
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Lochenkit Farmhouse ref: SNNF

Corsock, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£525-£1359

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4 star rating
This charming, pet friendly, detached, family farmhouse is situated on a private estate and working farm, and boasts stunning countryside views.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Riverdale ref: CC537168

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£679

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4 star rating
Lovely detached bungalow with views across open fields to the River Annan within walking distance to the centre of Moffat
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    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
  • Changeover
    SAT

Heatherview Cottage ref: CC537050

Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£357-£528

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4 star rating
Detached cottage for 5 sitting delightfully within an oasis of green fields near Sandhead
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Woodhall ref: 16551

East Riggs, near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£293-£653

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3 star rating
Perfectly located from Annan which has a swimming pool, and Gretna, both 3 miles. Many outdoor activities available close by.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Annan House ref: SAT

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£418-£996

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4 star rating
Enjoy superb indoor and outdoor facilities, acres of glorious gardens all just a few miles from the sandy shore.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Allanhead ref: CC537054

Borness, by Borgue, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£414-£874

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3 star rating
Allanhead is a pretty Galloway cottage for 6/8 guests affording stunning views of the sea and rolling hills
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Harbour Cottage ref: 24721

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£313-£992

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4 star rating
Beautifully located in a harbour village, boasting wonderful views and with access from the garden to a sand and shingle beach.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Arbigland Farm Cottages - Skylark Lodge ref: 31267

Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£414-£819

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4 star rating
This holiday lodge is a cosy retreat to return to after a day exploring the area or simply strolling on the beach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Park View Cottage ref: UK5375

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£511-£902

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4 star rating
A deceptively spacious terraced cottage in the heart of the bustling harbour town of Stranraer.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Kirkennan Lodge ref: CC537230

Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£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
  • Changeover
    SAT