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.

Old Mill Cottage ref: 30290

Barnbarroch, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£315-£781

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4 star rating
Old Mill Cottage
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This property has access to bluebell woodland grounds, and the use of a tennis court on-site.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Chippermore Cottage ref: CC537049

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£284-£584

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3 star rating
Detached cottage for 4/5 occupying an elevated site with stunning views over Lucie Bay
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Seaview ref: 29024

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£1150

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4 star rating
This stunning property, with unparalleled views over the sea and harbour, is perfectly located to explore the beauty of southern Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Crofts Cottages - Marwhin House ref: SWWR

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£348-£1054

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4 star rating
Surrounded by the Galloway Hills, this detached, pet friendly property has dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Seaview Cottage ref: 26832

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£387-£820

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4 star rating
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
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    SAT

Bayshiel ref: CC537255

Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£447-£925

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4 star rating
Bayshiel is just 50 yards from the sandy beach at Sandhead where you can enjoy a picnic or windsurf in the sheltered bay.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Bungalow ref: UK5386

Gatehouse of Fleet, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£381-£927

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4 star rating
A detached single-storey cottage in a perfect location for exploring the Solway Coast.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hawthorn Cottage ref: SYYQ

Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£454-£857

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4 star rating
With sea views and a beach just 50 yards, this is an ideal property from which to enjoy the coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Shore Cottage ref: CC537226

Carsluith near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£287-£778

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4 star rating
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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Camplebridge Steadings ref: CC537193

Thornhill near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£444-£934

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4 star rating
Situated in a peaceful location, this charming steading enjoys stunning countryside views and is situated on the outskirts of Thornhill.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Garden Cottage ref: CC537146

Byreburnfoot, Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£549-£678

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0 star rating
Nestled between Eskdale and Liddesdale close to one of Scotland’s greatest salmon fishing rivers.
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Moat House ref: UK5391

Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£823-£2644

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5 star rating
With an outstanding array of accessible features, The Moat House provides an inspiring venue ideal for families, holidays with friends and groups/individuals with carers.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Cottage ref: UK5468

Glenmidge, Auldgirth, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£286-£590

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4 star rating
With a wonderful countryside backdrop and abundant wildlife, this stone-built cottage is especially perfect for cyclists, being close to a number of 7stanes trails.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Tystie Cottage ref: 28858

Sandhead, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£272-£774

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4 star rating
From this charming cottage discover the beach just 100 yards away or for further sightseeing catch a ferry to Ireland.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Granary ref: UK5242

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£907

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0 star rating
Close to Galloway Forest Park, this comfortable property is a wonderful couples’ retreat and is also not far from Kirkcudbright with its many visitor attractions.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT