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.

Over Cassock ref: SZZU

Eskdalemuir, near Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£1334

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Beautifully located in a rural setting boasting stunning countryside views and makes the ideal retreat for families or friends alike.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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The Old Kennels ref: UK5089

near castle douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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3 star rating
This lovely detached bungalow has uninterrupted views of Mossdale Loch and is just 10 miles from Castle Douglas.
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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Allanton Mill Cottage ref: CC537069

Auldgirth near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£606

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4 star rating
Delightful, beautifully finished cottage with lovely views over burn and wooded valley
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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Kirsty Cottage ref: 27037

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£717

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4 star rating
This 250-year old cottage is perfectly located in the heart of Moffat with a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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Wigtown Cottage ref: UK5132

near Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway

£308-£665

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An attractive white-washed semi-detached cottage set amidst rolling farmland with spectacular views of the Galloway Hills and the Wigtown Bay Estuary in south west Scotland.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Gardener’s Cottage ref: UXT

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£380-£998

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4 star rating
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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Spring Tide ref: CC537142

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£679

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4 star rating
Relaxing retreat for 4 with lovely sea views and a private balcony overlooking Wigtown Bay
 
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  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
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    2
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Bardristane Forge ref: S66

Near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£404-£926

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4 star rating
This cottage in an AONB near the beach, has views from every room, at the edge of a Dark Sky Park.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gilchristland Cottage ref: 18806

Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£271-£682

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3 star rating
Set in a rural location where wildlife abounds. The 7 Stanes Mountain Biking trail is close by.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Erin View ref: CC537209

Glenluce near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£381-£959

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4 star rating
A delightful, rural bungalow which enjoys sea views towards Luce Bay, an area well known for its unspoilt natural beauty.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Roughhills Cottage ref: CC537263

Sandyhills near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£592-£1623

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4 star rating
Scenic walks abound from this charming cottage which has stunning views over the bay and the Solway Firth.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Kirtle Cottage ref: SBA

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£277-£605

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4 star rating
Ideal retreat for couples, just a few miles from the sandy shoreline, which sweeps westwards to yachting harbours and bird reserves.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Rocky Knowe ref: CC537085

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£609-£872

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3 star rating
Spacious bungalow for 6 near Kippford and Dalbeattie enjoying superb views toward the Urr Estuary
 
 
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Muirhead Cottage ref: W41011

Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£753

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3 star rating
Nestled in the hills on the nearby Southern Upland Way, a perfect destination for cyclists and golfers.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kirkbride Farmhouse ref: 28471

Carsluith, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£934

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