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.

Larroch Farmhouse ref: UKC2691

Near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£702-£1814

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Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - High Clachan Farmhouse ref: 30811

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£603-£23038

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4 star rating
This detached property for 8 has its own lawned garden, woodburner and shared use of 140-acre of grounds.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Burnbank ref: 29448

Kirkgunzeon, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£273-£910

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Burnbank is set in a beautiful, peaceful location with many walks nearby and is perfect for keen walkers and cyclists.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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Craigadam Lodge ref: 29820

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£439-£1089

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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.
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    3
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Craigieburn ref: CC537261

Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£467-£1389

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A secluded property within yards of the beach with an open fire and private hot tub.
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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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.
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    2
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    4
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Hillend Guest Cottage ref: UK5022

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£243-£521

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3 star rating
Enjoy wonderful open views towards Moffat Water and the Southern Upland Way from this holiday property.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Bainloch Lodge ref: UK5184

Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£385-£1000

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4 star rating
Relax on the verandah of this lovely Scandinavian lodge and watch the squirrels, or stroll down to the beach for rock pooling.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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The Barn ref: SVN

Rockcliffe, Dumfries & Galloway

£352-£758

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Enjoy the best of both worlds from this property with many attractions nearby and a sandy bathing beach, 1 mile.
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Bengali ref: 29884

Ringford, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£310-£1047

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4 star rating
Situated in a small hamlet, this detached bungalow boasts a lovely location for exploring Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright.
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  • Number of Pets
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Lapstone Cottage ref: UK5528

Mouswald, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£269-£437

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3 star rating
A great base for outdoor enthusiasts, with walking, golf, horse riding and cycling all available within 7 miles from this bungalow.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Caerlaverock Cottages - Keepers Cottage ref: 31312

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£350-£1008

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4 star rating
This traditional cottage is surrounded by outstanding countryside with views over towards the Solway Firth.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Holmhill Steading Cottage ref: CC537154

Thornhill, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£686

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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
 
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    4
  • Number of Pets
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Mill Street ref: UK5383

Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£299-£715

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3 star rating
A perfect location for lovers of wildlife and birdlife with many opportunities to spot a multitude of species, as well as discovering the spectacular coastal areas.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Castle Creavie Steading ref: CC537214

Dundrennan near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£701

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3 star rating
Located just four miles away from Kirkcudbright, this holiday property is ideally located for discovering the wonderful countryside of this area.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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