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.

Rowallan ref: UK5056

Bladnoch, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£586-£1488

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3 star rating
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With original features and spacious accommodation, this holiday property sits in a beautiful area with the local pub within walking distance, and a host of outdoor pursuits and attractions nearby.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Clarksburn ref: W4250

Monreith, near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£371-£898

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3 star rating
A single-storey family holiday property with a sunny conservatory in a great location for discovering south west Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Gullieside Cottage ref: UK5539

Kirkandrews, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£477-£999

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4 star rating
This delightful, single-storey cottage lies in a quiet hamlet just yards from the picturesque Kirkandrews bay.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Changue Farmhouse ref: UKC1910

near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£898-£3016

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5 star rating
Enjoy a luxurious break at this farmhouse, with its cosy wood burners and beautiful views over Luce Bay, a truly stunning setting.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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1 Greyhill Cottages ref: UK5533

Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£273-£724

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3 star rating
Enjoy exploring the Rhins of Galloway, rich in history, and with stunning scenery and a milder climate, it is ideal for walking and cycling.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Squirrel Cottage ref: CC537188

Palnure near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£469-£686

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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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Spoutwells - The Bullpen ref: UK5288

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£363-£719

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5 star rating
This well-presented barn conversion provides an idyllic and romantic setting for couples looking to explore this beautiful location - with a spectacular base to retreat back to at night.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Perch Hall Cottage ref: UK5445

Johnston Bridge, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£389-£1017

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4 star rating
Just 5 miles from Lockerbie with its many amenities, this renovated cottage is well-located for walking and touring. Seasonal fishing and shooting available.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - Garden Cottage ref: 30810

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£444-£23038

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4 star rating
Garden Cottage is located in over 20 acres of gardens, boasts views over Loch Ryan and has 3 en-suite bedrooms.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    SAT

Woodsedge ref: CC537231

Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£354-£754

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3 star rating
This wheelchair accessible holiday property is close to many attractions, including Threave Gardens (NT) and many castles and historical sites.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Arbigland Farm Cottages - Curlew Lodge ref: 31268

Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£399-£23038

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4 star rating
Discover Dumfries & Galloway and the Solway Coast with beaches, spectacular scenery and wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Eastpark Farmhouse ref: UK5582

Caerlaverock, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£937-£2305

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3 star rating
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This wonderful property is ideally located for exploring south west Scotland and offers enough room for all the family.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
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The Cottage ref: SRRF

Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£355-£1034

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4 star rating
Just yards from sandy beach, an ideal base to explore the Solway coastline with rocky coves and picturesque villages.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Larch House, Meikle Ernambrie ref: CC537143

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£595-£1002

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4 star rating
Stunning architect designed eco house only 3 miles from the food town of Castle Douglas
 
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Woodbank ref: CC537132

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£429-£874

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4 star rating
Detached property with a lovely garden leading down to the River Cree near Newton Stewart
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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