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.

Pieces of 8 ref: CC537097

Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£224-£429

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Mid terraced cottage for 4 set in the pretty village of Palnackie and only 4 miles from Dalbeattie
 
 
 
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Tha Butchach ref: UK5167

New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£227-£567

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3 star rating
With a private en-suite for each bedroom, Tha Butchach provides fantastic holiday accommodation for those wanting to explore south west Scotland.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Kincairn ref: CC537129

Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£564

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3 star rating
Lovely bungalow overlooking a beautiful stretch of un-spoilt sandy beach fringing Luce Bay
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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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.
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    2
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Seascape ref: 25756

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£429-£814

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4 star rating
In an AONB, perfectly located just 200 yards from both the beach and harbour, perfect for coastal walks.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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1 Greyhill Cottages ref: UK5533

Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£293-£764

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Enjoy exploring the Rhins of Galloway, rich in history, and with stunning scenery and a milder climate, it is ideal for walking and cycling.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Old Port Store ref: SZZT

Stairhaven, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£686-£1613

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5 star rating
A former grainstore, this three-storey house is just 200 yards from the shore and has views across the bay.
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Bainloch Lodge ref: UK5184

Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£356-£972

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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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    1
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Valleyfield Cottage ref: 24855

Kirkcolm, Dumfries & Galloway

£354-£387

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4 star rating
Discover Dally Bay, where seals and propoises can be spotted. After a day exploring, relax and enjoy the panoramic views.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Millwalk Cottage ref: SCCG

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£418-£813

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4 star rating
This single-storey holiday cottage is ideal for small families and the dog, 10-minutes walk to the coast.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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High Kirkland Holiday Cottages: Heron View ref: 25983

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£439-£1012

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4 star rating
Family cottage with woodburner and many walks to be enjoyed from scenic coastal to marked forest trails all easily accessible.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Barclye Cottage ref: UK5489

Near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£429-£887

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4 star rating
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An idyllic setting for lovers of birdlife, with an RSPB reserve close by, as well as Galloway Forest and the Dark Skies Park.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Budgetts ref: UK5210

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£296-£601

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4 star rating
Central to all that this lively town has to offer, yet within a few miles of open countryside and beautiful coastline.
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Factor’s House ref: CC537241

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£353-£854

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4 star rating
Set in the wooded grounds of Knockbrex Mansion House and just a short stroll from Carrick Shore, the Factor’s House is a wonderful base from which to enjoy a holiday by the sea.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kacey-Faye ref: UK5367

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£340-£792

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3 star rating
Kacey-Faye is ideally situated for mountain biking and walking in the Galloway Forest park.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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