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.

Maidenholm - Waterwheel ref: UK5815

Dalbeattie, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£261-£548

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3 star rating
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Maidenholm - Waterwheel
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The ground floor, single-storey apartment lies in beautiful landscaped gardens close to the Solway coast and Dalbeattie Forest.
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    2
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  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Hameish Holiday Cottage ref: UKC1823

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£422-£874

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4 star rating
This beautiful cottage is set amongst landscaped gardens in a pretty Scottish harbour town making it ideal for couples or small families.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Pleacairn Cottage ref: 28809

Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£278-£654

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4 star rating
Explore the castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins or simply spend a day relaxing on the nearby beach.
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    2
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Waterside Cottage ref: CC537102

Gibbhill near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£344-£909

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A immaculately presented property in a perfect location
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Belljary ref: UK5813

Near Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£392-£751

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4 star rating
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A great base for walkers, there are clifftop walks direct from the door, and the Southern Upland Way passes close by.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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The Steading at Nabny ref: UK5302

Dundrennan, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£352-£700

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4 star rating
Keen astronomers will love this property, which is surrounded by exceptional dark skies. The town of Kirkcudbright and its amenities is only 6 miles away.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Barncailzie Lodge ref: CC537218

Springholm near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£387-£861

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4 star rating
This detached lodge sits in a rural location close to the town of Castle Douglas, a designated ’Food Town’ with many attractions close by.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Harbour Side View ref: CC537180

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£429-£909

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Second floor apartment overlooking the stunning rocky Irish Channel towards the Antrim coastline
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    8
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Caerlaverock Cottages - Blossom Cottage ref: 27754

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£426-£1167

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4 star rating
A stunning family base set within a beautiful garden, ideal for touring the area.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Callander’s ref: UK5806

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£455-£875

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4 star rating
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With a great central location in Gatehouse of Fleet, this cottage is well placed for exploring Galloway Forest Park and many picturesque towns.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Liftingstane Cottage ref: UK5232

Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£393-£836

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4 star rating
An attractive barn conversion located on a farm just 3 miles from Thornhill, in the Nithsdale Valley.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Out of the World ref: 28404

Borgue, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£348-£1045

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From this beautiful retreat explore the Solway coast with many beaches and coves.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Grahamsfield Cottage ref: CC537046

Ecclefechan near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£319-£560

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Charming Victorian cottage for 4 set on a small working farm enjoying beautiful rural views
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Stable Cottage ref: UUD

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£341-£754

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4 star rating
A cosy retreat with open fire, in an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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High Kirkland Holiday Cottages: The Byre ref: 25984

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£324-£770

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4 star rating
Light, airy cottage in tranquil location, surrounded by open countryside, Galloway Forest Park, mountain bike trails and Threave Gardens nearby.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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