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.

The Old Church Hall ref: 30335

Kirkbean, near New Abbey, Dumfries & Galloway

£344-£986

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4 star rating
The Old Church Hall
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An ideal location from which to enjoy many outdoor pursuits, including mountain biking, golf and cycling.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

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.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tign An Uruisge ref: 29661

Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway

£363-£838

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4 star rating
Savour wonderful sea views from this cottage, enjoy a round of golf or visit the local nature reserve.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Holly Cottage ref: 28140

Colvend, near Rockcliffe, Dumfries & Galloway

£289-£887

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3 star rating
After a day out exploring the Solway coastline and surrounding area, relax and unwind in the outdoor heated pool.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Dairy House ref: CC537133

Kirkcolm near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£344-£584

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3 star rating
Situated on 600 acres working farm enjoying coastal views to Ireland and the Mull of Kintyre.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    THU

Halliday Hill Cottage ref: CC537009

Dalton near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£276-£584

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3 star rating
With an open fire in the lounge and glorious uninterrupted views, this spacious property is a cosy choice regardless of the season.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Allanton Mill Cottage ref: CC537069

Auldgirth near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£275-£606

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4 star rating
Delightful, beautifully finished cottage with lovely views over burn and wooded valley
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Sherauchie ref: UK5622

Southerness, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£503-£1303

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A fabulous place to spend a family holiday with a large sandy beach 150 yards away and stunning views over the Solway Firth.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Quarter Acre House ref: UKC1568

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£581-£581

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5 star rating
Situated just 3 miles from Stranraer in a beautiful position on the Rhins of Galloway peninsula, Quarter Acre House makes a great base for a family holiday.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Steading Cottage ref: UK5470

Creetown, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£342-£795

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0 star rating
A detached cottage close to the beach and with walking and mountain bike trails in the area, it’s great for active visitors.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Coachman’s Cottage ref: 28234

Sandyhills, Colvend, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£315-£780

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4 star rating
A family retreat located just a 5-minute walk from Sandyhills beach, which is a popular area for walkers and cyclists.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

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.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Fourwinds ref: UK5200

Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£267-£681

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4 star rating
Admire the sea views from the floor-to-ceiling windows of this bungalow which lies in a small, friendly village.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Gorsebank ref: CC537051

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£459-£894

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4 star rating
A beautiful, spacious and light filled bungalow with its own private balcony and outstanding views over the harbour
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Auchenhill Lodge ref: CC537045

Kippford near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£380-£679

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3 star rating
Detached lodge for 4 situated in an idyllic woodland setting close to Kippford, often described as Scotland’s ’Riviera’.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT