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.

Dalskairth Mews ref: SAAB

By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£439-£487

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4 star rating
Dalskairth Mews
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A romantic retreat for couples, this stylishly furnished property enjoys views towards the Mabie Forest and the surrounding countryside.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cedar Lodge ref: 31315

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£628-£23038

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4 star rating
Families and friends will enjoy staying at this superb wooden lodge, ideal for exploring the Rhins Peninsula, Dumfries and Galloway, and Ayrshire.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Bonshawside Farmhouse ref: UK5551

Kirtlebridge, near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£332-£703

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Set on a working farm, with striking views over the surrounding countryside, this property is ideally located to discover the region’s culture and heritage.
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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hawthorn Cottage ref: SYYQ

Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£505-£915

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With sea views and a beach just 50 yards, this is an ideal property from which to enjoy the coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bruce Cottage ref: 24145

Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£257-£605

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3 star rating
Soak up the cosy atmosphere in this quaint retreat for two. Just 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Alma Cottage ref: CC537270

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£308-£671

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Just two miles from the beach and five miles to Kirkcudbright, this detached cottage is situated in a delightful village, just 20 yards from the pub.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Portside Cottage ref: CC537137

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£709

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3 star rating
Terraced cottage for 5 situated in the heart of the pretty coastal village of Portpatrick
 
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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Orchard ref: UK5484

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£0

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4 star rating
Spacious, semi-detached, two-storey town house offering the perfect home from home, and ideally situated for exploring this beautiful corner of Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Kinvara ref: UK5385

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£821-£1863

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4 star rating
Located in the bustling harbour town of Stranraer and close to the beach this detached villa is close to all amenities.
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    14
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Arbigland Farm Cottages - Skylark Lodge ref: 31267

Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£437-£829

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4 star rating
This holiday lodge is a cosy retreat to return to after a day exploring the area or simply strolling on the beach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Albion House ref: UKC2969

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£1013-£2586

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Nestling between the Galloway Hills and the Solway Firth, the 18th-century market town of Castle Douglas is ideal for a family break.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    4
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The Gables ref: CC537203

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£384-£857

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With direct access to the beach, this detached cottage is perfect for a family summer getaway.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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River Cottage ref: CC537216

Bladnoch near Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway

£343-£792

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4 star rating
A super family property opposite the River Bladnoch in a rural location , ideal for touring the Dumfries and Galloway coast, forests and countryside.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Maidenholm - Anvil ref: UK5814

Dalbeattie, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£261-£548

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3 star rating
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Anvil is a great, single-storey, ground floor apartment for couples to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this unique riverside setting.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Stables ref: W2775

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£263-£553

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3 star rating
Located in superb walking country, close to the start of the Southern Upland Way, cosy cottage in open countryside.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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