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.

Ardmhor ref: UK5041

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£929-£2360

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4 star rating
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This detached holiday is surrounded by large walled gardens and is an ideal touring base for extended families or groups of friends.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Auchenhill Lodge ref: CC537045

Kippford near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£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
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    SAT

Gorsebank ref: CC537051

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£444-£934

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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
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Rowan ref: 17805

Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£734

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3 star rating
An excellent base with fishing on site, riding centre and golf course close by, as well as sandyhills beach just a short stroll away.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Threave Estate - Granary Cottage ref: 29835

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£411-£734

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3 star rating
This holiday property forms part of the Threave Estate which lies by the ‘food town’ of Castle Douglas.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Granary ref: SPPC

Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£351-£758

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4 star rating
Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, on the edge of moors and woodland, with sandy beaches and lovely gardens nearby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Knocknon Cottage ref: CC537195

Balmaclellan near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£287-£552

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4 star rating
This period cottage is the perfect retreat for any outdoor enthusiast, situated in a peaceful village location which is popular with walkers and cyclists alike.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - Garden Cottage ref: 30810

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£434-£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
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Dalskairth Mews ref: SAAB

By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£439-£487

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4 star rating
A romantic retreat for couples, this stylishly furnished property enjoys views towards the Mabie Forest and the surrounding countryside.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Old Tannery Cottage ref: CC537212

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£296-£606

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3 star rating
Centrally located in Newton Stewart, this property is located in a tranquil setting, sitting between a river and a woodland bank.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kirkland Burn ref: UK5081

Tinwald, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£638-£789

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4 star rating
Well-placed for touring, this cottage has its own hot tub and lies in an area with stunning scenery.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Seascape and Sea Rise Cottages - Sea Rise ref: 26035

Southerness, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£588-£1495

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4 star rating
Conveniently located just 500 yards from the sandy beach. After a day exploring, come back and have fun in the games room and hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Barclye Cottage ref: UK5489

Near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£426-£862

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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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Stable Cottage ref: CC537217

Crocketford near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£400-£1034

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4 star rating
Located in the lovely village of Crocketford, this holiday property is close to Dumfries, Castle Douglas and many other wonderful locations.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Tides Reach ref: W43374

Garlieston, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£311-£747

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4 star rating
Enjoy the spectacular views over Garlieston Bay, as well as easy access to the beach and coastal paths.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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