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.

Seaview ref: CC537183

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£265-£581

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A semi detached holiday cottage overlooking the town of Portpatrick with seaviews from most of the rooms.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Glenhoul Brae ref: UK5340

Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£553-£1497

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Wonder at the night skies in the Galloway Dark Sky Park, cycle the 7 Stanes or simply relax and enjoy the views.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Arden Cottage ref: CC537076

Twynholm by Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£332-£874

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4 star rating
Single storey cottage for 4/6 in Twynholm only 3 miles from Kirkcudbright
 
 
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Corner House ref: CC537200

New Galloway near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£275-£332

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3 star rating
Close to Galloway Forest Park, this cottage has walks from the door and you can enjoy water sports and coarse fishing, or visiting Threave Gardens and Castle nearby.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gardener’s Cottage ref: CC537189

Palnure near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£678

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4 star rating
A rural detached former gardener’s cottage situated within the grounds of the historic Bargaly Estate.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Arbigland Farms - Powillimount Cottage ref: 31264

Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£399-£764

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3 star rating
Surrounded by cornfields and just a 5-minute walk to the beach, this stone built cottage is perfect for golf, fishing, riding and so much more.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Swallow Lodge ref: 28810

Bardennoch West, near Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

£261-£740

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4 star rating
Set in a quiet, rural location with an abundance of mountain biking and walking routes within easy reach.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Bruce Cottage ref: 24145

Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£223-£604

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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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Tha Butchach ref: UK5167

New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£228-£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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Silver Birches ref: W43181

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£464-£464

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4 star rating
Enjoy varied outdoor activities and wonderful scenery from this detached home which is close to the town’s amenities.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Caerlaverock Cottages - Fisherman Cottage ref: UK5343

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£297-£870

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3 star rating
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Beauty and with direct access to the beach, this family home makes a fantastic base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Drumwall - Beth’s Bothy ref: UK5529

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£369-£669

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The ultimate romantic getaway, this individually designed, pod-style accommodation is beautifully decorated and has its own hot tub.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Barn ref: W44192

Barnbarroch, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£391-£925

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4 star rating
The Barn lies in the heart of 7Stanes mountain biking country in the beautiful Dalbeattie Forest.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Byre Cottage ref: UK5371

Cannee, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£303-£695

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4 star rating
A short walk to Kirkcudbright which hosts a calendar of events throughout the year and within easy reach of many sandy beaches.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Barncrosh - The Dovecote ref: UK5559

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£262-£619

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Occupying the first floor of this loft style conversion, this is the perfect choice for enjoying the scenery and wildlife.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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