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.

Waterside Cottage ref: CC537276

Newbie near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£1068

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Waterside Cottage
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A detached cottage set in an elevated position overlooking the Solway and having direct access to a private beach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • 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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Pleacairn Cottage ref: 28809

Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£278-£620

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4 star rating
Explore the castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins or simply spend a day relaxing on the nearby beach.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - Garden Cottage ref: 30810

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£444-£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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Kirkbride Farmhouse ref: 28471

Carsluith, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£503-£934

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After a day exploring the surrounding area, come back and watch the beautiful sunset from the garden room.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Mill Dam House ref: CC537266

Springholm near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£890-£2087

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4 star rating
This spacious holiday property is set in a stunning location with an enclosed garden enjoying lovely farmland views.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    5
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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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Quarter Acre House ref: UKC1568

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£578-£1209

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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
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The Moat House ref: UK5391

Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£1008-£2787

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5 star rating
With an outstanding array of accessible features, The Moat House provides an inspiring venue ideal for families, holidays with friends and groups/individuals with carers.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cot Cottage ref: UKC2970

Ringford, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£1175-£3235

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4 star rating
After a day spent exploring the many interesting towns and attractions nearby, relax in your own private hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI

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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Dorn Rock View ref: CC537178

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£584

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Ground floor apartment named after the stunning view towards the rocky Irish Channel in the conservation village of Portpatrick
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old School ref: CC537187

Auchenmalg, Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£404-£580

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A single storey period property with lovely views from every window.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Shore Cottage ref: 28692

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£312-£763

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3 star rating
Ideally located to explore the surrounding area and with direct access to the beach, Shore Cottage is the perfect getaway retreat.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Potting Shed ref: UK5791

Leswalt, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£401-£806

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Situated on the north west coast of the beautiful Rhins of the Galloway Peninsula, this detached cottage has been thoughtfully renovated.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT