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.

Knocktinkle ref: UK5243

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£543-£1027

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5 star rating
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Retaining many original features, this terraced cottage lies a few minutes’ drive from the beaches of Mossyard and Carrick.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cedar Lodge ref: 31315

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£614-£23038

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4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Float Bay View, Sandhead ref: CC537110

Float Bay by Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£381-£932

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4 star rating
Affording sea views Float Bay View is idyllically located on the stunning Rhins of Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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West Cottage ref: UK5001

Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£412-£964

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3 star rating
An original salt miner’s cottage within twenty yards of the beach which overlooks the Solway Firth with the Southerness Lighthouse only a short gaze away.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hillend Guest Cottage ref: UK5022

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£262-£575

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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
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    FRI

Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - Stables Cottage ref: 30812

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£334-£23038

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4 star rating
This first floor apartment for 4 is in the heart of the Corsewall Estate, and has a cosy woodburner.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Over Cassock ref: SZZU

Eskdalemuir, near Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£1391

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0 star rating
Beautifully located in a rural setting boasting stunning countryside views and makes the ideal retreat for families or friends alike.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Clarksburn ref: W4250

Monreith, near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£371-£898

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3 star rating
A single-storey family holiday property with a sunny conservatory in a great location for discovering south west Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Balcary Mews Cottage ref: CC537190

Auchencairn, Dumfries & Galloway

£454-£792

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4 star rating
A rural cottage just 50 metres from Balcary Bay with both sea and countryside views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Liddle Apartment ref: SAX

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£418-£996

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4 star rating
Use of 3-acre shared landscape gardens, grounds and lakes with fishing and clay pigeon shooting at cost.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Craig Na Mara ref: CC537240

Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£435-£1048

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3 star rating
Located close to Dumfries, this ground floor holiday property is ideal for a family or group to enjoy Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    SAT

Kirtle Cottage ref: SBA

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£304-£619

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4 star rating
Ideal retreat for couples, just a few miles from the sandy shoreline, which sweeps westwards to yachting harbours and bird reserves.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Spoutwells - The Byre ref: UK5289

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£444-£1114

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5 star rating
Boasting its own private hot tub, this property is the perfect place to gather with friends and relax with a glass of wine in hand, whilst admiring the extensive views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Squirrels’ Chase ref: CC537144

Barend Holiday Village, Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway

£444-£934

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3 star rating
Spacious detached lodge at the beautiful Barend Holiday Village where a stunning beach is virtually on the door step
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old School ref: CC537187

Auchenmalg, Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£404-£584

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