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.

Annan House ref: SAT

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£435-£1071

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4 star rating
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Enjoy superb indoor and outdoor facilities, acres of glorious gardens all just a few miles from the sandy shore.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Rhodora Villa ref: CC537250

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£466-£1120

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4 star rating
Nestled in the beautiful countryside, Rhodora Villa boasts stunning views with Loch Ryan in the distance.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SUN

Caerlaverock Cottages - Bankswood Cottage ref: 31292

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£422-£1012

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4 star rating
Perfectly situated to explore this wonderful area by car, bike or on foot, and the Mabie Forest mountain bike tracks are close by.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Kincairn ref: CC537129

Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£564

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3 star rating
Lovely bungalow overlooking a beautiful stretch of un-spoilt sandy beach fringing Luce Bay
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Williamwood ref: CC537274

Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£659-£1655

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4 star rating
On a site of similar properties, this unique cottage offers plenty to do for the outdoor enthusiast. Close to Gretna Green, Carlisle and Powfoot Beach.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Craigieburn ref: CC537261

Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£591-£1457

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0 star rating
A secluded property within yards of the beach with an open fire and private hot tub.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Kirsty Cottage ref: 27037

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£290-£696

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4 star rating
This 250-year old cottage is perfectly located in the heart of Moffat with a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Rhonepark Steading ref: CC537264

Crossmichael near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£406-£962

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3 star rating
Plenty of outdoor activities are available from this delightful, single storey cottage, which enjoys a cosy open fire and an enclosed lawned garden.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Beuchan Cottage ref: CC537141

Keir Mill, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£329-£539

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3 star rating
Detached cottage for 4 enjoying lovley rural views in this stunning part of South West Scotland.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Gilchristland Cottage ref: 18806

Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£295-£693

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3 star rating
Set in a rural location where wildlife abounds. The 7 Stanes Mountain Biking trail is close by.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Iona Cottage ref: CC537211

Ruthwell near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£264-£633

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3 star rating
Ideal single-storey retreat with cosy wood burner. Explore Dumfries and Galloway, or even the northern Lake District.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Dornock Brow Cottage ref: CC537161

Dornock near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£380-£791

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4 star rating
Dating back to 1740 this lovely detached single storey cottage leads down to the Solway Firth
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Ancrum House ref: UKC1460

Gretna Green , Dumfries & Galloway

£1433-£1475

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4 star rating
This stunningly presented holiday home provides spacious accommodation that has been thoughtfully presented throughout - perfect for a larger social gathering.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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    FRI

Riverside ref: UK5844

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£384-£808

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On the banks of the River Cree, this cottage is a great base from which to explore Galloway Forest and the Machars Peninsula.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Arden Cottage ref: CC537076

Twynholm by Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£344-£909

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Single storey cottage for 4/6 in Twynholm only 3 miles from Kirkcudbright
 
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT