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.

Rocky Knowe ref: CC537085

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£609-£888

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Spacious bungalow for 6 near Kippford and Dalbeattie enjoying superb views toward the Urr Estuary
 
 
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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High Kirkland Holiday Cottages: Heron View ref: 25983

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£472-£1012

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4 star rating
Family cottage with woodburner and many walks to be enjoyed from scenic coastal to marked forest trails all easily accessible.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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St Mary’s Croft ref: CC537139

Kirkcolm near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£334-£539

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3 star rating
Occupying a truly stunning position on the banks of Loch Ryan affording spectacular views
 
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cairndoon Steading ref: CC537155

Whithorn near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£369-£787

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4 star rating
Lovely semi detached steading with lovely views offering a living gallery capturing the Galloway Hills, the sea and open countryside
 
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Squirrels’ Chase ref: CC537144

Barend Holiday Village, Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway

£459-£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
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Old School ref: 30631

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£297-£908

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4 star rating
Wonderfully situated to explore Dumfries and Galloway, this former old school house boasts a large garden and wood burner.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Martha’s Shore Cottage ref: SAAE

Glencaple, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£419-£996

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4 star rating
An original 18th-century fisherman’s cottage with magnificent views over the Solway Estuary with wood-burning stove and wheelchair access.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Cochrane House ref: UK5540

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£898

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4 star rating
Set in a prime position within the heart of the ‘Artists’ Town’ of Kirkcudbright, with views over MacLellan’s Castle.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - Stables Cottage ref: 30812

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£344-£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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Tha Butchach ref: UK5167

New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£306-£556

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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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The Byre Cottage ref: UK5371

Cannee, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£338-£680

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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.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hameish Holiday Cottage ref: UKC1823

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£422-£844

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4 star rating
This beautiful cottage is set amongst landscaped gardens in a pretty Scottish harbour town making it ideal for couples or small families.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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River View ref: UK5615

Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£253-£630

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Nestled in a peaceful location, River View is ideally placed to explore the historic market town of Dumfries.
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    5
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Arkland Mill ref: STTZ

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£345-£1126

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4 star rating
This property with large garden, summerhouse and cosy woodburner is surrounded by the Galloway Hills, with dramatic views towards the Solway Firth.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Hawthorn Cottage ref: SYYQ

Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£470-£843

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4 star rating
With sea views and a beach just 50 yards, this is an ideal property from which to enjoy the coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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