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.

Rockcliffe ref: 7342

Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£322-£809

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3 star rating
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Family cottage in lovely seaside village, with nearby NT footpath with magnificent views over bays, headlands, and Rough Island reserve.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Hidden Hideaway at Low Glengyre ref: UK5694

Ervie, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£694-£1340

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4 star rating
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Just 6 miles from Stranraer, this traditional cottage benefits from a wonderful setting and has its own private hot tub.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Out of the World ref: 28404

Borgue, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£1004

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From this beautiful retreat explore the Solway coast with many beaches and coves.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Winloma ref: W42534

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£356-£838

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4 star rating
This semi-detached cottage is situated just yards from the sea with stunning views, ideal for exploring the breathtaking scenery.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Stables Cottage ref: CC537091

Byreburnfoot, Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£541-£943

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4 star rating
Enjoying attractive views from every window this lovely former stable has been beautifully transformed
 
 
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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.
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  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Quiet ref: SKKL

Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£291-£603

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4 star rating
Situated in peaceful countryside, an ideal holiday base for couples to explore the Machars Peninsula with rugged coastline and sandy beaches.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Woodburn ref: CC537199

Lochanhead, Beeswing, Dumfries & Galloway

£527-£791

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4 star rating
This modern lodge with hot tub sits on a quiet site next to Mabie Forest, offering world class mountain biking!
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Wee Glebe ref: 30500

Kirkland, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£617-£939

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Wee Glebe, complete with hot tub, is an ideal property for that romantic break in the Scottish countryside, located close to the Galloway Forest Park.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Tign An Uruisge ref: 29661

Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway

£363-£854

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Savour wonderful sea views from this cottage, enjoy a round of golf or visit the local nature reserve.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hillcroft ref: CC537098

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£430-£740

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4 star rating
Detached bungalow for six with a raised balcony affording stunning views of Portpatrick and to the sea.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Larch House, Meikle Ernambrie ref: CC537143

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£595-£1062

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4 star rating
Stunning architect designed eco house only 3 miles from the food town of Castle Douglas
 
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Old Port Store ref: SZZT

Stairhaven, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£677-£1603

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5 star rating
A former grainstore, this three-storey house is just 200 yards from the shore and has views across the bay.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Rowan ref: 17805

Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£417-£869

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3 star rating
An excellent base with fishing on site, riding centre and golf course close by, as well as sandyhills beach just a short stroll away.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Harbour Retreat ref: UK5030

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£424-£880

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4 star rating
A spacious town house overlooking the harbour at Garlieston, a beautiful, sheltered area with a quiet promenade just three miles from the ruins of Cruggleton Castle.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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