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.

Ancrum House ref: UKC1460

Gretna Green , Dumfries & Galloway

£780-£1797
4 star rating
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This stunningly presented holiday home provides spacious accommodation that has been thoughtfully presented throughout - perfect for a larger social gathering.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Riverdale ref: CC537168

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£679
4 star rating
Lovely detached bungalow with views across open fields to the River Annan within walking distance to the centre of Moffat
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Home Farm ref: CC537251

Dunragit near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£424-£905
4 star rating
This holiday property is surrounded by beautiful scenery, and is the ideal base to discover all that Dumfries and Galloway have to offer.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bothy Cottage ref: CC537020

Beeswing near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£292-£529
3 star rating
Bothy Cottage enjoys a beautiful rural location on a small farm yet only 7 miles from the country town of Dumfries.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Spoutwells - The Bullpen ref: UK5288

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£323-£735
5 star rating
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This well-presented barn conversion provides an idyllic and romantic setting for couples looking to explore this beautiful location - with a spectacular base to retreat back to at night.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Little Boreland ref: 24853

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£449-£1167
4 star rating
An ideal retreat to explore the Solway Coast. Set within large gardens and woodland with hill walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
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St Mary’s Croft ref: CC537139

Kirkcolm near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£329-£559
3 star rating
Occupying a truly stunning position on the banks of Loch Ryan affording spectacular views
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Knockkennoch 2 ref: CC537258

Kirkandrews, near Borgue, Dumfries & Galloway

£345-£731
3 star rating
Close to both the river and sea at Kirkandrews this cottage is well placed for fun and relaxation.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Seaside Retreat ref: W42537

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£238-£528
3 star rating
Great for a couple or small family, just yards from the sea with beaches, coves and breathtaking scenery all around.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - Garden Cottage ref: 30810

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£434-£23038
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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Knocktinkle ref: UK5243

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£599-£980
5 star rating
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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Blue Door ref: 29833

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£623-£957
4 star rating
This beautiful cottage is pleasantly hidden down a delightful cobbled wynd in the pretty little coastal town of Kirkcudbright.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Rowan ref: 17805

Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£281-£915
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.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Craigieburn ref: CC537261

Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£574-£1355
4 star rating
A secluded property within yards of the beach with an open fire and private hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Lynwood ref: W8256

Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£273-£683
3 star rating
Explore the Whithorn Peninsula, spectacular coastline and sandy beaches from this pet friendly, detached, family holiday bungalow in a pretty village.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT