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.

Driftwood ref: 24424

Southerness, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£1034-£1954

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4 star rating
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A magnificent holiday base for all the family to enjoy with direct access onto the beach.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Gullieside Cottage ref: UK5539

Kirkandrews, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£477-£999

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4 star rating
This delightful, single-storey cottage lies in a quiet hamlet just yards from the picturesque Kirkandrews bay.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Rowan Cottage ref: CC537043

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£268-£559

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3 star rating
This 19th century cottage oozes character and charm within the pretty little village of Borgue near Kirkcudbright
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Kirkennan Lodge ref: CC537230

Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£394-£939

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3 star rating
Located in a village close to Dalbeattie, this property is the ideal base for exploring Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Alma Cottage ref: CC537270

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£256-£669

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3 star rating
Just two miles from the beach and five miles to Kirkcudbright, this detached cottage is situated in a delightful village, just 20 yards from the pub.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Rushcroft ref: CC537109

Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway

£288-£679

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3 star rating
A lovely detached cottage for four
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Caerlaverock Cottages - Blossom Cottage ref: 27754

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£362-£1140

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4 star rating
A stunning family base set within a beautiful garden, ideal for touring the area.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Lochryan View ref: 23995

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£467-£637

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4 star rating
An ideal location for walkers. Discover several beaches close by or visit Agnew Park, which children will love.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

West Mains Cottage ref: W43377

Kirkinner, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£336-£728

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4 star rating
A perfect base from which to explore, with beaches, the Galloway Hills and Newton Stewart all within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tystie Cottage ref: 28858

Sandhead, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£265-£774

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4 star rating
From this charming cottage discover the beach just 100 yards away or for further sightseeing catch a ferry to Ireland.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bruce Cottage ref: 24145

Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£253-£609

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3 star rating
Soak up the cosy atmosphere in this quaint retreat for two. Just 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Harbour Cottage ref: 24721

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£289-£964

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4 star rating
Beautifully located in a harbour village, boasting wonderful views and with access from the garden to a sand and shingle beach.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Balcary Mews Cottage ref: CC537190

Auchencairn, Dumfries & Galloway

£454-£773

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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
  • Changeover
    FRI

Old Glenstocken ref: CC537106

Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway

£420-£1209

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4 star rating
Lovely detached steading conversion for 8 only a mile from the pretty little village of Rockcliffe and Colvend.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Shore Cottage ref: 28692

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£407-£771

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3 star rating
Ideally located to explore the surrounding area and with direct access to the beach, Shore Cottage is the perfect getaway retreat.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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