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.

Crofts Cottages - Marwhin House ref: SWWR

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£430-£1116

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4 star rating
Crofts Cottages - Marwhin House
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Surrounded by the Galloway Hills, this detached, pet friendly property has dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Shore Cottage ref: 28692

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£312-£772

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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
    SAT

Kirkbride Farmhouse ref: 28471

Carsluith, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£503-£809

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0 star rating
After a day exploring the surrounding area, come back and watch the beautiful sunset from the garden room.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Rockcliffe ref: 7342

Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£318-£814

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3 star rating
Family cottage in lovely seaside village, with nearby NT footpath with magnificent views over bays, headlands, and Rough Island reserve.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cleughbrae Cottage ref: 29447

Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£429-£960

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4 star rating
Located on the Southern Upland Way, this holiday cottage boasts stunning views over open countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Newfield Cottage ref: 24630

Borgue, by Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£444-£809

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0 star rating
Boasting countryside views and well-positioned to explore the surrounding area, including Kirkcudbright and Galloway Forest Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

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.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Stable Cottage ref: CC537019

Beeswing near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£295-£520

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3 star rating
Stable Cottage enjoys a beautiful rural location on a small farm, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The White House ref: 29545

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£418-£1181

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0 star rating
From this detached cottage, a wealth of outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed, in an area abundant in wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Float Bay View, Sandhead ref: CC537110

Float Bay by Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£434-£958

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4 star rating
Affording sea views Float Bay View is idyllically located on the stunning Rhins of Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seagull Cottage ref: UK5669

Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£351-£688

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3 star rating
You will be left feeling refreshed and recharged after an invigorating break away in this lovely cottage, exploring the stunning surrounding natural landscapes.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Old Mill Cottage ref: 30290

Barnbarroch, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£396-£823

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4 star rating
This property has access to bluebell woodland grounds, and the use of a tennis court on-site.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Blairinnie ref: UKC1868

Parton, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£1239-£2686

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5 star rating
An escape to rural bliss - the perfect getaway for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts with stunning countryside to explore on and around the estate.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Military Drive - 4 Military Drive ref: UK5569

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£840-£2136

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4 star rating
Enjoy stunning sea views from most rooms and the private hot tub, what more could you ask for!
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI

Lynwood ref: W8256

Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£282-£684

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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