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.

Glenbank ref: 27466

Moniaive, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£265-£763

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4 star rating
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An ideal retreat for walkers and cyclists, or the River Cairn is close by for salmon and trout fishing.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Skyview ref: CC537151

Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway

£272-£624

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4 star rating
Spacious light filled bungalow on the edge of the ancient town of Sanquhar makes a superb base to explore Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire too.
 
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Cottage ref: SRRF

Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£353-£989

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4 star rating
Just yards from sandy beach, an ideal base to explore the Solway coastline with rocky coves and picturesque villages.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cogsfoot Cottage ref: W41259

Crawick, near Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway

£458-£1129

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4 star rating
There is so much to do here, from panning for gold to watching the salmon leaping, you’ll be sure to return!
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Conheath Gatelodge ref: SCB

Glencaple, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£409-£934

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4 star rating
This single-storey, traditional Georgian cottage boasts original features, cosy open fire and garden with views over the Nith estuary.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Mill Street ref: UK5383

Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£275-£763

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3 star rating
A perfect location for lovers of wildlife and birdlife with many opportunities to spot a multitude of species, as well as discovering the spectacular coastal areas.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Barn ref: W44192

Barnbarroch, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£442-£926

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4 star rating
The Barn lies in the heart of 7Stanes mountain biking country in the beautiful Dalbeattie Forest.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Knockinaam House ref: UK5095

near Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£601-£1601

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5 star rating
This substantial detached property, with views over open farmland, is ideal for larger groups. The traditional harbour and small sandy beach at Portpatrick is close by.
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    8
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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5 Tannery Brae ref: CC537164

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£194-£429

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3 star rating
Ground floor apartment for couples in the heart of the attractive ’wee toon’ of Gatehouse of Fleet
 
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    2
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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Peace ref: SKKM

Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£277-£713

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4 star rating
Surrounded by the rolling Galloway Hills, this beautifully converted byre situated on the Machars Peninsula warmed by the Gulf Stream.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Old Tannery Cottage ref: CC537212

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£253-£547

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3 star rating
Centrally located in Newton Stewart, this property is located in a tranquil setting, sitting between a river and a woodland bank.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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1 Greyhill Cottages ref: UK5533

Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£234-£714

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0 star rating
Enjoy exploring the Rhins of Galloway, rich in history, and with stunning scenery and a milder climate, it is ideal for walking and cycling.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Auchenbrae Stables ref: CC537219

near Glenluce and Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£223-£494

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3 star rating
Within walking distance of the beach at Auchenmalg, this property is set in the ideal location for discovering Dumfries and Galloway.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cairndoon Steading ref: CC537155

Whithorn near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£364-£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
 
  • Sleeps
    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Keepers Cottage ref: UK5089

near castle douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£0-£0

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3 star rating
This lovely detached bungalow has uninterrupted views of Mossdale Loch and is just 10 miles from Castle Douglas.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI