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.

Stable Cottage ref: CC537019

Beeswing near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£297-£500

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3 star rating
Stable Cottage
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Stable Cottage enjoys a beautiful rural location on a small farm, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Old Mill Cottage ref: 30290

Barnbarroch, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£357-£774

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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
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    FRI

Rowan Cottage ref: CC537043

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£272-£584

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3 star rating
This 19th century cottage oozes character and charm within the pretty little village of Borgue near Kirkcudbright.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    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.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Drumwall - Beth’s Bothy ref: UK5529

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£534-£23038

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5 star rating
The ultimate romantic getaway, this individually designed, chalet-style accommodation is beautifully decorated and has its own hot tub.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hawthorn Cottage ref: SYYQ

Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£479-£915

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0 star rating
With sea views and a beach just 50 yards, this is an ideal property from which to enjoy the coast.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Knockkennoch 1 ref: CC537259

Kirkandrews, near Borgue, Dumfries & Galloway

£399-£831

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0 star rating
One of two cottages sitting by the church at Kirkandrews just yards from both the river and bay.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Barnhill Bothy ref: W3819

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£345-£592

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3 star rating
Set in 3 acres of grounds, you are free to wander, relax and enjoy the tranquil setting. Many attractions close by.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Eastpark Farmhouse ref: UK5582

Caerlaverock, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£981-£2341

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3 star rating
This wonderful property is ideally located for exploring south west Scotland and offers enough room for all the family.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Cottfield House ref: CC537228

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£674-£1863

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4 star rating
A large, detached bungalow with views towards the harbour at Stranraer. The spacious, enclosed garden and second lounge make it great for families with children.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Seaside Retreat ref: W42537

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£248-£515

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4 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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Military Drive - 4 Military Drive ref: UK5569

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£845-£1981

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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
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Allanhead ref: CC537054

Borness, by Borgue, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£429-£909

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3 star rating
Allanhead is a pretty Galloway cottage for 6/8 guests affording stunning views of the sea and rolling hills
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Cottage ref: SRRF

Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£414-£998

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