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.

Knockkennoch 2 ref: CC537258

Kirkandrews, near Borgue, Dumfries & Galloway

£753-£835

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Knockkennoch 2
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Close to both the river and sea at Kirkandrews this cottage is well placed for fun and relaxation.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Portpatrick Holiday Homes - Jura ref: UK5774

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£851

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This terraced property is situated in a pretty harbour town, central for exploring the Rhins Peninsula, Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire.
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    2
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    2
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    1
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West Barr Holiday Park - West Barr Cottage ref: UK5767

near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£462-£850

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With direct access to the beach, what better way to spend the day than exploring the rock pools and looking for minke whales.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Nith House ref: SAU

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£435-£1068

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4 star rating
Shimmering lakes, wooded walks and views to Lakeland from this property, sharing superb on-site indoor and outdoor facilities.
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    2
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    1
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Shore Cottage ref: 28692

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£312-£763

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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.
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    5
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Barn ref: SVN

Rockcliffe, Dumfries & Galloway

£362-£686

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Enjoy the best of both worlds from this property with many attractions nearby and a sandy bathing beach, 1 mile.
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    3
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    1
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Knockkennoch 1 ref: CC537259

Kirkandrews, near Borgue, Dumfries & Galloway

£485-£835

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One of two cottages sitting by the church at Kirkandrews just yards from both the river and bay.
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    4
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Woodhall ref: 16551

East Riggs, near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£299-£671

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Perfectly located from Annan which has a swimming pool, and Gretna, both 3 miles. Many outdoor activities available close by.
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    5
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Beckhead ref: CC537271

Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£452-£1100

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Situated on a peaceful country estate, where wildlife and farming go hand in hand. Beckhead Cottage offers an ideal holiday base for couples to explore the award winning wildlife sites, watch the abundant nature and take advantage of the...
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    1
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    2
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    3
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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.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Garlies Lodge ref: SVVG

Gentrool, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£599-£1548

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Located in the heart of Gallloway Forest Park with walking and cycling from the door, ideal for touring this beautiful area.
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Tign An Uruisge ref: 29661

Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway

£367-£870

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Savour wonderful sea views from this cottage, enjoy a round of golf or visit the local nature reserve.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Home Farm ref: CC537251

Dunragit near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£478-£938

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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.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Old Church Hall ref: 30335

Kirkbean, near New Abbey, Dumfries & Galloway

£413-£1012

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4 star rating
An ideal location from which to enjoy many outdoor pursuits, including mountain biking, golf and cycling.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Dumbretton Cottage ref: CC537055

Dumbretton Farm, Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£252-£514

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Collection of three farm cottages nestled within a 400 acre dairy and beef farm only 3.5 miles from Annan.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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