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.

Criffel Lodge ref: CC537083

Park of Tongland, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£284-£650

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3 star rating
Criffel Lodge
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Criffel Lodge sleeps up to 6 people.  It is in a very quiet area adjacent to the golf course in Tongland and only 4 miles from Kirkcudbright. 
 
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The Old Kennels 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.
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    1
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Woodside ref: CC537148

Lochanhead, Beeswing, Dumfries & Galloway

£527-£759

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4 star rating
Beautifully appointed newly built lodge for 4 with a luxurious private hot tub
 
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Rowan Cottage ref: CC537043

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£264-£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
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Mews Lane Cottage ref: UK5336

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£311-£690

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4 star rating
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Set in a quiet location in the heart of the ’artists town’ of Kirkcudbright, a delightful base for exploring the whole of Dumfries and Galloway.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Beuchan Cottage ref: CC537141

Keir Mill, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£319-£519

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3 star rating
Detached cottage for 4 enjoying lovley rural views in this stunning part of South West Scotland
 
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    2
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    1
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The Factor’s House ref: CC537241

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£364-£815

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4 star rating
Set in the wooded grounds of Knockbrex Mansion House and just a short stroll from Carrick Shore, the Factor’s House is a wonderful base from which to enjoy a holiday by the sea.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - High Clachan Farmhouse ref: 30811

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£589-£23038

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4 star rating
This detached property for 8 has its own lawned garden, woodburner and shared use of 140-acre of grounds.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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West Auchensheen ref: CC537260

Colvend near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£424-£901

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4 star rating
A rural property situated on a working farm with a pub a short stroll away and the beach at Rockcliffe one mile.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Waterside Cottage ref: CC537102

Gibbhill near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£332-£874

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4 star rating
A immaculately presented property in a perfect location
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Kirsty Cottage ref: 27037

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£697

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4 star rating
This 250-year old cottage is perfectly located in the heart of Moffat with a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gorsebank ref: CC537051

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£444-£934

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4 star rating
A beautiful, spacious and light filled bungalow with its own private balcony and outstanding views over the harbour
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Tha Butchach ref: UK5167

New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£260-£543

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3 star rating
With a private en-suite for each bedroom, Tha Butchach provides fantastic holiday accommodation for those wanting to explore south west Scotland.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bridgend Cottage East ref: CC537191

Caulkerbush near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£303-£568

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3 star rating
This period semi-detached property is situated in the heart of 7Stanes mountain biking country and is ideal for exploring.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Fisherman Cottage ref: UK5343

Glencaple, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£356-£870

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Situated in an Area of Outstanding Beauty and with direct access to the beach, this family home makes a fantastic base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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