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.

Cleughbrae Cottage ref: 29447

Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£434-£935

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4 star rating
Cleughbrae Cottage
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Located on the Southern Upland Way, this holiday cottage boasts stunning views over open countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Airyhemming Dairy ref: UK5201

Glenluce near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£360-£879

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4 star rating
This beautiful cottage lies in a picturesque and peaceful area on a working dairy farm.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Olafs Cottage ref: 14564

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£254-£786

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3 star rating
From this delightful cottage enjoy magnificent sea views. Discover the paths leading to a secluded, sandy and pebble beach.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Killantrae Burn Cottages - Killantrae Burn A ref: 27144

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£293-£878

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4 star rating
Spacious cottage with woodburner and direct beach access, rock pools to explore, whale, dolphin and seal watching in the Bay.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Barley Cottage ref: CC537157

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£624

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4 star rating
Forming part of what was once the Newton Stewart Brewery overlooking the River Cree
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Dornock Brow Cottage ref: CC537161

Dornock near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£380-£734

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4 star rating
Dating back to 1740 this lovely detached single storey cottage leads down to the Solway Firth
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Riverdale ref: CC537168

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£679

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4 star rating
Lovely detached bungalow with views across open fields to the River Annan within walking distance to the centre of Moffat
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Garden Cottage ref: CC537146

Byreburnfoot, Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£467-£678

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Nestled between Eskdale and Liddesdale close to one of Scotland’s greatest salmon fishing rivers.
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Number 12 ref: CC537170

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£264-£448

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4 star rating
Ground floor apartment tucked away from the famous ‘double’ High Street of Moffat
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Bungalow ref: UK5386

Gatehouse of Fleet, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£389-£1017

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4 star rating
A detached single-storey cottage in a perfect location for exploring the Solway Coast.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Caerlaverock Cottages - Bankswood Cottage ref: 31292

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£343-£1007

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4 star rating
Perfectly situated to explore this wonderful area by car, bike or on foot, and the Mabie Forest mountain bike tracks are close by.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - High Clachan Farmhouse ref: 30811

Kirkcolm, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£603-£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.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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The Whins ref: CC537136

Float Bay by Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£297-£765

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4 star rating
Newly built detached bungalow enjoying pretty views over sea and countryside
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Innisfree Cottage ref: UK5301

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£409-£658

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4 star rating
Enjoy wonderful sea views from this delightful cottage nestled in a picturesque and unspoilt village.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Kirkbride Farmhouse ref: 28471

Carsluith, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£503-£934

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4 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