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.

Knocktinkle ref: UK5243

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£607-£1015

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5 star rating
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Retaining many original features, this terraced cottage lies a few minutes’ drive from the beaches of Mossyard and Carrick.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Driftwood ref: 24424

Southerness, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£1077-£1988

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4 star rating
A magnificent holiday base for all the family to enjoy with direct access onto the beach.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    SAT

Mains of Auchenfranco ref: CC537003

Lochfoot near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£374-£789

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4 star rating
This well-appointed farmhouse is set in a picturesque location 6 miles west of Dumfries.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    SAT

Roseburn Cottage ref: UK5087

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£305-£576

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4 star rating
Located on the Southern Upland Way the cottage is ideal for enjoying hill walking and exploring the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall just 10 miles away.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

1 Greyhill Cottages ref: UK5533

Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£328-£737

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3 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

Wee Dug Hoose ref: UK5006

Stairhaven by Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£361-£830

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4 star rating
A delightful stone-built detached cottage close to the Machars Peninsula and set amongst beautiful countryside just outside the hamlet of Stairhaven.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Annan House ref: SAT

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£435-£1106

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4 star rating
Enjoy superb indoor and outdoor facilities, acres of glorious gardens all just a few miles from the sandy shore.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hill View ref: 25874

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£389-£765

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4 star rating
A great base for all the family, offering magnificent scenery, beautiful beaches and watersports. 7 Stanes close by.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Blaeberry Cottage ref: 28061

Near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£439-£969

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3 star rating
Set in a quiet location with a beautiful enclosed garden. Take a day trip to Edinburgh which can be reached within an hour.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Erin View ref: CC537209

Glenluce near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£365-£941

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4 star rating
A delightful, rural bungalow which enjoys sea views towards Luce Bay, an area well known for its unspoilt natural beauty.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Ettrick Cottage ref: UK5168

Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£316-£653

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3 star rating
Set in a rural location where wildlife abounds, this delightful cottage enjoys beautiful views and lies just under 6 miles from Thornhill, with shops and restaurants.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

The Granary ref: SPPC

Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£351-£758

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4 star rating
Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, on the edge of moors and woodland, with sandy beaches and lovely gardens nearby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Alma Cottage ref: CC537270

Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£308-£659

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3 star rating
Just two miles from the beach and five miles to Kirkcudbright, this detached cottage is situated in a delightful village, just 20 yards from the pub.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Larchbank ref: UK5412

Borgue, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£460-£960

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4 star rating
Larchbank is just a few miles from the ’artists town’ of Kirkcudbright with its many festivals throughout the year.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Blink Bonnie ref: 28613

Cairnryan, Dumfries & Galloway

£484-£1271

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3 star rating
This coastal property is perfectly located on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, an ideal base for walkers.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT