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.

Craig Na Mara ref: CC537240

Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£436-£1048

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3 star rating
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Located close to Dumfries, this ground floor holiday property is ideal for a family or group to enjoy Dumfries and Galloway.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Arkland Mill ref: STTZ

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£398-£1099

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4 star rating
This property with large garden, summerhouse and cosy woodburner is surrounded by the Galloway Hills, with dramatic views towards the Solway Firth.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Craigadam Lodge ref: 29820

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£454-£1071

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4 star rating
With many beaches and forest trails to explore, this is a great holiday base for walkers and cyclists.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Threave Estate - Millwheel Cottage ref: 29834

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£411-£734

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3 star rating
Once part of a 19th-century water mill, this cottage has lots of original features with high-beamed ceilings and country furniture.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Rhodora Villa ref: CC537250

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£445-£1123

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4 star rating
Nestled in the beautiful countryside, Rhodora Villa boasts stunning views with Loch Ryan in the distance.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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West Mains Cottage ref: W43377

Kirkinner, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£308-£743

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4 star rating
A perfect base from which to explore, with beaches, the Galloway Hills and Newton Stewart all within easy reach.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Sea-esta ref: 28175

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£308-£777

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4 star rating
With direct access from the garden to a sandy beach, this property truly is the perfect family getaway.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Gables ref: CC537203

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£374-£822

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4 star rating
With direct access to the beach, this detached cottage is perfect for a family summer getaway.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Braedoon ref: SMMS

Borgue, Dumfries & Galloway

£440-£1100

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4 star rating
Standing detached in mature landscaped gardens, this pet friendly, family property is ideally located with access to the sandy beach.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Derwent Apartment ref: SAY

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£482-£1214

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4 star rating
Guests enjoy use of 3-acre grounds and superb facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, gym and sunbed.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Dairy & The Stables at Drumlane - The Stables ref: UK5195

Laurieston, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£372-£774

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4 star rating
The Stables is perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding area, whether you want to hill walk, mountain bike or wander round beautiful gardens.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Fairview ref: UK5392

Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£658-£1526

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4 star rating
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Just 100 yards from the beach and Solway coastline, Fairview offers spacious accommodation for up to eight guests, and your dog can come too!
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Lochenkit Farmhouse ref: SNNF

Corsock, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£525-£1359

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4 star rating
This charming, pet friendly, detached, family farmhouse is situated on a private estate and working farm, and boasts stunning countryside views.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Esk Apartment ref: SAW

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£418-£996

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4 star rating
With an outdoor children’s play area and superb indoor and outdoor facilities, all the family are sure to be kept entertained.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sanderling ref: SYYU

Port o’Warren, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£491-£1207

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4 star rating
Just yards from the beach, this character property is 25 minutes from Dumfries and lies in the vacinity of the Galloway Forest Park.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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