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.

Ardmhor ref: UK5041

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£852-£2186

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4 star rating
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This detached holiday is surrounded by large walled gardens and is an ideal touring base for extended families or groups of friends.
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    12
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
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    3
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Strathannan, Oakriggside ref: CC537114

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£559

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4 star rating
Lovely traditional stone cottage nestled in a quiet lane yet only 2 miles from the 19th century town of Moffat
 
 
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    5
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Rhonepark Steading ref: CC537264

Crossmichael near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£376-£945

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3 star rating
Plenty of outdoor activities are available from this delightful, single storey cottage, which enjoys a cosy open fire and an enclosed lawned garden.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Old Tannery Cottage ref: CC537212

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£253-£617

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3 star rating
Centrally located in Newton Stewart, this property is located in a tranquil setting, sitting between a river and a woodland bank.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Killantrae Burn Cottages - Killantrae Burn B ref: 27145

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£367-£987

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4 star rating
Light and airy cottage with upstairs lounge, ideal for wildlife watching from the picture windows, Galloway Hills are close by.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Crofts Cottages - Marwhin House ref: SWWR

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£346-£1092

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4 star rating
Surrounded by the Galloway Hills, this detached, pet friendly property has dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Balcary Mews Cottage ref: CC537190

Auchencairn, Dumfries & Galloway

£454-£773

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4 star rating
A rural cottage just 50 metres from Balcary Bay with both sea and countryside views.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Camelia Cottage ref: CC537221

Glencaple near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£329-£635

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3 star rating
Beautifully presented and enjoying an enclosed garden, this detached cottage is close a network of outdoor activities and lies a short stroll from shops, pub and a restaurant.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Kincairn ref: CC537129

Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£564

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3 star rating
Lovely bungalow overlooking a beautiful stretch of un-spoilt sandy beach fringing Luce Bay
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ash Lodge ref: B5898

Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway

£349-£883

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3 star rating
Family lodge with balconies overlooking loch and close to unspoilt beach, with heated swimming pool and pony trekking on site.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Caerlaverock Cottages - Keepers Cottage ref: 31312

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£350-£1008

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4 star rating
This traditional cottage is surrounded by outstanding countryside with views over towards the Solway Firth.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Maughold Cottage ref: UK5632

Low Killantrae, near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£382-£714

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Peace and tranquillity awaits - with stunning coastal views, this property is an ideal choice for a relaxing, romantic break.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Castle Creavie Steading ref: CC537214

Dundrennan near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£701

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3 star rating
Located just four miles away from Kirkcudbright, this holiday property is ideally located for discovering the wonderful countryside of this area.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cree House ref: SAZ

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£477-£1342

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4 star rating
Explore the Dumfries and Galloway area, 13 miles from the town of Dumfries, and a few miles from the sandy shore.
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    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Urquhart’s Cottage ref: UK5467

Eaglesfield, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£239-£240

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3 star rating
A single-storey property ideally suited to a couple, just a few minutes from the motorway giving easy access to Scotland and the Borders.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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