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.

Tystie Cottage ref: 28858

Sandhead, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£313-£773

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4 star rating
Tystie Cottage
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From this charming cottage discover the beach just 100 yards away or for further sightseeing catch a ferry to Ireland.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Rowallan ref: UK5056

Bladnoch, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£546-£1592

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3 star rating
With original features and spacious accommodation, this holiday property sits in a beautiful area with the local pub within walking distance, and a host of outdoor pursuits and attractions nearby.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Manse Cottage ref: UK5316

Sandhead, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£229-£524

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0 star rating
Enjoy a peaceful holiday at Manse Cottage, with its rural setting and cosy open fire, perfect for relaxing in front of after a busy day exploring.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Maltings ref: UK5373

Lochans, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£651-£1492

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4 star rating
With plenty of space for all the family, and your beloved four-legged friend, The Maltings is located in the picturesque Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Seagull Cottage ref: UK5669

Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£344-£675

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3 star rating
You will be left feeling refreshed and recharged after an invigorating break away in this lovely cottage, exploring the stunning surrounding natural landscapes.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Spinney Cottage ref: CC537172

Garlieston, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£709

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0 star rating
Delightful end-terraced single storey cottage in Garlieston.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Seaview Cottage ref: 26579

Port William, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£328-£856

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3 star rating
A peaceful retreat on a glorious coastline. Relax in front of the cosy woodburner and enjoy the views after a day exploring.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Portside Cottage ref: CC537137

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£709

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3 star rating
Terraced cottage for 5 situated in the heart of the pretty coastal village of Portpatrick
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Arbigland Farm Cottages - Lapwing Lodge ref: 31266

Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£437-£23038

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4 star rating
This pet-friendly holiday property is suitable for a small family who wish to be based near the seashore and the countryside.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cleughbrae Cottage ref: 29447

Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£406-£960

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4 star rating
Located on the Southern Upland Way, this holiday cottage boasts stunning views over open countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Hillcroft ref: CC537098

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£430-£740

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4 star rating
Detached bungalow for six with a raised balcony affording stunning views of Portpatrick and to the sea.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Craigenrae ref: 24245

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£446-£1217

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4 star rating
Standing alone in spectacular countryside, just perfect for a truly relaxing break, yet within easy reach to entertainment.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Seaview ref: 29024

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£437-£1142

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4 star rating
This stunning property, with unparalleled views over the sea and harbour, is perfectly located to explore the beauty of southern Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Lynwood ref: W8256

Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£288-£657

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3 star rating
Explore the Whithorn Peninsula, spectacular coastline and sandy beaches from this pet friendly, detached, family holiday bungalow in a pretty village.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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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
  • Changeover
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