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.

Winloma ref: W42534

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

£347-£815

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4 star rating
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This semi-detached cottage is situated just yards from the sea with stunning views, ideal for exploring the breathtaking scenery.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Lochryan View ref: 23995

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£283-£637

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4 star rating
An ideal location for walkers. Discover several beaches close by or visit Agnew Park, which children will love.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Arkland Mill ref: STTZ

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£379-£1117

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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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The Cottage ref: SRRF

Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£368-£1039

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4 star rating
Just yards from sandy beach, an ideal base to explore the Solway coastline with rocky coves and picturesque villages.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Squirrel Cottage ref: CC537188

Palnure near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£469-£678

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3 star rating
A rural, detached cottage within the historic grounds of the Bargaly Estate.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Craigslave Cottage ref: CC537223

near Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£288-£316

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3 star rating
A rural, detached bungalow with wood burner and lawned garden, just two miles from a beach and the historic harbour village of Portpatrick.
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Riverside ref: 25875

Brydekirk, Annon, Dumfries & Galloway

£351-£934

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4 star rating
From this spacious , ground floor property explore the quaint villages and sandy beaches, or travel a little further to Edinburgh.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Old Sunday School ref: SEEO

Buittle, Castle Douglas., Dumfries & Galloway

£459-£767

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4 star rating
A great base for discovering Dumfries and Galloway with beautiful beaches, coastal, hill and woodland walks. Cycling and riding nearby.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Riverside Cottage ref: UK5436

Boreland, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£348-£902

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4 star rating
If you love walking, cycling or just getting out and about in the fresh air, then this cottage is in the perfect location for you.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Culquhasen ref: UK5413

Newton Stewart, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£487-£1270

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3 star rating
The whole family, including your beloved dog, can enjoy discovering this beautiful area of Dumfries and Galloway during your getaway in Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Peace ref: SKKM

Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£297-£763

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4 star rating
Surrounded by the rolling Galloway Hills, this beautifully converted byre situated on the Machars Peninsula warmed by the Gulf Stream.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cottfield House ref: CC537228

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£600-£1888

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4 star rating
A large, detached bungalow with views towards the harbour at Stranraer. The spacious, enclosed garden and second lounge make it great for families with children.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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    FRI

Harbour Side View ref: CC537180

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£414-£874

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0 star rating
Second floor apartment overlooking the stunning rocky Irish Channel towards the Antrim coastline
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Barley Cottage ref: CC537157

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£339-£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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Rose Cottage ref: RCHN116

Gelston, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£430-£1190

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3 star rating
Traditional cottage with sun room and open fire, bordering stream and waterfall, Loch Ken for water sports and fishing nearby.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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