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.

Low Isle House ref: W2086

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£303-£657

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Originally the customs house, this cosy cottage overlooks the harbour, bay and within feet of beach, with sea fishing available.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Portpatrick Holiday Homes - Jura ref: UK5774

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£821

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This terraced property is situated in a pretty harbour town, central for exploring the Rhins Peninsula, Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Dornock Brow Cottage ref: CC537161

Dornock near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

£380-£791

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Dating back to 1740 this lovely detached single storey cottage leads down to the Solway Firth
 
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Arden Cottage ref: CC537076

Twynholm by Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£344-£909

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Single storey cottage for 4/6 in Twynholm only 3 miles from Kirkcudbright
 
 
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    2
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    2
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Cedar Lodge ref: 31315

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

£628-£23038

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4 star rating
Families and friends will enjoy staying at this superb wooden lodge, ideal for exploring the Rhins Peninsula, Dumfries and Galloway, and Ayrshire.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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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.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Out of the World ref: 28404

Borgue, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£359-£1004

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From this beautiful retreat explore the Solway coast with many beaches and coves.
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    6
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Up Yonder ref: 27897

Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway

£520-£1146

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This beautiful cottage with distant sea views is ideal for exploring the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway hills.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Craigenrae ref: 24245

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£435-£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.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Dye Mill Cottage ref: CC537237

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

£257-£443

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3 star rating
Located on a country lane in the countryside, close to the market town of Moffat, this charming property is ideal for exploring this beautiful area.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Airyhemming - Kelbrook ref: UK5737

Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£619-£1352

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Ideal for nature lovers - take a walk through the surrounding countryside or visit the RSPB Mull of Galloway nature reserve.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Eastpark Farmhouse ref: UK5582

Caerlaverock, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£986-£2341

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3 star rating
This wonderful property is ideally located for exploring south west Scotland and offers enough room for all the family.
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    12
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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The Cottage ref: UK5468

Glenmidge, Auldgirth, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£334-£639

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4 star rating
With a wonderful countryside backdrop and abundant wildlife, this stone-built cottage is especially perfect for cyclists, being close to a number of 7stanes trails.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Dairy & The Stables at Drumlane - The Dairy ref: UK5194

Laurieston, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£414-£950

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4 star rating
Nestling in beautiful countryside yet near to the bustling town of Castle Douglas with a variety of shops and restaurants.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Rocky Knowe ref: CC537085

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£609-£878

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Spacious bungalow for 6 near Kippford and Dalbeattie enjoying superb views toward the Urr Estuary
 
 
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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