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.

Woodburn ref: CC537199

Lochanhead, Beeswing, Dumfries & Galloway

£527-£714

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4 star rating
Woodburn
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This modern lodge with hot tub sits on a quiet site next to Mabie Forest, offering world class mountain biking!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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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.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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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Crofts Cottages - Marwhin Cottage ref: SWWS

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£353-£1006

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4 star rating
Set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond, enjoy woodland walks and hillside trails and fishing on a nearby loch.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Kirkennan Mews ref: CC537229

Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£299-£679

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4 star rating
This property is set in a peaceful location, surrounded by 35 acres of grounds and backing onto the River Urr.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Barn ref: CC537235

near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£384-£805

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3 star rating
A semi-detached barn conversion within a larger complex of cottages situated on a working farm very close to Gatehouse of Fleet.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Glenrowan Bothy ref: W41520

Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway

£261-£558

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4 star rating
This romantic retreat for a couple is situated in the beautiful hills between Galloway Forest Park and the Southern Uplands.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

The Whins ref: CC537136

Float Bay by Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£323-£767

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4 star rating
Newly built detached bungalow enjoying pretty views over sea and countryside
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Church Hall ref: 30335

Kirkbean, near New Abbey, Dumfries & Galloway

£367-£982

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4 star rating
An ideal location from which to enjoy many outdoor pursuits, including mountain biking, golf and cycling.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
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Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - Bartaggart Farmhouse ref: W43993

Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£618-£1476

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4 star rating
A detached farmhouse, large enough to accommodate families and groups wishing to explore this beautiful rural area.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Arbigland Farm Cottages - Curlew Lodge ref: 31268

Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£399-£789

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4 star rating
Discover Dumfries & Galloway and the Solway Coast with beaches, spectacular scenery and wildlife.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Edenville ref: CC537249

Gatehouse of Fleet near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£421-£899

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4 star rating
Enjoying stunning views over Fleet Bay, this detached cottage lies just a short stroll from a choice of sandy beaches.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Cairnsmore Cottage ref: CC537269

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£407-£912

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5 star rating
Located in an elevated position, enjoy lovely countryside views from this Galloway cottage.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Auchenbrae Stables ref: CC537219

near Glenluce and Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£252-£551

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3 star rating
Within walking distance of the beach at Auchenmalg, this property is set in the ideal location for discovering Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT