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.

Palmallet Cottage ref: CC537145

Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£304-£729

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Portpatrick Holiday Homes - Islay ref: UK5776

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£589-£1013

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Ideal for couples, families or groups of friends, this holiday property is perfectly located for town amenities yet within easy distance of the countryside.
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  • Bedrooms
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Lapstone Cottage ref: UK5528

Mouswald, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£326-£687

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3 star rating
A great base for outdoor enthusiasts, with walking, golf, horse riding and cycling all available within 7 miles from this bungalow.
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
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Stable Cottage ref: UUD

Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£341-£754

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4 star rating
A cosy retreat with open fire, in an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills.
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Glenlea Cottage ref: CC537244

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£621-£1870

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5 star rating
A luxurious property with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a delightful garden with pizza oven and hot tub!
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    10
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Seaview ref: 29024

Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

£437-£1198

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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.
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Diamonds Laggan ref: SZZD

Parton, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£1039-£1955

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An escape to rural bliss with stunning countryside to explore on and around the estate, the perfect getaway for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Solway View ref: W41032

Powfoot, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£303-£657

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4 star rating
This end terrace, pet friendly villa boasts superb views across the Solway Firth and there is an abundance of wildlife.
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Fairview ref: UK5392

Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£653-£1522

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4 star rating
Just 100 yards from the beach and Solway coastline, Fairview offers spacious accommodation for up to eight guests, and your dog can come too!
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  • Bedrooms
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Sherauchie ref: UK5622

Southerness, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£555-£1488

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4 star rating
A fabulous place to spend a family holiday with a large sandy beach 150 yards away and stunning views over the Solway Firth.
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  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bridgend Cottage East ref: CC537191

Caulkerbush near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£297-£604

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3 star rating
This period semi-detached property is situated in the heart of 7Stanes mountain biking country and is ideal for exploring.
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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Allanton Mill Cottage ref: CC537069

Auldgirth near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£279-£632

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4 star rating
Delightful, beautifully finished cottage with lovely views over burn and wooded valley
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    1
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Ballochrae ref: CC537182

Kirkcowan, Dumfries & Galloway

£384-£714

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A detached bungalow in a quiet location with pleasant countryside views.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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May’s Cottage ref: CC537039

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

£272-£584

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Charming end terraced cottage for 4/6 in the heart of Gatehouse of Fleet
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Riverside ref: UK5844

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£384-£775

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On the banks of the River Cree, this cottage is a great base from which to explore Galloway Forest and the Machars Peninsula.
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