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.

Airyhemming Farm ref: CC537213

Glenluce near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£683-£1836

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4 star rating
Airyhemming Farm
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A large, detached farmhouse with open views of the countryside. Hot tub in the garden and private fishing available on the nearby river.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    SAT

The Duchy ref: CC537262

near Borgue and Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£514-£1195

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5 star rating
A wing of a grand property with a private hot tub, two wood burners and TVs in all the bedrooms.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Squirrels’ Chase ref: CC537144

Barend Holiday Village, Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway

£459-£934

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3 star rating
Spacious detached lodge at the beautiful Barend Holiday Village where a stunning beach is virtually on the door step
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Halliday Hill Cottage ref: CC537009

Dalton near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

£276-£564

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3 star rating
With an open fire in the lounge and glorious uninterrupted views, this spacious property is a cosy choice regardless of the season.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Castle Creavie Steading ref: CC537214

Dundrennan near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

£489-£701

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3 star rating
Located just four miles away from Kirkcudbright, this holiday property is ideally located for discovering the wonderful countryside of this area.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Beuchan Cottage ref: CC537141

Keir Mill, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

£329-£519

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3 star rating
Detached cottage for 4 enjoying lovley rural views in this stunning part of South West Scotland
 
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hill View ref: 25874

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£389-£658

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4 star rating
A great base for all the family, offering magnificent scenery, beautiful beaches and watersports. 7 Stanes close by.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Craigenrae ref: 24245

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£422-£1061

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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
    SAT

Woodbank ref: CC537132

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

£429-£874

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4 star rating
Detached property with a lovely garden leading down to the River Cree near Newton Stewart
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Stable Cottage ref: CC537217

Crocketford near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£414-£881

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4 star rating
Located in the lovely village of Crocketford, this holiday property is close to Dumfries, Castle Douglas and many other wonderful locations.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Caerlaverock Cottages - Keepers Cottage ref: 31312

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

£350-£960

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4 star rating
This traditional cottage is surrounded by outstanding countryside with views over towards the Solway Firth.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Spoutwells - The Bullpen ref: UK5288

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

£363-£719

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5 star rating
This well-presented barn conversion provides an idyllic and romantic setting for couples looking to explore this beautiful location - with a spectacular base to retreat back to at night.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Craigadam Lodge ref: 29820

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£445-£1089

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4 star rating
With many beaches and forest trails to explore, this is a great holiday base for walkers and cyclists.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SA

The Old Orchard ref: UK5484

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

£416-£1039

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4 star rating
Spacious, semi-detached, two-storey town house offering the perfect home from home, and ideally situated for exploring this beautiful corner of Scotland.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Barn ref: W44192

Barnbarroch, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

£444-£802

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4 star rating
The Barn lies in the heart of 7Stanes mountain biking country in the beautiful Dalbeattie Forest.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI