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.

Gullieside Cottage

4 star rating

Kirkandrews, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£478-£1014

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Kirkandrews, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£478-£1014

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Rushcroft

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Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£296-£729

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Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway

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£296-£729

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Lintie Cottage

4 star rating

Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£294-£639

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Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£294-£639

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Drumwall - Beth’s Bothy

5 star rating

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£492-£23038

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£492-£23038

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Loft

3 star rating

Dumbretton Farm, Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£256-£529

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Dumbretton Farm, Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£256-£529

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Drumwall - Jack’s Hideaway

5 star rating

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£492-£23038

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£492-£23038

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Swallow Lodge

4 star rating

Bardennoch West, near Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£344-£765

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Bardennoch West, near Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

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£344-£765

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Ewes Schoolhouse

4 star rating

Near Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£484-£1255

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Near Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway

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£484-£1255

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 1

Mews Lane Cottage

4 star rating

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£494-£719

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Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£494-£719

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Skyview

0 star rating

Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£288-£669

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Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway

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£288-£669

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Drumwall - Fleet View

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£381-£23038

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£381-£23038

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 0

Culquhasen

3 star rating

Newton Stewart, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£468-£1369

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Newton Stewart, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£468-£1369

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Halliday Hill Cottage

3 star rating

Dalton near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£284-£629

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Dalton near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£284-£629

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Greenswangs House

5 star rating

Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£1848-£3548

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Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£1848-£3548

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0

Steading Cottage

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Creetown, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£424-£829

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Creetown, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£424-£829

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2