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.

Kirsty Cottage

4 star rating

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£315-£645

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Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

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£315-£645

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

Lochenkit Farmhouse

4 star rating

Corsock, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£465-£1599

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Corsock, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£465-£1599

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Bengali

4 star rating

Ringford, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£489-£1395

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Ringford, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£489-£1395

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 2

Baltersan Farm - Brick Cottage No. 2

4 star rating

Baltersan, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£369-£835

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Baltersan, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£369-£835

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

Strathmaddie Farm Cottage

4 star rating

Palnure by Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£360-£945

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Palnure by Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£360-£945

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

Clauchan Farm - The Bothy

3 star rating

near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£295-£519

3 star rating
near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£295-£519

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

Smallholm Steading

4 star rating

Hightae, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£439-£449

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Hightae, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£439-£449

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 3

Knocktinkle

5 star rating

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£645-£1079

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£645-£1079

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

Riverside Cottage

4 star rating

Boreland, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£435-£965

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Boreland, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£435-£965

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

3 Castlebank

5 star rating

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£0-£0

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Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£0-£0

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

Carse Cottage

4 star rating

Twynholm by Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£346-£759

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Twynholm by Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£346-£759

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

Dornock Brow Cottage

4 star rating

Dornock near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£410-£839

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Dornock near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

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£410-£839

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

Garden Cottage

4 star rating

Carsluith, near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£631-£1139

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Carsluith, near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£631-£1139

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Whitecroft - Myrtle Cottage

4 star rating

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£345-£865

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Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£345-£865

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

Arbigland Farms - Powillimount Cottage

3 star rating

Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£591-£962

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Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£591-£962

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