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.

The Cottage

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Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£364-£1043

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Garlieston, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£364-£1043

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

Craigenrae

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Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£374-£1261

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Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£374-£1261

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 3

Maidenholm - Anvil

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Dalbeattie, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£264-£519

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Dalbeattie, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£264-£519

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

Ringanwhey Cottage

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Clarebrand, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£394-£785

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Clarebrand, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£394-£785

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

Muirhead Cottage

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Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£294-£859

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Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

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£294-£859

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

5 Tannery Brae

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£294-£459

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£294-£459

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

Harbour View

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Port William, Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£419-£589

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Port William, Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway

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£419-£589

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

The Coachhouse

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Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£448-£1289

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Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£448-£1289

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

Fairview

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Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£554-£1539

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Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£554-£1539

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

Blaeberry Cottage

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Near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£444-£1005

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Near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£444-£1005

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

Cogsfoot Cottage

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Crawick, near Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£471-£1249

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Crawick, near Sanquhar, Dumfries & Galloway

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£471-£1249

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Glenhowl Lodge

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Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£408-£1014

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Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£408-£1014

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

Woodbank

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Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£444-£929

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Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£444-£929

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Low Isle House

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Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£303-£657

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Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway

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£303-£657

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

Camplebridge Steadings

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Thornhill near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£474-£999

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Thornhill near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£474-£999

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