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.

Drumbain - Little Willow

5 star rating

Near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£459-£685

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Near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£459-£685

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

Cressfield Villa

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Ecclefechan, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£439-£1165

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Ecclefechan, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£439-£1165

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

Summergate Cottage

4 star rating

Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£285-£715

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Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

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£285-£715

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

Braefield

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Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 15
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£725-£2415

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Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway

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£725-£2415

Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6 Pets: 2

Sand View

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Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£435-£959

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Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway

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£435-£959

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

The Dairy House

3 star rating

Kirkcolm near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£409-£799

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Kirkcolm near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£409-£799

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Pets: 0

Military Drive - No 7 Military Drive

4 star rating

Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£979-£2049

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Portpatrick, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£979-£2049

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 2

Perch Hall Cottage

4 star rating

Johnston Bridge, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£489-£1069

4 star rating
Johnston Bridge, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£489-£1069

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

Culmore Bridge Cottages - Rowan Cottage

4 star rating

Sandhead, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£540-£785

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Sandhead, Dumfries & Galloway

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£540-£785

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

Burnside

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Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£215-£525

3 star rating
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£215-£525

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

Rusko House

4 star rating

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£579-£1295

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Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£579-£1295

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 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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£479-£1319

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Ringford, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£479-£1319

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

Abbey Cottage

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New Abbey, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£339-£749

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New Abbey, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£339-£749

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

Maggie’s Den

4 star rating

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£435-£1159

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£435-£1159

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

Mains of Auchenfranco

4 star rating

Lochfoot near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£410-£839

4 star rating
Lochfoot near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£410-£839

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