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.

Woodhall

3 star rating

East Riggs, near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£319-£699

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East Riggs, near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

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£319-£699

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Bengali

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Ringford, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£465-£1215

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Ringford, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£465-£1215

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

Airyhemming Dairy

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Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£455-£945

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Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£455-£945

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

Craigcaffie Tower

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Innermessan, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£835-£1579

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Innermessan, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£835-£1579

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

Lapstone Cottage

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Mouswald, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£345-£599

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Mouswald, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£345-£599

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 3

Ballochrae

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Kirkcowan, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£530-£730

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Kirkcowan, Dumfries & Galloway

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£530-£730

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

Edenville

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Gatehouse of Fleet near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£429-£935

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Gatehouse of Fleet near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£429-£935

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

Mews Lane Cottage

4 star rating

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£495-£695

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Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£495-£695

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

5 Tannery Brae

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£309-£479

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£309-£479

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

The Coachhouse

4 star rating

Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£0-£0

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Glenluce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

The Apartment at Holmpark

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Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£399-£715

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Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

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£399-£715

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

Dye Mill Cottage

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Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£255-£459

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Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

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£255-£459

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

Spoutwells - The Bullpen

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Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£369-£745

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Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£369-£745

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 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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£679-£1539

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Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£679-£1539

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

Mill Street

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Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£389-£819

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Drummore, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£389-£819

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