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.

River View

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Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 3
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£279-£685

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Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£279-£685

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

Diamonds Laggan

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Parton, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£1045-£2049

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Parton, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£1045-£2049

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

Hangingshaw Farm Cottages - Partridge House

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Hangingshaw, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£385-£959

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Hangingshaw, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£385-£959

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

Maughold Cottage

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Low Killantrae, near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£0-£0

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Low Killantrae, near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

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

Barclye Cottage

4 star rating

Near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£405-£885

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Near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£405-£885

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

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

Albion House

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Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£915-£2759

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Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£915-£2759

Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 2

The Orangerie

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Bargrennan, near Glentrool, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£439-£1119

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Bargrennan, near Glentrool, Dumfries & Galloway

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£439-£1119

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

Out of the World

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Borgue, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
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£0-£964

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Borgue, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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

Creachan

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Port William, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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Port William, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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

Glenhoul Brae

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Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£745-£1529

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Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£745-£1529

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Barnhill Bothy

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Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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  • Number of Pets: 3

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£355-£579

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Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

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£355-£579

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

Shore Cottage

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Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean near Dalbeattie , Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£685-£1354

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Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean near Dalbeattie , Dumfries & Galloway

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£685-£1354

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

The Whins

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Float Bay by Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£305-£725

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Float Bay by Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£305-£725

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

Drumwall - Annabelle’s Den

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£459-£589

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£459-£589

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