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.

Drumwall - Annabelle’s Den

5 star rating

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 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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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

Beachcomber Lodge

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Southerness, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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£475-£1055

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Southerness, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£475-£1055

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

The Hen Hoose

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Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
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£235-£519

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Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£235-£519

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River Cottage

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Bladnoch near Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£339-£835

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Bladnoch near Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway

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£339-£835

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

Glendower Apartment

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Kippford, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£345-£639

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Kippford, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£345-£639

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Lilac Cottage

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Moniaive, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£325-£619

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Moniaive, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

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£325-£619

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Cordorcan Cottages - Wee Cordorcan

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Wood of Cree, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£355-£625

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Wood of Cree, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£355-£625

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

Drumwall - Jack’s Hideaway

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£505-£708

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Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£505-£708

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Grey Craig

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Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£612-£742

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Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

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£612-£742

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

Changue Farmhouse

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near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£1029-£3045

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near Port William, Dumfries & Galloway

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£1029-£3045

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5 Pets: 1

Burnbank

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Kirkgunzeon, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£329-£915

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Kirkgunzeon, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£329-£915

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

Ramerish Retreat

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Laurieston, near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£689-£1199

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Laurieston, near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£689-£1199

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Mains of Auchenfranco

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Lochfoot near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£390-£810

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Lochfoot near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£390-£810

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

Samian Place

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Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 1
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£295-£420

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Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries & Galloway

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£295-£420

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