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.

Annan House

4 star rating

Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£475-£1139

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Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£475-£1139

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

Newfield Cottage

4 star rating

Borgue, by Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£439-£815

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Borgue, by Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£439-£815

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

Ellenslea

3 star rating

Carsphairn near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£300-£460

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Carsphairn near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£300-£460

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

The Byre Cottage

4 star rating

Cannee, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£409-£855

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Cannee, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£409-£855

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

The White House

3 star rating

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£429-£1155

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Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£429-£1155

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

Tha Butchach

3 star rating

New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£309-£575

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New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£309-£575

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

Gardener’s Cottage

4 star rating

Palnure near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£495-£699

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Palnure near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£495-£699

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

Float Bay View, Sandhead

4 star rating

Float Bay by Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£409-£839

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Float Bay by Sandhead near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£409-£839

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

The Bungalow

4 star rating

Gatehouse of Fleet, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£505-£1005

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Gatehouse of Fleet, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£505-£1005

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

Hidden Hideaway at Low Glengyre

4 star rating

Ervie, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£715-£1455

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Ervie, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£715-£1455

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

Hillend Guest Cottage

3 star rating

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£299-£465

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Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

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£299-£465

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

Garlies Lodge

4 star rating

Gentrool, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£625-£1565

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Gentrool, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£625-£1565

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

Silver Dee

4 star rating

Crossmichael, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£639-£839

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Crossmichael, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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£639-£839

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

Helm’s Deep

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Sandyhills, near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£445-£1390

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Sandyhills, near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway

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£445-£1390

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Dalnigap

4 star rating

New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£489-£659

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New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£489-£659

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2