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.

Muirhead Cottage

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Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£335-£885

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Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

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£335-£885

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

Bengali

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Ringford, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£425-£1215

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Ringford, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

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£425-£1215

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

Riverside Cottage

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Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
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£365-£825

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Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£365-£825

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

Cordorcan Cottages - Wee Cordorcan

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Wood of Cree, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£325-£635

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Wood of Cree, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£325-£635

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

Clauchan Farm - The Bothy

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near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£285-£445

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near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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£285-£445

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

Seascape and Sea Rise Cottages - Sea Rise

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Southerness, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£609-£1569

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Southerness, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£609-£1569

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

Gullsway

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Glencaple, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 9
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£535-£1509

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Glencaple, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£535-£1509

Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

The Potting Shed

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Leswalt, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£355-£885

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Leswalt, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

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£355-£885

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

Tackroom Cottage

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Palnure, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£359-£705

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Palnure, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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£359-£705

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

Scaurbrae Cottage

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Speddoch near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£355-£715

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Speddoch near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£355-£715

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

Halliday Hill Cottage

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Dalton near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£355-£630

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Dalton near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£355-£630

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 1

Smallholm Steading

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Hightae, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£429-£839

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Hightae, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£429-£839

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

Arbigland Farms - West Lodge

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Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£497-£968

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Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£497-£968

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

Grahamsfield Cottage

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Ecclefechan near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£325-£575

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Ecclefechan near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway

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£325-£575

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

Caerlaverock Cottages - Fisherman Cottage

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Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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

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£305-£895

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Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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£305-£895

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