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Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland's south west is a hidden gem of tranquil countryside and uncrowded coastlines and has a natural beauty to match anywhere in the UK. It's perfect for exploring the abundant beauty of one of Scotland's most stunning locations where you'll find open landscapes, fantastic heritage, wonderful food and drink and a wealth of activities and attractions.

The 300 square miles that make up the Galloway Forest are a magnet for walkers and mountain bikers and consist of not only miles of forest but also heather clad moors, tranquil valleys and some 250 lochs; the ideal place for outdoor pursuits and great wildlife. In fact Dumfries and Galloway has four National Nature Reserves where you can see a wide variety of bird life, wildflowers and nature in its natural environments. These are stunningly beautiful open landscapes that help preserve our precious and threatened wild places.

Head for the coast if you're looking for quiet sandy beaches, here there are three National Scenic Locations extending from the Mull of Galloway towards Cumbria.

The region is steeped in history, for example Caerlaverock Castle's often turbulent history is reflected in its architecture, with a twin towered gatehouse, moat and battlements, which once made it an imposing sight for invaders but now serves to make it a fantastic family-friendly visitor attraction, with nature trail, children's adventure park and more.

Drumlanrig Castle is similarly impressive, offering late 17th century Renaissance architecture with the addition of 90,000 beautiful acres to explore in the surrounding area. If you fancy something a little more exotic then the Logan Botanic Garden is something of a warm weather oasis. Located on the south-western tip of Scotland, the region receives a Gulf Stream climate which allows the cultivation of many tropical and semi-tropical plants providing a fantastic day out for visitors.

If all that warm weather leaves you seeking refreshment get along to the intriguingly named Cream o' Galloway, a fantastic ice cream visitor centre, which is sure to delight the kids. If you have a sweet tooth then you could also include a visit to The CocoaBean Company chocolate factory and visitor centre!

Strong cultural heritage includes its connections with Robert Burns and the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries. This award-winning attraction chronicles the poet's life and is perfectly suited for an exploration of other attractions linked to one of Scotland's favourite sons.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Ideal touring base

Situated in Port William with views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway, these spacious semi-detached holiday cottages (refs 27144 and 27145) have been renovated to a very good standard and maintain many original features. The gardens, complete with animal sculptures, have direct access to the beach. Fine sandy beaches can be found at Second Sands and to the south of Monreith. Rock pools on the beach are a haven for children searching for sea creatures. On adjacent land otters and badgers are no strangers. Minke whales, turtles, seabirds, porpoise, seals and dolphins have been seen in the Bay. Explore the beautiful Galloway Hills or the Solway coastline. Visit the distillery at Bladnoch, or explore Wigtown. Cycling, horse riding, golf, sailing and diving available in the area. NB: Cottages can be linked to sleep up to 11 guests. Shop and pub 55 yards, restaurant in village.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with patio doors, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room/kitchen. Oak floor throughout.

Oil central heating included (£25per week October-March). Private patio.

Both properties: Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Burn and sea 25 yards.

WAS
NOW
£232-£762
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Old School Ref: 30631


This former school, attached to the owners’ home, is a 19th century, semi-detached, single-storey holiday property filled with character. It is ideally situated to explore Dumfries and Galloway, with its rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches, which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream. The area is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Machars peninsula and the Galloway Hills. Discover this peaceful region with its unspoilt countryside. Sandhead, Portpatrick, the Isle of Whithorn and the Mull of Galloway RSPB nature reserve, where thousands of seabirds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer, are within easy reach. With the 7 Stanes nearby, this is a cyclists paradise. There are many activities nearby, including shooting, fishing and golf. There are five 18-hole golf courses and four salmon rivers within easy reach. Stranraer is just a few minutes’ away, and offers a selection of shops and restaurants. Take a day trip to Ireland from Cairnryan, just 6 miles away. Pottery and painting classes may be available on request, with a renowned local artist on site. Beach 2 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. 3 double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared large enclosed lawned garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

WAS
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£292-£781
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Barn Ref: CC537056
Dumbretton Farm Cottages are a collection of three self catering holiday properties nestled within a 400 acre dairy and beef farm within this quiet back water of Dumbretton Farm, which is situated close to Annan. Each of the cottages is tastefully decorated and well furnished throughout and command beautiful countryside views towards Cumbria. The accommodation in The Barn is over two floors.  The owner also has an activity toys company and the play equipment is displayed in the adjoining garden for children to enjoy. For the entertainment of adults and older children there is the shared use of a games room with darts, table tennis, a pool table and a football table. Each cottage can be booked individually or together to accommodate up to 16 guests

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining
Lounge Area: With free view TV and DVD
Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: A family room with two double beds.
Bedroom 2: With double bed (access from one side only)
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Shared games room equipped with pool table, football table, table tennis and dart board. Shared play area with picnic tables and equipped with lots of activities for children. Outbuilding with shared use of tumble dryer. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared use of hot tub (seats 4) on request, at cost payable direct to owner.

WAS
NOW
£240-£395
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Enjoying a wonderful setting just yards from the sea, these four holiday properties (Lighthouse View - ref 27334, Beach View - ref 27335, The Garden Apartment - ref 27336 and Harbour View - ref 27337) are situated in the heart of the picturesque town of Portpatrick and offer an ideal base from which to explore. Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream and is surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills.
From the challenging uplands of the Galloway Hills to gentle seaside trails, rolling moors and dramatic cliff-top walks, the Southern Upland Way passing close by presents the ideal focus from which to enjoy the many and varied shorter walks within the region. The dramatic scenery is home to a rich company of flora and fauna, with many unusual species including pine martens, golden eagle, ospreys, red deer and red squirrels.
The area has many renowned gardens to visit including the Botanic Gardens in Port Logan. Wigtown, Scotland’s official ‘book town’ is also home to a charming gallery, excellent cafes and is located only a few miles from Bladnoch Distillery, where visitors can sample the local malt whisky. For fishermen, the area offers a wide variety of opportunities including sea fishing from Portpatrick and both trout and salmon fishing close by. Other country pursuits are available including shooting and riding. Golfers will feel equally at home in this area with Stranraer, Portpatick and Lagganmore golf courses within a 20-minute drive. Turnberry, with its world famous course is only 45 minutes away and also offers a spa, off-road driving, quad biking activities and restaurant facilities. For the active, there are numerous cycle routes set in stunning Forestry Commission surroundings and cycle hire is available at these centres. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

All on first floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 2 double (6ft zip and link) bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

Electric log-effect fire in living room included. Electric heaters and electricity included (£25per week October-March). Freeview TV. DVD. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared enclosed lawned garden. On road parking (2 cars).

All properties: Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Cycle store. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£493-£493
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
The Clamshell Ref: W42416

Quayside location

Located on the quayside, in the harbour village of the Isle of Whithorn just yards from the yacht moorings, these holiday apartments form part of the original fishermen’s warehouses and enjoy views over the harbour and sea. In the heart of Galloway they are ideally located to explore the breathtaking scenery and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the Galloway Hills, with their many lochs, burns and waterfalls, to the Solway coastline with sandy beaches, rocky coves and villages to explore. Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest local reserve in the UK. Internationally recognised numbers of pink-footed geese, greylag, many species of duck and wading birds visiting in autumn and winter. Visit the Interpretation Centre where you can view by video the Galloway ospreys during April to August. Visit the Whisky distillery at Bladnoch established in 1814 which offers a shop and guided tours, or meander around Wigtown with its gift shops, small gallery, plant nursery, book shops and cafés. Southern Scotland boasts a number of activities - from an afternoon with rod and reel, to a challenging 7 Stanes cycle track. Horse riding, golf, sailing, diving and walks are available in the area and with its mild climate and the influence of the Gulf Stream, Galloway has some of the most exotic gardens. Shops, pubs and restaurants 200 yards.

All on first floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Both properties: Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 10 yards from unfenced harbour.

WAS
NOW
£230-£533
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Helm’s Deep Ref: W41598

Shared indoor swimming pool

This Scandinavian style log cabin is surrounded by parkland and boasts beautiful views from the balconies of the loch and golf course. Just a short walk from one of the finest beaches along this unspoilt coast at Sandyhills Bay, this property offers a cosy holiday base. Enjoy the benefits of free use of an on-site indoor heated swimming pool and sauna, plus use of the site’s delightful bar and restaurant. Nearby activities include horse riding (on site), golf (16 courses within 20 miles), sailing, walking and mountain biking. Dumfries (20 miles), home to Robert Burns, is well worth visiting as is Castle Douglas. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant on site.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and patio doors/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin with two additional singles with beams and patio doors leading to 1 double with en-suite toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Four digital TVs (one with Netflix). Video and small library. Blu ray/DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden. Balconies. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor heated swimming pool. No smoking. NB. There is a lake in the grounds.

WAS
NOW
£277-£979
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Auchenhill Lodge Ref: CC537045
Nestled in an idyllic private woodland setting, Auchenhill Lodge offers a lovely relaxing retreat close to Kippford, often described as Scotland’s ’Riviera’. Locals refer to this area as ’The Golden Triangle’ - Colvend, Rockcliffe and Kippford - and frequent visitors understand why. The climate is temperate as Galloway is touched by the Gulf Stream with many golden, sandy, and often empty beaches to explore. For excellent views of the Rough Firth estuary, the Jubilee Path is highly recommended. This was named to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee and is the main path between Kippford and the equally charming village of Rockcliffe. There are wonderful views out to sea, and the path passes Mark of Mote, 1 100-foot high granite outcrop, with a Dark Age settlement on top. Rockcliffe and Sandyhills (with a beautiful sandy beach as its name implies!) are small Victorian bathing resorts close by. Kippford was once a smuggler’s haunt with a wealth of stories and legends to discover and is now a pretty sailing resort with quaint fisherman’s cottages. There is a low tide walk from the beach to Rough Island. Scotland’s only round tower house, Orchardton Tower, is a must to visit with its spiral staircase hidden within double walls leading to a parapet.
Please note: auchenhill Lodge is also available to let with the adjoining property Forest Lodge, for a combined family holiday.

Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, fully central heated and comprises:
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner: a lovely light and spacious room with French windows overlooking the woodland glade.
Lounge Area: With TV
Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, power and bed linen included. Cot and high chair available on request. Sorry no cats allowed at the property due to allergiesVery private location. Off road parking for 2 cars.

WAS
NOW
£285-£555
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Peace Ref: SKKM

Located in peaceful countryside and surrounded by the rolling Galloway Hills, these two adjoining byre holiday conversions provide an ideal base from which to explore this quiet Machars Peninsula with its rugged coastline and sandy beaches. Beautifully converted and furnished, they are set on an organic sheep and beef farm accessed by a well-maintained farm road and provide an ideal place to relax and unwind. Home to some of the most beautiful and exotic gardens, the area benefits from a temperate climate due to the gulf stream, and is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. With the beautiful Galloway Forest Park and seven stanes close by, this is a popular area for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Sea, river and loch fishing available in the surrounding area with sailing, watersports and golf in abundance. Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town and Whithorn’s historic dig and priory all nearby, while Newton Stewart has a good range of shops, pubs, eateries, cinema and swimming pool. There are also good tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. Shop 1 mile, pub 3 miles.

Living room with electric woodburner, wooden floor and French doors to large kitchen with wooden floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Courtyard and furniture
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Fenced stream in courtyard

WAS
NOW
£238-£669
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Tystie Cottage Ref: 28858

This charming terraced holiday cottage is ideally situated just 100 yards from the beautiful sandy beach of Sandhead, which stretches for more than a mile. Other local attractions include golf courses, Logan Botanic Gardens and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve, where thousands of sea birds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. The town of Stranraer offers a selection of shops and restaurants. Only a couple of miles further, Cairnryan is home to the ferries which make regular trips to Ireland for further sightseeing. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£215-£660
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
The Cottage Ref: SRRF


Situated in the charming village of Garlieston and only 200 yards from a sandy beach, this holiday cottage, one of a row, has many original features and provides an ideal base from which to explore the Solway coastline with rocky coves and picturesque villages. The cottage is full of history and oozes character. The owner is a member of Clan Hannay, and there are a number of features throughout the cottage reflecting that family connection, including tartan in the twin bedroom and local ancestor portraits in the dining room. The clan’s seat is at Sorbie Tower, which is nearby and well worth a visit.Other activities include fishing, sailing and golf. Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town, and Whithorn’s historic dig are nearby, while Newton Stewart has a good range of shops, a cinema and swimming pool. Shop and pub 250 yards.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with wood-burning stove and feature stone wall. Well-equipped kitchen. Sun room with door and steps down to garden. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors. First floor: Double bedroom with feature fireplace, wooden floor and sea views. Twin bedroom with sea views. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Full ‘Econ 7’ central heating (October-April £25per week)
  • High chair
  • Digital TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Roadside parking
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£294-£906
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Dornock Brow Cottage Ref: CC537161
This lovely detached single storey cottage dates back to 1740 and its natural garden adjoining the Solway estuary affords stunning views across to mighty Skiddaw and Blencathra. You can almost touch the coastline of Cumbria. What a superb base for exploring Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, Cumbria and the Lake District or further north. You could even arrange your marriage at the famous Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop and honeymoon in the cottage!

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises;
Kitchen/Sitting /Dining Area: This beautiful room has estuary views and is flooded with light from the many windows including the lantern sunroom which is the seating area with French doors leading to the garden. TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: With electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, larder fridge, freezer and microwave
Utility Room: With washing machine, larder fridge and freezer
Separate Sun Room
Bedroom 1: With king size bed
Bedroom 2: With double bed
Bedroom 3: With single bed with pull out truckle bed
Bedroom 4: With single bed
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin. Heated towel radiator
Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin. Heated towel radiator

All oil, electricity and bed linen iincluded.Large garden with trees and paved area. Off road parking for 3 cars. NB: Garden slopes down to the estuary.

WAS
NOW
£300-£630
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Spring Tide Ref: CC537142
Spring Tide is just the ticket for a cosy and very comfortable and relaxing base in which to discover this delightful corner of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland’s best kept secret! The master bedroom has its own private balcony with lovely sea views across Wigtown Bay. Just perfect for a romantic night cap, morning coffee and just planning your day. There are walks straight from the front door along the seashore and particularly enjoyable is the walk to Cruggleton Castle, skirting the grounds of Galloway House and stopping for a picnic on the pretty sandy beach at Rigg Bay. Strong walkers can continue on to the Isle of Whithorn, affectionately known as ’the isle’ to the locals. The annual calendar of events hosted by the county is overflowing with activities for everyone whatever their age. We have music festivals, arts and crafts and open studios, country fairs, mouth watering events for foodies, walking festivals and much, much more and all the venues have one thing in common; they are surrounded by the most dramatic scenery and over 200 miles of stunning coastline.

Ground Floor: Property has electric panel heaters and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
Lounge Area: With sky (entertainment extra package)TV, DVD, selection of DVDs and Wi-fi
Dining Area: With table and chairs; lovely views
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, larder fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and French door opening onto private balcony overlooking Wigtown Bay; en suite facilities with shoer enclosure, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All electricity and bed linen included. Wi-fi availableArea at rear with garden furniture and chiminea (enclosed by fence on one side) accessed via steps from the kitchen area. Access to front of property via ramp or stairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

WAS
NOW
£285-£555
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