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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Newburn House Ref: SHHW

This substantial Georgian town house, renovated to a high standard, is the end property in a row and is situated in the charming village of Glenluce, with many local shops, pubs and eateries. Beautiful scenic walks can start from the doorstep and lead along the stream and through the glen behind the holiday property, on to the historic remains of Glenluce Abbey, or further down the banks of the Water of Luce to the sands of Luce Bay. This area of Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf stream and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway hills. Just to discover this peaceful region with its unspoilt countryside and virtually traffic-free roads is a pleasure itself. There are many beautiful gardens to explore, including the world renowned Logan Botanical Gardens, which is a paradise to behold. It boasts many pretty little ports like Sandhead, Portpatrick and the Isle of Whithorn and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve, where thousands of seabirds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. Walking is a delight - whether clifftop, beaches, hills, forest or even one of the towns close by. The Southern Upland Way passes close by. A cyclist’s paradise with the 7 stanes within easy reach. If fishing, shooting or golf is your interest, there are many facilities nearby, including five 18-hole golf courses and four salmon rivers. The town of Stranraer, only 20 minutes away offers a selection of shops and restaurants and is home to Stena Line Ferry making a day trip to Ireland possible. Shops and pub 20 yards.

Living room with open fire in original cast iron fireplace. Large kitchen with patio doors. Sitting room with electric coal-effect fire and TV. Double bedroom. Fully tiled shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, two with 5ft bed, one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Second floor: Two twin bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings. Fully tiled bathroom with bidet and toilet.

  • Open fire, initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electric coal-effect fire included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Two satellite TVs
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Roadside parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities (steps in garden)
  • NB: 8 steps to garden

WAS
NOW
£434-£1499
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Townhead Mill Ref: W40646

Spectacular views

Nestled in the hills, this restored 18th century watermill enjoys superb panoramic views of the Nith Valley. Originally a a silver fox ranch, this property offers first class accommodation for parties of up to 8, and retains many original features including the water wheel. A large games room, including a pool table and table tennis facilities, provides on-site entertainment whilst the local golf club attracts the more energetic holidaymaker. Fishing facilities are available in surrounding lochs and the River Nith, whilst it is an extremeley popular location for walking amd cycling enthusiasts. Visit Drumlanrig Castle and Gardens, Ellisland Farm, the farmhouse built by Robert Burns containing many exhibits, or simply stroll into Thornhill village (2.5 miles). Shop, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.

Ground floor: Games room with twin beds and patio doors. First floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, both with additional single, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Balcony. Portable barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Games room with pool table. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Water feature in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£221-£950
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
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.

Steps to entrance. All on lower ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Electric log-effect fire in living room included. Electric heaters and electricity included (£20per week October-March). Freeview TV. DVD. Washing machine. 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
£351-£351
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
£270-£555
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Green Lodge Ref: 30113


This serene holiday lodge is perfectly placed just a short stroll from the lovely sandy beach at Sandyhills. After a day exploring this scenic area, guests will find delight in watching the badgers from this very comfortable lodge. This is a very tranquil and unspoilt county set on this warm south west coast. There is so much to do here that no two days will be the same. Take a drive to the Cream o’ Galloway and indulge in the best ice cream ever! Or visit the chocolate factory which serves hot chocolate to die for! Around and about, Threave Castle is well worth a visit, not to mention the excitement of ringing a bell for the custodian to row you across the water! Kirkcudbright is a picturesque town retaining a serene and unspoilt beauty with prettily painted houses and busy fishing boats bobbing about in the harbour. The summer activities here include the colourful jazz festival, the entertaining Scottish nights and the floodlit tattoo and fireworks display. With the UK’s largest forest park, the first Dark Sky Park, 200 miles of beautiful coastline, castles galore and some of the best mountain biking, what are you waiting for! Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Pet free of charge. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£233-£831
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3

Tucked away at the head of a small glen above the River Esk, surrounded by the Border Hills, this spacious holiday cottage stands within an acre of a mature wall garden. Furnished and equipped with convenience in mind, it also benefits from many character features. Ideally located to explore Dumfries and Galloway and Scotland’s Border country - a land of peace and tranquillity, steeped in history, with imposing castles, abbeys, stately mansions and dramatic ruins. Picturesque towns and villages are set in a landscape of rolling hills, wild moorland and meandering rivers. Ramble the moors and hills, discover the coastline, fish the rivers and lochans, ride the bridleways, play the fairways or take a mountain bike challenge. Visit the museums, telling the unique story of the Borderland, and the workshops and galleries which produce traditional and contemporary designs in glass, textiles, pottery and precious metals. The cities of Edinburgh and Carlisle and cosmopolitan Glasgow are easily reached within an hour. Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills. There are many gardens to explore, including Logan Botanical Gardens, as well as the gardens at Alnwick Castle, Kailzie and Dawyck. There are also magnificent stately homes such as Abbotsford, Floors Castle, Mellerstain and Manderston. Walking is a delight - whether clifftop, beaches, hills, forest or even one of the towns close by. Mountain biking and walking routes, riding, fishing, bird watching are within easy reach. Canonbie 6 miles. Shops 4 miles.

Book-lined living room with feature fireplace (ornamental only) and rugs on wooden floor. Large farmhouse-style kitchen with Lacanche cooker, slate floor, large dining area, French door to patio. Boot room with drying facilities. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Oak open-tread stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms; two doubles, one with basin and Z-bed (for +1), one with futon bed (for +1 child), one single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Full gas central heating included (October - April £25 per week)
  • Electricity and bed linen included
  • Three digital TVs (one with surround sound)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Digital piano
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Broadband connection
  • Telephone–incoming and emergency calls
  • Furnished enclosed garden
  • Paved sitting/dining area
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

WAS
NOW
£432-£1405
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Rowan Ref: 17805

What ever you are looking for in a holiday, staying in this comfortable lodge will give you an excellent base from which to explore the varied Solway Coast and surrounding countryside. There is fishing on site, a riding centre and golf course close by. Rockliffe is a picturesque village with good walks along the coastline. Sandyhills beach, 5 minutes walk away to stroll along or build sandcastles. Dumfries, 20 miles, offers shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and Camera Obscura. Shop 2 miles, bar/restaurant 300 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin (one 2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared parkland. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is an unfenced loch in the shared parkland.

WAS
NOW
£243-£882
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Park Cottage Ref: 29716


Situated within 600 acres of the Fleet Oak Woods, this spacious, semi-detached holiday cottage, with woodland walks direct from the door, offers a peaceful retreat from which to explore the Solway Coast, with its many sandy beaches and rocky coves. Situated within the grounds of the Cally Palace Hotel, guests have free access to the hotels facilities, including the swimming pool and gym, tennis court, putting green and croquet lawn. Golf is available at a discounted rate. It is within walking distance of the former Burgh of Gatehouse of Fleet, with shops, cafés and restaurants. The town also boasts the Mill on the Fleet, an exhibition of historical arts and skills. There is great walking throughout the area, with the Galloway Forest Park having marked cycle paths and walks, bird and wildlife to enjoy. Also available throughout the area are fishing, golfing and watersports. Kirkcudbright, the artist’s town, offers boat trips and many art and craft shops, as well as Castle Douglas, Scotland’s food town, with many specialist shops close by. Cardoness Castle and the Cally Gardens, with an unusual variety of plants, are well worth a visit. Cream of Galloway for adventure playgrounds, family entertainment and of course, ice cream. Beach 3 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Second living room. Kitchen. Games room. 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional folding single and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living/dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. Stereo/CD. Playstation 2 and Xbox on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Two fridge/freezers. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Shared 150-acre natural grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared, heated, indoor swimming pool (15 x 6m, depth 1m to 1.5m) with changing facilities, shower facilities and Jacuzzi section, open 7:30am-8pm every day. Games room with snooker/pool table. Shared tennis court. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake and stream in grounds, 600 yards.

WAS
NOW
£642-£1379
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Rigfoot Cottage Ref: W41100

Panoramic views

This secluded detached cottage is set in the beautiful Ewes Valley, on a working farm. Surrounded by 2000 acres of open hill and moorland stocked with Aberdeen Angus cattle and Scottish Blackface sheep. Boasting panoramic views, it is ideal for families and couples. For walkers, there are many local paths with an abundance of wildlife to be seen. Langholm is just 5.5 miles with shops, restaurants and pubs, a golf course and sports centre. Gretna Green with its designer outlet park, Carlisle and Hawick are all close by, with the picturesque Solway Coast with sandy beaches within easy reach. Edinburgh and the Lake District also accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Sun room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden, patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring.

WAS
NOW
£197-£470
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Mountain Cross Ref: ULJ

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 3 miles from sandy beaches, this spacious and comfortable detached house is set in an acre of secluded, gently sloping gardens. The area offers sailing, swimming, fishing, golf, tennis, riding, bird-watching, historical sites and many forest and woodland walks. The house is well-positioned for visits to the ‘artistic’ town of Kirkcudbright, the market town of Castle Douglas and the scenic Galloway Forest Park, Isle of Whithorn and Mull of Galloway. Shops and pub ½ mile.

One step to entrance porch. Living room with open fire and French doors to sun room. Dining room with parquet floor. Modern fitted kitchen with walk-in larder. Double bedroom with large en-suite shower room and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet. Open tread staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Radiant fires included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • One-acre garden with sitting-out area
  • Carport/parking
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Garden is sloping

WAS
NOW
£375-£1249
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

This beautifully renovated holiday cottage, attached to the owners’ house, is located in a secluded close in the heart of Kirkcudbright’s historic conservation area, and offers a peaceful retreat, whilst allowing access to all amenities. The cottage is only yards from the impressive ruins of Maclellans Castle. There are many festivals including Scottish Nights, a medieval fair and a spectacular tattoo. Kirkcudbright sits on the edge of the Galloway Hills on the estuary of the River Dee and offers fishing, cycling and golf. Threave Garden and Estate NT is to be a popular attraction. Dumfries (25 miles) and Castle Douglas (8 miles). Swimming pool 400 yards. Shop and pub 300 yards.

Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, door to garden, and en-suite shower room with toilet. Fully tiled shower room with toilet. First floor: Modern open-plan living room with gas ‘living -flame’ fire, kitchen area and open views over landscaped gardens and woodland.

  • Gas ‘living-flame’ fire included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Full gas central heating included (Winter £20per week)
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Roadside parking 20 yards
  • Secure cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£350-£711
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Glenbank Ref: 27466

Surrounded by countryside, close to Moniaive, this detached holiday cottage sits approximately 100 yards from River Cairn, renowned for salmon and trout fishing (permits available), and makes an ideal retreat for walkers and cyclists. Close to Galloway Forest and the Southern Upland Way, this is an ideal retreat for walkers and cyclists. Nearby attractions include Morton and Sanquhar Castle, Robert Burns House, Drumlanrig Castle, Newton Stewart, Castle Douglas and Loch Ken. Golf courses are close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Second living room with double sofa bed. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (£25per week October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine (in outbuilding). Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Pets to be kept on lead, sheep country. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£211-£689
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