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Dumfries and Galloway

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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  • Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
    Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway×
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    Barncrosh - The Barn

    Barncrosh - The Barn

    Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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    Ref: UK5553
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This terraced, single storey holiday property is ideal for one guest holidaying alone, with much to keep you occupied.
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    Barncrosh nestles in the rolling Galloway Hills and is the gateway to Galloway where the very best of Scotland’s countryside is on your doorstep, from fine forests and lochs, to sandy beaches and a spectacular coastline. There are 110 acres of natural grounds and woodland for you to enjoy; red kites have made their nests on site, and guests should be able to see them everyday. There are also deers and some free roaming llamas.
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    Barncrosh - Screel
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    Barncrosh - The Bullpen
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    Barncrosh - The Byre
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    Barncrosh - The Calf House
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    Barncrosh - The Corn Mill
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    Barncrosh - The Dovecote
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    Barncrosh - The Farmhouse
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    Barncrosh - The Granary
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    Barncrosh - The Loft
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    Barncrosh - The Stable
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    Barncrosh - The Dairy House
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  • Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
    Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway×
    Newly Listed
    Barncrosh - The Loft

    Barncrosh - The Loft

    Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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    Ref: UK5562
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This terraced barn conversion is ideal for holidaymakers travelling alone and offers the perfect touring base.
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    Barncrosh nestles in the rolling Galloway Hills and is the gateway to Galloway where the very best of Scotland’s countryside is on your doorstep, from fine forests and lochs, to sandy beaches and a spectacular coastline. There are 110 acres of natural grounds and woodland for you to enjoy; red kites have made their nests on site, and guests should be able to see them everyday. There are also deers and some free roaming llamas.
    Gardens here are special, with gems such as nearby...
    Barncrosh - Screel
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    Barncrosh - The Barn
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    Barncrosh - The Bullpen
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    Barncrosh - The Byre
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    Barncrosh - The Calf House
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    Barncrosh - The Corn Mill
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    Barncrosh - The Dovecote
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    Barncrosh - The Farmhouse
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    Barncrosh - The Granary
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    Barncrosh - The Stable
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    Barncrosh - The Dairy House
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  • Kippford, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
    Kippford, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway×
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    Glendower Apartment

    Glendower Apartment

    Kippford, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5486
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    This fabulous coastal apartment offers the perfect base for a romantic Scottish getaway, boasting picture postcard views over the estuary.
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    This beautiful cosy apartment is set above a charming tearoom in the heart of Kippford, within the renowned Galloway Riviera, where you can wake up to beautiful views across the estuary and hills beyond. Glendower Apartment is the perfect bolthole for couples in the heart of a scenic village popular with yachtsmen. With its white coated buildings the village is extremely charming and attracts visitors throughout the year. With two pubs serving meals, a tearoom with a reputation for...
  • Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Granary

    Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: SPPC
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, on the edge of moors and woodland, with sandy beaches and lovely gardens nearby. Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, on the edge of moors and woodland, with sandy beaches and lovely gardens nearby.
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    Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, these three detached properties are presented to the highest standards. They are located in remote settings on the edge of the moors with delightful woodland walks and hillside trails up into forests. It is an area hugely popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes cycling trail is also close by. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore and many lovely gardens nearby as well for those seeking...

    The Glen Farmhouse
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  • Twynholm, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
    Twynholm, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Shieling Apartment at Trostrie Cottage

    Twynholm, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537173
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    Cosy apartment for 2 surrounded by open farmland yet only 6 miles from Kirkcudbright
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    This cosy hideaway is just a perfect spot for exploring this secret corner of Scotland. Parts of the apartment date back to the mid 1700’s. The unique and special experiences on offer here in Galloway can be sampled almost from the doorstep. Frequent visitors to the apartment’s grounds are deer and red kites. The views are extensive; Screel and Bengairn and over to the Cumbrian Fells distinguished by the peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra. The local town of Kirkcudbright is a...
  • By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Dalskairth Mews

    By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: SAAB
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A romantic retreat for couples, this stylishly furnished property enjoys views towards the Mabie Forest and the surrounding countryside. A romantic retreat for couples, this stylishly furnished property enjoys views towards the Mabie Forest and the surrounding countryside.
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    This stunning detached converted mews is stylishly furnished and, with a small raised garden decking, is well appointed to enjoy the views towards the Mabie Forest and surrounding countryside. Within the Mabie Forest, which overlooks the Solway Firth and Dumfries (3 miles), excellent marked walks for all abilities can be enjoyed, as well as great mountain bike trails. The property is situated next to Towerwood golf driving range where professional tuition is available. Within Dumfries -...

  • Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Stable Cottage

    Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UUD
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    A cosy retreat with open fire, in an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills. A cosy retreat with open fire, in an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills.
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    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work...

    Gardener’s Cottage
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  • near castle douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    near castle douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Keepers Cottage

    near castle douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5089
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This lovely detached bungalow has uninterrupted views of Mossdale Loch and is just 10 miles from Castle Douglas.
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    This lovely detached bungalow, accessed via a rough track, is set amidst beautiful scenery on a working farm just 10 miles from Castle Douglas. Relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the area or discover the Mossdale Walk and Red Kite Sculpture, a 2½ mile circular walk from Mossdale which affords wonderful views of Mossdale Loch, Bennan and Airie Hills. Red Kites can be seen from anywhere on the open parts of the walk at any time of the year. If you want to explore more of this...
  • Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway
    Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Bruce Cottage

    Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 24145
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    Soak up the cosy atmosphere in this quaint retreat for two. Just 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point. Soak up the cosy atmosphere in this quaint retreat for two. Just 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point.
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    Cosy cottage retreat for two

    Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac opposite the ancient priory site, this end terraced holiday cottage has original stonework forming the fire surround and wood panelling, which creates a cosy atmosphere. Whithorn is one of the interesting towns in the quiet Machars Peninsula, only 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point. Wigtown, known as book town, has 18 book shops and is 12 miles away. Bladnoch Distillery, 11...

  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Old Tannery Cottage

    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537212
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Centrally located in Newton Stewart, this property is located in a tranquil setting, sitting between a river and a woodland bank.
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    Built in 1800, Old Tannery Cottage has been lovingly restored to offer a cosy retreat for couples seeking a tranquil setting. Situated close to the river in Old Minnigaff, this property provides an excellent base to explore the Galloway Forest Park. Leave the cottage on foot, bike or car and within minutes, experience stunning river views, woodland walks, routes to the Wood of Cree RSPB site and beyond to the beautiful Glen of Trool. Walk into Newton Stewart over the bridge and sample...
  • Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway
    Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Pleacairn Cottage

    Dalton, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 28809
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Explore the castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins or simply spend a day relaxing on the nearby beach. Explore the castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins or simply spend a day relaxing on the nearby beach.
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    Situated on the outskirts of a quiet village, in the heart of 7Stanes Mountain Biking country, this detached converted former dairy is set on a small holding and boasts stunning views over open countryside. This holiday cottage is ideally located to explore local history, with castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins. Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and sandy beaches and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Machars Peninsula and...

  • Beeswing near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    Beeswing near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Stable Cottage

    Beeswing near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537019
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Stable Cottage enjoys a beautiful rural location on a small farm, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
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    Set amidst 36 acres of organic pasture land this pair of cottages each offer a cosy retreat for couples. Once a stable for working farm horses, Stable cottage enjoys a beautiful rural location on a small farm yet is only 7 miles from the country town of Dumfries, the main centre of the region. There is so much to see on the farm with 3 acres of woodland and an abundance of wild birds as well as free range hens, geese, rheas and pedigree Galloway cattle and sheep in abundance and the owners...
    Bothy Cottage
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