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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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  • Dye Mill Cottage

    Moffat

    Grade
    4
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC537237
    This cosy cottage is up a country lane, in the picturesque countryside surrounding the market town of Moffat, in the owner’s grounds. Moffat is an attractive conservation town, coaching stop and 19th Century spa town. Its ’double’ high street has lots of specialist shops and due to its weaving associations you can choose from wool and cashmere in colours to match the local hills. The town lays claim to the narrowest street in Scotland and the shortest street in the UK. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the ’world famous’ Star Hotel, at only 20 feet across, is the narrowest hotel in Britain, if not the world! Moffat is so easily reached and if calculations are to be believed, it is situated one mile south of the centre of Britain! Both Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached in under an hour and Carlisle is around forty minutes to the south.

    Ground Floor: The property has multiple steps to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/bedroom area: Open plan with Freeview TV and double bed.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available. Shared freezer.Sitting-out area and furniture. Large, lawned, shared garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.
    IMPORTANT INFORMATION: THERE ARE 24 6 INCH STEPS UP TO THE PROPERTY
    NB: Unfenced pond and slopes in garden.

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  • The Gables

    Port William

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC537203
    The Gables is a delightful, detached holiday cottage with an attractive large garden and direct access to the beach. The cottage has been refurbished and offers excellent accommodation. Enjoy stunning views from the property and the garden, looking out towards the Rhins of Galloway and the Isle of Man. Port William lies on the eastern shore of Luce Bay in Galloway, and was founded by Sir William Maxwell of Monreith in 1770. The harbour, built for the convenience of his tenant farmers, was one of the first in Western Galloway. The village and surrounding area is an ideal holiday location for visitors of all ages with its beaches, wide variety of wildlife – animal and floral, quiet roads for walking and cycling, golf, antiquities, wonderful sunsets and a friendly welcome.

    Ground Floor: The property has calor gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With gas coal-effect fire, 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over Jacuzzi bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Large, lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Parking for 3 cars. Please note: This property is 100 yards to the seafront.

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  • Corner House

    New Galloway near Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537200
    Set in the quiet village of New Galloway, this period semi-detached holiday cottage lies in the Royal Burgh of New Galloway and has walks from the door. New Galloway is a gateway to the Galloway Forest Park, the UK’s first Dark Sky Park, and offers excellent walking, cycling and an abundance of wildlife. Loch Ken is nearby with opportunities for sailing, water sports and coarse fishing, while Laurieston is the red kite feeding farm. Visit the market town of Castle Douglas with shops specialising in local produce or Threave Gardens and Castle (NT) close by. Kirkcudbright has good art, craft and antique shops.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: Spacious and beamed with open fire, electric cooker, fridge with ice box, microwave and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Shower room: With large shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner and open fire provided. On road parking.

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  • Arbigland Farm Cottages - Skylark Lodge

    Carsethorn, nr. Dalbeattie

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31267

    Choosing places to stay is about location, location, location and with sea views, private sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and prolific wildlife, these dog-friendly, detached, seaside holiday cottages are the perfect choice.
    Lapwing Lodge (ref 31266), is named after the lapwings or ’peewits’ as they are known locally, that nest in the fields around the chalets.
    Skylark Lodge (ref 31267) is named after the larks that sing in the fields in front. It enjoys sea views as well as mountain views.
    Curlew Lodge (ref 31268) is named after the curlews that frequent the foreshore and the field in front of the chalets from autumn to early spring. Curlew Lodge was the first chalet on site and has a slightly different layout internally to the others. It is also slightly set apart from the other two lodges with an orchard of fruit trees around it.
    The properties are situated on the Arbigland Estate, and the ancient Barony of Arbigland comprises farmland, woodland and foreshore on the Solway Firth coast, bounded by the River Nith near Dumfries in the south west of Scotland. With its outstanding natural beauty and rich diversity of wildlife, the estate forms part of the Nith Estuary Special Area of Conservation and the Upper Solway Special Site of Scientific Interest.
    Golf, fishing, 7stanes mountain biking, horse riding, bird watching, shooting (including wildfowling), stalking and hill walking can all be enjoyed locally. The properties are decorated with a Christmas theme during the festive season. Beach 100 yards. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 6 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (controlled by owner), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large, shared, enclosed lawned garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sea 100 yards.

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  • Shore Cottage

    Carsluith near Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537226
    Shore Cottage sits right on the beach of Wigtown Bay with stunning coastal views and sunsets. Built in 1860, this ex-quarryman’s cottage forms part of a terrace, with a comfortable cosy interior and car parking. The cottage opens directly to the tidal beach in a nature reserve where you can look out for the colony of Oystercatchers and the many estuary birds. Close by is Carsluith Castle with smokehouse bistro, and Creetown smokehouse and fresh local fish shop with cafe. The nearby market town of Newton Stewart offers many excellent shops, a cinema and places to eat. Near to the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park, the cottage is ideally placed to explore the beauty of south west Scotland. Perfect for walkers, golfers and cyclists, with Glentrool Forest Park, Kirroughtree and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails nearby, as well as a great choice of golf courses. There is an abundance of fishing, bird watching, beautiful and exotic gardens, many rocky coves, sandy beaches and quaint villages to explore along the Machars and Rhins of Galloway.

    Ground Floor: The property has storage and convection heaters and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner and 32" Freeview TV.
    Dining area: With circular table and chairs.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and basin.
    Steep stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and low beamed ceiling.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Stairgate available. Welcome pack. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Beach is accessed directly from garden and the sea is 4 yards from the property.

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  • Bridgend Cottage East

    Caulkerbush near Dalbeattie

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537191
    On a scenic road from Southerness to Dalbeattie through the quiet village of Caulkerbush, this semi-detached period property with traditional black/white frontage offers a fantastic quirky renovation as a holiday base. The cottage is situated in the heart of 7Stanes mountain biking country, and is ideal to explore local history, with castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins, or the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills. The historic cities of Edinburgh and Carlisle, cosmopolitan Glasgow and the North Lake District are easily reachable. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor: Living Room: with multi-fuel burner, 32" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player and playstation.
    Dining room: with wood burner.
    Galley-style kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and original features.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with Victorian four poster bed.
    Bedroom 2: with king size bed.
    Shower room: with heated towel rail and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Initial basket of logs provided for the wood burner and multi-fuel burner. Welcome pack provided. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking for 2 cars. Please note there is a drop in the garden.

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  • Rushcroft

    Rockcliffe near Colvend

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC537109
    Rushcroft is a lovely detached cottage with a sunny patio and a large garden. Cosy, traditional and with a log fire the cottage dates back to 1700 and was originally two crofts. The farm land stretches over open countryside, crossing the delightful coastal path before descending to the beautiful secluded sandy bay of Gutcher’s Isle.
    Rushcroft may be booked independently or together with Old Glenstocken nearby for the gathering of friends and family to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is on ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge:  with open fire, Freeview TV and DVD
    Kitchen / diner:  with electric cooker, microwave, fridge / freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with two single beds
    Bedroom 2: with single bed.
    Bedroom 3: with single bed
    Access one step down to....
    Bathroom: with bath, WC and wash basin
    Access one step down to...
    Shower room: with shower tray, WC and wash basin

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels provided.Partially enclosed large lawned garden with patio area. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Grey Craig

    Kirtlebridge near Annan

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537273
    Nestled in beautiful countryside, Williamwood Holiday Cottages are in the ideal location to make the most of either a quiet, relaxed getaway, or an action packed holiday. Grey Craig has it’s own unique style, and combines a variety of traditional and modern features, resulting in high quality accommodation. Located on an award-winning working farm, there is plenty to do, with farm tours of the owners’ 300-acre farm, featuring Highland ponies, Highland cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens, guided walks, horse riding (with stabling available should you wish to bring your own horse), bat walks, badger watching, fishing on the owners’ private lake, and meals in the owners’ dining room (activities and meals are available direct with the owner at a small cost). The farm has won the RSPB Nature of Farming award in Scotland for farming and conservation. The owners and rangers are happy to talk about the diversity of the farm and how the different wildlife habitats have encouraged the birdlife in the area, and also where photographers can get the best shots! There is a free children’s play area complete with a petting zoo, with miniature animals and picnic tables.
    Grey Craig Cottage is the ideal cottage for a romantic break. Set on the edge of the farm overlooking the farm’s wildlife and conservation area, this cottage gives you the feeling of being right amongst nature. On a summers day, you can open the patio doors to the large gardens and endulge yourself in the sights and sounds of the area. On a winter’s evening, there is a wood burner to cuddle up in front of.
    Being on the farm, guests can take the opportunity to celebrate Annan’s fantastic tradition every July, where around 100 horses ride behind a group of specially selected riders who carry the flag. The ride comes through the farm and the main riders stop for refreshments. Only five minutes to the motorway, 10 minutes to Gretna Green, 15 minutes to Powfoot Beach, 25 minutes to Carlisle and on to the Lake District or Newcastle, the location couldn’t be better. There is plenty of interesting history in Dumfries and Galloway, including the Old Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna, famous for its weddings since 1754, the famous poet Robert Burns’ House, and Sweetheart Abbey. Plenty of local attractions are close by, as well as main transport links for exploring further afield.
    Grey Craig can be booked together with Beckhead (CC537271), Dairy Cottage (CC537272) and Williamwood (CC537274) to accommodate up to 18 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Large with wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull-out single bed.
    Bathroom: With freestanding bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder £5 per basket. Two cots and highchairs available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. BBQ on request. Shared 25 acres of woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Stabling available. Fishing available on-site (free of charge, no licence required). Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Fenced lake in grounds, 150 yards.

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  • Carse Cottage

    Twynholm by Kirkcudbright

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC537074
    Carse Cottage is a delightful and beautifully presented wing of the owner’s house surrounded by open countryside. Large gardens, whilst shared with the owner, offer plenty of little secluded areas to sit and relax, seeing nothing other than the occasional deer! Dating back to around 1870, the property represents superb and stylish accommodation finished to a high standard. Beautifully nestled on a former drover’s road, this delightful cottage has glorious views of the surrounding countryside.
    This cottage is ideally located with beaches and a National Scenic Area close by. There are opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking and water-sports, or perhaps visiting renowned gardens and ancient woodland with a chance to glimpse the abundant wildlife.
    The area is well recognised for its clear skies, as one of the 12 best stargazing sites in the world and the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. Whilst in a delightful, rural location the property is only a few minutes’ drive from Twynholm, a small village with a well stocked shop and two pubs serving food. The larger towns of Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright are also within a short drive. Gatehouse of Fleet offers a wider range of places to eat and drink, and there are many attractions in and around the town including the ‘Mill on the Fleet’ Visitor Centre, Cardoness Castle and the popular Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre which is host to one of Europe’s longest zip wires. Kirkcudbright, known as “the artists’ town”, attracts visitors throughout the year drawn by the harbour, the historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed.
    This cottage offers all year round comfortable accommodation for couples and families. It welcomes children of all ages with a wide range of toys and books, and other equipment available. The owners encourage the use of the garden with its separate spaces and wildlife areas, and you can even feed the goats, although these are not free ranging!

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan sitting room/kitchen
    Sitting Area: With Free view TV and DVD player
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher with lovely views across countryside.
    Dining Room: With dining table and door to garden and washing machine
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure and electric shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and lovely views
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds and lovely views
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Two full size cots and cot linen is provided. Baby monitor. Travel cot and high chair available on request.One well behaved pet welcome. WiFi available. Enclosed shared grounds. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Bay View

    Drummore near Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537044
    Bay View is a delightful detached bungalow occupying a superb sea front position close to Drummore, Scotland’s most southerly village and only a pleasant half a mile stroll away. The property enjoys a wonderful outlook through the palm trees across Luce Bay and beyond toward the Galloway Hills. It is the perfect holiday retreat for all those seeking peace and relaxation ’far from the madding crowd’.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, has night storage heaters and comprises;
    Entrance hall leading to...
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, TV, DVD, radio cassette enjoying lovely sea views.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Conservatory: With washing machine.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and sea view
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds and views over open countryside.

    All electricity and bed linen included. All logs supplied for stove.Gardens. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Ettrick Cottage

    Closeburn, near Thornhill

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5168
    One of a pair of beautifully situated rural holiday cottages, Ettrick Cottage is the perfect place for peace and relaxation, with comfortable, bright accommodation. This semi-detached cottage enjoys views towards the vast Forest of Ae and the Nithsdale Valley, home to red squirrels, deer and spectacular birds of prey. There are numerous walks nearby, especially up to lovely Loch Ettrick, 1½ miles along quiet roads, where fishing is also available (licence required). Stargazing in this designated Dark Skies area couldn’t be easier, or perhaps take a trip to the Dark Skies Observatory near Dalmellington, 43 miles. Dumfries, 15 miles, has a fascinating Art Trail, or visit Drumlanrig Castle and Gardens near Thornhill, 8 miles, where there are also great cycle trails. Mountain biking is available at nearby Ae, part of the 7 Stanes network. Try a walk at Cairnhead, 22 miles, to see the Striding Arches, an artist led project where red sandstone arches stride around the surrounding hills. There is golf at Thornhill and Dumfries, and plenty of good local shops and restaurants to try. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 5½ miles.
    Ettrick Cottage can be booked with Gilchristland Cottage (18806) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    Ground Floor: 3 steps to the entrance (level access to rear). All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With wood burner, Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair available on request. Small enclosed garden with garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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  • Newfield Cottage

    Borgue, by Gatehouse of Fleet

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24630

    This charming detached holiday cottage situated on a quiet country lane, boasts open countryside views and is well positioned for visits to the artists town of Kirkcudbright, the market town of Castle Douglas and the scenic Galloway Forest Park, Gatehouse of Fleet, Isle of Whithorn and Mull of Galloway. The area offers sailing, swimming, fishing, golf, tennis, riding, mountain biking, bird watching, historical sites and many forest and woodland walks, as well as sandy beaches to explore. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

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

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Playstation. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: 5 steps to garden and stream in grounds.

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