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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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  • Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie×

    Arbigland Farm Cottages - Lapwing Lodge

    Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Choosing places to stay is about location, location, location and with sea views, private sandy beaches,...

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  • Corsock near Castle Douglas×

    Davaar Cottage

    Corsock near Castle Douglas

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    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine
    Leave your cares at home for a wee while and stay at Davaar a semi-detached cottage where you will soon begin to relax...
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  • Gatehouse of Fleet×

    Endeavour’s End

    Gatehouse of Fleet

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles


    This spacious terraced holiday cottage is located within the conservation village of Gatehouse of Fleet, with...

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  • Kirkcudbright×
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    In a peaceful countryside setting these three traditional stone built holiday cottages, formerly a small croft,...

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  • Colvend, near Kippford×

    Loch View

    Colvend, near Kippford

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles

    Situated on the edge of the seaside conservation village of Rockcliffe, this detached character property,...

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  • Kirtlebridge near Annan×

    Beckhead

    Kirtlebridge near Annan

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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location
    Nestled in beautiful countryside, Williamwood Holiday Cottages are in the ideal location to make the most of either a...
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  • Ecclefechan near Lockerbie×

    Grahamsfield Cottage

    Ecclefechan near Lockerbie

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    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue
    Grahamsfield Cottage is a charming Victorian property set on a small working farm in the picturesque Dumfries &...
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  • Closeburn, near Thornhill×

    Ettrick Cottage

    Closeburn, near Thornhill

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    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Ground Floor Facilities
    One of a pair of beautifully situated rural holiday cottages, Ettrick Cottage is the perfect place for peace and...
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  • Glencaple near Dumfries×

    Camelia Cottage

    Glencaple near Dumfries

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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue
    Delightfully situated in a quiet residential area of the village, this detached holiday cottage is presented to a very...
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  • Portpatrick×

    Hillcroft

    Portpatrick

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    Ref: CC537098
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Coast within 3 miles
    Hillcroft is a superb detached bungalow and the perfect place for exploring this lovely part of the world, if you can...
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  • Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie×

    Arbigland Farm Cottages - Curlew Lodge

    Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie

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    Ref: 31268
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Choosing places to stay is about location, location, location and with sea views, private sandy beaches,...

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  • Near Portpatrick×
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Rural Location
    Portpatrick Country Cottage is a delightful holiday bolthole adjoining the owner’s accommodation in a quiet...
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