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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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  • Moniaive, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Glenrowan Bothy

    Moniaive, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: W41520
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location
    This romantic retreat for a couple is situated in the beautiful hills between Galloway Forest Park and the Southern Uplands. This romantic retreat for a couple is situated in the beautiful hills between Galloway Forest Park and the Southern Uplands.
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    Peaceful country location

    This detached, single-storey renovated cottage is located on the outskirts of the historic village of Moniaive and offers a very good standard of holiday accommodation. Situated in beautiful countryside and rolling hills between Galloway Forest Park and Southern Uplands, it is an ideal base for exploring. Golf, fishing, hill walking, cycling and abundance of wildlife give plenty of scope for outdoor activities. Drumlanrig Castle and Dumfries are a short...

  • Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Budgetts

    Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5210
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    Central to all that this lively town has to offer, yet within a few miles of open countryside and beautiful coastline.
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    Budgetts is a lovely terraced holiday cottage hidden down a secluded close in the heart of Kirkcudbright’s historic conservation area and offers a peaceful retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle. Only yards away from all amenities the town has to offer and within a stone’s throw of the famous Broughton House, the impressive ruins of Maclellans Castle and the busy and bustling harbour. Kirkcudbright is known as ‘the artists’ town’, having hosted...
  • Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Drumwall - Beth’s Bothy

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5529
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    The ultimate romantic getaway, this individually designed, pod-style accommodation is beautifully decorated and has its own hot tub.
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    Set in a beautiful rural location on the owner’s working farm, this pod-style property is only a mile from the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet offering a wide range of places to eat and relax in. There are numerous 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. Only a short drive away, Kirkcudbright is known as...
    Drumwall - Galloway View
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  • 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 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 the Galloway Hills. The...

  • Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Hen Hoose

    Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 28687
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    Enjoy riverside walks from the door or the Galloway Forest Park is nearby with many beaches and coves to explore. Enjoy riverside walks from the door or the Galloway Forest Park is nearby with many beaches and coves to explore.
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    Situated close to Newton Stewart, this compact, cosy, holiday cottage with low ceilings provides a base from which to explore Galloway and south-west Scotland, with riverside walks directly form the property. The town offers a good range of shops, pubs and eateries, and has a swimming pool. There are also tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. Galloway Forest Park is close by, with many beaches and rocky coves to explore. Enjoy cycling and walking routes to suit all levels. Fishing,...

  • Kippford, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
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    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...
  • 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...
  • Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway
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    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...

  • Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Roseburn Cottage

    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5087
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Located on the Southern Upland Way the cottage is ideal for enjoying hill walking and exploring the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall just 10 miles away.
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    Quietly situated on the edge of the pretty town of Moffat, this charming holiday cottage forms a wing of the owner’s home, and was once where the pony and trap were kept. It has now been transformed into a welcoming, cosy haven for two. The bright and spacious living room has a wood burner and French doors looking out to the garden and there is a small courtyard garden to the rear. Moffat has a thriving arts and music scene, a good range of local shops, pubs and restaurants and is...
  • Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Spoutwells - The Bullpen

    Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5288
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This well-presented barn conversion provides an idyllic and romantic setting for couples looking to explore this beautiful location - with a spectacular base to retreat back to at night.
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    Providing the perfect base from which to unwind and relax in, The Bullpen is a beautiful, semi-detached barn conversion, set on a small working farm just a mile from the busy town of Stranraer, yet close to everything this beautiful corner of south west Scotland has to offer. Converted with care and attention to detail, the open plan living space is a particularly attractive and spacious room, which is enhanced even more so with the high vaulted ceiling. Beautifully presented to a good...
    Spoutwells - The Byre
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  • near castle douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
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    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...
  • Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Quiet

    Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: SKKL
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site
    Situated in peaceful countryside, an ideal holiday base for couples to explore the Machars Peninsula with rugged coastline and sandy beaches. Situated in peaceful countryside, an ideal holiday base for couples to explore the Machars Peninsula with rugged coastline and sandy beaches.
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    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...

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