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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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358 cottages are available
  • Kirkpatrick Durham×

    Samian Place

    Kirkpatrick Durham

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    Ref: CC537075
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine
    This cosy little pied offers bright and modern accommodation and is just the ticket for a couple searching for the...
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  • Moniaive×
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    Ref: W41520
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Peaceful country location

    This detached, single-storey renovated cottage is located on the outskirts of the...

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    The Stable

    near Gatehouse of Fleet

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    Ref: CC537233
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    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    As its name suggests, The Stable originally housed the working Clydesdales on the farm. Still a working farm, The Stable...
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    Bruce Cottage

    Whithorn

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    Ref: 24145
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine

    Cosy cottage retreat for two

    Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac opposite the ancient priory site, this end...

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  • Tinwald, near Dumfries×

    Kirkland Burn

    Tinwald, near Dumfries

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    Ref: UK5081
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location
    Kirkland Burn lies just a few minutes outside Dumfries with lovely views across the valley to Galloway and the...
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  • Annan, Dumfries×

    Kirtle Cottage

    Annan, Dumfries

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed

    "Shimmering lakes, wooded walks and views to Lakeland across the Firth . . . superb cottages in a spectacular setting ....

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    Chestnut Lodge

    near Portpatrick

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    Ref: UK5096
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Dishwasher - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles
    This stunning little wing of the owner’s home is beautifully presented and decorated and with views of the sea from...
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  • Moniaive, Thornhill×

    The Barn at the Bakery

    Moniaive, Thornhill

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    Ref: 25465
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine

    Situated in the charming village of Moniaive, this spacious semi- detached, single storey holiday property, adjacent...

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  • Near Glenluce and Stranraer×

    Auchenbrae Stables

    Near Glenluce and Stranraer

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    Ref: CC537219
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles
    Converted from the former stables of Auchenbrae House, this detached, single storey holiday cottage has been well laid...
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  • Near Castle Douglas×

    Stable Cottage

    Near Castle Douglas

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue

    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate,...

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  • Moffat×
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    Ref: W3819
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    Rural surroundings

    This delightful detached cottage is set in the owners grounds in over 3 acres in which...

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  • Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas×

    Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Nook

    Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas

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    Ref: W42626
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in a peaceful, rural location, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse boast stunning...

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