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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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  • Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
    Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Little Boreland

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 24853
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    An ideal retreat to explore the Solway Coast. Set within large gardens and woodland with hill walks from the door. An ideal retreat to explore the Solway Coast. Set within large gardens and woodland with hill walks from the door.
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    A late 18th century former farmhouse located close to the coast


    Spectacular setting for wildlife, this cottage is a gem, with its own tranquil gardens and woodland on a hillside near Cardoness Castle, with walks directly from the door. Little Boreland, a late 18th century listed farmhouse, is full of character and has caught the eye of many passing artists. It is an ideal holiday retreat for all ages from which to explore the beautiful, unspoilt Fleet Valley National Scenic...

  • Parton, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Parton, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Blairinnie

    Parton, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

    10
    5
    3
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    Ref: UKC1868
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    An escape to rural bliss - the perfect getaway for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts with stunning countryside to explore on and around the estate. An escape to rural bliss - the perfect getaway for walkers, cyclists and out door enthusiasts with stunning countryside to explore on and around the estate.
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    Situated in a peaceful location, with stunning views over open countryside, this detached property is located on Barwhillanty Estate and makes an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. Barwhillanty, which has been family run since 1884, is a 5000-acre estate set in the beautiful Galloway Hills of Kirkcudbrightshire in south west Scotland. This 19th-century farmhouse has been renovated to a very good standard and benefits from over 18 miles of picturesque walks on...

  • Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway
    Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Blink Bonnie

    Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway

    10
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: 28613
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    This coastal property is perfectly located on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, an ideal base for walkers. This coastal property is perfectly located on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, an ideal base for walkers.
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    Located in the small village of Cairnryan, this spacious, detached holiday property is ideally located to explore south west Scotland. Dumfries and Galloway boast rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream and are surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills. From the challenging uplands of the Galloway Hills to gentle seaside trails, rolling moors and cliff-top walks, the Southern Upland...

  • Garlieston,
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    Ropeworks

    Garlieston,

    10
    5
    3
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    Ref: CC537126
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    A stunning and uniquely designed detached house by the beach
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    Rising from the ashes of the former rope works this stunning and uniquely designed detached house by the beach is just the ticket for that very special ’get away from it all’ holiday. The property affords sublime seascapes providing a living gallery out upon the ever changing moods of sea and sky. As an added bonus, the night sky here is untouched by light pollution allowing fantastic opportunities for star gazing. Why not sit out on the balcony and enjoy a front row seat...
  • Glenluce near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
    Glenluce near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Airyhemming Farm

    Glenluce near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

    10
    5
    3
    1
    Ref: CC537213
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    A large, detached farmhouse with open views of the countryside. Hot tub in the garden and private fishing available on the nearby river.
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    Airyhemming Farm is a detached two storey house situated in peaceful countryside with open views over farmland to the rolling Galloway Hills. There is ample space for families with particularly attractive features such as the farmhouse kitchen with Aga and the delightful sun room to the front offering glorious views. The property also boasts its own stretch of water for brown trout fishing. If fishing is not for you then why not relax in the hot tub! The charming village of Glenluce has...
    Airyhemming Dairy
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  • Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
    Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Cottfield House

    Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

    10
    5
    4
    2
    Ref: CC537228
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    A large, detached bungalow with views towards the harbour at Stranraer. The spacious, enclosed garden and second lounge make it great for families with children.
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    Cottfield House is a detached bungalow set in an elevated location overlooking the Royal Burgh and harbour of Stranraer. The property is spacious and offers attractive and well laid out accommodation. It is an ideal base for families and groups with its delightful enclosed garden ideal for children and dogs. This area of Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream and is surrounded by breathtaking...
  • Gentrool, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Gentrool, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Garlies Lodge

    Gentrool, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

    10
    5
    4
    2
    Ref: SVVG
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Located in the heart of Gallloway Forest Park with walking and cycling from the door, ideal for touring this beautiful area. Located in the heart of Gallloway Forest Park with walking and cycling from the door, ideal for touring this beautiful area.
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    Situated in a peaceful location within the Galloway Forest Park, one of the Dark Sky Parks, and surrounded by rolling hills, this detached former hunting lodge offers a true ‘get-away-from-it-all’ break. This historical building is set in its own 5 acres, once belonging to the Earl of Galloway, and walking and cycling are available directly from the holiday property. Glentrool, one of the 7 Stanes, with its many marked trails is close by and offers walking and cycling for...

  • Annan, Dumfries & Galloway
    Annan, Dumfries & Galloway×

    The Moat House

    Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

    10
    5
    2
    4
    Ref: UK5391
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    With an outstanding array of accessible features, The Moat House provides an inspiring venue ideal for families, holidays with friends and groups/individuals with carers.
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    This beautiful 19th century historic property, with spacious rooms, has been sympathetically renovated to retain many of its original features whilst providing a luxury holiday location whatever your needs. With an accessible kitchen with rise and fall counters x-y ceiling track hoists in two of the five large bedrooms and one wet room, electric profiling beds in three bedrooms, two large specialised wet rooms with level-access showers, low level basin and emergency pull chord alarm system,...
  • near Port William, Dumfries and Galloway
    near Port William, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Changue Farmhouse

    near Port William, Dumfries and Galloway

    10
    5
    5
    1
    Ref: UKC1910
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a luxurious break at this farmhouse, with its cosy wood burners and beautiful views over Luce Bay, a truly stunning setting. Enjoy a luxurious break at this farmhouse, with its cosy wood burners and beautiful views over Luce Bay, a truly stunning setting.
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    This luxurious detached farmhouse has been renovated to the highest standard, and is situated in an elevated position boasting stunning views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man. This unspoilt area of south west Scotland offers magnificent scenery and some of the finest sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore. Minke whales, turtles, sea birds, porpoise, seals and dolphins have all been seen in the bay.
    Explore the beautiful Galloway Hills and the Solway...

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

    Rowallan

    Bladnoch, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

    12
    6
    2
    2
    Ref: UK5056
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    With original features and spacious accommodation, this holiday property sits in a beautiful area with the local pub within walking distance, and a host of outdoor pursuits and attractions nearby.
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    Retaining many original features, Rowallan is an imposing end of terrace holiday property with a spacious living room and kitchen. The master bedroom offers ample space and enjoys delightful views over the River Bladnoch. It is set in a quiet location yet only a short walk from the country pub and restaurant. Wigtown, known as Scotland’s National Book Town, has many book and gift shops and lies only a few minutes drive away. Close to Newton Stewart, the gateway to the Galloway Hills,...
  • Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
    Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Ardmhor

    Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

    12
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: UK5041
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This detached holiday is surrounded by large walled gardens and is an ideal touring base for extended families or groups of friends.
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    This imposing, detached, red sandstone and whinstone house was built in 1880 by a local chemist. Ardmhor, meaning ’the big, high place’, stands on an imposing rise within large walled gardens. The property is elegantly proportioned and retains many period features including decorative cornices, centre ceiling roses and handsome marble fireplaces, not to mention the impressive staircases and balustrade. It has been renovated, yet retains its links to the bygone days with the...
  • Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire
    Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire×

    Park Cottage

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire

    12
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: 29716
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This property is located in the grounds of the Cally Palace Hotel, with free access to their recreational facilities. This property is located in the grounds of the Cally Palace Hotel, with free access to their recreational facilities.
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    Situated within 600 acres of the Fleet Oak Woods, this spacious, semi-detached holiday cottage, with woodland walks direct from the door, offers a peaceful retreat from which to explore the Solway Coast, with its many sandy beaches and rocky coves. Situated within the grounds of the Cally Palace Hotel, guests have free access to the hotel’s facilities, including the swimming pool and gym, tennis court, putting green and croquet lawn. Golf is available at a discounted rate. It is...

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