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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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357 cottages are available
  • Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
    Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway×

    West Lodge Cally Estate

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Watching over the gates of 500-acre Cally Estate (now a private hotel), character-filled West Lodge stands alone with...

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  • 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
    This cosy hideaway is just a perfect spot for exploring this secret corner of Scotland. Parts of the apartment date back...
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  • Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Granary

    Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, these three detached properties are presented to the highest standards....

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  • 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 - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Providing the perfect base from which to unwind and relax in, The Bullpen is a beautiful, semi-detached barn conversion,...
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  • Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Kirtle Cottage

    Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities

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

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  • Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
    Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Alma Cottage

    Borgue near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537270
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Situated on the edge of the small village of Borgue, Alma Cottage is a delightful detached holiday cottage located close...
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  • Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
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    5 Tannery Brae

    Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537164
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Nestled within the heart of this attractive ’wee toon’ of Gatehouse of Fleet, 5 Tannery Brae is a perfect...
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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

    Situated on the outskirts of a quiet village, in the heart of 7Stanes Mountain Biking country, this detached...

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  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Old Tannery Cottage

    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537212
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Built in 1800, Old Tannery Cottage has been lovingly restored to offer a cosy retreat for couples seeking a tranquil...
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  • Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Nook

    Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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

    Situated in a peaceful, rural location on a stud farm, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse...

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  • near Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Chestnut Lodge

    near Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5096
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    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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  • Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Samian Place

    Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537075
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This cosy little pied offers bright and modern accommodation and is just the ticket for a couple searching for the...
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