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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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  • Rushcroft

    Rockcliffe near Colvend

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC537109
    Rushcroft is a lovely detached cottage with a sunny patio and a large garden. Cosy, traditional and with a log fire the cottage dates back to 1700 and was originally two crofts. The farm land stretches over open countryside, crossing the delightful coastal path before descending to the beautiful secluded sandy bay of Gutcher’s Isle.
    Rushcroft may be booked independently or together with Old Glenstocken nearby for the gathering of friends and family to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is on ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge:  with open fire, Freeview TV and DVD
    Kitchen / diner:  with electric cooker, microwave, fridge / freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with two single beds
    Bedroom 2: with single bed.
    Bedroom 3: with single bed
    Access one step down to....
    Bathroom: with bath, WC and wash basin
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    Shower room: with shower tray, WC and wash basin

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels provided.Partially enclosed large lawned garden with patio area. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Lower Baltersan Cottage

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537208
    Lower Baltersan Cottage is a delightful, detached cottage offering a cosy interior and a lovely enclosed garden with views over open farmland beyond. The lounge is a particularly attractive room with its feature wood burning stove and French doors overlooking the garden. The property enjoys a tranquil setting, yet it is only a few miles from the centre of Newton Stewart with many excellent shops and places to eat. With the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park close by, the cottage is ideally placed to explore the beauty of south west Scotland. The location is perfect for walkers, golfers and cyclists, with Glentrool, Kirroughtree and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails nearby, as well as a great choice of golf courses. There is an abundance of fishing, bird watching, beautiful and exotic gardens, many rocky coves, sandy beaches and quaint villages to explore along the Machars Peninsula.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, French doors, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse-style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, heated towel rail and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With single bed and coombed ceilings.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and coombed ceilings.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair on request. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Bike store. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Shore Cottage

    Stranraer

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 28692

    This detached holiday cottage enjoys sea views, direct access to the beach and is ideally located to explore south west Scotland from Ayrshire to Dumfries and Galloway. Day trips to Ireland can also be taken from Cairnryan. Dumfries and Galloway boast rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches, which benefit from the warmth of the passing Gulf Stream and is surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Machars peninsula and the Galloway Hills. Close to the Southern Upland Way, the property is also near to the Ayrshire Coastal Path, crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of Ailsa Craig. Agnew Park is just 300 yards. Beach 25 yards. Shop and pub 300 yards, restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single.

    Gas central heating included (£25per week October-March). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed courtyard with covered, raised decked area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Woodsedge

    Palnackie, Castle Douglas

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537231
    On the beautiful Kirkennan Estate on the banks of the River Urr, Woodsedge is a lovely semi-detached property that offers a peaceful location within 35 acres of formal lawns, oak wood and walled garden. Close to the Dalbeattie 7Stanes mountain trail, this is a popular holiday location for mountain bikers. Enjoy scenic coastal walks and forest trails. Choose from the many beautiful gardens to visit, including Threave Gardens (NT), or historical sites and castles to explore. The Solway Coast offers sandy beaches, rocky coves and traditional fishing villages. Sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports are all nearby. Woodsedge can be booked with Kirkennan Mews (CC537229) and Kirkennan Lodge (CC537230) to accommodate up to 17 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, 26" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and adjustamatic single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Wet room: With shower and WC (designed for disabled access).

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Cot, travel cot and highchair available. Ramp and mobility scooter available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 35-acre grounds. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: Unfenced pond, stream and river in estate grounds.

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  • Stable Cottage

    Crocketford near Dumfries

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537217
    Beautifully presented this cosy terraced holiday cottage in the little village of Crocketford with its family owned pub/restaurant and village store with fresh rolls and newspapers daily, is an ideal base to explore all that this hidden gem of an area has to offer. Exploring this beautiful corner of south west Scotland is a joy whether it be by car, bike or foot.
    Drive some of the 200 miles or so of the stunning and dramatic coastline with secluded little bays and sandy beaches. Close by is the beautiful Colvend coast with the picturesque little villages of Kippford, Rockcliffe and Sandyhills with its wide sweeping beach. There are a profusion of walks in the area from the commanding Criffel, Screel and Merrick hills. The walks are well worth it to enjoy the stunning views from the top which are truly breathtaking.
    A short drive from the Cottage you have access to Dalbeattie Forest and one of the world famous 7Stanes Mountain bike trails. Go on try your hand at the red graded Hardrock trail! Take a stroll round Threave Gardens (National Trust) close to Castle Douglas or Threave Castle, described as the most romantic place in Galloway, and to reach it ring the bell at the jetty and take the very short trip across the water by boat.
    Described at the "Food Town" Castle Douglas is a delightful little town with a variety of local businesses selling and producing food and drink as well as niche shopping.
    Visit Kirkcudbright, a charming little fishing town and watch the fishing boats returning to the busy and bustling harbour. Kirkcudbright is known as "the artists town" having hosted generations of painters, craft makers and artisans - a culture still thriving today. The town hosts a popular programme of summer festivities and culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed.After a long day exploring the area return to your cosy wood burning stove or just sit in the garden enjoying the clear dark skies as Dumfries and Galloway is recognised as one of the 12 best stargazing sites in the world and the First Dark Sky Park in the UK. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living/dining room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, Blu-ray player and French doors to garden.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Cloakroom: With toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included, remainder at cost. Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Knock School Cottage

    Monreith, nr. Port William

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 2234

    This comfortable, cosy cottage is situated with a rural outlook, yet very close to the unspoilt beaches and rocky coves of Monreith Bay and St Medan golf links. On a clear night this property is ideally situated for star gazing. In this quiet corner of Galloway, drive along scenic coastal and country roads, whilst visiting various gardens, historical and archeological interests, Wigtown book town and sheltered harbours. The 7 Stanes cycle routes, walks and wildlife can be enjoyed in the Galloway forests, along with the award winning Dark Sky Status. Port William 3 miles. Golf and fishing nearby. Shops and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining/sun room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Partial NSH, electric heaters and electricity included (£25per week October-April poa). Partial Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD and small library. CD. Book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area (chairs available). Cycle store. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Red Squirrel Lodge

    Sandyhills, nr. Dalbeattie

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 29163

    This single-storey, Scandinavian-style, detached log cabin is surrounded by parkland. It lies just a short walk from one of the finest beaches along the coast at Sandyhills Bay and offers a cosy holiday base. Enjoy the benefits of the site’s delightful bar and restaurant. Nearby activities include horse riding on site, golf, 16 courses within 20 miles, sailing, walking and mountain biking. Located on the Solway coast near Dumfries, and close to the stunning Galloway Forest Park, it is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with world-class mountain biking at Dalbeattie nearby. There are unspoilt villages, dramatic coastlines, sandy beaches, rocky coves, magnificent gardens, castles and monuments to explore. Wildlife is in abundance with the RSPB nature reserve just along the coast. Sweetheart Abbey, Drumlanrig Castle and Gardens and Mabie Farm Park are all within easy reach. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    10-12 steps to entrance from parking area. All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Heatherview Cottage

    Sandhead near Stranraer

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC537050
    Heatherview Cottage sits delightfully within an oasis of green fields on the western peninsula region known locally as The Rhins. It is an excellent location for exploring the beauty and tranquillity of Southern Scotland. The area is largely untouched and unspoilt and the incoming Gulf Stream helps keep the area both temperate and mild.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With feature gas fire, free view TV and DVD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite double shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bedroom 3: With single bed
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available on request.Enclosed garden with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ. Separate garage available for storage of bicycles, walking gear, fishing rods etc. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Moyle

    Dalbeattie

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC537101
    Moyle is a newly built detached lodge set in the most delightful location.  The property is immaculately presented and well furnished throughout.  A covered terrace is the perfect spot to dine alfresco and admire the views.  Bordered by forest and natural habitat it is hard to imagine that a small town is only a mile away and with 20 acres of land surrounding the lodge you could spend the day exploring on foot!  Wildlife is in abundance including buzzards, red squirrels and deer and right on the doorstep.   
    Please note Moyle is also available to let with the adjoining property Glen Isle, for a combined family holiday.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD and several windows taking advantage of the lovely scenery
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With single bed
    Shower Room: With large shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bedroom 3: With double bed
    Small Room: For additional storage or play area
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power and bed linen included. Two pets are welcome, the first pet is free of charge, there will be a £15 charge for the second pet.Covered terrace with furniture. Shared use of 15 acres of land on site. Disability access ramp. Off road parking for 3 cars. Private cycling and walking path to Dalbeattie Forest for the use of holidaymakers.

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  • Portside Cottage

    Portpatrick

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537137
    This cosy little, terraced cottage is located right in the heart of the pretty coastal village of Portpatrick, rightly regarded throughout the Dumfries & Galloway region as the ’jewel in the crown’. A particular nice feature of this property is the lovely sun room which is also used as an additional dinning area - a lovely spot to plan the day ahead over a leisurely breakfast. Guests will also appreciate the spacious bathroom and lovely corner bath. Portside Cottage can accommodate up to five guests and is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful corner of Scotland. Portpatrick itself is both charming and unspoilt and on clear days the views over the Irish Sea are spectacular. The village has a putting green and bowling green and fisherman can charter a boat in the bustling little harbour. Portpatrick hosts the annual Lifeboat Week and the Folk Festival and both are usually very popular. This tranquil region enjoys a mild climate due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream evidenced by the lovely palm trees that grow here and the abundance of public gardens with their amazing collection of semi tropical plants. The Logan Botanic Gardens for example, located near Port Logan, has a stunning collection of weird and exotic plants. As a holiday destination Dumfries & Galloway has so much to offer to visitors of all ages and tastes. Walkers, both serious and recreational, for example, are spoilt for choice and may be keen to sample stretches of Scotland’s longest coast to coast walk which has Portpatrick as its starting point. The beach at Killantringan is beautiful and just the ticket for lazy days and beach barbecues. Further inland Laggan Outdoor offers the chance to try the UK’s longest zip wire as well as the increasingly popular mountain balling - just perfect for that adrenalin rush! There are golf courses galore in the region such as the 9 and 18 hole courses in Portpatrick, which have the added bonus of spectacular views. For a day out with a difference why not take the ferry from Cairn Ryan to Belfast and sample its shopping and city amenities.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric feature fire, TV and DVD
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine, dining table and chairs; door leading to patio area.
    Sun Room: With additional dining furniture for four.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bedroom 3: With single bed
    Bathroom: With electric shower over corner bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power and bed linen included.Private patio area with garden furniture. On street parking

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  • Woodhall

    East Riggs, nr. Annan

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 16551

    This traditional farm bungalow adjacent to a family run working farm is a conveniently situated holiday base, 3 miles from Annan which has a swimming pool. Gretna, 3 miles, famous for weddings over the Anvil. Gretna also has a retail outlet village for shopping and various activities are available close by including golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and quad biking. Enjoys beautiful Solway coastline. Shops and pub 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Spacious garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). One pet welcome (working farm). No smoking.

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  • Garden Cottage

    Byreburnfoot, Canonbie

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537146
    Garden Cottage is a lovely holiday cottage nestled beautifully between Eskdale and Liddesdale and close to the River Esk, one of Scotlands greatest salmon fishing rivers, as it winds its way to its estuary at the Solway Firth. This delightful, traditional steading dates back to 1850 but has now been sensitively restored retaining the charm of the original building, yet boasting all modern comforts, ensuring your stay is comfortable and relaxing. All of the windows have attractive views of either the woodlands or the lovely countryside and the charming gardens to the main house. Garden Cottage has a sunny, south facing aspect overlooking an orchard and gardens and enjoys a private sun trap patio garden to the front. What a super base this is for exploring this stunning part of south west Scotland.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises;
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With TV/DVD, multi fuel stove and feature spiral staircase
    Dining Area: With dining furniture
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven, electric ceramic hob, slim line dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and separate but adjoining laundry/drying room
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and views of the garden
    Shower Room; With large shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
    Spiral Staircase leads to......

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed (restricted access at one side due to combing)
    Bedroom 3: With single bed

    All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove supplied (further supply by arrangement directly with the owner). Travel cot and high chair available.Patio garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Storage area available for storage and washing of bicycles, fishing equipment etc. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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