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

    Valley View

    near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Rural Location
    Situated on a working farm, Valley View was originally the stables housing the working Clydesdales on the farm. Nestled...
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  • 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

    Situated close to Newton Stewart, this compact, cosy, holiday cottage with low ceilings provides a base from which...

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  • near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
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    The Stable

    near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Rural Location
    As its name suggests, The Stable originally housed the working Clydesdales on the farm. Still a working farm, The Stable...
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  • Keir Mill, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway
    Keir Mill, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Beuchan Cottage

    Keir Mill, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537141
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This delightful detached cottage is the perfect rural retreat for up to four guests. Well presented, warm and cosy...
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  • Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
    Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Dairy Cottage

    Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Nestled in beautiful countryside, Williamwood Holiday Cottages are in the ideal location to make the most of either a...
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  • Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
    Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Arbigland Farms - West Lodge

    Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 31263
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Choosing places to stay is about location, location, location, and with private sandy beaches, spectacular scenery...

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

    The Byre Cottage

    Cannee, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5371
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Byre Cottage is a quirky, semi-detached character filled cottage converted from an old farm steading. With beautiful...
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  • Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
    Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Arbigland Farm Cottages - Curlew Lodge

    Carsethorn, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 31268
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Choosing places to stay is about location, location, location and with sea views, private sandy beaches,...

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  • Bladnoch near Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway
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    River Cottage

    Bladnoch near Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537216
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    River Cottage is a typical Galloway terraced cottage and stands across from the lovely River Bladnoch, with...
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  • Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway
    Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Ettrick Cottage

    Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5168
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    One of a pair of beautifully situated rural holiday cottages, Ettrick Cottage is the perfect place for peace and...
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  • Carsluith near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Shore Cottage

    Carsluith near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537226
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Shore Cottage sits right on the beach of Wigtown Bay with stunning coastal views and sunsets. Built in 1860,...
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  • Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Nith House

    Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

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

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