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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 Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway
    near Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway×

    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
    A well-equipped, cosy annexe close to the thriving harbour village of Portpatrick. The Mull of Galloway is a short drive as is the Galloway Forest and the ancient Dunskey Castle.
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    This stunning little wing of the owner’s home is beautifully presented and decorated and with views of the sea from the garden what more could you ask for? It’s just a stones’ throw from one of the loveliest coastal villages in the area, Portpatrick, with its charming fishing harbour. From the comfort of your holiday cottage to the delights of the village there is just about no need to explore further. However this delightful area, known as The Rhins of Galloway is...
  • 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
    Explore the castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins or simply spend a day relaxing on the nearby beach. Explore the castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins or simply spend a day relaxing on the nearby beach.
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    Situated on the outskirts of a quiet village, in the heart of 7Stanes Mountain Biking country, this detached converted former dairy boasts stunning views over open countryside. This holiday cottage is ideally located to explore local history, with castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins. Dumfries and Galloway boasts rugged coastlines and sandy beaches and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, offering an ideal base from which to explore the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills. The...

  • 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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    Ref: UPM
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    West Lodge stands in its own small garden, in an unspoilt area, perfect for walking and 2 miles from quiet beaches. West Lodge stands in its own small garden, in an unspoilt area, perfect for walking and 2 miles from quiet beaches.
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    Watching over the gates of 500-acre Cally Estate (now a private hotel), character-filled West Lodge stands alone with its own small garden. Beautifully furnished in keeping with its age, it is just 2 miles from Solway’s quiet beaches and villages. An unspoilt area perfect for walking, golf (6 miles) and enjoying peaceful gardens, there is much to see and do. Lake fishing 2 miles and sea fishing 5 miles. Riding 5 miles. Pubs ½ mile.

    Small living room with wood-burning...

  • 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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    Ref: CC537234
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Rural Location
    A cosy barn conversion within a larger complex of cottages situated on a working farm very close to Gatehouse of Fleet.
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    Situated on a working farm, Valley View was originally the stables housing the working Clydesdales on the farm. Nestled in the Girthon Valley and surrounded by some of the best scenery in Galloway, with great walks, both woodland and coastal. Galloway has 200 miles of beautiful coastline, wild mountains and moorland, pretty towns and charming villages. The area also offers a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, be it visiting the local ice cream factory, Cream...
    The Stable
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    The Barn
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    Middle Byre
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  • Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Stable Cottage

    Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    A cosy retreat with open fire, in an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills. A cosy retreat with open fire, in an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills.
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    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work...

    Gardener’s Cottage
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  • Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway
    Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway×

    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
    Cosy pied a terrace for couples offering bright and modern accommodation in Kirkpatrick Durham
     
     
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    This cosy little pied offers bright and modern accommodation and is just the ticket for a couple searching for the perfect getaway in Galloway! Samian Place, a garden flat, is so well placed in the village of Kirkpatrick Durham, which is only a mile from the main road, ensuring easy access in every direction. The views over the garden from the first floor open plan lounge to the hills of Screel and Bengairn beyond are lovely. For keen walkers, the hill of Screel is a must and although not...
  • Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
    Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Boat House

    Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5060
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This converted boat house is a unique romantic getaway, located on the side of Loch Fern in a peaceful, woodland location.
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    Perched above the water’s edge of Loch Fern, a secluded 16-acre loch and surrounded by 16 acres of woodland garden, this unique converted boat house is truly a magical place. It is an ideal getaway, sleeping two on a very good quality sofa bed, and with its own balcony overlooking the loch, the scenery is stunning and The Boat House just blends in beautifully with the landscape. The loch is home to some of the finest wild brown trout fishing in the South of Scotland and can be...
  • near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
    near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Swallows

    near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537215
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Relax and unwind in this semi-detached barn conversion which enjoys a wood burner, enclosed garden and beautiful views.
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    A perfect retreat to unwind and relax in, this semi-detached, single storey barn conversion is wonderfully situated along a quiet lane in the serene Scottish countryside, and enjoys views over the neighbouring farmland and the owners two and a half acre landscaped garden. Swallows has been converted with care and attention to detail, the open plan lounge and the kitchen area are particularly attractive with a picture window and doors through to the conservatory which overlooks the private...
  • Eaglesfield, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway
    Eaglesfield, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Urquhart’s Cottage

    Eaglesfield, near Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5467
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A single-storey property ideally suited to a couple, just a few minutes from the motorway giving easy access to Scotland and the Borders.
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    This cosy bolt-hole is ideal for couples wanting to get away. In the evening, why not take a stroll a few hundred yards up the road, to the local pub, or relax in the cosy living room in front of the feature fireplace and electric fire? Ideal for exploring, the cottage is only 5 minutes to the motorway, and a 15-minute drive to Gretna Green for fantastic outlet shopping. Powfoot Beach is just 20 minutes away, and within half an hour you can be in historic Carlisle and on to the Lake District,...
  • Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Old Smiddy

    Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: W42625
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    One of a pair of holiday bungalows situated in a peaceful location ideal for touring Galloway mountains and beaches. One of a pair of holiday bungalows situated in a peaceful location ideal for touring Galloway mountains and beaches.
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    Situated in a peaceful, rural location on a stud farm, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse boast stunning views over open countryside. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Cycling Trail close by. There are many quaint villages to explore including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William, known as the ‘Machars of Galloway’ and presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’...

    Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - Bartaggart Farmhouse
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  • Bargrennan, near Glentrool, Dumfries and Galloway
    Bargrennan, near Glentrool, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Orangerie

    Bargrennan, near Glentrool, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: STTT
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A unique barn conversion, enjoy spectacular views over the Galloway Hills from the private hot tub. A unique barn conversion, enjoy spectacular views over the Galloway Hills from the private hot tub.
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    In the heart of Galloway Forest Park, one of the world’s few ‘Dark Skies Parks’, this unique, detached barn conversion, with private home pub and private deck with American hot tub, boasts spectacular views over the Galloway Hills. With over 2800 square miles of coastline, forests and mountains, and wildlife, walking and cycling on the doorstep, this secluded holiday escape has easy access to outdoor pursuits. Shop 8 miles, restaurant/pub 1½...

  • Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Number 12

    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537170
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio
    Ground floor apartment tucked away from the famous ‘double’ High Street of Moffat
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    Number 12 is a ground floor apartment and a perfect cosy retreat tucked away from the famous ‘double’ High Street of Moffat; yet only an easy stroll takes you to the many facilities on offer here. Number 12 offers everything you would wish for and more with thoughtful little touches added for your comfort. Moffat and the local area offers a haven of choice whether you want to shop, fish, walk, golf, bird watch, cycle, gold pan or check out the local history; this area really...
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