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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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350 cottages are available
  • near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Old Kennels

    near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This lovely detached bungalow, accessed via a rough track, is set amidst beautiful scenery on a working farm just 10...
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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
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    - 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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  • 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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  • Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Granary

    Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    - 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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  • near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
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    The Stable

    near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537233
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    - Coastal Property - 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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  • Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
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    The Crollin

    Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537207
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    The Crollin is a delightful terraced holiday cottage located in a secluded close in the heart of...
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  • Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
    Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway×

    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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  • Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Stable Cottage

    Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate,...

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  • By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Dalskairth Mews

    By Mabie Forest, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This stunning detached converted mews is stylishly furnished and, with a small raised garden decking, is well appointed...

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  • near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway
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    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
    A perfect retreat to unwind and relax in, this semi-detached, single storey barn conversion is wonderfully situated along...
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  • Moniaive, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway
    Moniaive, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Barn at the Bakery

    Moniaive, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 25465
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the charming village of Moniaive, this spacious semi- detached, single storey holiday property, adjacent...

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  • Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Shepherd’s Cottage

    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537206
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Situated up a country lane, via a rough track, this cosy cottage is surrounded by picturesque countryside. The market town...
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