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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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  • 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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  • Borgue, by Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
    Borgue, by Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Newfield Cottage

    Borgue, by Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 24630
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This charming detached holiday cottage situated on a quiet country lane, boasts open countryside views and is...

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  • Carsphairn near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Carsphairn near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Ellenslea

    Carsphairn near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537063
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ellenslea is a lovely cosy cottage with the most beautiful views of the Galloway Hills from virtually every window and so...
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  • Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
    Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Stables

    Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: W2775
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Scenic location

    Set amidst open countryside on a small holding, this cosy cottage has a carefully designed...

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  • Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway
    Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Seaside Retreat

    Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: W42537
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    100 yards from the sea

    Located just yards from the sea in the harbour village of the Isle of Whithorn, this...

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  • Carsethorn near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    Carsethorn near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Coastguard’s Cottage

    Carsethorn near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537113
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Sit back, relax and just enjoy the views of the sea. Coastguard’s Cottage is a cosy and welcoming cottage a...
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  • Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Glenhowl Lodge

    Dalry, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 29676
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire


    This spacious, detached gate lodge boasts stunning elevated views over open countryside and is located close to...

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  • New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
    New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Tha Butchach

    New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5167
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A warm Scottish welcome awaits you at this comfortable holiday cottage on the edge of the bonny village of New Luce....
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  • Garlieston, near Newton Stewart, Ayrshire
    Garlieston, near Newton Stewart, Ayrshire×

    Tides Reach

    Garlieston, near Newton Stewart, Ayrshire

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    Ref: W43374
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View

    Set in a harbourside location in a picturesque 18th-century village, this traditionally-styled, end-of-row...

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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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  • Carronbridge near Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway
    Carronbridge near Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Waulkmill Cottage

    Carronbridge near Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5013
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This charming semi-detached cottage, which was once the village smithy, is in the tiny hamlet of Carronbridge just two...
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  • Colvend, near Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway
    Colvend, near Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Loch View

    Colvend, near Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway

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

    Situated on the edge of the seaside conservation village of Rockcliffe, this detached character property,...

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