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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
  • 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
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    - 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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  • Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Number 12

    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537170
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    - Garden / Patio
    Number 12 is a ground floor apartment and a perfect cosy retreat tucked away from the famous ‘double’ High...
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  • Beeswing near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Stable Cottage

    Beeswing near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537019
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Set amidst 36 acres of organic pasture land this pair of cottages each offer a cosy retreat for couples. Once a stable...
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  • Moniaive, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Glenrowan Bothy

    Moniaive, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: W41520
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Peaceful country location

    This detached, single-storey renovated cottage is located on the outskirts of the...

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  • Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Kirtle Cottage

    Annan, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities

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

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  • Isle of Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
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    The Moorings

    Isle of Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: W42414
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile

    Quayside location


    Located on the quayside, in the harbour village of the Isle of Whithorn just yards from...

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  • Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Quiet

    Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site

    Located in peaceful countryside and surrounded by the rolling Galloway Hills, these two adjoining byre holiday...

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  • Near Glenluce and Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Auchenbrae Stables

    Near Glenluce and Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537219
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Converted from the former stables of Auchenbrae House, this detached, single storey holiday cottage has been well laid...
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  • Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Nook

    Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: W42626
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in a peaceful, rural location on a stud farm, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse...

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  • Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
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    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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  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
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    Burnside Cottage

    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537090
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    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This delightful, semi-detached cottage has been beautifully converted from a former steading and enjoys a most...
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  • Nether Barr, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
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    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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