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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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  • Rockcliffe

    Rockcliffe, nr. Dalbeattie

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 7342

    Superb views

    Situated in a cul-de-sac, with superb views across the Solway Firth and Rough Island bird reserve. The small seaside village of Rockcliffe is 6 miles from Dalbeattie and 4 miles from Kippford. Rockcliffe is linked by a NT path of approximately 1 mile to Kippford and there are magnificent views from the path over bays and headlands to the distant mountains of Galloway. Many alternatives within an 8 mile radius. 18 hole golf course approximately 3 miles. Fishing and horse riding within 5 miles. A fantastic holiday retreat. Shop 1 mile, pub 1½ miles by foot, 4 miles by car.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping).

    NSH (except bedrooms), electricity and bed linen included. Two cots. High chair. Two TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Peace

    Sorbie, Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: SKKM

    Located in peaceful countryside and surrounded by the rolling Galloway Hills, these two adjoining byre holiday conversions provide an ideal base from which to explore this quiet Machars Peninsula with its rugged coastline and sandy beaches. Beautifully converted and furnished, they are set on an organic sheep and beef farm accessed by a well-maintained farm road and provide an ideal place to relax and unwind. Home to some of the most beautiful and exotic gardens, the area benefits from a temperate climate due to the gulf stream, and is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. With the beautiful Galloway Forest Park and seven stanes close by, this is a popular area for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Sea, river and loch fishing available in the surrounding area with sailing, watersports and golf in abundance. Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town and Whithorn’s historic dig and priory all nearby, while Newton Stewart has a good range of shops, pubs, eateries, cinema and swimming pool. There are also good tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. Shop 1 mile, pub 3 miles.

    Living room with electric woodburner, wooden floor and French doors to large kitchen with wooden floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Courtyard and furniture
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Fenced stream in courtyard

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  • Arbigland Farm Cottages - Curlew Lodge

    Carsethorn, nr. Dalbeattie

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31268

    Choosing places to stay is about location, location, location and with sea views, private sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and prolific wildlife, these dog-friendly, detached, seaside holiday cottages are the perfect choice.
    Lapwing Lodge (ref 31266), is named after the lapwings or ’peewits’ as they are known locally, that nest in the fields around the chalets.
    Skylark Lodge (ref 31267) is named after the larks that sing in the fields in front. It enjoys sea views as well as mountain views.
    Curlew Lodge (ref 31268) is named after the curlews that frequent the foreshore and the field in front of the chalets from autumn to early spring. Curlew Lodge was the first chalet on site and has a slightly different layout internally to the others. It is also slightly set apart from the other two lodges with an orchard of fruit trees around it.
    The properties are situated on the Arbigland Estate, and the ancient Barony of Arbigland comprises farmland, woodland and foreshore on the Solway Firth coast, bounded by the River Nith near Dumfries in the south west of Scotland. With its outstanding natural beauty and rich diversity of wildlife, the estate forms part of the Nith Estuary Special Area of Conservation and the Upper Solway Special Site of Scientific Interest.
    Golf, fishing, 7stanes mountain biking, horse riding, bird watching, shooting (including wildfowling), stalking and hill walking can all be enjoyed locally. The properties are decorated with a Christmas theme during the festive season. Beach 100 yards. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 6 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (controlled by owner), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large, shared, enclosed lawned garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sea 100 yards.

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  • Kirsty Cottage

    Moffat

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27037

    Situated in the heart of the Victorian spa town of Moffat, this 250-year-old, stone, end-terraced cottage retainins its traditional character and is an ideal base from which to explore the area. Horse riding, quad biking and golf are all available locally and the 7stanes offers world class mountain biking across Dumfries and Galloway, and the Scottish Borders. Rod hire is available in town for three fishing lochs at the Green Frog centre on the edge of Moffat, which also has an adventure play park and animal farm. Edinburgh, Carlisle, Glasgow and the historic castles and abbeys in the borders are within an hour of Moffat. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Separate toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Seascape

    Garlieston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25756

    Situated in the picturesque village of Garlieston in an AONB, this end of row town house enjoys stunning views over the bay. Just 200 yards from both the beach and harbour, ’Seascape’ is ideally placed for coastal walks, water sports, cycle trails, hill walking and horse riding. Explore some of the finest scenery in southern Scotland; from the lochs and burns of the Galloway Hills to the sandy beaches and rocky coves of the beautiful Solway coastline. Galloway House and Gardens are within walking distance while close by, Galloway Forest Park - Europe’s first official Dark Sky National Park - is a stargazer’s delight. Shops 250 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining/kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with French doors and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Galloway View

    Gatehouse of Fleet

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC537210
    Boasting magnificent far reaching views of the Galloway coastline and Fleet Bay, Galloway View is a stunning architect designed chalet situated on a working farm, in an elevated position. With floor to ceiling doors and windows, this detached holiday cottage has been built and designed to maximise the views, a particularly attractive feature of this luxury property. Whilst in a delightful rural location, it is only a mile from the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet, which offers a wide range of places to eat and relax. There are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet, Cardoness Castle and the popular Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, which hosts one of Europe’s longest zip wires. The area has numerous coastal walks and forest trails, and for cyclists and mountain bikers, the Galloway Forest Park and 5 of the 7Stanes are close by. Kirkcudbright, known as ’the artists town, is just a short drive away and attracts visitors throughout the year drawn by the harbour, historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed. There are delightful beaches within a few minutes drive and sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports are all available close by.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric underfloor heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Spacious with wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, picture windows and patio doors.
    Kitchen area: Spacious with wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed and en-suite wet room and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super king size – please advise when booking).
    Wet room: Jack and Jill (accessed from bedroom 2 and lounge) with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair and fireguard available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Gas BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Crofts Cottages - Marwhin Cottage

    Nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SWWS

    "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 of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summerhouse and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, situated within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.

    Large, beamed living room with open fire, patio doors and wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen with wooden floor. Utility. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Stream and pond in garden

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Shared 50-acre natural, wooded grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: Loch and burns in grounds

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  • Gardener’s Cottage

    Nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UXT

    "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 of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summerhouse and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, situated within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.

    Two steps to entrance. Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with open fire. Fitted kitchen with door to garden. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Freezer
    • Shared large garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking
    • NB: Stream with bridge in garden

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Shared 50-acre natural, wooded grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: Loch and burns in grounds

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  • Creachan

    Port William

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29303

    This detached holiday cottage, situated in the harbour village of Port William, has sea views from the living room and double bedroom, and is located only 100 yards from the sea. Port William, known as the ‘Machars of Galloway’ has been presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’ award and the village boasts stunning views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man. From the Galloway Hills with their many hidden lochs, burns and waterfalls to the beautiful Solway coastline with sandy beaches, rocky coves and picturesque villages to explore. Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve is the largest local reserve in the UK with significant numbers of pink-footed geese, greylag geese, many species of duck and wading birds visiting in autumn and winter. The distillery at Bladnoch established in 1814 offers a large shop and guided tours, or meander around Wigtown appreciating the high quality gift shops, small gallery, excellent plant nursery, numerous book shops and many cafes. The Southern Scotland regions boast an exceptional number of absorbing activities, whatever you’re after from spending a quiet afternoon with a rod and reel beside one of the area’s many excellent rivers, or pushing yourself to the limit along a challenging 7 Stanes cycle track. Horse riding, golf, sailing, diving and numerous walks are available in the area and with its famously mild climate and the balmy influence of the Gulf Stream, Galloway is home to some of the most beautiful and exotic gardens. Shop, pub and restaurant 450 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Garden room with French doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Conheath Gatelodge

    Glencaple, Dumfries

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: SCB


    Peacefully set with panoramic views over countryside to the Nith Estuary, these detached, single-storey holiday cottages have their own garden and have been furnished and equipped to the STB’s ‘4 Star’ standard. Conheath Gatelodge is a traditional Georgian cottage with many original features, whilst Martha’s Shore Cottage was an original fisherman’s cottage dating back to 1700 - generations of Martha’s artistic family lived here and her father was the stone mason for the farm estate, and cut stone for the owner’s farmhouse. There are lovely riverside walks from the door with abundant birds and wildlife to spot. There are many quiet roads ideal for cycling, and excellent wildfowl salt-marshes surrounding Caerlaverock Castle, 3 miles away. Solway Firth is easily accessible. Dumfries, 3 miles, has good shopping, restaurants, cinema and sports facilities. Sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, castles and nature reserves within easy reach. Shop/P.O. and good village pub ½ mile.

    Delightful and cosy Georgian lodge cottage. Hallway with step. Sitting room with open fire. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Washer/dryer

    • Open fire or wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full oil central heating and electricity included (October-March £20per week)
    • Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Payphone
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Properties are close to the estuary

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  • The Factor’s House

    Borgue near Kirkcudbright

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537241
    Set in delightful, wooded grounds within the former Knockbrex Mansion House estate, The Factor’s House is a perfect retreat from which to relax and unwind. Beautifully decorated with attention to detail throughout the house, it is only a five minute stroll from the renowned Carrick Shore. Here you can try sea fishing or simply wander along the shoreline.

    Ideally located for both Carrick and Sandgreen beaches and a National Scenic Area close by, as well as opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking and watersports, or perhaps visiting renowned gardens, ancient woodland and abundant wildlife may appeal? The area is recognised for its clear skies and as one of the 12 best stargazing sites in the world, and the first Dark Sky Park in the UK.

    Whilst in a delightfully rural location the property is only a short drive from the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet, offering a wide range of places to eat and relax. There are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre, Cardoness Castle and the popular Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, which is host to one of Europe’s longest zip wires. The larger town of Kirkcudbright, known as ’the artists’ town’, attracts visitors throughout the year drawn by the harbour, the historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, open fire, 40" Sky TV and DVD player.
    Dining room: With wooden floor and wood burner.
    Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Conservatory.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. 0.3 acres of landscaped grounds and woodland. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Stream and pond in garden.

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  • Newfield Cottage

    Borgue, by Gatehouse of Fleet

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24630

    This charming detached holiday cottage situated on a quiet country lane, boasts open countryside views and is well positioned for visits to the artists town of Kirkcudbright, the market town of Castle Douglas and the scenic Galloway Forest Park, Gatehouse of Fleet, Isle of Whithorn and Mull of Galloway. The area offers sailing, swimming, fishing, golf, tennis, riding, mountain biking, bird watching, historical sites and many forest and woodland walks, as well as sandy beaches to explore. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Playstation. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: 5 steps to garden and stream in grounds.

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