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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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  • Valleyfield Cottage

    Kirkcolm

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24855


    Situated on the north west coast of the beautiful Rhins of Galloway Peninsula, 8 miles from Stranraer, this well appointed cottage enjoys panoramic views over the rolling countryside and across the Irish Channel. Ferries pass daily on the 90 minute crossing from Stranraer’s ferry port. Dally Bay is within 1 mile where seals and porpoises can be spotted, and accessed via the road or a footpath through fields. Sandy beaches, rocky coves, walking, golf, fishing, pony trekking and cycling nearby. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Shower room with walk-in shower and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and underfloor heating in bathroom included (£20 per week October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Two pets welcome (sheep country). No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • Rushcroft

    Rockcliffe near Colvend

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC537109
    Rushcroft is a lovely detached cottage with a sunny patio and a large garden. Cosy, traditional and with a log fire the cottage dates back to 1700 and was originally two crofts. The farm land stretches over open countryside, crossing the delightful coastal path before descending to the beautiful secluded sandy bay of Gutcher’s Isle.
    Rushcroft may be booked independently or together with Old Glenstocken nearby for the gathering of friends and family to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is on ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge:  with open fire, Freeview TV and DVD
    Kitchen / diner:  with electric cooker, microwave, fridge / freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with two single beds
    Bedroom 2: with single bed.
    Bedroom 3: with single bed
    Access one step down to....
    Bathroom: with bath, WC and wash basin
    Access one step down to...
    Shower room: with shower tray, WC and wash basin

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels provided.Partially enclosed large lawned garden with patio area. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Seaside Retreat

    Isle of Whithorn

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W42537

    100 yards from the sea

    Located just yards from the sea in the harbour village of the Isle of Whithorn, this detached bungalow is an ideal location to explore the breathtaking scenery and beauty of southern Scotland. 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. Horse riding, golf, sailing, fishing, cycling and walking 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. Shops 150 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 100 yards to sea, no fence.

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  • Balcary Mews Cottage

    Auchencairn

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537190
    In an elevated position overlooking Balcary Bay in Auchencairn, this semi-detached property has fantastic, memorable views out to the sea. The cottage is set in a stunning, quiet position, and enjoys uninterrupted views of the coast from every room. The cottage is situated in the heart of 7Stanes Mountain Biking country, and ideal to explore local history, with castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins, or the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills. The historic cities of Edinburgh and Carlisle, cosmopolitan Glasgow and the north Lake District are easily reachable.

    Ground Floor: With full oil central heating and comprising:
    Living/dining room: with wood burning stove, Free view 40" flat panel TV and Blu-Ray player.
    Kitchen: with under floor heating, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, electric double oven and induction hob.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed and 4ft double bed (for alternative sleeping only).
    Two steps down to...
    Bedroom 2: with double bed.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle and WC.

    All fuel, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Sea views can be enjoyed from every room. Shared laundry with washing machine. Wi-fi available.Enclosed landscaped garden with patio. Bike storage. Parking for two cars.

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  • Tystie Cottage

    Sandhead, nr. Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 28858

    This charming terraced holiday cottage is ideally situated just 100 yards from the beautiful sandy beach of Sandhead, which stretches for more than a mile. Other local attractions include golf courses, Logan Botanic Gardens and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway nature reserve, where thousands of sea birds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. The town of Stranraer offers a selection of shops and restaurants. Only a couple of miles further, Cairnryan is home to the ferries which make regular trips to Ireland for further sightseeing. Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, Stranraer Golf Club and County Golf Club can all be found within 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bowling Green Cottage

    Isle of Whithorn

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537125
    Bowling Green Cottage is a perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just unwind and relax in this unspoiled and hidden gem which is South West Scotland. Parts of this charming mid terraced cottage date back to the 17th century and the lovely feel and character of the cottage is testament to its age; from the beautiful inglenook fireplace and beamed ceiling to the original stone walls and the most romantic of summerhouses fully furnished even down to the double bed.  A perfect choice for a romantic getaway. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards

    Ground Floor:
    Sitting/Dining Room: With open fire nestled in a large inglenook fireplace, Free view TV and DVD; and an elegant dining area featuring original stone walls.
    Dining Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer; lovely views across the cottage garden.
    Bathroom; With shower over bath and toilet.
    Cloakroom: With toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, dressing area and feature window shutters.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds and feature window shutters.

    Electric panel heaters, electricity and bed linen and first supply of fuel for fire included.Cottage garden with covered patio area (barbed wire at end of garden) enjoying views towards the Galloway Hills. Beautiful private and cosy summer house; insulated and has light and power with double bed. On street parking. This property is only 200 yards from the beach.

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  • Lochryan View

    Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 23995

    Situated yards from the shores of Lochryan with views to Ailsa Craig, this holiday cottage is located in the town of Stranraer. Visit the museum, the castle of St. John or follow the Town Trail. It is in an ideal location for walkers and there are three famous gardens in the area, open to the public. Children love Agnew Park with pedal boats, train rides, adventure playground and crazy golf (seasonal). Golf, leisure centre and several beaches all close by. Shops and pub 150 yards.

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

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Bike store. No smoking. NB: The sea is 20 yards away, separated by a wall.

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  • Muirhead Cottage

    Thornhill

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41011

    Superb country views

    This single-storey, detached old farm-workers’ cottage is nestled beneath the Lowther Hills with spectacular open views across the Nith valley. Ideal for couples and families, it offers a peaceful rural base from which to explore the surrounding areas. It is a popular holiday destination for walkers, cyclists and golfers, with visitors welcome at Thornhill Golf Club. Fishing is available on the River Nith and surrounding lochs, and there are many varied and interesting walks in the nearby area including the Southern Upland Way. Ellisland Farm and Drumlanrig Castle and Gardens are popular attractions, whilst Dumfries, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlise are all accessible by car. The village of Thornhill (1 mile) has boutiques, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as supermarkets, butchers and a bakery. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

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

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV (BT Vision). DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden. Cycle store. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Spring Tide

    Garlieston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC537142
    Spring Tide is just the ticket for a cosy and very comfortable and relaxing base in which to discover this delightful corner of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland’s best kept secret! The master bedroom has its own private balcony with lovely sea views across Wigtown Bay. Just perfect for a romantic night cap, morning coffee and just planning your day. There are walks straight from the front door along the seashore and particularly enjoyable is the walk to Cruggleton Castle, skirting the grounds of Galloway House and stopping for a picnic on the pretty sandy beach at Rigg Bay. Strong walkers can continue on to the Isle of Whithorn, affectionately known as ’the isle’ to the locals. The annual calendar of events hosted by the county is overflowing with activities for everyone whatever their age. We have music festivals, arts and crafts and open studios, country fairs, mouth watering events for foodies, walking festivals and much, much more and all the venues have one thing in common; they are surrounded by the most dramatic scenery and over 200 miles of stunning coastline.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric panel heaters and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With sky (entertainment extra package)TV, DVD, selection of DVDs and Wi-fi
    Dining Area: With table and chairs; lovely views
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, larder fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and French door opening onto private balcony overlooking Wigtown Bay; en suite facilities with shoer enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity and bed linen included. Wi-fi availableArea at rear with garden furniture and chiminea (enclosed by fence on one side) accessed via steps from the kitchen area. Access to front of property via ramp or stairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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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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  • High Kirkland Holiday Cottages: The Byre

    Kirkcudbright

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 25984

    In a peaceful countryside setting these three traditional stone built holiday cottages, formerly a small croft, are situated only 1 mile from the picturesque town of Kirkcudbright, made up of beautifully painted houses of assorted architecture – including Georgian villas and Victorian town houses. Known as the artist’s town, there are numerous art galleries, antique shops, museums and cafés, the harbour and the impressive ruins of MacLellans Castle. There are many festivals including Scottish Nights, historic walks, a jazz festival, the Wickerman Festival and a spectacular tattoo festival. There are various walks available, from scenic coastal walks to marked forest trails. With sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports close by there is sure to be something for everyone. Warmed by the Gulf Stream there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including Threave Gardens (NT), historical sites and castles to explore. The Solway Coast has many extensive sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore, with many traditional fishing villages and harbour ports. Close to the Galloway Forest Park, and central to five of the 7 Stanes, it is a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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

    Oil central heating (£15 per week, £10 per short break October-March).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared tumble dryer (in shared utility room). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Airdside Cottage

    Crossmichael near Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537247
    Airdside Cottage is set in a peaceful and tranquil position. This semi-detached holiday cottage is adjacent to the owners’ guest house. This lovingly presented property offers comfortable accommodation with stunning views to Loch Ken and River Dee system. The owners have simply thought of everything to ensure your stay is as peaceful and relaxing as possible. Guests even have use of some of the guest house facilities, including the drying room, bike station and bird watching hide. Wi-Fi is also available in the owner’s conservatory. Breakfast, evening meals and packed lunches, using locally sourced ingredients, can be organised by arrangement with the owner.

    Situated on the hillside overlooking the village of Crossmichael and the Loch Ken/River Dee system, the cottage is also just three miles from the market food town of Castle Douglas.

    The grounds of the cottage are home to a variety of animals, including hens, ducks, wild rabbits and the occasional red squirrel. Various species of raptors including red kites, owls and buzzards provide guests with a lovely, rural and characterful escape. If, as a bird watcher, you do wish to explore further afield, there are no fewer than five RSPB sites within close proximity.

    This is also a fantastic location for keen cyclists, with 5 of the 7Stanes venues located within easy driving distance, this includes both Dalbeattie and Mabie forest mountain bike tracks.

    Walkers will similarly have plenty to explore, with the Caerlaverock Estate offering a network of paths to enjoy, hill walking in the Galloway Hills or the Galloway Forest Park. Perhaps you may wish to venture out at night and discover this forest which is designated as a Dark Skies site. The stunning night skies will not disappoint you. Whereas if a peaceful stroll is more your scene, take a walk around the woodland areas found close to the guest house and cottage. It is perfect for just taking the time to admire this magnificent area. The rugged coastline with sandy coves and bays is only 13 miles away.

    Loch Ken offers some fantastic water sport activities and has two activity centres, so whether you are a keen enthusiast or a beginner, there is something for everyone. Laggan Outdoor Centre is also only twenty minutes away.

    If you prefer the quieter pace of life, excellent fishing is also available on the loch and the owners can offer coarse, game or sea fishing options.

    If you enjoy history, there is a fantastic selection of castles. Three of these can easily be reached within a half hour drive from Airdside Cottage. This includes local Threave Castle and Gardens, with its massive 14th Century tower and great views.

    Need to entertain young children? There are a number of great days out on the doorstep. Cream o’ Galloway is the ultimate family experience, with plenty of fun and exciting activities which children are sure to love. Tire them out in the woodland adventure playground or the mini play zone, and the pedal kart track is a fantastic attraction. To end the perfect day, make sure you taste some of their delicious dairy ice cream!

    However you wish to spend your time away, Airdside Cottage provides a fantastic, rural and hidden retreat. It is an outdoor enthusiasts dream!

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance
    Living/dining room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Oil charged by meter reading. Travel cot and highchair. Wi-Fi available in the owner’s conservatory. Drying room available. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Shared landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Kennels and paddock available. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds.

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