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Make a self-catering rental home or a holiday cottage in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland your home away from home

Dumfries and Galloway is in Scotland and it borders onto South and East Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and Cumbria. It lies to the east of the Irish Sea and north of the Solway Firth. Dumfries is the largest town in the area and the other two main towns are Annan and Stranaer. Woodland and agriculture are the main businesses in Dumfries and Galloway and short breaks holidays and tourism contributes significantly. This area has an extensive coastline with five harbours and is known as home to many writers and artists.

Places to holiday in Dumfries and Galloway

This part of Scotland is ideal for walking holidays. It has miles of sandy beaches, rugged coastline, tranquil lochs, rolling hills, mysterious forests and room to breathe, so why settle for expensive hotels and their restrictive time schedule when you can have cheap holidays in Dumfries cottages and make the best of your time.

Taking the time to explore the region on foot from a Dumfries farm cottage or other self-catering accommodation is guaranteed to get you closer to nature. Scotland's most challenging route, the Southern Upland Way stretches from coast to coast from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath.

The region is known for rare and protected species of amphibian, such as the Natterjack Toad and the Great Crested Newt and the RSPB has nature reserves at the Mull of Galloway , Galloway Forest Park, Mereshead on the Solway Firth and Ken Dee Marshes near Loch Ken.

Things to do in Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway council cater extensively for holiday makers and self-catering holiday cottages are also a good choice if you are visiting Dumfries and Galloway for one of its many festivals, such as the Wildlife Festival, Wild Goose Chase at WWT Caerlaverock, Snowdrop Festival at Gardens throughout Dumfries & Galloway, The Wickerman Festival at East Kirkcarswell Farm at Dundrennan near Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival, Galloway Country Fair, World Ceilidh at Knockengorroch Farm Carsphairn in Castle Douglas, RSAC Scottish Rally, Newton Stewart Walking Festival, Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities and the Arts Festival or Film Festival. A copy of the Galloway Standard or Dumfries Standard will keep you up to date during your holiday.

There are numerous leisure facilities and sports centres and museums and art exhibitions at Stranraer, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas, Tolbooth and Robert Burns House. Dumfries and Galloway has many parks and open spaces including beautiful woodland and river areas, pretty gardens, lochs, large parks with ponds and facilities such as children's playgrounds, crazy golf, tennis and boating. The National Cycle Network has more than one hundred and thirty miles of beautiful scenery.

This is a great area for fishing for salmon, trout and brown trout, especially in the rivers Nith and Cairn where the fishery extends over eight miles. The Nith has about twenty named pools the Cairn about fifteen as well as shrimp fishing downstream of Castledykes Gate.

Weather in Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway is blessed with a mild climate uncommon for Scotland, which is why you will find numerous exotic plants in the colourful nurseries and gardens and many towns competing for Britain in Bloom.

Travel to Dumfries and Galloway

Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh and Newcastleairports serve Dumfries and Galloway meaning self catering accommodation in the area is easily acessible from across the UK. There is a good railway network and two ferry ports. This area has a strategy for providing reasonably priced public transport.


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Holiday Cottages Dumfries and Galloway (300+)

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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    Cottage #6716657
    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (13 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Cottage #8127635
      13
      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 11 BR
        • 4 BA
        • Sleeps 17
        House #1889198
        3
        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5.0/5
          (6 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          House #6727499
          6
          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (5 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #8138704
            5
            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cabin #6884201
              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (5 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                House #1781792
                5
                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                  (8 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Cottage #1853550
                  8
                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 32
                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8143353
                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 5 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8143353
                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        #8066747
                        1 Review
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 7
                          Cottage #6508181
                          2 Reviews
                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (6 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #1888066
                            6
                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #6814097
                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #1967864
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                  (5 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #1389647
                                  5
                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Farmhouse #1100119
                                    8
                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                      (8 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #458786
                                      8
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        House #8147895
                                        3
                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Cottage #6830976
                                          1 Review
                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                            avg/night
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 12
                                            Cottage #1993585
                                            1 Review
                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Cottage #1121381
                                              7
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #6730237
                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Very Good! 4.0/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #8108471
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #1850176
                                                    3
                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Cottage #8061769
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #1867202
                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                          (23 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #702864
                                                          23
                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cabin #8143495
                                                            1 Review
                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Cottage #6483594
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                House #1950477
                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                                  House #6707178
                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 9 BR
                                                                    • 6 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 18
                                                                    Chateau / Country House #8126339
                                                                    2 Reviews
                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (26 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #8130183
                                                                      26
                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #1938333
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #1112374
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #8140540
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                              Cottage #1127027
                                                                              54
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #8151866
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  House #6522522
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #491379
                                                                                    16
                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                      Farmhouse #8129472
                                                                                      1 Review
                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #6808552
                                                                                        1 Review
                                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Cottage #8096103
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #6105679
                                                                                            1 Review
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Cottage #1950556
                                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cottage #1866732
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #1994567
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Cottage #1033111
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #6808516
                                                                                                      1 Review
                                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful, unique property in a gorgeous location. Well equipped for a relaxing stay.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A great property that has a lovely unique quirkiness. Lovely tea and cake tray waiting for our arrival. The facilities were great. The bedroom with the four poster bed was really comfy. The kitchen an living area both well equipped. The top of the tower had a glorious day bed for just lounging and relaxing.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Charming and wonderful cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a fantastic stay in the cottage. The property looks tiny from the road but once inside it is extremely spacious and very comfortable and well furnished. Everything you could possibly want is provided for. It is very quiet but close to all the amenities of the town and it has a fabulous location with a lovely garden running down to the river. The owners Jacques and Shirley were great to deal with and easy to communicate with. Will definitely rent the cottage again when in the area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Very well furnished to a high standard, home from home fell.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely little scotish roads on the way there really set the Scene with stunning views of the countryside. A little tricky to see from the road. But this just adds to the privacy and safety of the place. Great parking, and the owner is so friendly and helpful with showing you around the property and what things there are to do around the area. Very well furnished to a high standard, home from home feeling to the place. And the view of the valley from the hot tub is incredible. And at night with the outside lights on amazing way to finish the day. If not in front of the wood fire with smart TV. Already thinking of an excuse to go back for an other break.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016