Dumfries And Galloway Cottages
Please find below a selection of self-catering holiday cottages to rent near Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
This fascinating corner of Scotland is perfect for a Dumfries and Galloway cottage holiday and there's something for everyone, whether you're planning a romantic escape or an action-packed family holiday.
Natural attractions abound, with over 200 miles of breathtaking coastline and a landscape of mountains, lochs, moorland and rivers; while a rare, mild climate brings palm trees to the coast and botanical gardens inland.
Visit Galloway Forest Park for close encounters with red squirrels and magnificent birds of prey. Enjoy leisurely walks along beaches; or more demanding treks across cliff-tops, up mountains or along the Southern Upland, Scotland's longest walking route. Cycling is also popular, with quiet country lanes and plenty of off-road trails. For adrenalin-pumping thrills, try abseiling or mountain climbing; or more relaxing options such as golf, or a day's fishing out at sea where you may catch a glimpse of the Lake District, even Ireland. Rock pooling, horse riding, go-karting, quad biking - endless hours of fun for children too.
Interested in art? As well as its scenic splendour, the region is renowned for its light and many artists and craftsmen live here. Make time to explore Kirkcudbright, a colourful harbour-front town awash with galleries and studios. Or step back in time at a medieval castle, abbey or ancient stone circle - there are lots of historical sites.
Or perhaps you're planning to tie the knot at one of the world's most popular wedding venues, Gretna Green?
There are all kinds of reasons to choose a Dumfries and Galloway holiday cottage.