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We have used Sykes on a number of occasions and have always been happy with the service.
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A conservationists dream.
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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.
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The Hideaway | St. John's Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Delightful studio chalet near village of Dalry in Dumfries and Galloway. Well-equipped, quality accommodation. On Southern Upland Way. Fishing, cycling and near Galloway Forest Park. Dalry 3 miles.
Smuggler's Den | Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Beautifully presented self-catering apartment in Isle of Whithorn. In a renovated fishermen’s warehouse. Delightful and traditional fishing village. Walking, cycling, fishing. Newton Stewart 20 miles.
8 Ninian's Landing | Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Delightful first floor apartment on the harbour side of the traditional working fishing village of Isle of Whithorn. Walking, RSPB reserves, golf, fishing, cycling. Newton Stewart 20 miles.
Nether Barr Farmhouse | Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
One of our Scotland cottages. This wing of a 19th century farmhouse boasts views of the Galloway Hills. Haven for birds and wildlife. Newton Stewart 1 mile.
The Cabin at North Lodge | Canonbie near Gretna, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Delightful studio chalet near village of Canonbie. Quality well-equipped Canonbie cottage accommodation. Shared use of hot tub, fishing available. Close to River Esk, great place to get away from it all. Canonbie 1.5 miles.
23 Laigh Isle | Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Modern detached Isle of Whithorn cottage only metres from the sea and amenities of this fishing village. Ground floor accommodation. Ideal base for exploring. Newton Stewart 20 miles.
10 Laigh Isle | Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
A cosy, detached Isle of Whithorn cottage near the sea in this traditional working fishing village. Ground floor accommodation, coastal walks, fishing, cycling. Newton Stewart 20 miles
3 Laigh Isle | Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Lovely, refurbished Isle of Whithorn cottage on the Machars Peninsula in Dumfries & Galloway. Idela for walkers and families. Newton Stewart 20 miles.
South Crescent Cottage | Garlieston near Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
An immaculately presented end-terrace cottage in Garlieston near Wigtown. Open plan accommodation. Ideal for walking and cycling. Slipway to the sea. Wigtown 7 miles.
The Old Brewery Store | Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Charming former brewery storehouse in the attractive village of Gatehouse of Fleet, in Scotland’s beautiful Dumfries and Galloway region. Walking, fishing, mountain biking. Kirkcudbright 8 miles.