The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Take advantage of the amazingly mild climate of this magical corner of Scotland and book a self-catering cottage in Dumfries.
Blessed by the Gulf Stream, this is where swaying palms caress the coast and botanical flowers bring landscapes alive. It's a place for outdoor adventure, from fun and quirky to heart-racing stuff - abseiling, 4X4 off-road safaris, clay pigeon shooting, sailing and more. It also attracts keen golfers, cyclists, walkers and anglers.
Explore the coastline or head inland to the Galloway Forest Park, featuring forest, moorland, lochs, mountains and wildlife. For lovers of all things green, visit award-winning gardens such as Threave, Woodfall, Glenwhan and the Crichton Estate.
Wherever your self-catering cottage in Dumfries may be, expect to be near historic sites like medieval castles and ancient stone circles. Scotland's national bard Robert Burns wrote some of his finest works here, including 'Auld Lang Syne', and he is fondly remembered throughout the region.
It's also an area renowned for arts and crafts, thanks to the wonderful blend of natural light and landscape - don't miss Kirkcudbright, a vibrant coastal community brimming with galleries and studios.
And remember, your self-catering cottage in Dumfries will be within easy reach of Gretna Green if you fancy saying 'I do'!
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Oyster Catcher | Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
An attractive cottage in Southerness, offering single-storey accommodation with sea views. Ideal family accommodation. Dumfries 16 miles.
Criffel View | Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Spacious detached cottage in popular coastal location of Southerness on Solway Firth. Ideal accommodation for family, friends or walkers. Near beach and harbour. Dumfries 16 miles.
Kouloura | Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Large detached cottage in Southerness, in popular coastal village. Ideal accommodation for family, friends or walkers. Open fire, two conservatories. Dumfries 16 miles.
The Quare Place | Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Wonderful contemporary cottage in popular coastal village of Southerness on Scotland’s Solway Coast. Many rooms boast sea views, woodburning stove, yards from the beach. Dumfries 16 miles.
Clone Steading | Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Delightful detached steading cottage near Castle Douglas. Ideal for walking, fishing, cycling. Near coast. Forest walks from cottage. Woodburning stove. Castle Douglas 4 miles.
The Loft | Annan, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
A lovely end-terrace Annan cottage, situated 3 miles from Annan. Lovely accommodation with open plan living area. Fantastic onsite facilities. Carlisle 20 miles.
The Old Coach House | Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Delightful, detached, converted coach house in the charming village of Moniaive in Scotland’s beautiful Dumfries and Galloway. Beautiful scenery, fishing, walking, cycling. Dumfries 17 miles.
8 Station Mews | Silloth, Solway Firth | Cumbria & The Lake District
A very comfy terraced Silloth cottage, just a few minutes’ stroll from the beach, shops, pubs and eateries. Golf course on the doorstep. Ideal touring base. Keswick 24 miles.
Albion Cottage | Silloth, Solway Firth | Cumbria & The Lake District
Charming terraced cottage situated next to owner’s public house, in the seaside resort of Silloth. Quality, comfortable accommodation. Championship golf course nearby. Keswick 24 miles.
Winterhope Farm Cottage | Winterhope near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Immaculately presented cottage in grounds of owner’s farm, in delightful Dumfries & Galloway countryside. Open plan living area, woodburning stove, hot tub. Langholm 8 miles, Lockerbie 11 miles.