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Our cottages in Southern Scotland are the ideal choice if
you're looking for a wonderfully relaxing holiday amid stunning
Let's start in Ayrshire, birthplace of Robert Burns and an
absolute paradise for golfers, with over forty courses some of
championship status. Sailing enthusiasts flock to the Firth of
Clyde's sheltered waters, while walkers and cyclists head for
the impressive granite mountains. And do hop across to the Isle of
Arran, a tiny version of Scotland showcasing a mesmerising choice
Dumfries and Galloway is a truly unspoilt corner of Scotland
fringed with deserted beaches - sands where Burns once galloped on
horseback; where whisky smugglers came ashore. Romantic ruined
castles and other historic monuments dot the landscape, constant
reminders of past times. Explore the Galloway Forest Park, where
deer are more common than man and nature has cast its magic,
offering a mix of forest, moorland and lochs. You can also expect a
few surprises - there's a town for artists (Kirkcudbright),
books (Wigtown) and food (Castle Douglas); even a Tibetan Buddhist
Or opt for the Scottish Borders, brimming with castles, abbeys,
stately homes and museums, offering a fascinating insight into the
area's bloody history. Look out for pageants and festivals
during your stay, along with Rugby Sevens' tournaments - rugby
is extremely popular here. You'll also find fantastic fishing
and the chance to buy high-quality tartans, tweeds and knitwear.
All in all, something for everyone when you book a cottage in
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The Dairy | Sanquhar near Dumfries | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Cosy terraced cottage in rural Dumfriesshire. Open views, ideal for walking, fishing or biking. Sanquhar 1.5 miles. Dumfries 27 miles.
The Barn at Daldorch | Tarbolton near Mauchline, Ayrshire | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Delightful rural semi-detached cottage near Mauchline in open Ayrshire countryside. Woodburning stove. Fishing on nearby river. Mauchline 4 miles. Ayr/Troon 12 miles.
Ralston Cottage | Gatehouse of Fleet | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Delightful terraced cottage in village of Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway. pet-friendly, large garden. Ideal location for beach, walking, mountain biking. Kirkcudbright 8 miles.
West Gable | Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
A charming conversion of a church wing, a lovely Gatehouse of Fleet cottage. River views, riverside garden, close to shops and pubs. Ideal touring base. Kirkcudbright 8 miles.
East Gable | Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Exquisite church wing conversion in small village of Gatehouse of Fleet. Riverside location. Original windows and remains of church pews. Kirkcudbright 8 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.
Sherauchie | Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Delightfully presented detached cottage in coastal location of Southerness in Dumfries and Galloway. Short walk to beach. Close to forest and hills for walking and cycling. Dumfries 16 miles.
Beachcomber Cottage | Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
One of our delightful, coastal Southerness holiday cottages in a peaceful location. Modern, comfortable, sea views. Lovely sandy and rocky shoreline. Great golf, walking, cycling.
Clone Steading | Palnackie near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Delightful detached steading cottage near village of Palnackie. Ideal for walking, fishing, cycling. Near coast. Forest walks from cottage. Woodburning stove. Dalbeattie 4 miles.
The Townhouse | Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway | Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway
Stunning Georgian townhouse with a wealth of original architectural features in the heart of Kirkcudbright. Short walk to pretty harbour and amenities.