Dumfries and Galloway Holiday Cottages

Scottish self-catering holidays in Dumfries & Galloway - wonderful accommodation, great scenery.

Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland attracts many holidaymakers to Scottish country cottage holidays. Dumfries and Galloway shares a border with England, making it reasonably accessible for a self catering break in Scotland from many parts of Northern England.  Scotland is such a stunning country though that many feel that even a long drive to the peace, tranquillity and natural beauty of Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland is worth the effort. Expect a warm welcome on arrival at your chosen self-catering accommodation.

For holidaymakers searching for accommodation in Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire or Wigtownshire, these areas fall within Dumfries and Galloway now.

Relaxing holidays in cottages, lodges and log cabins

Come and stay in the countryside of Dumfries and Galloway and feel the stresses of life melt away.  Spend time in the Galloway Forest park where you may spot eagles, buzzards or red kites.  Take your camera to record these images to recall in later years.

Seaside cottages in Dumfries and Galloway

Book a cottage on the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway coast with its beaches and bays.  Lazy days walking the sands, stopping to look at driftwood and exploring streets of fishing towns can be yours. Find a holiday cottage with a woodburner where you can burn some of the driftwood that you collect to create a warm atmosphere inside your holiday home living room.

We cannot promise you castles and mansions to rent in Dumfries and Galloway

Sometimes large groups want to rent castles or big mansions and organise holiday activities from their palatial base.  Or if you just adore Scottish castles why not visit one of the many in Dumfries and Galloway.  You will be spoilt for choice, there is Drumlanrig castle, MacLellan's castle, Caerlaverock castle with its moat, Cardoness castle, Carsluith castle, Morton castle and a number of historical abbeys to visit.  You might not be able to afford to rent those heights of luxury, however, after all that sightseeing, a wee dram of whisky may be in order to make your cottage holiday in Scotland truly relaxing. 

A romantic break or a golf widow on holiday?

Do you dare to rent a pine lodge near a golf course? If it is activities you are after how about a game of golf at one of the many golf courses in Dumfries and Galloway or a spot of fishing?  Dumfries and Galloway has so very much to offer outdoors. Then there are those cosy nights in, just the two of you when the sun goes down.  So many holiday cottages nowadays offer king-size and even superking beds for supreme comfort. A good night's sleep ensures a good mood and enjoyment of Dumfries and Galloway.

Be charmed by Scotland and find that ideal cottage for your stay

If you haven't been to Scotland before do think about giving it a try.  Scotland can be just fantastic for romantic cottage holidays, activity breaks or family self catering. Let Scotland charm you.  The Scottish are known for their hospitality and friendly manner.  There are so many interesting things to do in Dumfries and Galloway whilst on a self catering holiday.  Whatever the type of holiday rental in Scotland, we trust you will enjoy browsing through the cottages in Scotland on this website and hope you will have an enjoyable stay in a Scottish cottage. Remember that dogs are also often welcome.

Popular Property Types in Dumfries and Galloway

Looking to book a hot tub holiday in Dumfries and Galloway for a truly relaxing break? Or need to find dog-friendly accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway for a pooch-friendly holiday? Or maybe you want to book a luxury cottage, a romantic couple's cottage or a large holiday house for a group of friends and country house home looking to holiday in Dumfries and Galloway. Popular types of holiday cottages in Dumfries and Galloway include:

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dumfries and Galloway

Whether you want to rent a holiday cottage, a log cabin or a rural retreat, Dumfries and Galloway is a wonderful area of Borders & Southern Scotland to discover on a cottage break. Guests choose to holiday in Dumfries and Galloway because of the charming scenery and rural areas, charming towns and villages including Castle Douglas, Dumfries, Moffat, Newton Stewart, Stranraer and Wigtown and the area's unique attractions, sightseeing destinations of landmarks.
Some of the top attractions in Dumfries and Galloway Museum of Lead Mining The ore-field around Wanlockhead is the most important lead-zinc and mineral deposit in Scotland. The award-winning Lead Mining Museum is only 2 minutes walk from the house. It has a mine, cottages and library tour and you can also try your hand at panning for gold! The museum has a small shop and great cafe, for coffees or lunch. Group discounts available Drumlanrig Castle, 20 minutes drive from Wanlockhead, is set within the Queensberry Estate and is the home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. Narrow Gauge Railway - Leadhills The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway is Britain?s highest narrow gauge adhesion railway, reaching 1500feet above sea level. New Lanark World Heritage Site A great day trip is New Lanark World Heritage Site, about 30 mins drive away just next to Lanark. New Lanark is a fully restored 18th Century Cotton Mill village with an award winning visitor centre and various exhibitions. It is also next to the Falls of Clyde, where a short forest walk leads to spectacular waterfalls.
Some of the top activities in Dumfries and Galloway are bird watching, walking, walking, golfing
Country Cottages Online features 6 holiday cottages in Dumfries and Galloway for you to choose from, including dogs-allowed, families welcome as well as a good number of rentals with leisure facilities to help you relax and unwind to keep you entertained on holiday. Prices for cottages in Dumfries and Galloway range from £452 to £8665 per week.