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View towards the property
Lounge with woodburner
Kitchen/ diner
Dining area
King-size zip and link
Bathroom with shower over bath
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Tea by the fire
Sweetheart Abbey
Sweetheart Abbey
1 / 11  View towards the property
2 / 11  Lounge with woodburner
3 / 11  Kitchen/ diner
4 / 11  Dining area
5 / 11  King-size zip and link
6 / 11  Bathroom with shower over bath
7 / 11  Double bedroom
8 / 11  Twin bedroom
9 / 11  Tea by the fire
10 / 11  Sweetheart Abbey
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Criffel View

Dumfries (7mls S), Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached property with lovely country views
  • Spacious single storey property with welcoming lounge
  • Enclosed gardens with seating area and BBQ
Property code: CRIFF

Situated in the picturesque, award-winning village of New Abbey, this beautiful detached cottage enjoys wonderful country views over Criffel and is within walking distance of local amenities.

Situated in the picturesque village of New Abbey, this delightful cottage is ideally located for easy access to both the attractive town of Dumfries and the coast. With castles to explore and beautiful countryside on your doorstep, it is perfect for a family or group of friends.

 

Inside, the décor is immaculate, with the crisp, fresh colour schemes and stylish, contemporary furnishings lending a relaxing air of calm and composure. Bright and light, the cottage also offers lovely views towards its namesake, Criffel Hill.

 

Enter the hallway of this charming, single-storey cottage and you come to the spacious lounge, with comfy leather sofas arranged invitingly around the wood burner. Next door is the smart, well-equipped kitchen/diner, tastefully decorated in cream and grey hues, complemented by wooden worktops. Enjoy getting together for a meal at the table whilst taking in the lovely views through the window. All three bedrooms are bright and welcoming – there is one zip-and-link which can be made up as a twin, one twin and one double. The fresh, bright bathroom has a shower over bath where you can enjoy a relaxing soak after a day out exploring.

 

Outside, the enclosed garden is ideal for children and dogs and has seating and a BBQ for warm days. There is burn fishing available a short walk away with four permits and sea fishing opportunities nearby too. There is plenty of off-street parking at the property.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 Super king-size zip-and-link which can be presented as a twin if requested at the time of booking, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and room for storing bikes
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Oil Central heating
  • 2 dogs maximum welcome - must not be allowed in bedrooms or lie on furnishing
  • Enclosed gardens with seating area and BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • TV/DVD in the lounge and the king-size bedroom  
  • Fishing in nearby burn available, with four fishing permits, in addition to sea fishing close by S
  • Shops and pub within walking distance, beach 5 miles
  • Close by private car charging point 1/4 mile distance
  • Tour of owners farm available with pre arrangement  

Pretty New Abbey village with its whitewashed houses, is home to a local store for essential supplies, as well as a pub and a tearoom. It is also home to the beautiful ruins of Sweetheart Abbey, founded by Lady Devorgilla in memory of her beloved late husband Lord John Balliol.

For guests seeking a more energising walk, stride out towards Criffel Hill, at 1,871 feet, it is the highest in the area, offering superb views to those who reach the top.

Just 7 miles north of the village is the traditional market town of Dumfries where you can visit the home of Robert Burns. From Dumfries, head south to the uniquely triangular Caerlaverock Castle (14 miles). This moated castle, although now in ruins, is still an impressive sight.

Following the River Nith south brings you to Southerness on the Solway Coast (6 miles), an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take a picnic and enjoy the wide expanse of sand, perfect for walking and playing, and keep your eyes peeled for seals and dolphins.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wendy 18th October 2021

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Reviewed by Lorna 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by David 5th September 2021

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Criffel View is a fantastic holiday destination The only downside, as it sleeps 6, is that 6 cannot sit comfortably in the lounge Otherwise we cannot fault it

Reviewed by John 28th August 2021

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Great cottage in a good location, to the Dumfries and Galloway areas. Although next to the main road, there was very little traffic noise. Very pleased.

Reviewed by Craig 7th August 2021

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Nice cottage with good storage for bikes just on the edge of New Abbey with fantastic views of Criffel. Good location for walking and cycling/MTB. Bed comfortable and kitchen well equipped. 10 min drive into Dumfries and 10 minute drive to the beautiful beach at Sandyhills. We have been to the area many times with The Anchor at Kippford good for foRead moreod. Also a little gem of a cafe at Palnackie called Flounders. It is run by the community and the food, cleanliness and friendliness of staff is A1!! Hide

Reviewed by Peter 2nd August 2021

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Very tidy & spacious bungalow set in an ideal location for visiting the local coast & countryside

Reviewed by James 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Lynne 12th July 2021

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Gorgeous cottage near to New Abbey, with lovely walks nearby - great views from the top of Waterloo Monument. Solway Coast is a short drive away where you can investigate the beaches. The owners were so helpful and even gave us a fab tour of the farm which our son loved.

Reviewed by Graeme 3rd July 2021

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A very good base to explore the area. detached with good parking. Quiet despite being on the main road. Functional inside but lacking cosiness outside utility room has laundry facilities and plenty of space for secure storage loads of piping hot water great for hot baths after outdoor exercise bed mattresses were superb and gave a great nights sleeRead morep nice view to the hills to west beyond owners farm which is worth a tour round with Alistair a very good location for visiting all the nearby POI Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 26th June 2021

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Lovely cottage would certainly consider booking again

Reviewed by Tracey 20th June 2021

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Really lovely location. Cottage has everything you need for a holiday cottage. Comfortable and spacious. Really clean which in the current climate felt lovely and safe. Lots of lovely countryside walks nearby. Garden fully enclosed. The wall at the front a bit low if you have a big dog that likes to escape. But ideal for smaller dogs. Would definiRead moretely recommend. Access was easy to organise with the owner who was really helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Carole 12th June 2021

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We had a wonderful holiday in Criffel View cottage. The cottage was very clean, the beds extremely comfortable with good quality bed linen and super soft thick towels. The kitchen had everything you need to make full meals . The ironing board and iron were a bonus . My husband appreciated the secure storage for his bike and our dog loved the field Read morebehind the cottage. New Abbey is a pretty little village and a short walk to the local shop. The owner of the cottage was very friendly and helpful . Hide

Reviewed by Annie 7th June 2021

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Reviewed by Margaret 17th May 2021

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This cottage was exceptionally clean and comfortable. It is well-equipped and the beds are super comfy. We liked the location as it is close to beaches and to walks, such as at Mabie Forest and the RSPB reserve.

Reviewed by Astrid 8th May 2021

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Reviewed by Dorota 1st May 2021

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Reviewed by Elaine 19th September 2020

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Really enjoyable stay. We had everything we needed in the cottage which is in a fabulous location. Although we were fine we knew that Suzie was on hand if needed. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will be back.

Reviewed by Richard 13th September 2020

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A delightful and quiet location, ideal for exploring Dumfries and Galloway, and especially easy access to the coastline. We particularly enjoyed the tour of the owners' farm across the road - highly recommended! The walk up Criffel is almost obligatory if you're staying at Criffel View as well.

Reviewed by Jill 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by sonia 22nd August 2020

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We loved our stay here. The cottage is well equipped, extremely clean, and in a great location. The owner was helpful and kind, helping with local fishing options. Do not hesitate to stay here, you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed by Kim 15th August 2020

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A lovely location at the edge of New Abbey village within walking distance of Shop & Abbey ruins, and walks including Waterloo monument. The property was advertised to accommodate 6 people and we felt it was a little small for 6 adults, especially sharing just one bathroom/toilet combined. We also thought that the lounge was lacking an armchair in Read moreorder to seat 6 people. The dining table for 6 was a tight squeeze in the kitchen also. However, we enjoyed our stay as it was clean and modern. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 9th August 2020

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Lovely well equipped cottage. Comfortable beds and cottage very clean. Some mould on bathroon ceiling but this did not affect our stay/enjoy ment. Problems with WiFi when we arrived due to damaged cable - owners very apologetic. We bought new cable which owners paid for and they also left us a very thoughtful gift.

Reviewed by Catherine 25th July 2020

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Lovely cottage in historic village of new abbey. Lots of activities to entertain the kids nearby despite some things being closed due to the pandemic. We enjoyed the nearby beaches, mabie forest and farm park and the castles. Cottage itself was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Gavin 18th July 2020

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Very spacious and comfortable cottage. Welcoming owners. Ideal for families who want quiet time or adventures! We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back.

Reviewed by Mark 28th December 2019

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Reviewed by Martin 25th October 2019

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Location

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