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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
Lake by owners farm
Paddock by lake for games and picnics
Views across Nith estuary at nearby Drumburn Viewpoint
Views across Nith estuary at nearby Drumburn Viewpoint
Sweetheart Abbey
Sweetheart Abbey
1 / 15  View towards the property
2 / 15  Lounge with woodburner
3 / 15  Kitchen/ diner
4 / 15  Dining area
5 / 15  King-size zip and link
6 / 15  Bathroom with shower over bath
7 / 15  Double bedroom
8 / 15  Twin bedroom
9 / 15  Tea by the fire
10 / 15  Lake by owners farm
11 / 15  Paddock by lake for games and picnics
12 / 15  Views across Nith estuary at nearby Drumburn Viewpoint
13 / 15  Views across Nith estuary at nearby Drumburn Viewpoint
14 / 15  Sweetheart Abbey
15 / 15  Sweetheart Abbey

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
  • Four permits available for fishing in nearby burn
  • Numerous attractions and activities close by to suit all the family
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.

This beautiful detached bungalow is 4 miles from the 7stanes trail in Mabie, offering keen mountain cyclists and dog walkers a scenic adventure right from the front door. Sleeping up to six guests, this cottage is the perfect home-from-home for a family and up to two pups, and a wonderful base from which to explore the Dumfries and Galloway area. Keen fishermen will appreciate fishing available in nearby burn and sea fishing close by.

After a long dog walk, the handy utility area provides an ideal place to store muddy boots and give your tufty-pawed pals a quick rub down before moving into the rest of the house. The open-plan kitchen/dining area is a wonderfully sunny spot to sit and enjoy an early morning coffee, taking in the incredible views over Criffel whilst reading the papers. The lounge is warm and welcoming with comfortable leather sofas tucked around a wood burner making the room cosy even on the chilliest of evenings. Three good-size bedrooms offer flexible sleeping options to suit most groups and feature soft beds made up with crisp bed linen. Outside, the enclosed garden is sure to set tails wagging.

The village centre of New Abbey is just under 1 mile from the property and has a well-stocked general store along with a dog-friendly village inn. The market town of Dumfries is just a 7-mile drive away and a great day out for anyone needing a little retail therapy. Screel Hill is a must-visit for a long and scenic dog walk, with hikers rewarded with panoramic views from the top of the ridge after an exciting trek through woodlands

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 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
  • Central heating
  • 2 dogs 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

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Leofric 24th August 2019

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Reviewed by Anthony 17th August 2019

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Misleading description on the website about fishing. It said river - it is not. It is a small burn. Owner was apologetic and promised description would be changed. Too late for us though.

Reviewed by Anna 27th July 2019

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Beautifully kept, spotless and pretty. Peaceful location. Very well stocked.

Reviewed by Margaret 13th July 2019

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Highly recommend, very peaceful. Strongly advice visitors to go on the farm tour, very informative.

Reviewed by Oliver 6th May 2019

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 13th April 2019

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A super cottage which is very spacious and well equipped. A great location for visiting many different places in the area. Would definitely return again.

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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
Lake by owners farm
Paddock by lake for games and picnics
Show 3 moreViews across Nith estuary at nearby Drumburn Viewpoint

Location

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