Criffel View is an exclusive, private, 5-van touring site, set in the beautiful Dumfrieshire countryside, on a small hill above the village of New Abbey. The site is situated a couple of miles back from the Solway Firth, with views to the south (on a clear day) across to The Lake District peaks. The site is attached to a working farm.


Below are the site's key facts and other features:

Site amenities

  • Large, fully serviced hard-standing pitches, with individual electricity and waste points

  • Bespoke luxury shower block built to the highest standard 

    • two separate rooms, both with a shower, toilet and wash hand basin

    • excellent, up to date disabled facilities, with one of the rooms having a larger wet room (see photos)

    • the block is close to all pitches

    • the block is centrally-heated

    • the block is open all year

  • several picnic tables throughout for your use

Other site facilities and attractions

  • Free WiFi (signal can vary and bandwidth is limited at times. Not always suitable for streaming)

  • Mobile signal. Vodafone has nearby 4G mast, with very good voice & data coverage throughout. Other mobile operators have limited coverage and are less suitable for data.

  • Lighting on the site is limited to enhance the dark sky effect

  • Hedges and borders planted to benefit wildlife 

  • Feeders near pitches for visitors to enjoy our large variety of birds

  • Mini museum of vintage tractors and implements

  • Dog friendly - the area surrounding the site is a dog walker's paradise!

  • Walks from the farm in several directions, including down to New Abbey Village (15 mins)

Cost of pitch per night

  • £21 per caravan, campervan​ or motorhome (price for 2020)

  • no additional charges (awnings, electricity, pets, wifi)

Checkin / Checkout

  • Checkin after 1pm

  • Checkout before 12 noon

  • Reception is at the main farmhouse

Adjoining 5-pitch, certified location (CL) caravan site

  • the Landis farm grounds also contain the long-established Landis Farm Caravan site. Full website can be found here. The toilet facilities at Criffel View are shared with the 5 pitches of the Landis Farm site.

  • the Landis Farm site is a 5-pitch certified location, operated separately. It is affiliated to The Caravan and Motorhome Club and is available to members only. 

Notes about our farm

  • Criffel View is based on a working farm. In spite of our team briefings, our calves and goats do sometimes make their own noises at a time of their choosing!

  • Our farm machinery and tractors do also need to turn over and make a little noise from time to time to keep the farm working.