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Criffel View is a small, friendly and 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

* Note that the shower block is shared with the neighbouring Landis Farm Certified Location (CL)  site.

Our view point and dog exercise area

  • As of April 2024, we have a fully-enclosed path and exercise area for visitors and dog walkers to enjoy

  • Sit on the bench and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside (perhaps with a picnic?) with far reaching views over the rolling hills and farmland

  • Look over to New Abbey including Waterloo Monument, Sweetheart Abbey and Criffel/ Knockendoch hills.

  • Further in the distance there are views over the Solway to the Cumbrian coastline and mountains.

  • There are also fantastic scenes of the picturesque Dumfriesshire countryside

  • See photos in our photo gallery

A special note about chemical toilet fluid


  • Please note that only green/organic toilet fluids can be used for chemical toilets 

Other site facilities and attractions

  • Free WiFi. Password available on arrival. WiFi router uses nearby Vodafone 4g mast for internet access. 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. Update July 2021: A relatively new EE mobile network mast was erected during 2020 on a hill towards the Solway coast towards the mouth of the River Nith, also providing very good voice & data coverage. 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 site- the area surrounding the site is a dog walker's paradise! Note: dogs to be kept on lead at all times on site.

  • Dog washing station

  • Walks from the farm in several directions, including down to New Abbey Village (15 mins) and into the beautiful Shambellie forest. See more on our page dedicated to nearby attractions.

Cost of pitch (caravan, motorhome or campervan)

  • £30 per night, including the following:-

    • 2 adults and children under 16 yrs

    • dogs (max 3)

    • 16 amp hookup

    • awning

    • shower facilities

    • fresh water supply and grey water disposal on each pitch

    • unlimited WiFi

  • Note: additional visitors (16 yrs+): £5/night)

Rates subject to change

Checkin / Checkout

  • Checkin after 12:00

  • Checkout before 11:30

  • Reception is at the main farmhouse. Opening hours 9am - 6pm.

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.

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