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.

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!

  • Walks from the farm in several directions, including down to New Abbey Village (15 mins) and into the beautiful Shambellie forest.

Cost of pitch per night

  • For 2021 dates: £22 per caravan, campervan​ or motorhome

  • For 2022 dates: £24 per caravan, campervan​ or motorhome

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

Checkin / Checkout

  • Checkin after 12:00

  • Checkout before 11:30

  • Reception is at the main farmhouse. Opening hours 8am - 8pm.

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.