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Criffel Lodge, Sandyhills

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Criffel Lodge
Criffel Lodge
Sandyhills to Rockcliffe coastal walk - walk from Criffel Lodge, get the bus back
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Chalet
Criffel Lodge is a modern self catering chalet for up to 6 and is situated is a small group of 10 chalets in mature oak woodland next to Colvend golf course. Free WiFi. Great for families as Sandyhills beach is 10 minute walk away, and cliff top coastal walks take you round to Rockcliffe (get the bus back and leave the car at the lodge!). It's a haven for wild life and from the lodge its common to see red squirrels, badgers, deer, rabbits and a large range of woodland and coastal birds. It's a quiet location and suitable for guests trying to get away from it all (it's not a holiday village!).A mile or so down the road is Mersehead RSPB for wintering Barnacle Geese and ducks, and in the summer nesting lapwings, tree sparrows (there are not many of these about!) and various birds of pre...Criffel Lodge is a modern self catering chalet for up to 6 and is situated is a small group of 10 chalets in mature oak woodland next to Colvend golf course. Free WiFi. Great for families as Sandyhills beach is 10 minute walk away, and cliff top coastal walks take you round to Rockcliffe (get the bus back and leave the car at the lodge!). It's a haven for wild life and from the lodge its common to see red squirrels, badgers, deer, rabbits and a large range of woodland and coastal birds. It's a quiet location and suitable for guests trying to get away from it all (it's not a holiday village!).A mile or so down the road is Mersehead RSPB for wintering Barnacle Geese and ducks, and in the summer nesting lapwings, tree sparrows (there are not many of these about!) and various birds of prey including Peregrine Falcon, owls and harriers.The lodge is double gla\zed and heated by full oil fired central heating to keep you comfortable both summer and winter. There is ample room for 6 guests in one double and two twin rooms. An airy and bright open plan area for kitchen dining and lounge with sofa seating for 6.For mountain bikers, 7-Stanes Dalbeattie is just down the road and the lodge also makes a good location for road bike excursions. Up to 2 dogs are accepted subject to conditions (see house rules) and a £10 fee per dog. Bed linen is provided, but please provide you own towels. WiFi is provided and is as fast as we can get it, please note this may not be as fast as your home connection . In this area of rural Dumfries and Galloway mobile phone signals are variable and can be poor or no signal.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Contact us regarding bringing your pet please, charged at £10 per dog. Maximum of two. Pets are to be kept under strict control at all times not to cause damage to property or get on the furniture or beds at any time. Please clear up any fouling caused by your pet. The grounds of the lodge are open to the access track, woods or golf course - keep your dog on lead while outside. WiFi is provided but superfast broadband speeds are not available in this part of rural Dumfries and Galloway.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Brian J
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
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Reviewed July 20, 2021

We (family of four & a dog) had a lovely stay at Criffel Lodge, we enjoyed the quiet surroundings and the lodge itself is fully equiped, clean and comfy. Miss our nights on the decked balcony already. Mind and feed the resident badger(s) 🦡

Date of stay: July 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

Great week with wonderful dry weather. Criffel lodge fantastic as usual .. welcome gift of oatcakes and jam left... thank you Brian J . Very clean and comfortable .. washer and dryer so no need for loads of clothes . Sadly no squirrels this year...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Colne, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 12, 2019

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Date of stay: March 2019
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OnAir609678, VR Owner at Criffel Lodge, Sandyhills, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

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Reviewed September 23, 2018

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Lovely lodge,very clean and well presented.enjoyed the stay very quiet and peaceful.had abit of a struggle with my wife's wheelchair but Brian the owner had warned me it was not perfect for wheelchairs.Altogether a good holiday experience and would return if we did not have...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Criffel Lodge is a fantastic location, 5 minutes walk from Douglas Hall and Sandyhills. Everything provided for a wonderful stay....fab washer and dryer, so no need for masses of clothes! The weather was cold, but plenty of sunshine, whilst England had lots more snow !...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank janc46
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Management response:Responded March 28, 2018

Great to have you stay and hope to see you back for another visit. Mobile signal is not strong and it depends on provider. Other visitors have had success with Vodafone and we get some signal with O2.

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

Date of stay: September 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place everything you need and more..plenty wild life around the place and would visit again in the future.. I hope..

Date of stay: August 2017
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: April 2017
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Selby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

Date of stay: March 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Yard
Stove
Terrace
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Sandyhills is a small settlement on the Colvend coast and boasts the best beach in the area. Stretching out to the west lies stunning coastlilne of cliffs and inlets visible from the coastal path leading round to Rockcliffe. To the east a mixture of cliffs and at Mersehead RSPB reserve there are flat wetlands with managed lagoons for the wildfowl and a long stretch of sand dunes. Inland lies forested hills - a mixture of broad leaf and conifer. Colvend golf course is on the edge of the bay and Dalbeattie 7-Stanes mountain biking trails stretch through the woods almost as far as Sandyhills.
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Car recommended
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Cancellation Policy
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Criffel Lodge, Sandyhills

Criffel Lodge, Sandyhills is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Criffel Lodge, Sandyhills has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Criffel Lodge, Sandyhills has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Criffel Lodge, Sandyhills must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.