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Criffel Lodge, Sandyhills

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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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
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Central Heating
Washer
Highchair
Dryer
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Balcony
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Terrace
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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Date of stay: September 2018
Reviewed 8 September 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
Thank 6ics6
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Reviewed 24 March 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
Management response:Responded 29 March 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.

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Date of stay: September 2017
Reviewed 22 August 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
Thank alanthomas158
About the Owner
Brian J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Activities nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km
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