£75 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Criffel Lodge, Sandyhills – Home 6622985 Chalet

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Criffel Lodge, Sandyhills – Home 6622985

  • Chalet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 19 reviews

Top Review

See all reviews

Chalet / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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 Less


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Linen provided

More Less


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

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.


About the owner

Brian J.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
17 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Chalet has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Jun 2015. Located in Dumfries and Galloway, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £310 to £683.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Aug 2019.


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

19 reviews

Very Good

“Magical place for a relaxing break.”

Reviewed 12 Mar 2019

Our stay at the lodge was wonderful. Much larger than what we expected. We had daily visits from red squirrels on out decking. A bonus was the peaceand quiet sitting outside, also distant views through the trees to the sea and the cumbrian hills. The coast is charming, we visited local seaside villages and had lovely walks, just pottering about on the beach, only 15mins walk away. A great location, well equiped lodge. Highly reccomended. Thanks.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review, hope to see you again soon.

“Cosy home from home.”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2018

An amazing location in stunning countryside with real live animals visiting for food daily. The lodge was superbly equipped with everything we needed to make our stay stress free, loads to do in this beautiful area with great walks along the cliff and gorgeous beaches. Would certainly recommend and we would like a return visit next year.

“Great quiet log cabin near beach”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2017

This is a great retreat with loads of wild life in a quiet location. The log cabin was well equipped and pet friendly with a nice wellcom touch on arrival.the Douglas family

“Perfect family rural escape.”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2017

We had a lovely week in this wooden chalet located amidst farmland and golf course within easy reach of the beach at Sandyhills. The chalet is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. 1 week in this beautiful part of the world is never enough with so much to see and do in the region. My boys were thrilled when a pair of badgers visited every night at dusk to gobble up the chopped apples we left for them. We thoroughly recommend this holiday house!

“what a week”

Reviewed 19 Mar 2017

Super, spacious, clean, warm, lodge. Made our week just perfect. Perfect location to explore the area, and lots of wildlife and walks close by. Breakfast on the decked veranda was a perfect start to the day. Just fab.

“Lovely comfy warm lodge”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2017

The lodge is well equipped and warm and comfortable. Wildlife literally on your doorstep! Very nice beaches and small villages around to visit and a fantastic beach at Sandyhills 10 minutes walk from the lodge. Our only negative would be the mobile signal, neither myself or my partner could get any reception in the lodge or in Colvend itself, whilst this for many would be a plus it did bring up the question of what if one of us had an accident whilst there on our own?!? That being said it is a lovely place and we had a very nice holiday thanks

Owner's reply: Thanks for your comments and we are glad to hear you had a nice holiday. We'll do our best to make guests aware of the poor mobile phone signal. While rural Dumfries and Galloway has much to offer, unfortunately it generally lags behind on this count. Brian and Debbie

“Fabulous Lodge”

Reviewed 23 Jan 2017

Very enjoyable stay at Criffel Lodge and will definitely be returning. Lodge is stocked with everything you could possibly need and more. Scenery is spectacular and we enjoyable lots of beautiful walks. Fabulous weekend had by all.

Review 1-10 of 19


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Brian (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Brian (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Brian (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Brian the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Brian (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Brian (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Brian (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Brian (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Brian (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Brian (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Brian (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Brian (the owner) a message.

If Brian (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

View all FAQs

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor

Book with confidence

Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Safe, simple, secure

When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Also consider

Europe Holidays

518494 properties

United Kingdom Holidays

75617 properties

Scotland Holidays

9941 properties

Central Scotland/Strathclyde

3,116 properties

Scottish Highlands

1,621 properties


1,341 properties

The Hebrides

790 properties

Argyll and Bute

772 properties


716 properties

Perth and Kinross

650 properties


650 properties

Dumfries and Galloway

616 properties


529 properties


484 properties


437 properties


391 properties


308 properties


307 properties

East Lothian

259 properties


183 properties


144 properties

Orkney Islands

106 properties

Newton Stewart

74 properties

Start a new search

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.