Landis Farm, situated just outside New Abbey, has been honoured with the title of ‘Certificated Location (CL) of the Year 2023’ for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The accolade was awarded by the Caravan and Motorhome Club, celebrating the exceptional quality and serene beauty that this region has to offer.
Landis Farm, run by Colin and Sandra Carruthers, holds a special place in the hearts of many locals and visitors alike. This campsite is situated on a working farm with a rich family history spanning over 90 years. Its serene location, nestled amidst the picturesque village of New Abbey, has long been cherished for its peaceful atmosphere and stunning natural surroundings.
Visitors to New Abbey are drawn to the historical Sweetheart Abbey, which dates back to the 13th century, and the idyllic Nith Estuary. The campsite’s proximity to iconic landmarks like the 150-foot Waterloo Monument and the panoramic views from Criffel Hill makes it a haven for those seeking tranquil escapes and breathtaking scenery.
Perfectly positioned on the South West Coastal 300 Route, it’s a convenient stopover for travellers exploring Dumfries and Galloway.
The site offers hardstanding pitches, all equipped with electric hook-ups, ensuring a comfortable stay. Facilities include a wheelchair-accessible toilet and shower block, as well as free Wi-Fi. This small, family-friendly site is not just about serenity; it’s also dog-friendly, allowing families to bring their four-legged members along.
One of the standout features of Landis Farm is its accessibility to local attractions on foot. Footpaths leading from the farm open up the opportunity to explore the stunning Nith estuary, visit the remarkable Waterloo Monument, or hike Criffel Hill. A short ten-minute walk will take you to the heart of New Abbey, where you can explore Sweetheart Abbey, a Cornmill open to the public, and enjoy the village’s amenities, including a small shop, a village pub, an award-winning tea room, and a gift shop. Don’t forget to say hello to the farm’s residents, including goats, chickens, and cattle.
Landis Farm Caravan and Motorhome site has rightfully earned its place as the ‘Certificated Location (CL) of the Year 2023’ for Scotland and Northern Ireland. It’s a testament to the region’s beauty, the warm hospitality of the Carruthers family, and the serenity that makes Dumfries and Galloway a truly exceptional destination for campers and nature enthusiasts. Congratulations to Landis Farm on this well-deserved national recognition.