Welcome to Cosses Country House, Iona and Burnside
Cosses Country House is currently no longer trading as pre-eminent home hospitality (dinner B&B) which it has done for the last 28 years from 1990 to 2018. However Self catering Airbnb at Burnside and Iona Cottage is still available with access to all the activities and attractions highlighted on this web site.
Relax away from it all in this unique country residence. Explore the wonderful grounds on the banks of Crailoch Burn, a tributary of the River Stinchar, 2 miles inland from the coastal fishing village of Ballantrae. Birds, wildlife, wild flowers abound in the woodland, pond, river, garden and coastal walks for you to enjoy.
If you are looking to buy a lifestyle home with business opportunities, Cosses Country House promises a magical, little bit of heaven with many secret attributes within its property, 13 acres of garden, woodland, riverside and wildlife pond – details here
Close to the sea, Ballantrae is on the border of South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, in an area which is part of the UNESCO Biosphere and Dark Sky Park. Ballantrae has a vibrant community with two annual festivals – Food and Drink and Smuggler’s . Cosses Country House is the perfect location to explore the whole of South West Scotland. Views of the Mull of Kintyre, Ireland, Arran and Ailsa Craig form a spectacular backdrop.
Food production from our country kitchen garden – home grown vegetables, fruit and herbs, locally reared meat, game, and cheese are all part of the ethical lifestyle. The sheltered south facing cottage garden with its magnificent beech hedge provides stunning colour all year round whilst the shrubbery and woodland abound with specimen trees, shrubs and wild flowers.
Cosses Bed & Breakfast Inn is easily accessible:
Travel by main roads from the central belt of Scotland and the North of England. Prestwick Airport, the home to Ryanair and cheap flights is just an hour’s drive, and Glasgow Airport is an easy 2 hour drive away.
Just 20 minutes south of us are the main ferry terminals at Cairnryan for travel to and from Ireland.
The area boasts spectacular scenery. Whether it is walking, cycling, or motoring through the myriad of quiet roads, visiting the abbeys and castles in an area, or exploring the many beautiful gardens, there is something for everyone.
There is also plenty to do in the area, like playing golf on the championship and outstanding local courses, or salmon, trout and sea fishing.