Hidden in a valley on the edge of Crailoch Burn, a tributary of the famous River Stinchar in Scotland, Cosses Country House is just the sort of place one loves to discover. Set in twelve acres of woodland and garden Cosses Country House was originally a shooting lodge and home farm, dating from 1606. Take a tour of Cosses through the seasons
Black labradors, Monty and Oscar, will escort you on a magical walk round the pond, through the woods or into the hills with views out to sea towards Ireland, Ailsa Craig, the Mull of Kintyre and Arran. Susan will serve afternoon tea in the secluded garden or in your own private sitting room and later Robin will serve drinks in front of a blazing log fire.
The two spacious suites across the courtyard are classically decorated and cleverly coordinated with every last detail in mind.
The ‘Ailsa’ and ‘Iona’ suites, with views of the garden and woodlands, have large bedrooms with a queen-size bed and a single bed with coordinating cushions, soft furnishings, antique chairs and tables. There are tea making facilities, homemade biscuits, fresh fruit and flowers from the garden. Each suite has a bathroom with bath (one is 6 foot) and walk in shower and handmade bathroom accessories. For the ultimate comfort each suite has a sitting room with antique furniture, television, book case full of interesting reading, maps and details of the areas activities.
There is a utility room available for drying clothes and ironing.
Cosses Country House has enjoyed a relatively peaceful past and dates from 1606 when it was a shooting lodge belonging to the Grahams of Knockdolian. In 1620 it transferred to the Kennedy’s of Blairquhan.
There is a Covenanters cottage ruins in the grounds. In 1765 it was bought by John Allan of Kilphin and in 1916 it became the property of Earl of Inchcape, when Cosses became the ‘Home Farm’.
A delightful pond at Cosses was designed by Lady Inchcape. Cosses was sold privately in 1950 and major alterations were done to the house in 1963, being continued by Robin and Susan Crosthwaite who purchased Cosses in 1985.
Cosses Country House was a Wolsey Lodge for 27 years. These are renowned as a collection of friendly, fascinating and uniquely individual homes in some of the finest locations within the UK and Europe.