Cosses Country House for sale

A Lifestyle Property for Sale –

Offers over £600,000

If you are looking for a lifestyle home in the peace and quiet of the countryside, Cosses Country House promises a magical, little bit of heaven with many secret attributes with business opportunities within its property, 13 acres of garden, woodland, riverside and wildlife pond.

Discover Cosses through this photo Gallery of the house

Discover the garden and grounds here or take a walk by turning the pages of Cosses through the seasons

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If you are looking for a unique property but with potential for development then the beautifully appointed main house dating back to 1606, barn conversions to guest suites, games room and Burnside cottage could be for you. In the peace and quiet of this valley teeming with wildlife, the delightful sheltered south-facing cottage garden, productive kitchen garden and green house gives way to woodland and riverside walks, a wild-life pond with 2 islands, a boathouse and swamp area and a meadow with stables. If you want to escape the rat race of urban living with quiet roads and yet be within easy reach of towns, cities and airports; if you are looking for an ideal family home with room for the extended family (maybe elderly parents), providing adventure in a safe environment for your children, then this could be just the place for you.  It is surrounded by farmland and hills 2 miles from the sea and the vibrant community of Ballantrae with its award winning primary school, active trust and church.

Cosses Country House is sited within the spectacular coastal area of the UNESCO Galloway and Ayrshire Biosphere and Dark Sky Park.

The opportunities to develop Cosses House, garden and grounds further are immense. There is a large service shed with paved area bordering the orchard and leading to the green house complete with grapevine overlooking the kitchen garden. Cosses with its own micro climate, has been a haven for foodies using exemplary homegrown fruit, vegetables and herbs.  High quality local producers and suppliers deliver to Ballantrae (Glenapp Castle) on a regular basis and Ballantrae boasts its own Food and Drink Festival (June 8th and 9th 2019).

We are classed as a hamlet for planning purposes, therefore it is feasible  that planning permission for pods or two further houses is possible. The top of the field has wonderful views across the valley. The accommodation suites could be transformed into self catering cottages and used for Airbnb like Burnside Cottage.  There are endless possibilities to develop the gardens and grounds to develop your own showcase garden open to the public. Or create a eco-friendly health retreat or venue for foraging or art lovers. We have had two family weddings and it would make an ideal wedding venue.

We have so many treasured memories of the last 33 years, evolving a home and a lifestyle, sharing Cosses with family, friends and paying guests. It has been run as a Wolsey Lodge providing award winning, 5 gold star  hospitality for the last 28 years. It is now time for us to down-size and spend more time with our family and daughter in New Zealand and pass on the baton of caring for this wonderful environment to new owners.


See Detailed Description of Cosses Country House and Area

See Floor Plan details

See Boundary Plan

See Cosses Country House EPC

See Gallery of the Grounds and garden

Offers Over £600,000

A home report is available on request.

Contact Robin and Susan Crosthwaite

+44(0)1465 831363 / +44(0)7860 873343 / +44(0)7740 367278