Cosses Country House for sale

A Lifestyle for Sale

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

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If you are looking for a unique property with potential for further development then the main house dating back to 1606, barn conversions to guest suites, games room and self -catering cottage could be for you. The south-facing cottage garden and 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 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, 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 and grounds further are immense. We have had 33 years of pleasure living and sharing Cosses with family, friends and paying guests. It has been run as a Wolsey Lodge providing award winning, 5 gold star  hospitality for 28 years but Robin and I now want to down-size, retire and travel. Cosses has been a haven for foodies using exemplary homegrown fruit, vegetables and herbs from our large kitchen garden.   High quality local producers and suppliers deliver to Ballantrae (Glenapp Castle) on a regular basis.  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 accommodation suites could be transformed into self catering cottages. There are endless possibilities to develop the gardens and grounds or create a retreat or venue for art lovers. We have had two family weddings and it would make an ideal wedding venue.


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Offers Over £695,000

Contact Robin and Susan Crosthwaite

+44(0)1465 831363 367278/ 07740


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