Springtime at Cosses!

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Springtime has arrived at Cosses once again, the daffodils are all beginning to bloom: The wild daffodils along the riverside and down at the pond remind us of Wordsworth’s daffodils:   Down at the pond the toads and frogs have been very busy laying all their spawn. If you watch the video below you will […]

Smuggler’s Festival – a village under siege….

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www.ballantrae.org.uk/smugglers See the full story ….so far  Author Frances explained: “The richness of Ballantrae’s smuggling history is very impressive, considering the small size of the area. “Tea, tobacco, brandy, rum, wine and geneva [gin] were smuggled on shore, first from the Isle of Man and then after 1765 directly from Europe. “It has been possible […]

In the year of Natural Scotland

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There is not a better location for a holiday, where you can enjoy all the many aspects of Natural Scotland at its best, than to stay at Cosses Country House . We are part of the UNESCO Biosphere  with its unique combination of special landscapes and wildlife areas, rich cultural heritage.  I drove across it to Thornhill […]

Snowdrop Festival in Southern Scotland

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That time of year again. It is great to be outside weeding and pruning in the shrubbery whist the snowdrops are pushing their heads above the ground. it will soon be February which marks the beginning of the SnowdropFestival in Scotland. Did you know the Scientific name for Galanthus means milk flower. These lovely flowers […]

Observatory coming to Ayrshire’s dark sky park

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Cosses Country House is enjoying the stars and the milky way as high pressure sits over the country and the nights are clear and very dark. On the fringe of the Galloway Forest Park, this is a great base. Work is under way on a Dark Sky Observatory close to loch Doon in south west […]

Scotland has a fantastic reputation for cycling and montain biking thanks to our beautiful natural landscapes and top quality facilities. Brian and Angie stayed last night.

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Brian is cycling 470 miles from Norwich to Newtownards to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease : http://cyclingformnd.com/index.htm   Day 1: Norwich to Lincoln. (Caenby crossroads, about 12 miles North of Lincoln to be exact)   Day 2: Lincoln to Leyburn – on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.   Day 3: Leyburn to Gretna […]