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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 […]

Staying at Cosses Country House

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Visitors are enjoying the lovely spring weather, gardens, walking, cycling and golf in South West Scotland. Guests wrote in the visitors book: “Better than the reputation! Wonderful food, hospitality and company. An exquisite short break. Thank you so much”. Culzean castle has been refurbished and delighted our guests with the fabulous cliff walks. They were […]

Windfarms threaten tourism in South West Scotland

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Cosses Country House, a luxury bed and breakfast Wolsey Lodge situated in the beautiful hidden valley on Crailoch Burn, a tributary of the River Stinchar; is having its successful business threatened by the growing number of wind farms on the surrounding hills. Many of our guests come to walk in the area. The walks from […]

A Happy New Year from Cosses Country House

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Happy New Year from Cosses Country House – your favourite Scottish Holiday Destination! We have been busy in 2010 creating the Cosses Trail and Arboretum. We have landscaped the pond, built a bird hide, built bridges and planted over 50 Acer trees and 12 Crab Apple Trees. This has created a wonderful trail – just […]

Autumn activities at Cosses Country House

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Crisp leaves under foot, berries ripening on the trees and glorious colours everywhere. Apples are to collect and store for the winter, and delicious desserts are created for the guests: Baked apples stuffed with home made mince meat, apple beignets, crumbles and tarts, apple ice cream and pancakes. There are plenty of leaves to sweep […]

The Ayrshire Coastal Path from Cosses Country House

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Saturday was yet another glorious Autumn Day in South West Scotland and as we did not have any guests staying we set off to walk the first section of the Ayrshire Coastal path from Glenapp to Ballantrae The Autumn colours were beautiful The path rises to give wonderful views of Loch Ryan and out to […]

Luxury, Summer Holiday Offers in Southern Scotland

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After some much needed rain everything is green and growing again! I made blackcurrant jam this morning and picked broad beans, french beans, spring onions and various salad leaves to mix with smoked Ayrshire Bacon, parmasan shavings, anchovies, free range eggs and olives for a delicious lunch. As we still have some availability in July […]

Fine Dining at Cosses Country House

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I just love these long summer evenings when it hardly ever seems to get dark. The cottage garden is a dream with lupins, delphiniums and roses, and the kitchen garden is beginning to produce an abundance of fruit, herbs and vegetables. The guests relax in the garden over afternoon tea with chocolate cake, whilst I […]