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 […]

Walking Festival

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Today I finished planting all 14 varieties of potatoes. Whist busy, the first summer swallows twittered to me that they had returned to their nests in the barn. The thrushes were grateful for the slugs I threw into the grass and the red squirrel was helping himself to nuts from the box in the tree. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wind Farms threaten Tourism in South West Scotland www.cossescountryhouse.com/blog

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Download now or preview on posterous SW Scotland windfarm map January final.pdf (462 KB) How will we attract tourists if every view incorporates wind turbines causing noise pollution, shadow flicker , property devaluation, – all of which effects the rural economy. A group in Dumfries and Galloway have set up this website for anti windfarm information […]

Old Riley stays at Cosses Country House

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Wolsey Lodge guests arrived in their beautiful blue Riley, having been to a rally near Loch Lomond. Wolsey Lodges are a great place for vintage car owners to stay as they nearly always have safe discreet parking. Other guests, this week have had great walking experiences doing the first section of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, […]

Holiday Southern Scotland at Visit Scotland Expo

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Holiday Southern Scotland took a stand at visit Scotland expo to promote Southern Scotland and Wolsey Lodges. We are aiming to make Southern Scotland a premiere destination. We are the garden of Scotland with many of the  best gardens in Scotland. Paddy Scott from Scotland’s Garden Scheme helped us on the stand. We have the […]