Scottish year of Food and Drink

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In Ayrshire there is an amazing source of local produce. Wendy Barrie from Scottish Food Guide says ‘As a leading contributor to the Scottish food scene and campaigner for good food: natural, wholesome, fresh and safe, may I commend to all seekers and providers of good food my selection of the best of Scottish fare.’ […]

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 […]

Home Grown Produce from the garden at Cosses CountryHouse

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What a wonderful time of year in the vegetable garden. There is so much to choose from and everything is so lush. I visit the garden to decide what to serve my guests for dinner. www.cossescountryhouse.com/ I have just picked raspberries for a Mille Feuille and home made raspberry and Brockman’s gin Ice Cream. Brockman’s […]

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 […]

Cosses garden in July

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The sun is shining again after 24 hours of lovely summer rain so all the plants are drenched, fresh and happy! Cosses has a beautiful hidden garden where guests can relax in a romantic setting soaking up the sun and the beauty. After the rain I can plant out the remaining bedding plants, cut back […]

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 […]

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, […]