Our quartet of seafront self catering cottages, and our Retreataway (new for May 2022) have uninterrupted views of the shoreline of Ross Bay with its birdlife and wildflowers, the sounds of silence and the tides rolling in and out over the salt marshes each day…. look across to Skiddaw in the Lake District, and enjoy the beautiful Solway.  The sea is only a stones throw from the cottages!  Location,  location,  location……when you want to get away from it all!

Staying at Ross Bay Retreat…

  • 4 lovely cosy coastal cottages overlooking Ross Bay with a homemade welcome cake and ice cream on arrival
  • 1 cosy coastal retreat for a couple in The Retreataway
  • Stunning scenery & sea views
  • Dogs welcome (and loved!) Max 2 (£20 / dog – more on special request) and a dog welcome pack each on arrival
  • Amazing coastline, beaches, castles & acres of forest
  • Wonderful walks, biking, touring, golf & more
  • Stay on a real working farm
  • Meet some of the animals if you like
  • Europe’s second Dark Sky Park for stargazing (non-existent light pollution)
  • UNESCO Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere – a world class environment for people & nature
  • 15 mins to the lively fishing port Kirkudbright – ‘The Artists Town’
  • Great for couples (low occupancy discounts available)
  • Full week price range £392 – £787
  • Short breaks, weeks or longer depending upon availability
  • Stays from two nights in The Retreataway for a short burst of rejuvenation…

Our Cottages… 

  • Creel Cottage – sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (Double / Twin)
  • Dairy House – sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (Double/Twin/Single)
  • Old Cheeseloft – sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (Double/Twin/Single)
  • Byre by the Sea – sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (Double / Twin)
  • The Retreataway – sleep 2 in open plan cosiness!

Best Self Catering Accommodation Experience Award of Excellence BLK ProudSupporter biosphere Galloway and southern Ayrshire biosphere Good To Go Scottish Agritourism

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