Monthly Archives: September 2015

Farm views via the 4×4!

Many of our guests who stay enjoy exploring the Ross on foot, taking in the views, coastlines, farm animals, wildlife and following the sheep pads and footpaths around. For some of our guests who may have found the long walks and terrain too challenging, we have taken them on a trip around some of the

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All gathered together to aim for Spring lambs!

All the ewes are gathered up and put on fresh grass, feet trimmed, foot bathed, vaccinated, wormed and ready for the boys! Hopefully aiming for lambing time late February onwards!!!

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This weeks new arrival!

The new arrival this week on Ross Farm is a little blonde d’aquaitaine cross charolais bull. Proud mother!

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Offers for guests staying at Ross Bay Retreat.

Now we are finding our feet a little, we have explored what, if any benefits we could offer our guests when they stay with us at Ross Bay, and working with some of the brilliant local businesses and visitor attractions we can currently offer:- – 20% off a weekly pass for the Cream O Galloway

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Shortlisted for the Scottish Thistle Awards 2015/2016.

We are also really pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted (top 3) in the Scottish Thistle Awards 2015/2016 – Best Holiday Accommodation category for the Central South West region, with the winner being announced at the Awards Dinner in Glasgow on the 4th November. How exciting a black tie awards dinner!

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Appearance on ITV Border Life!

We will be appearing on ITV Border Life on Monday 28th September at 8pm, alongside Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, talking about farm diversification with the holiday cottages and biomass boiler system. We hope you enjoy watching and it either brings back memories, or gives you an idea of what to expect in your forthcoming stay

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Kirkcudbright food festival.

As it says on the tin – five chefs, one venue, one day and that day is Sunday 19th October in the Kirkcudbright Town Hall – see you there!

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Kirkcudbright Farmer Markets 2015.

Visit the Harbour Square between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 27th September, Sunday 22nd November and Sunday 20th December to sample some great local produce. How lucky are we?

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From up there!

We have really enjoyed viewing the superb video and aerial photography taken for us using a drone. This photograph really captures the farmhouse, the cottages, and the farm buildings nestled together on the spectacular Ross Bay peninsular.

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Farm work – topping finished.

Well, that’s is all the topping of the grass finished for this year. Everywhere looking nice and green, with fresh grass for the cattle and sheep to forage upon before the weather takes the Autumn turn!

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