Well, our mini wild flower area around the bay has done really well this first year attracting lots of bees, butterflies and the like. So many lovely colours swaying in the coastal breeze, waving their heads around. Our talented guest Andrew Finnegan must be thanked for this great photograph, which he has kindly let me use on here.
Kirkcudbright known as the artists town is full of colour and bloom, but at Ross Bay Retreat, we have our own take on things and like our guests to see and experience the true beauty of nature’s peace and quiet.
We have lots of wildlife here so you could expect to see little egrets, curlew, cormorants, oyster catchers, lots of little birds, red kites (more in March), buzzards, peregrine falcons and ravens (on the hill). We have deer near the house and around the bay, along with a seal who pops up occasionally.
Some of our guests have recently loved sitting out on the two balconies of The Old Cheeseloft, making most of the wonderful views and listening to the bubbling call of the curlews. We have glorious and dramatic autumn morning deep pink sunrises over the Bay. By evening, just stand outside the cottage and marvel at the absolutely breathtaking sight of millions of stars, and the Milky Way spread across the dark sky.
A visit to beautiful South West Scotland should be experienced to really appreciate the true beauty of nature in all its glory, whether it be a frosty short break keeping toasty by the log burner, a super summer stay baking in the heat (yes our guests have experienced it being too hot!), see the crispy Autumn days, with the curling leaves turning from green, to yellow, to brown, or prepare yourselves for lambing time where the weather could be absolutely anything, sometimes all seasons in one day!