Guest Reviews of 2022 from Ross Bay Retreat

As we enter a brand new year we have had a chance to reflect on another wonderful year here at Ross Bay Retreat. We were at last, able to welcome back and see many of those who had to defer their holidays during the Covid pandemic.

We take great pride in ensuring that all our guests have a wonderful holiday experience at Ross Bay from the moment they book with us until they drive away at the end of their stay. The generous feedback and lovely comments made by so many of our guests is a welcome reward for all the hard work everyone has put in to keep up the high standards we adhere to. We also love seeing the delighted faces on all our guests after an enjoyable stay.

So pleased are we with the positive reviews, comments and smile’s we have seen from our guests, we are delighted that so many had a wonderful time. We thought we would share some of the guest reviews that we have been lucky enough to have received over the last year.

Guest Reviews of Ross Bay Retreat Retreat

TripAdvisor Review Ross Bay Retreat 2022

TripAdvisor Review Ross Bay Retreat 2022

Two of our Google Reviews from 2022 –

5.0/5.0 Carolina Zachara – Dec 2022

 “Fairy place, full of peace. Wild animals, Highland cows saying hello. Stunning sunrises. Everything you need to relax and charge your battery”

Rooms: 5.0 Service: 5.0 Location: 5.0

5.0/5.0 Alan Bax – March 2022

“Just spent a fantastic week at the end of January at Dairy House, Ross Bay. The standard of accommodation really is first class, spotlessly clean and well equipped. The views from the window are stunning and we enjoyed great walks from the house every day with our dogs. The chocolate cake and ice cream provided on arrival were delicious! A great location for a relaxing break away from it all. Hope to return again”

Rooms: 5.0 Service: 5.0 Location: 5.0

ross bay welcome

Ross Bay Welcome to the Old Cheeseloft

Returning Guests Year after Year

What is so heartwarming is the number of guests who return time and time again, many of whom have become good friends of our family. One of our regular guests have returned 9 times, others up to 5, 6 & 7 times. One of our favourites has four more holidays already booked up. We are so lucky to have such repeat custom to our beautiful and very special corner of Scotland.

Up Front Review submitted on Fri, 15 Jul 2022 by Sharon from York

‘So Relaxed’

“We all had the most wonderful and relaxed week at The Byre. It was just what we all needed. The sea right in front of The Byre is so calming, and the views are breathtaking. It was super clean, tidy and comfortable as usual, as this was not our 1st visit, but our 6th! Thank you Sue for the lovely cake, ice cream, tea and coffee welcome pack and kitchen pack, that you always leave for us to use and enjoy. See you again very soon, thank you, Sharon, Tom, Phoebe and Bindi”

Welcome Cake - Ross Bay Retreat

Welcome Cake – Ross Bay Retreat

Our 5* Guest Reviews of our Holiday Cottages at Ross Bay Retreat

And our latest addition last year is ‘The Retreataway at Ross Bay’, our beautiful, cosy, bijoux, bespoke retreat away with enclosed sun terrace and designed for two people.

Selection of Guest Highlights of Ross Bay Retreat

We have had 5* reviews from all our guests to date in all of our holiday homes. The most popular highlights when staying at Ross Bay Retreat during 2022 have been:

  • Amazing ever changing sea views,
  • Incredible sunsets and sunrises
  • Perfect peace, quiet and tranquility
  • Great dog walking and local walks
  • The fresh home baked cakes on arrival
  • The clear dark skies are great for star gazing
  • The abundance of local wildlife
  • Lovely, clean and very comfortable cottages
  • Warm welcome from Sue and those little special and thoughtful extras
  • Ross Bay is great for hiking, cycling & kayaking

See also our Guest favourites and local recommendations.


Selection of Guest Comments & Reviews

See a short selection of some of the lovely comments made by our wonderful guests:

Abundant Wildlife

“Wildlife watching right from your doorstop”

Great Local Dog Walks

“Sit and allow the sea view to do it’s magic. Walks with the dog straight from door, and Kirkcudbright a pretty wee town nearby”

Amazing Views

“We were totally mesmerised by the ever changing picture through the balcony doors. The balcony with it’s see through panels is pure genius.”

The Breathtaking Sunrise

“The sunrise across the bay is breathtaking, in September you need to be up early to capture its full beauty reflecting on the water, what a privilege.”

“Stunning sunrise view, peace and quiet all around.”

Personal Welcome

“The standard of the cottages really are a credit to Sue & family and the personal welcome was appreciated. There’s plenty to do in the area, Kirkcudbright’s not far away for provisions, cafe’s and eateries. Great beaches nearby for dogs”

Beyond Our Previous Experience

“First class accommodation, beautifully prepared, every care taken, well beyond anything we have experienced before. The setting is superb, looking out over the bay, wonderful walks right from the door with no need to use the car. All in all, a most relaxing holiday”

“From the moment The Old Cheeseloft came into view when we arrived, it had the wow factor. To wake up to that view every morning was such a treat, and the stresses of everyday life just melted away.”

Cakes & Ice Cream, Yum Yum

“A special mention must go to the delicious Victoria sponge that she made for us. It went down well with the Cream of Galloway ice cream that she left in the freezer to accompany it. Yum yum.”

To see all our reviews in full please visit:

Sunset Sunrise at Ross Bay

Sunset at Ross Bay

Views Across Ross Bay – Come and Enjoy it for Yourself

We thank everyone for coming and staying at Ross Bay Retreat. It is a place like no other with wonderful views across the bay and farmland beyond.

There is abundant birdlife, wildlife, changing scenery with the seasons and weather and sounds of silence and the tides rolling in and out over the salt marshes each day. Sit and view it from the comfort of the cottages or explore the Ross Bay Peninsula on foot with your dogs too for wonderful views, farm animals and the superb views.

Come and enjoy this wonderful and idyllic location for yourself, we look forward very much to welcoming you at Ross Bay Retreat. You will want to come back time and time again.


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