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dog walking holidays at Ross Bay Retreat

Dog Walking Holidays at Ross Bay Retreat

Ross Bay Retreat offers the one of the ultimate dog walking holidays. We are so lucky to have such wonderful countryside, wild coastal paths and great sea views direct from our doorstep. Walking is one of the very best ways to experience, enjoy and explore the natural surroundings. So who better to take out with

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The Neighbours at The Retreataway……..not your average ones!

We like to do things differently here at Ross Bay, so a photo of your neighbours whilst staying in the Retreataway is what we thought you may like to see.  A moo moo here and a moo moo there but not a nee naw here or there (hopefully!)

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Wild Meadow flowers

Embrace the Wonderful Biodiversity at Ross Bay

We had a visit from a lovely gentleman and group of specialist botanists at Ross Bay earlier in the year. They were keen to establish the extent of biodiversity of the plants, wild flowers in and around our farm counting and identifying the various species. They also matched them with their geographical status across the

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welcome celebration cake

Homemade Cakes Await Guests at Ross Bay Retreat

We love welcoming our guests to Ross Bay Retreat, we also love baking.  Cakes are made to be shared and we enjoy leaving out a little  surprise ‘wow’ for our guests on arrival. There is nothing better than the smell and sight of a freshly homemade cake to help relax our guests into their holiday.

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Red Kite in Flight

Great Days Out – Follow the Galloway Red Kite Trail

Have you seen the red kite in flight? It is a magnificent and graceful bird of prey, quite majestic  sight as its soars in flight. Saved from natural extinction, red kites have been successfully re-introduced to the UK and there are now over 4,600 breeding pairs nationwide. Visit the Galloway Red Kite Trail and enjoy

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haggis Dinner

Haggis, Not Just for Burns Night & Where to Find One

Haggis, Scotland’s national dish, is a tasty Scottish delicacy. Though traditionally served as the centrepiece of the Burns Night Feast, it can be enjoyed all year round. There are some superb local Haggis suppliers, recipes and menus in and around Dumfries & Galloway, the heart of Robert Burns country. Haggis, Neeps & Tatties The ingredients

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Fresh Local Produce

Fresh Local Produce, Farm Shops, Seafood, Distilleries & Craft Breweries

A visit to our beautiful area is not complete without experiencing and tasting the local produce. You will soon realise that Scotland has so much more to offer than just superb our whiskies, haggis, tatties & neeps. We are blessed with a wonderful coastline, fertile land, experienced skilled farmers and producers of fine meat, wonderful

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Best Beaches for Family Walks & Dog Walking in & around Ross Bay

Dumfries & Galloway is well known for its outstanding beauty, incredible scenery, dark night skies & its wonderful coastline, however we are so lucky to have some great beaches too. Many are ideal to enjoy coastal walks as well being able to take our four legged friends to as well as relaxing, having a picnic

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Historic Sites & Local Heritage Around Ross Bay Retreat

Steeped in rich history, the local area around Ross Bay offers a wide range of historic sites and hidden gems just waiting to be explored. Whether you are fascinated by neolithic monuments, old castle ruins, Gothic abbey’s, Iron Age forts to the more recent industrial heritage, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Step Back

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Milky Way Forest

Stargazing at Ross Bay Retreat

The dark skies at Ross Bay Retreat and Dumfries & Galloway are some of the best in the UK. We have very little light pollution here making it a great place for stargazing. On a clear night outside our holiday cottages you can see thousands of stars, wonderful astronomical sights as well as spectacular views of

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