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8 Great Places to Visit & Experience in & around Ross Bay & Kirkcudbright

Looking to do something a little different on holiday? There are so many wonderful places to visit when you are staying on holiday at Ross Bay Retreat in and around Kirkcudbright. Explore some of our fascinating towns, pretty villages, local historic sights, cultural and fun activities. Below are eight great places to visit, explore, experience

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Spring season starts here…….

Well we have had the daffodils……now calves and lambs en their way…..we call it silly season.  It goes by so fast with not a minute to spare, running around like I don’t know what’s!!! That is being polite…….you never know how many hours are in the day until you don’t have any left……. Our lovely

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We never get snow she says……!!

Well, what can we say.  We say we never get snow here, we are on the edge of the Gulf stream…….anyway we had a little fluttering the other day.  Great change to the view from the holiday cottages across the bay which only appears to be a few feet long!!  It came as quickly as

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Ross Bay Retreat Sea Views

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

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Eat, drink & be merry they say………….

Well 2022 certainly has passed by in a whirl….. with 2023 just around the corner. All ready for our guests cakes, a few presents and maybe a hamper to help celebrations along the way. A stay at Ross Bay for Christmas or New Year makes some wonderful Christmas memories whether it is with family and

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On a cold and frosty morning………..

Another beautifully different piece of scenery but its still Ross Bay……..  Just dressed in a coat of white frost……..all crisp and crunchy with the fresh air nipping your nose, cooling the airways, fingers and toes……. No pollution down here at Ross Bay either light, or air making your stay here all the more relaxing and

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dog walking holidays at Ross Bay Retreat

Dog Walking Holidays around Ross Bay Retreat & Kirkcudbright

Ross Bay Retreat, near Kirkcudbright, 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

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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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