The Blog: Eat & Drink

Dog Walks on Ross Bay Peninsular

5* Dog Friendly Holidays in South West Scotland

We are on our way back to Ross Bay Retreat for our holidays. Our owners have been talking about it for a while and they have been very excited about returning. We went last year too, it was such fun and we love it there. The talk in the car is all about what cake

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Loch Ken - Galloway Forest Park

Guide to the Wild Side of Southern Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway has often been regarded as the ‘most overlooked part of Scotland’ as many head further north to the Highlands and Islands. However visitors can enjoy some of the best kept secrets and charms that it boasts. Ideal for those who fancy something on the wild side different. And without the crowds. Galloway

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Ross Bay - Local Area Interactive Map

Interactive Guest Map of the Local Area for Ross Bay Retreat

We are delighted to share with you our ‘Guest Guide & Interactive Map’. This informative guide map of the southern area of Dumfries & Galloway helps bring the area to life. It showcases where everything can be found in relation to our holiday cottages and designed to help inspire guests with ideas and make their

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Kirkcudbright Artists

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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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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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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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 around Kirkcudbright

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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great local walks

Ross Bay Retreat – Guest Favourites & Our Local Recommendations

Explore Ross Bay & Dumfries & Galloway We are so lucky to have so much to see and do right on our doorstep here at Ross Bay. Here are some of our guest’s favourite places to visit and our local recommendations. Fancy heading out for a bite to eat or drink, there are some of

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Visit Kirkcudbright

8 Great Reasons to Visit Kirkcudbright

Kirkcudbright is pronounced as ‘ker-coo-bree’, it is only 6.5 miles away from Ross Bay Retreat and a great place to visit during your stay. Visit Kirkcudbright for a friendly and colourful town with pastel painted houses and shop fronts.  There is distinctly artistic vibe to it as it has attracted generations of creative artists, painters

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We also have a Country Escape
in Yorkshire

Overdale Cottage is a cosy pet friendly cottage in the charming village of Harome, 3 miles from the Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

Visit the Helmsley Hideaway website >

Coast and Country Escape in one,
South West Scotland

Destination Balcary is a self catering holiday house in Dumfries and Galloway, with breathtaking scenery when you wish to stay in a place like no other...

Visit the Destination Balcary website >