Byre By The Sea

Byre By The Sea, was just as it says until late 2018, when work commenced.  Opened in mid July 2019, it has been completely renovated and completes our quartet of seafront cottages at Ross Bay.


At a glance…

  • Lovely two bedroom cottage overlooking the sea
  • Sleeps 4 – 1 x Double (kingsize bed), 1 x twin bedroom
  • Full equipped kitchen &  2 x bathrooms with bath, separate shower, & shower in the en suite
  • Charnwood “Gun metal grey Arc 5” multifuel burning stove for cosy nights in
  • Alfresco dining (balcony, beach or rear patio)
  • Free unlimited WIFI

Byre By The Sea is a comfortable spacious single storey dwelling, sleeping up to four, with a multi fuel burning Charnwood Arc 5 stove, and central heating throughout from our biomass boiler system.

There is a lovely open plan kitchen / dining / sitting area which boasts spectacularly large windows and doors with a small balcony to the east looking straight out across the bay, and a large balcony / patio area to the south which enjoys the sea views, sunrises and sunsets. With a glass topped dining table and chairs looking straight out across Ross Bay – dine in style!

Balcony to the east looking straight out across the bay, and a large balcony / patio area to the south which enjoys the sea views.

The kitchen is well equipped with, quality cutlery, glasses, bowls serving dishes, ample crockery along with microwave, coffee maker, and modern integrated slimline dishwasher, and a fridge/freezer. There is a hob with a fan assisted oven, and grill along with extractor fan above. The Breville matching kettle and four slice toaster, and coffee maker all on hand. Are you ready to prepare a tasty dish with the smell of the sea, and sound of the waves as the tide rolls in towards the old byre? Imagine the sliding doors open, sea air blowing as you enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony (whilst watching the children play on the beach).

The utility cupboard is ideal to house those boots, wellies, coats, equipment et cetera for exploring the great outdoors.  It is home to the washing machine, and houses the biomass pipes making it an ideal drying cupboard just in case you get wet clothes in Scotland!

You can enjoy gazing at the panoramic open sea views towards Meikle Ross and the Cumbrian Fells in the distance.

We have two Ekornes “Stressless” recliner chairs with foot stools, and a comfy leather settee, along with a flat screen TV, integrated DVD player.  You will find some DVDs, board games, books and magazines for you to enjoy whilst relaxing and unwinding. There is a Charnwood Arc 5 multifuel burning stove for which you will need to bring your own kindling, wood or coal for those cosy nights inside with that relaxing toasty feeling.  Idle your time away………….. because life is better by the sea and time stands still……..

The delightful south facing patio area has BBQ and seating area behind the glass balcony so you can spend late nights in the fresh air gazing at the stars! For alfresco dining (balcony, beach or rear patio) there is a selection of unbreakable plates, glasses et cetera.

For the kitchen we provide a “just in case you forget” box including dishwasher tablets, dishcloths, washing up liquid, tea towels, some tea, coffee, sugar, and we are happy to receive an Asda/Tesco delivery for you prior to your arrival.

The master bedroom boasting a king size bed with views straight out across Ross Bay

Byre By The Sea has two bedrooms. The master bedroom boasting a king size bed with views straight out across Ross Bay, and a lovely en suite shower room. The twin bedroom has two single beds again benefiting from spectacular sea views.  Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. Soft bedlinen, all season tog duvets available to suit your comforts and requirements, with additional blankets, and luxurious mattress toppers.

The family bathroom comprises of a toilet, wash hand basin, electric shaving point, shower and a separate bath where you can relax a while.  Our biomass central heating system is sure to have the bathroom warm enticing you to rejuvenate those aching muscles. We provide a “just in case you forget” box with some hand wash, shower gel, bath soak, shampoo, conditioner, and toilet roll. Bath and hand towels are provided along with a bath mat.

Please be aware that directly behind Byre By The Sea are some farm buildings (they need to be somewhere!!) You cannot see them from the cottage but we currently use them to store straw and as a farm machinery store. Occasionally we have young cattle in the shed, or some sheep at lambing time (March usually). There will not be much noise or disturbance but we are a working farm and have cattle and sheep, along with ponies, geese, pigeons and a few hens!! Please have a look at the aerial video “Ross from the air” to check out the farm layout.

Kirkcudbright, known as the artists town, Castle Douglas known as the food town or Wigtown known as the book town all provide intrigue and interest for all the family.

You can gaze out at the sea by day and the stars by night, contemplating what to explore first…..

On arrival you will be greeted by either a complementary homemade chocolate fudge cake, Victoria sponge cake with fresh cream and strawberries or strawberry jam, lemon drizzle cake,  Cream ‘O’ Galloway ice cream and a warm kettle to kick start your relaxing break. From the Byre By The Sea you can gaze out at the sea by day and the stars by night, contemplating what to explore first, the rockpools across the lane, beachcombing, the woodlands on the hill, wildlife, sea fishing (bring your own tackle and boat!) or the best loved local towns.

Kirkcudbright, known as the artists town, Castle Douglas known as the food town or Wigtown known as the book town all provide intrigue and interest for all the family.

Please note that our prices vary according to occupancy.

The basic price is for 4 guests, we offer low occupancy discounts for couples and for a single person, and for 5 persons add £20 to the basic price. We try to be fair to all our guests wishing to stay at Ross Bay.

There is ample parking next to Byre By The Sea for 2 cars, along with an enclosed patio area to the side. There is a BBQ, and folding chairs for you to enjoy.

Well behaved dogs are welcome, (usually maximum of 2 but please contact us) bringing along with them their own bedding, leads and towels for drying dirty sandy/ muddy paws after having fun! If there is anything additional you may require or would like to know please give me a call or email and I will see what I can do to try and accommodate your requests. We can also offer vouchers should you wish to gift a stay or a voucher of any value towards a stay at Byre By The Sea to a loved one or friend who deserves a fantastic treat. Please just email or call me to discuss.



  • Multifuel burning stove
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Washing Machine
  • Fridge / Freezer
  •  Electric oven ( fan assisted) and hob with extractor fan
  •  Flatscreen TV with DVD player
  •  Hairdryer
  • Clothes airer
  • Washing line
  • WIFI
  • Shower
  • Towels, bathmat and bedlinen provided
  •  Iron and ironing board
  • We will greet an Asda/Tesco delivery for you prior to your arrival if required.
  • Al Fresco unbreakable dining ware
  • Outdoor seating on balcony and patio area
  • Just in case you forget kitchen and bathroom box
  •  Selection of books and magazines
  •  Some board games
  • Buckets and spades for the beach just in case you forget yours.
  • Outside tap to wash off mucky paws or boots


From the A75 go into Kirkcudbright on the A711. In Kirkcudbright turn right onto Bridge Street (opposite the Church) and towards the A755, crossing over the estuary. In half a mile or so there is a sign for the B727 to Borgue turn left here and follow the coastal road for approximately 3.5 miles.

There is a sign for Ross Bay and Brighouse Bay (turn left) and in approximately 1⁄2 mile the road forks and Ross Bay is signposted to the left. Follow the lane (approx. 1 1⁄4 miles) and when you reach the sea you know you have arrived. Byre By The Sea is stone built with white windows, it is next door to The Old Cheeseloft, past Dairy House which is painted Honeysuckle cream, and past Creel Cottage (painted dollshouse pastel blue).

Byre by the Sea Gallery

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