Tag Archives: agritourism

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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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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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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Around this time of year………..

When Galloway was like Corsica Around this time of year, we notice the swallows by their absence. One day they are here, the next they are gone as they leave Ross Bay Retreat and begin their incredible migration thousands of miles south. We miss them darting about the skies overhead, building nests and raising their

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I name this ship……..

  I name this ship I’ve just been thinking about this time three years ago when I was asked to name and launch a boat from Ross Bay by some of our regular guests (well, being completely honest I was reminded by Facebook, other applications are available!). Here’s the story of how it came about.

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Scottish Thistle Awards Pipers

Finalists at the Scottish Thistle Awards 2019/2020

Celebrating Excellence in Scottish Tourism In less than two weeks time, the regional winners announced last autumn will battle it out to determine the 2019/2020 National Winners at the Scottish Thistle Awards National Final. These are held to recognise and celebrate excellence in Scottish Tourism. Not only were we delighted to be nominated as a ‘Best

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Ross Bay Aerial View

How Guests Can Enjoy Going Green at Ross Bay Retreat

The Benefits of Green Tourism & Our Commitment What is green tourism and how can visitors to Ross Bay Retreat enjoy the benefits of going green? Here at Ross Bay and we strive to implement green initiatives and enable sustainable farming. This benefits the farm animals, local wildlife, the environment, landscape and nature, making the

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A new year welcome for pets staying at Ross Bay Retreat…….

Dogs are welcomed (and loved) down here at Ross Bay, and as we leave a welcome cake for our 2 legged people, we though it was time to leave a welcome pack for each of our 4 legged friends for when they arrive on their holidays. …………. there is a ball to exercise those excited

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