Tag Archives: animals

New silage wrap…………..greener farming……

Well, at Ross Farm we are always looking for innovative ways to do things better, be forward thinking and proactive, improve how we do things, and review our impact on the countryside, environment and the farm. So……….for our second cut of grass / silage we were going to make it into the large round bales

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Green Tourism – Silver Award

Ross Bay Retreat & Overdale Cottage A qualified assessor for Green Tourism undertook a Green Check for the above named site. This is a summary of the activities being undertaken on site in relation to the Green Tourism criteria. This Green Check report is a statement on the performance of the business as a sustainable

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Scottish Thistle Awards – West Regional Finalist.

Ross Bay Retreat – Best Self Catering Accommodation Finalist – West Region We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised and shortlisted as a Scottish Thistle Award Regional Finalist for the West Region 2019/2020. A massive thank you to all our lovely guests we have had staying with us over the last five

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The cottages…….

We have now had Byre by the Sea opened for a few weeks and got over a few little teething problems…….we have a few bookings for next year too so that makes us smile.  This weekend we see the Tour of Britain cycling race ending in Kirkcudbright so that should be a spectacle not to

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Autumn is approaching…….

Well down here at Ross, someone has switched the button to say the Summer sunshine and heat is off and the winds of Autumn are here…….its not cold though I have to say.  We have been sorting cattle here on the farm, the pedigree limousins should be in calf due to calve in Springtime.  We

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Our own design…………….

Well, we are always looking for ways to improve what we do here at Ross Bay Retreat, and we thought how about designing our own whiteware? Because life is better by the sea….   thats our thought, and we felt that our guests may just smile when they pick up a mug or enjoy their

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You could be anywhere……….

Well, what a lovely job on a nice day, jumping on the quad bike, setting off to look around the cattle, sheep and land to see all is well and in order……….decided to take the camera with me as the sun was shining and things were under control on this particular day!! Its amazing how

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High Spring tides and splashes………

Lovely February weather with the high spring tides encouraged along by some wind saw a few splashes on the rocks in front of the cottages this week!  Its great to see and hear nature at its best.  All undisturbed down here for pleasure and enjoyment.  The peace and quiet with just the birds singing, daffodils

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Wild flowers……..just heading to Autumn now.

Well, our mini wild flower area around the bay has done really well this first year attracting lots of bees, butterflies and the like.  So many lovely colours swaying in the coastal breeze, waving their heads around.  Our talented guest Andrew Finnegan must be thanked for this great photograph, which he has kindly let me

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Taking a pet for a walk…….

Well, just as I was getting the tea out of the oven, minding my own business there was a tap on the window……….Stephen and his animal!!  He was just taking it out for a walk on the halter and teaching it to stand correctly for the showring.  We just caught this nice photo as they

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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 >