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Ross Bay Retreat announced as Scottish Thistle Award Winners

Wow, what a night out in Glasgow last week and such fun too! We were delighted and pleasantly shocked to be nominated as Best Self Catering Accommodation Finalist for the West Region of Scotland but absolutely stunned to be announced as Thistle Awards winners in our regional category. The superb Gala Awards Dinner evening held

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Ross Bay Retreat…. Scottish Thistle Awards……..2019

Scottish Thistle Awards 2019 / 2020   Ross Bay Retreat – Best Self Catering Accommodation Finalist – West Region We are very excited here at Ross Bay Retreat as the Scottish Thistle Awards day is fast approaching and we have been nominated. The date that we will biting our nails, crossing our fingers and gently

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Philippa and Bonita take to the showing……..

Well we had a night out………not like you imagine………Philippa took our first dairy calf to the Holstein show held at Castle Douglas and they earned themselves a second prize in the Young Handler. Her show name is Sugarhill Applecrisp Bonita………gosh I hear you say…… thats a fair name……..how did they come up with that………well, Sugarhill

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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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It is ready……Byre by the Sea……

Yay……..at last we have completed Byre by the Sea…..we have really enjoyed our latest project and are super pleased with the finish.  We have receive lots of help from all of our trades folk and everyone has worked hard to make it happen.  We have spent a fortune……….proud to say all locally so benefitting local

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Biodiversity, linking farming and the environment………..

How is that for a lovely photo, even if I do say so myself………….the Ross peninsular really encourages you to take the camera on a trip around the animals out grazing the land, its a lovely job on a sunny day but as many of you will know when the wind is blowing and horizontal

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Byre by the Sea.

Work is well underway at with our new barn conversion, Byre by the Sea.  At present the kitchen is being installed, the mulitfuel burning Charnwood Arc 5 is in situ, patio nearly finished, and the glass balconies are going up.  The beds and mattresses have arrived, along with the Ekornes Stressless chairs………..its all go.  Opening

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Lambing time is getting started………….

Well, when we scanned the ewes over the Christmas period, we knew lambing was going to be a little later this year.  We usually start on Valentines day!  We have had a few lambs but things are still slow……….all mums holding tight to their unborn lambs just waiting for this nice weather to disappear and

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Happy New Year…

Happy January everyone, with Christmas over and the New Year celebrations through we are looking forward to a happy 2019.  We are looking forward to welcoming back some of our guests, and new visitors alike to enjoy some time away from it all.  We are also preparing for lambing time (end Feb) and calving time

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Lovely Lavenders……………….

We love all the beauty of Ross Bay and the wildlife and nature.  Our beautiful lavenders attract our pollinators ensuring that reproduction can happen.  Hearing the mild buzzing of the bees busy on the lavenders is perfect making the future brighter.  Their fragrance is lovely and the deer keep away – having eaten the superbly

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