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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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Kirkcudbright Festival of Light………..au naturale!

Well, Kirkcudbright is celebrating with the festival of light, the town looks amazing with all the displays, light projections, trees in the Soaperie gardens lit up along with the shops and house windows lit up in a display of glory. Here down at Ross Bay we are more familiar with the real dark skies, no

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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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Sheep shearing all done for 2017.

The lovely sunshine at costa del ross, made the sheep glad to have their long warm fleeces clipped off.   All wrapped up and put in bags, just waiting to be collected and made into some lovely warm winter garments.  The lambs are growing and enjoying relaxing and lapping up the heat whilst exploring the

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A Deer Visitor.

We have several different groups of deer living freely down here at Ross Bay in the woods on the farm.  We do have a mother with 2 young living in the wood on the driveway to our house and the cottages.  Our talented guest Jill Rowland staying in Creel Cottage caught this superb photo of

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Who is there?

Look at our deer, making herself at home in the garden at Ross.  She has 2 babies who are a little more shy.  Absolutely amazing to see so close up, but so content – nature at its best.

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Competition winner!

Our lucky facebook competition winner was Sheila Middleton. We look forward to welcoming Sheila and her family down here in October to stay in The Old Cheeseloft.

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Feeding on the frosty morn.

No matter whatever the weather here at Ross there are always animals to feed and look after.  A lovely frosty morning whilst out walking the dogs around the bay, I caught a snap of David on the tractor with the feeder waggon trundling along.

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The Rocking Reindeers.

Besides the deer out on the fields, we have our very own, handmade deer by young Stephen – aren’t they great.  Red nose pom pom by Philippa – a real family homemade effort. May 2016 be happy, healthy and wonderful for everybody. We now have our 2017 availability on the website so have a peek

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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.

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