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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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welcome celebration cake

Homemade Cakes Await Guests at Ross Bay Retreat

We love welcoming our guests to Ross Bay Retreat, we also love baking.  Cakes are made to be shared and we enjoy leaving out a little  surprise ‘wow’ for our guests on arrival. There is nothing better than the smell and sight of a freshly homemade cake to help relax our guests into their holiday.

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Red Kite in Flight

Great Days Out – Follow the Galloway Red Kite Trail

Have you seen the red kite in flight? It is a magnificent and graceful bird of prey, quite majestic  sight as its soars in flight. Saved from natural extinction, red kites have been successfully re-introduced to the UK and there are now over 4,600 breeding pairs nationwide. Visit the Galloway Red Kite Trail and enjoy

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Milky Way Forest

Stargazing at Ross Bay Retreat

The dark skies at Ross Bay Retreat and Dumfries & Galloway are some of the best in the UK. We have very little light pollution here making it a great place for stargazing. On a clear night outside our holiday cottages you can see thousands of stars, wonderful astronomical sights as well as spectacular views of

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Ross Bay Peninsula

Spring into Summer

Resourceful Lambs Well, those little singles, twins and sometimes triplet lambs of a few months ago are much older, larger but not very much more wiser now. The saying ‘the grass is always greener’ must have been invented by a farmer watching a sheep or lamb forcing its head (and sometimes itself!) under or through

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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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