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Cosses Country House

Ballantare | Girvan, Ballantrae KA26 0LR , Scotland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay at Cosses Country House. We stayed for one night thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms are traditionally decorated in keeping with the stunning character of the house, and we're spotlessly clean. The owners have tried to think of everything that you could possibly need even down to electric blankets for those chillier nights. We occupied both... More

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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Cosses which allowed us to attend a friend's 80th birthday close-by. We were happy to be accommodated for an early arrival so we didn't get to sample the afternoon tea. Initially, we were well-impressed with Cosses Country House. Beautiful layout and in a lovely setting. Our suite (Ailsa) was spacious, well equipped and clean. Our only small... More

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First of all I would like to apologise to this couple that they found their stay at Cosses Country House anything but enjoyable. I would like to respond to each point: A special request was made by the couple for a very early arrival in order to change before attending their friend's birthday lunch at Glenapp Castle. I offered to... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at Cosses Country House on a few occassions, the last time was May. Susan and Robin always make you feel so welcome and the food is excellent. The house and rooms are decorated tastefully and the location is beautiful. I always reccomend this Wolsley Lodge to all my friends and family.

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Copthorne, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We have stayed several times at Cosses and never disappointed. The location is is hidden away amongst the hills outside Ballantrae but located near so many activities from fishing to golf ( thats me catered for ) country and sea walks and of course all the historic points of interest. Remember how close it is to some serious international golf... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Cosses Country House is part of the Wolsey Lodges,we had a wonderful stay. We were made made to feel at home from the onset. On our arrival we were shown to our accommodation and served afternoon tea by our hosts.Susan is a wonderful cook. Our accommodation was of a superb standered.An ideal location for a quite getaway.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We felt really at home here. Cosses Country House is tucked away out of sight of the road and right from the start we were able to relax in the beautiful garden. Our accommodation consisted of 3 rooms - living room, bedroom and really spacious bathroom. Although we hadn't experienced Wolsey Lodges style hospitality before (sharing all meals with other... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We visited toward the end of a 3 week tour, mostly of Scotland, and frankly I was getting a bit worried as we wandered farther and farther from the main road down a well-maintained, but quite unpopulated secondary road. Would this be some sort of not-so-good experience in an otherwise wonderful vacation? Short answer: this place deserves ten stars--the Iona... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We very much enjoyed out stay at Cosses House. Although we were the only guests at the time, Susan made us feel totally at home. Dinner and breakfast were both excellent, with many ingredients from her own lovely garden. The surrounding countryside is gorgeous as well and we went for a lovely walk with help from the maps provided at... More

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Sixmilebridge, Ireland
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14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Far away from the maddening crowd, this is a charming and welcoming farmhouse. Very comfortable accommodation, in fact exceedingly so and Susan's cooking (Dinner and Breakfast) made this a delightful stay. We stayed with Susan at the start and end of our holiday in Scotland and it really made our trip a memorable one. It was the first time we... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

serenety at its best ,thats cosses country house.my husband & i,brother&sister in-law have just spent three lovely days there.we were met by susan and had tea & nice srawberry sponge cake while we recovered from our four hour journey .after being shown to our rooms .we went for a stroll before dinner we dined with our hosts ,susan&robin .we were... More

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Address: Ballantare | Girvan, Ballantrae KA26 0LR , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ballantrae
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Cosses Country House is a small boutique hotel/Luxury Bed and Breakfast in the beautiful South West of Scotland. A member of Wolsey Lodges, Cosses offers guests luxurious dinner, bed and breakfast in wonderful surroundings, 2 miles south of the fishing village of Ballantrae, in Ayrshire. Local Food Hero Award winner Susan Crosthwaite creates Gastronomic delights from the best of local, Scottish produce, home grown vegetables, fruit and herbs from the kitchen garden, local reared meat, game, cheese and freshly caught seafood. Licensed with excellent wine and whisky list. ... more   less 
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