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“for get the rest cosses his the best” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cosses Country House
Ranked #3 of 5 Ballantrae B&B and Inns
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
“for get the rest cosses his the best”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 treated to a superb meal yorkshire pupping .roast beef .and fresh vegatables from susans own garden,strawberries &cream ,coffee,&local cheese a real treat. a morning walk round the lovely gardens & woodlands before we had breakfast .fresh fruit salad ,bacon sausage egg,black pudding ,home made bread cosses country house is haven for wild life &there is plenty of it .my husband,said if you are looking for high quality accomodation,with top class food ,sasan is one of the best

Room Tip: ailsa suite &lona suite both just so nice
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

We booked Cosses Country House because it was a convenient overnight stop on our return journey from a car rally in Mull and didn't realise then what a marvellous experience awaited us. On arrival we hardest the warmest of welcomes by Susan our hostess and were just in time for afternoon tea in the garden with her home made Victoria Sponge. We were shown to our room, which included a sitting room and was beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. Drinks and a comfortable chat in the main sitting room with our hosts before dinner and then the dinner itself in opulent surroundings with the most excellent dishes and a wide choice of wines. There are not sufficient superlatives to describe the whole experience of Cosses House its surroundings,accommodation and food. You'll just have to go there and find out what the very best is really like!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

I'm a bit late writing this review and I would have struggled to remember the finer details so it was nice to read other recent comments about this wonderful guest house. I wholeheartedly support what others have said and couldn't have described our stay any different. We came to stay here because our visitng Australian relatives wanted to capture Burns country. Cosses was found on the internet mainly for the delightful dinners our hostess serves up and we were not dissapointed. Would definitely stay again if we were in the area. How nice it was also to talk to Yorkshire born and bred "Gran" who looked after us when we arrived.

Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2011

Spent a lovely few days with our friends at this super country house. The weather was glorious!. Robin and Susan are the perfect hosts. Excellent food , wonderful surroundings, and accommodation. Would certainly recommend this place.
Lots of interesting places to visit and so near to the sea and coastline .

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2010

We spent two nights at Cosses Country House whilst visiting Scotland and I have to say wow. We were in the Iona Suite with its enormous bedroom, wonderfully fitted bathroom and front room.

We would strongly recommend you take dinner when you stay here. Dinner is served about 7pm where you meet in the living room (complete with crackling open wood fire) with the other guests. Drinks are served by your hosts Susan and Robin before you are lead to the dining room where dinner is served.

And WOW what dinner, simply some of the most stunning food we've had whilst away. The first night we were presented with Lobster which was just incredible. This was combined with the fact you were together with the other guests made for a wonderful evening of food and chat.

There are also some wonderful walks around the surrounding countryside overlooking Ailsa Crag. The only place I've ever been that comes with a complementary "Gran" who makes home made biscuits and cake for you!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2010

I have just returned home from 3 nights at Cosses Country House, a superb 5 star lodging in South West Scotland. We visited many castles and gardens during the day, and in the evenings enjoyed the exceptional 4 course meals Cosses offers, sometimes on our own, sometimes with other guests who were staying. The Cosses hostess has many years experience cooking local foods with local farm produce, and the menus were exceptional - Ballantrae prawns with Marlbra smoked salmon, Crailoch lamb with garden vegetables and courgettes in garlic and lime, fresh garden raspberry baskets and fabulous Scottish cheeses with oatcakes, followed by port and Scotch. We even spent a day cycling and saw red squirrels, stoats, and many birds of prey. Cosses makes a perfect escape for couples, families, but especially teachers and other academics who just want to get away from it all. The local history and golf courses, walks, castles and gardens will keep you busy for many superb days, whatever the weather!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2010

As bridesmaid for my best friend's wedding, I wanted to give her a hen weekend to remember. When she mentioned she had never been to Scotland before, it seemed like the perfect place. We took a group of eight ladies (all ages) up to Susan's beautiful luxury guest house near Ballantrae in South West Scotland and it was a weekend to remember. Friday night Susan and her husband Robin greeted us with a five star meal to remember, with the dining room being set for the eight of us. Friday night we had wine tasting then Saturday we spent the day climbing the volcanic lump of rock in the sea - Ailsa Craig - an hour's boat trip away. Saturday night was fun and games in Susan's games room listening to fabulous seventies hits on the juke box, then Sunday we went to Glenapp - the local castle, for afternoon tea and a walk around the gardens. We didn't even have time to visit the local spa!! It was a fabulous adventure weekend with memories we will all treasure forever. If you want an alternative hen weekend, this is the place!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Cosses Country House
Address: Ballantare | Girvan, Ballantrae KA26 0LR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ballantrae
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Ballantrae
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Cosses Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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