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“Alternative Hen party!”

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Cosses Country House
Ranked #3 of 5 Ballantrae B&B and Inns
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“Alternative Hen party!”
Reviewed April 30, 2010

Arranging a hen party for my best friend, I didn't want a typical drunken city weekend so decided to go for this beautiful country retreat in South-West Scotland. It was a luxurious adventure weekend with fantastic cooking, a boat trip out to an island, a rocky climb, afternoon tea at a michelin starred castle and the best hospitality I have ever received. The memories of our stay will remain with us for years and years to come, and I'm sure we will all be visiting again!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 11, 2009

My wife and I have just spent the most delightful weekend break at Cosses Country House which is at Ballantrae, South West Scotland,
Our hosts Susan & Robin Crosthwaite were both friendly and attentive, and offer a high standard of accomodation with food to die for .
On our arrival at the Country House, which stands in 12 acres of land in a charming valley, we recieved a pleasant greeting ,followed by a tour of the premises and lovely gardens,and later after a pre dinner drink, we were treated to a superb meal,with the vegatables fresh from the kitchen garden.Our breakfast included home made bread, fresh fruit from the garden ,homemade cakes and biscuits,
If you are looking for high quality accomodation,with top class food and wine , you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2008

Set in an idyllic location on the West coast of Scotland this Bed and Breakfast is a real find. We were greeted at the door by Susan Crosthwaite and her labradors and we knew then that this was a great find. The gardens are beautiful and the walks from the cottages are breath taking where you can look out to sea and Ailsa Craig.
The food was exceptionally good, enjoying local and home grown produce. As Susan cooks superb evening meals it is a shame to call this just a Bed and Breakfast. We enjoyed a full Scottish breakfast outside and superb evening meals in the house (accompanied by a bottle of 'something good' from the extensive wine list!). The home made lemon cake for tea was delicious - the hospitlity was endless.
The location is great to use as a base or as a stop over if travelling further north to the lochs.
Driving towards Ayr you can find the electric brae optical illusion were your car appears to roll dowhill even though you are actually going up hill - great fun.
Overall a must.

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  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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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): $$
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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