Cosses Country House

From the watercolour paintings and home-made fruitcake to the woodland and garden dotted with ‘daffodils everywhere’, countryside charisma fills this gracious guest house on the edge of Crailoch Burn. More

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Cosses Country House
Ballantrae
South Ayrshire
KA26 0LR
Scotland
01465 831363
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

3. All on ground floor, 2 across courtyard.

Open

Easter–Nov.

Facilities

drawing room, dining room, games room (table tennis, darts), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 12-acre grounds.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

allowed by arrangement in 1 suite, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B £55–£70, D,B&B £90–£110.

Good Hotel Guide Review

From the watercolour paintings and home-made fruitcake to the woodland and garden dotted with ‘daffodils everywhere’, countryside charisma fills this gracious guest house on the edge of Crailoch Burn. It is run ‘in a charming manner’ by Susan and Robin Crosthwaite, who have ‘lovingly furnished’ their one-time farmhouse with antiques, books and ‘pretty extras’. Arrive to afternoon tea, then amble around the estate – black Labrador Monty may be your guide. In the evening, Robin Crosthwaite serves aperitifs by the log fire before a communal dinner; the hostess (author of A Country Cook’s Garden in South West Scotland) uses plenty of home-grown and locally sourced food in her ‘delicious’ daily-changing menus. ‘After the meal, we had a wonderful surprise when crossing the courtyard to our room: a magnificent, starry night sky.’ ‘Breakfast was served in the kitchen at a time to suit us; it was lovely to chat with Susan as she cooked. The table had been set with pretty crockery; there was everything you could wish for – garden fruit compote, home-made muesli, any cooked dish you could think of.’ More reports, please.

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Cosses Country House
Ballantrae
South Ayrshire
KA26 0LR

Guest comments

'A really lovely place. A gem in a hidden valley. Susan and her Labrador Monty welcomed us and we were given tea with cake. Our bedroom was large and lovingly furnished. Plenty of hot water in the bathroom but a weak shower. We enjoyed our walk with ur dogs on the estate. We took the no-choice dinner with one other couple. A really delicious meal with good company. Breakfast in the kitchen was lovely and informal, we chatted to Susan as she cooked. The table was prettily and anything you could want was on offer. Very good value for money. ' - - April, 2013

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