Cosses Country House

B&B

Cosses Country House, Ballantrae, Ayrshire, KA26 0LR

    Welcome to the home of Susan and Robin Crosthwaite where you arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend.

    The superb, licensed hospitality in this Wolsey Lodge, set in twelve acres of woodland and garden, in a secluded valley, is a little piece of heaven one loves to discover. Superlative standard of comfort and excellent accommodation in the long, low 17th century hunting lodge 2 miles from the sea and amazing views to Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and Ireland. Home grown and local produce provide the source for delicious, imaginative meals, to begin and end your day. This is the perfect base for exploring South West Scotland with its wonderful walks, golf, castles, gardens and pretty drives on quiet roads. 1 hour from Prestwick Airport and 30 minutes from the Irish Ferry Terminals. Robin and Susan love having people to stay and sharing their passion for superb food and wine. Home grown vegetables, fruit and herbs from the kitchen garden, locally reared meat, game, cheese and freshly caught seafood tempt the taste buds. Four course imaginative dinners (no choice - but preferences are discussed beforehand) are served dinner party style in the lovely dining room. Susan has written a book about the local food, local history and all that there is to see and do in South West Scotland. Their friends and guests describe them as 'perfect hosts'. Black labradors, Bonzo and Monty will escort you on a magical walk with views out to sea towards Ireland, Ailsa Craig, the Mull of Kintyre and Arran. Enjoy afternoon tea in a secluded garden, by Chailoch Burn, and drinks in front of a blazing log fire. The house dates back to 1606 and was a shooting lodge by Crailoch Burn on an old Roman Road. It became the Home Farm for the Glenapp Estate in the late 1800s and the dining room and kitchen were the dairy where the butter and cheese were made. The two spacious suites across the courtyard are converted farm buildings, and the garden room within the main house are all classically decorated and cleverly co-ordinated to a very high standard with every last detail in mind.

    One hour from Prestwick Airport and low cost airlines, Two hours from Glasgow Airport and 30 minutes from Irish Ferry Terminals, it is an idyllic country setting, close to the sea, to explore South West Scotland. Whether walking, cycling or motoring through the myriad of quiet roads, visiting the abbeys, castles or standing stones in an area steeped in history, or exploring beautiful gardens, playing golf or fishing, there is something for everyone.

    Places of Interest: Culzean Castle and Country Park, Logan Botanical Gardens, Castle Kennedy Gardens, Glen Whan Gardens, Port Patrick and Southern Upland Way, Galloway and Carrick Forests, Ailsa Craig, Turnberry Golf Courses and many others, Burns Heritage Centre, Glen Luce and Crossraguel Abbeys.

    Room Rates

    Ailsa Suite: £55 pp per night B&B
    Iona Suite: £55 pp per night B&B
    Garden Dbl Room: £45 pp per night B&B

    Single Occupancy: £75 per night B&B

    Discounts

    Special offers available at www.cossescountryhouse.com/offer.htm

    B&B : 10% reduction on stays of 3 nights or more

    Dinner Rates

    4 course dinner (plus coffee and homemade petit fours): £35
    Lobster Extra

    Gradings
    5 Bed and Breakfast
    Awards
    Taste Our Best Green Tourism Gold Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    3 Jan 2014 - 22 Dec 2014
    2015 Opening Times
    7 Jan 2015 - 21 Dec 2015
    2016 Opening Times
    4 Jan 2016 - 21 Dec 2016

    Arrival time from 4pm / check out time before 11am. Earlier or later check out times by arrangement

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    3
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Cosses Suite
    £130.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Cosses Double room (2 Occupants)
    £110.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Cosses single occupancy (1 Occupant)
    £85.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Prices per room per night. £20 deposit per room per night is required. Deposit is non refundable. No other charge for cancellation up to 24 hours before. Cancellation within 24 hours includes the cost of the first night's accommodation. Room charge includes breakfast and afternoon tea between 4pm and 5.30 pm on the day of arrival. 4 course Dinner using all home-grown and local produce from £35 pp including coffee and tea and home-made chocolates.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Bar Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Breakfast Available
    • Gluten Free
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Dinner Available
    • Organic Food
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Dairy Free

    Domestic

    • Tumble Dryer
    • Payphones Available
    • Lounge
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Iron Available
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Shower
    • WC EnSuite
    • Washing Machine
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Towels Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Spa Pool Available
    • Beauty Treatments
    • Body Wraps
    • Sauna
    • Sauna Available
    • Steam Room
    • Traditional Massage
    • Fitness Training

    Location

    • Rural Location
    • Remote Location
    • Waterfront Location
    • Coastal Location

    Transport

    • Cycle Locker
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

    • Indoor Play Area
    • Children's Menu Available

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Fax/Email Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • TV In Room
    • Television
    • Radio
    • Garden
    • Satellite / Cable TV

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • Non smokers
    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Young People
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Business Travellers
    • Pets Welcome

    Road Directions

    From north/south take A77 to Ballantrae. From north go through Ballantrae, over the River Stinchar, then first left (Ballantrae Holiday Park sign). Cosses is 2 miles on the right at the top of the hill where the gate is in a group of trees. From south approach village and turn right before 30mph signs as above.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Ayr take A77 to Ballantrae. From north go through Ballantrae, over the River Stinchar, then first left (Ballantae Holiday Park sign). Cosses is 2 miles on the right. From south (Stranraer) approach village and turn right before 30mph signs as above.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Airport take the M8 towards Glasgow then the M77 towards Kilmarnock (as above) approx 2 hours
    From Prestwick Airport take the A77 south towards Stranraer (as above) approx 1 hour


    Getting there by ferry:- From Cairnryan take the A77 north towards Ayr (as above) approx 30 or 20 minutes.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Baths fitted with support handrails available
    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • separate shower unit

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Handrail by the steps
      • Number of steps 1

    Parking

    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    • Stay 3 nights or more and enjoy 10% discount on B&B rates (only applies if you book direct with our web site)

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