New Stranraer B&B achieves 3 star award from Visit Scotland!

23rd September 2015

3 STart B&B Scottish Tourist BoardWe are very pleased to say that following our recent assessment by Visit Scotland, Knockquhassen Farm B&B has been awarded 3 stars under their Quality Assurance scheme. This means we are rated as offering a ‘very good’ standard of service. This is very exciting after only 4 months in business and we hope this star rating will encourage more visitors to our B&B to sample the delights of Dumfries & Galloway! We specialise in providing flexible accommodation for dogs and their owners as well as offering a locally sourced breakfast menu and very friendly welcome to all our guests, with or without dogs! We are lucky enough to live in a stunning location so visitors can enjoy the wonderful views from the house and easy access to the wonderful countryside and coastline nearby.

Home-grown blackcurrants arrive on the breakfast menu at Stranraer B&B

5th August 2015

New addition to the breakfast menu!

New addition to the breakfast menu!

We seem to have inherited a wonderful blackcurrant bush! We thought it was a flowering currant until it produced loads of lovely fruit, which is now being made into jam or gently cooked with sugar to make a fantastic sauce for ice cream! At least something seems to like all this rain! 3lbs of fruit so far and plenty more on the bush. So, blackcurrant jam is now available with your toast for breakfast!

Summer has arrived in Dumfries & Galloway!

14th June 2015

Finally the sun is out, the grass is growing and the birds are singing!
However long it lasts, we’re going to enjoy it. Everything sparkles when the sun shines – come and visit and see for yourself!

These pics are of my 3 enjoying their summer pasture.

KumaraKu, Zak & Annie enjoying the summer sunshineThe lovely Annie, 31 years young!Zak, Ku & Annie at home

 

Our little herd at home in their 'field with a view' - Loch Ryan in the background

Our little herd at home in their ‘field with a view’ – Loch Ryan in the background

Springwatch at Knockquhassen Farm!

June 9th 2015

Just one example of our garden fauna. Who needs to watch it on the telly when you can look out of the window! Neil captured this sweet girl early this morning from the sunroom, tucking into our nettles!

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A visit to Castle Kennedy and new wildlife in the garden

26th May 2015

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Now that spring is here (allegedly!) we have been out and about with visiting family, to nearby Castle Kennedy Gardens which are stunning and an absolute must to visit if you are in this area. Acres of informal gardens to explore and lose yourself in, with rhododendrons and azaleas in flower at the moment and a sweet resident oyster catcher nesting near the lovely walled garden.

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We had a new visitor of our own this week too – a cuckoo, seen here on the garden fence just a few feet from the house!

 

New B & B Opening Soon in Galloway!

15th May 2015

View from Knockquhassen Bed & BreakfastFrom 23rd May 2015 we will be ready to welcome guests to our home.

We are opening as a B&B with 2 newly decorated double rooms, both with ensuite shower rooms.

We have a special offer until the end of June of just £55 per room per night.

With summer just around the corner why not visit this lovely corner of south west Scotland soon and see it at its very best?Knockquhassen House Spring 2015