Scotland of Castles, scenic beaches and golf courses
I have just returned to London after a week's stay in South West Scotland, a region of rugged tourism and unspeakable natural beauty. For lovers of walking, wildlife and Whisky this region is heaven, a tranquil getaway corner of the UK far from the crowded motorways of central England.
I spent 3 nights at a 5 star luxary B&B called Cosses Country House, tucked away in a corner of Ballantrae, 30 minutes drive from the green stretches of Turnberry golf courses. For three days I cycled, walked, played golf and sampled the superb 5 star cuisine.
Susan Crosthwaite, the owner of Cosses Country House, is an exceptionally qualified chef, with many years of experience cooking Scottish food and her own published cookbook. An example of the fine-dining: Ballantrae prawns with Marrbury Smoked Salmon and fresh garden salad, followed by Crailoch lamb with madeira and redcurrent sauce and garden vegetables (including courgettes with mint and lemon) with a sumptuous dessert of baked raspberry creams, then Scottish cheeses with home-made oatcakes.
Breakfast this morning was stewed fruits with home-made yoghurt and muesli, then a fully cooked Scottish breakfast which
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