Rod & Moyra welcome you to Hazlefield House. 
There's now no denying that autumn has come around again in this lovely peaceful corner of South West Scotland!  We've had some very pleasant settled weather recently and the gardens both near and far are still a treat to visit, even on these mellower days ...  On those occasions when the clouds linger overhead it's still perfect for birding, walking, cycling and driving on what we believe must be the quietest roads in the UK!

A new venture for us this summer was an exhibition and sale of 14 wildlife and local landscape pictures by a young photographer, David J Smith, who lives in nearby Castle Douglas.  We were pleased to support David and offer him a platform for his work in 3 public areas at Hazlefield House.

Our hens continue to show off their garden antics picking their way around the herb bed.  They flourish out in the open and usually mange to provide the breakfast table with a ready-supply of daily fresh eggs, although their annual 'moult' has now begun.

Moyra's honeybees fared reasonably well again this summer - 2 have new queens due to early swarming and a 3rd gave us approximately 22 honey frames of delicious nectar from the garden's lime trees and other local forage.  In some recent seasons they've even gathered a little bit of heather nectar from the nearby hill ranges too ...  

We had many nesting garden birds this summer with the return of 3 pairs of house martins successfully rearing their young over the front door.  Pairs of buzzards and red kites are frequently spotted over the house and a fabulous cock pheasant has taken up residence to glean from under the bird feeders, in addition to the occasional visiting hare and deer.  The barnacle geese flew back to Norway at the beginning of April and have recently returned to the Solway estuary, a few days later then usual this season.  A splendid sight and sound as they fly in from the shore to the nearby fields for their daily nourishment.

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We look forward to welcoming you to this most unspoilt region where there is always much going on, whatever the season.

We hope you'll have a really lovely stay with us and we look forward to meeting many old and hopefully some new friends in 2018!