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Our first season at Hazelnut Cottage was a great success and  we have been delighted by the number of guests who have visited and enjoyed both the area and the cottage.  We have had some lovely comments in our visitors' book.

We found that giving flexibility on start dates and duration was welcomed by our guests and we intend to offer this again this year.  First come first served!

 The  weather last summer could have been better but this was compensated a bit, for us anyway, by the lovely weather we had in the autumn.  The colours were absolutely brilliant with nice clear skies and views right across the hills.   Alan and I were able to find some time to do some walking so I plan to have a few more walks in the folder for next year.

We would be delighted if you decided to visit us in 2014.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our beautiful part of Scotland

Alan and Fiona Smith


Visitor Comments


"What a lovely stay we've had at Hazelnut Cottage.  Very well equipped cottage in good location.  Warm and comfortable with everything you need.

Recommend Selkirk Arms in Kirkcudbright for Sunday lunch.  Make sure you have Ecclefechan tart for pudding -delicious !

Some great walks and very friendly people, will be back "

P and D, Coventry 
April 2012

Thank you for letting us stay in your cottage, we had a wonderful time.  Hazelnut is a very comfortable and welcome retreat at the end of a day.

We would definitely recommend doing a beach ride and there were lots of good shops in Castle Douglas for local produce.  Go to Hendersons for the steak pies because they are amazing.  We will definitely be back and we wish any future guests a happy holiday at Hazelnut

E, C, M and P, Cheshire
June 2012

A thousand thank yous for the warmest welcome we have EVER enjoyed at a holiday cottage. Hospitality is a gift and you have it in bucket loads, you deserve to do very well.  Can I also compliment you on your attention to detail including the decor, art work (splendid) and the touches that make this a beautiful cottage, far more a home from home than an austere holiday let.

We visited many places here but there are beautiful gems of beaches between Gatehouse of Fleet and Borgue

A and J
Glasgow
August 2012

Thanks for a fantastic stay, the cottage is lovely and homely  and we had everything we needed. Thanks for the food, very thoughtful.  We would recommend the Clachan Inn for good food and a lovely atmosphere.  We will certainly be returning.

The N Family
Tyne and Wear
September 2012 ( Visited again March 2013 )

We've had a fantastic stay at Hazelnut Cottage. The children adored the garden and it has been wonderful being away from everyday life. We have had great fun watching for wildlife out of your magnificent picture windows and the stars at night are amazing with no light pollution.

F , P , M and A
Cambridgeshire
April 2013


Had a wonderful stay for a family event. Kids loved the outdoor space.

M and Family
USA
April 2013

.....found all we needed both inside and out. Cottage as nice as any we have stayed in.

PR and M
Sheffield
May 2013

We have had a wonderful week....did some serious biking on the 7 stanes trails..
..thank you for providing everything we needed. We love it here.

The N Family
Co Durham
May 2013

This is a great Cottage. Very well presented and just like home.

Mr and Mrs T
Wigan
June 2013

We have had a lovely week exploring Galloway for which Hazelnut is a marvellous base.

D and N
The Wirral
June 2013

Our 2 weeks at Hazelnut have been great. One of the best we have been in. The area and scenery are stunning....

C and J
Wiltshire
July 2013

We have had a fabulous week thanks to the lovely Hazelnut Cottage...with 2 small kids the garden was a godsend, just brilliant. We will be back.

The K Family
Edinburgh
July 2013

....spent a week at the Galloway Activity Centre on a sailing course. The cottage was a great location to travel to the centre. Hazelnut was a great find, clean and well equipped with everything you need for a perfect week in Galloway. Hope to return next year for level 3/4 sailing.

C, E and K
Ayrshire
July 2013

Galloway is beautiful! Thank you for the amazing cottage. See you again.

L,S and K
Somerset
Aug 2013

The cottage is great ! Absolutely everything one could need and the peacocks gave us a great welcome

R and D
Belfast and Edinburgh
Aug 2013

A lovely cottage home tucked into the beautiful Galloway Hills. The holiday in Scotland was incredibly special for us.

The McL Family
Canada
Sept 2013

What a wonderful place to call 'home' for a week...warm, clean, welcoming and relaxing.

The C's
Lancs
Sept 2013

Absolutely perfect !
P Family
Oct 2013



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