As Good As Gold At Hazlefield House

A country house B&B in Auchencairn, which offers a tranquil location and unrivalled views to the Solway Firth and Cumbria, has been awarded Four Star Gold status by VisitScotland.

Hazlefield House at Auchencairn has achieved the Four Star Gold B&B grading in recognition of the extremely high standards of visitor accommodation. The ‘gold’ part of the Quality Assurance award represents the continuing attainment of outstanding customer service and hospitality over a number of years.

Hazlefield House offers three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms in a quiet location where guests can make the most of the fine gardens and views of the rural landscape, as well as enjoy the many visitor attractions and walks in the local area.

The B&B is also proud to have a Taste Our Best award for the use of local and quality Scottish produce in its breakfasts and evening meals. Guests can enjoy honey from Hazlefield’s own bees, as well as fresh free-range eggs from their own chickens.

Owners Rod and Moyra Davidson, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Four Star Gold Award from VisitScotland for our Bed and Breakfast accommodation. At Hazlefield House, we are committed to providing a truly unique experience for our guests to ensure their stay is the very best.”

Doug Wilson, Regional Director of VisitScotland, said: “Congratulations to Hazlefield House B&B on receiving this well-deserved accolade. The award is a welcome boost to the business as well as the region as a whole.

“Developed and improved for over 30 years, VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance schemes are world-leading and provide a trusted, independent and impartial source of information for visitors. They allow you to not just meet visitor expectations, but exceed them.

“Quality Assurance is about much more than just the ‘stars’ on your door – it’s about the entire visitor experience, it’s about investing in your business and making it as economically sustainable, and profitable, as it can possibly be.”

VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance schemes can open the door to new customers. It is a powerful marketing tool and works well with online review sites in using an independent perspective to measure visitor experience against tried and tested criteria, so visitors know exactly what to expect.

Launched in September 2013,Taste Our Best is a joint initiative between the national tourism organisation and the Scottish Government. Assessors rate the overall eating experience, the extent to which Scottish produce (at least 40%) is used and promoted, and staff knowledge of the produce on the menu and its provenance.

For more information, visit: www.hazlefieldhouse.co.uk

For more information on VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme, please visitwww.visitscotland.org/quality_assurance.aspx

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