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Set amongst the rolling hills and forests of Dumfries & Galloway, Hazyview promises contemporary living in an idyllic, rural location: A spaciously designed bungalow, built to modern specifications, whilst retaining the traditional Scottish style within the tiny village of Waterbeck. Owners Tony and Carol Dilger have drawn on their creativity as artists and photographers to design an elegant home within beautiful surroundings. And now they're ready to welcome guests.

Situated 3 miles from the M6/A74 motorway, Hazyview is a handy stopover on the journey north to the Highlands or south to the Lakes and Dales, not to mention the perfect base for exploring the rich diversity of Dumfries & Galloway.

Your hosts Tony & Carol

Our story starts in Yorkshire, but we are now relocated in Dumfries & Galloway, an area we have grown to love over many visits. As wildlife photographers, we have always regarded Dumfries & Galloway as one of Scotland's best kept secrets; a quiet backwater and haven for wildlife...but shush, don't tell anyone!

We now provide guided photography workshops and one-to-one tuition, with or without accommodation. We can even arrange sessions at a local wildlife photography hide.

We look forward to being your hosts and our attention to detail will ensure your stay is comfortable, relaxed and unforgettable.


This light and airy south-facing room charms with pale colours and a homely feel; a cosy space to snooze, relax or watch TV.

Or simply indulge yourself in the luxurious private bathroom, with a refreshing shower or a dip in the designer bath. Equipped with TV, coffee-making facilities and Wifi.

Room rate including breakfast: £90


Boasting a king-size bed and en-suite with huge shower, the "old colonial" elegance of this room is inspired by our travels in South Africa, where we frequently visit places more "English" than England itself. The room is very peaceful and quiet, with views across the garden towards meadows and woodlands. Equipped with large TV, coffee-making facilities and Wifi.

Room rate including breakfast: £100

Hazyview style

With under-floor heating, open-plan layout and luxury bathrooms, Hazyview delivers comfort with contemporary style. We've loved turning Hazyview from a house into a home and our creative touches are evident throughout the house.

Guest rooms  

Harking back to our Yorkshire roots, our guest rooms are named Ingleborough, Penyghent and Whernside, after the famous Three Peaks of the Yorkshire Dales. All have TV, tea and coffee making facilities and of course, free Wifi.

Breakfast...and maybe dinner

Carol is an imaginitive and accomplished cook given the facilities at her disposal here at Hazyview, a far cry from the brekkie-in-the-bush served up on African safaris. A Hazyview breakfast is the perfect start to the day; a delicious English breakfast made with top quality ingredients. Evening meal may be requested in advance at £20 per person.


Waterbeck, Dumfries & Galloway DG11 3EU. Google map here


Leave the M6/A74(M) at Junction 20, signposted for Eaglesfield. Follow the B722 east through Eaglesfield village

and turn left opposite the village shop onto the continuing B722. Follow this for 2 miles to Waterbeck. Ignore

satnav hints to turn left and follow main road through village. Hazyview is the second new bungalow on left.

Wildlife Photography Hides

There are several wildlife photography hides nearby and we can arrange sessions for guests upon request.

See here for more information. Have you seen our photography? Our website is here


Please contact us by phone or email to check availability. Our phone number is 01461 600562.

Providing your dates are free, we will send you a deposit request letter. You then pay a 50% deposit by online BACS transfer and your booking is reserved. Your deposit is fully refundable up to 7 days before your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hazyview!