'The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul'
Slow Down. Reconnect with Nature. Find a Moment of Creative Calm.
" I am so happy that you are here! The retreats at Hazelwood are the culmination of my lifelong creative journey, which continues to sustain me through the good times and the bad. I have always found a sense of calm and joy when deeply absorbed in a creative project and love sharing my passion and guiding others to discover the mindful magic possible when immersed in their own creative journey. The beauty of the natural landscape that surrounds Hazelwood is a constant inspiration, and I have learnt over the years to appreciate the singular beauty that the different seasons have to offer, and to value them each in turn, a beauty which is always more powerful when shared.
I am thrilled to share this place and welcome guests to a limited number of intimate retreats for those who yearn to slow down and quieten their minds, reconnect with nature and explore their creativity in a fun and relaxed environment, sometimes in collaboration with like minded souls offering complimentary wellness experiences which enhance the sense of calm and complete rejuvenation that we are all seeking! Our retreats are all about laid back luxury and low key nurturing which offers guests space and time to indulge, relax and explore their physical and mental wellbeing.
As for me, as long as I can remember, I have always been most absorbed and at peace when creating. I see almost everything as a picture or blank canvas - whether that's turning a scrap of fabric into something new, designing a garden or updating a room. I don't seem to be able to stop recreating, reusing and reinventing. I have enjoyed 20 years as an interior designer and events planner, and continue to nurture the creativity in my children and friends whenever they give me half a chance! I would love to help you to develop, discover or re discover your creativity, or to just share my little piece of Norfolk heaven with you.
I have tried to make this website as comprehensive as possible - but there really is nothing like the personal touch - so please do contact me if you have any questions, ideas or thoughts, I would love to hear from you.
Kind words from our guests..
'Fiona has a natural warmth and made me feel so welcome'
'The treats kept on coming, from the delicious food to a full-on movie night with popcorn!'
'I feel as though I have been set on my own creative journey. I was always too caught up with life before - its quite freeing!'
'Fiona has a naturally inclusive approach and her passion really does shine through, I felt inspired'
'To take inspiration from nature just seems so natural! Not sure why I hadn't thought of it before..'
'Walking into my room felt like arriving at a 5 star hotel!'