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This country house has been developed to provide an impressive range of facilities, with extensive grounds, fishing, spa and leisure facilities as well as stunningly beautiful gardens. Bedrooms come in a range of sizes, all very well equipped and extremely comfortable. Public rooms reflect the interesting history of the estate, and blend contemporary style with refined comfort. Cuisine is a major feature; exciting and interesting dishes incorporate the best estate produce including ingredients from the splendid kitchen garden.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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4 Silver Star Award: Highly recommended
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3-Rosette restaurant

Warm, friendly and engaging staff and excellent standards throughout

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- AA Inspector
Douneside House
Tarland, ABOYNE, AB34 4UL

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 29
  • Family rooms: Array
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Indoor Pool
  • Hard Tennis Court
  • Gym available
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 30
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers
Opening Times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 60

About The area

Discover Aberdeenshire

Visitors to Aberdeenshire with any kind of interest in history are in for a treat. There are more castles to the acre in Aberdeenshire than anywhere else in Britain. They range from evocative ruins to lonely tower houses, from well-kept baronial strongholds to royal palaces. Four notable castles worth factoring into your itinerary are Dunnottar, Fyvie, Huntly and Tolquhon.

At Buchan Ness you’ll find yourself at the easternmost point of Scotland. From here you can follow the coast further down this stunning north-east shoulder of Scotland south to Peterhead, once an important whaling community. Beyond it is Aberdeen, where the eastern spur of the Grampians gives way to the North Sea, and two famous salmon rivers, the Don and the Dee, reach the end of their spectacular journey. 

Heading west out of Scotland’s granite city, you are soon in a magical world of heather moorland, rolling hills and densely wooded valleys, cut by meandering rivers and picturesque lochs. It is here that you can discover the staggering number of castles and ancient strongholds. However, it’s not all palaces and ruins. Bottlenose dolphins are an everyday sight in the Moray Firth and off the Aberdeenshire coast so grab your binoculars and head to the shores.

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