23. 9 in cottages, plus 4 apartments in Casa Memoria, 2 cottages suitable for disabled.
bar, parlour, library, restaurant, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room Smart TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, health centre (12.5 metre indoor swimming pool, all-weather tennis court), 17-acre grounds, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in cottages and apartments, not in public rooms.
per room B&B from £154, D,B&B from £230. Set dinner £35–£45, tasting menu £69.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A beautiful location, lovely gardens, good food and friendly service – and a view from our room that was probably the best we have ever enjoyed.’ The MacRobert family’s ‘wonderful’ hotel on the outer reaches of the Cairngorms national park was much praised by Guide readers this year. The family home since the 1880s, it has been ‘extensively and beautifully’ refurbished. There is a newly designed ‘conservatory’ restaurant this year. The graceful furnishings and low armchairs by the grand piano are also new; the antiques, silverware, ceramics and an extensive library are heirlooms. Open fires keep out the Scottish chill until warm days, when the terrace doors are flung wide open, allowing drinks with ‘sweeping views’ of the Grampians. Classic bedrooms with natural tones and the odd bit of tartan look across the Aberdeenshire countryside from the main house. On the estate, apartments and cottages (several recently renovated) have a kitchenette. At lunch and dinner chef David Butters’s ‘excellent, inventive’ Scottish menus exploit the walled garden for such dishes as halibut fillet, braised oxtail, carrot and anise, baby gem, citrus beurre blanc. For breakfast, ‘smoked haddock, two poached eggs and a wonderful hollandaise sauce; good coffee’. (Philip Bright, and others)
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Autumn/Winter Luxury Break Special Offer
£299 for two nights with breakfast, three course dinner on one evening and a bottle of Prosecco. This Autumn/Winter stay two nights at Douneside House in a classic room or a (dog friendly) one- bedroom apartment. Full Scottish breakfast is served on both mornings. Enjoy three courses from our award-winning table d’hote menu on one evening and a bottle of prosecco will be awaiting your arrival, all for £299 (£149 per person). This Luxury Autumn/Winter Break is available from 1st September 2018 until 31st March 2019. Certain dates are excluded and this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer. Based on double occupancy. A charge of £50 per day applies to reservations for a Friday and Saturday. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.