Douneside House


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A visit to Douneside House means that you will be able to indulge in a truly memorable culinary experience courtesy of Head Chef, David Butters. Chef Butters has created a range of innovative menus to suit all occasions and preferences, from a highly sophisticate tasting menu and a table d'hote three course set menu with two options each evening. Both can be enjoyed in our elegant restaurant, which showcases antique furnishings within a contemporary setting.  Light lunch or our Chef's afternoon tea can be served in the restaurant, library or conservatory with its beautiful views of the terrace garden.


All menus focus on featuring the freshest local produce, with fruit and vegetables picked daily from the Douneside garden. Our garden produces over 80 varieties of organically grown fruit and vegetables, making it one of Scotland's largest hotel kitchen gardens.  Meat is purchased from prestigious Aberdeenshire based, Royal Warrant butcher HM Sheridan, while blue flag fish comes fresh from the neighbouring fishing town of Peterhead every morning.

We pride ourselves on offering our guests a highly personalised stay, and Chef Butters would be delighted to accommodate any culinary preferences or dietary requests you may have.



Douneside House offers a truly luxurious hotel stay within the grounds of the MacRobert Estate in Aberdeenshire and the Scottish Highlands. 


Surrounded by rolling countryside; guests can relax in 17 acres of beautifully tended gardens. The hotel is a great base from which to explore some of Scotland's finest sporting and leisure pursuits. Douneside House is situated in the heart of Royal Deeside and there are incomparable touring, walking, climbing and fishing opportunities nearby.


There are 13 elegantly furnished bedrooms in the main building. While guest rooms range in size and style, all showcase an innovative classic-contemporary design, combining the building’s remarkable heritage with Scottish tradition and modern luxuries.


The hotel also offers a range of apartments and cottages, which are perfect for families or friends travelling together, and are also dog friendly. The apartments and cottages range in size from studio to 3 bedrooms. Some offer their own private garden and patio area and all are within close proximity to the main building. 


Guests can also enjoy free access to the hotel’s onsite, newly refurbished Health Club during their stay - with indoor swimming pool, sauna, and steam room, state-of-the-art gym, and tennis court. There is also a range of fitness classes available.



The eight standard rooms and are perfect for double or twin occupancy. Depending on the room, various views of the Aberdeenshire countryside and hotel's beautiful grounds are available.

  • Type Standard Double

Deluxe Room

Our deluxe rooms enjoy spectacular views to the front of the House and over the Howe of Cromar. Generous in size, this room features antique furnishings and comes with a host of luxury amenities, including a flat-screen TV, hospitality tray, Molton Brown toiletries and a free-standing bath.

  • Type Deluxe King
  • Official Star Rating
  • Opening Times

    Open All Year

    An advanced reservation is required.
  • Facilities
    • Child Friendly
    • Parking
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
  • Official Star Rating
  • Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Free WiFi
    • Freeview TV
    • Direct Dial Telephones
    • Child Friendly
    • Tea/Coffee Facilities
    • Fitness/Health Suite
    • Indoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Residents Lounge
    • Parking
    • Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Private Bathroom
    • Laundry Facilities
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Rooms
    • Disabled Access

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