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Durn House

Durn Road, Portsoy AB45 2XT, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 6 Portsoy B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to the Durn House during its new Manager's 1st week on the job. Michael is a professional with extensive international experience and he, along with his wife Trish, made our 2 day stay quite memorable. Wonderful breakfasts and dinners, excellent service, and a marvelous suite with a huge bathroom that could have accommodated another King size canopy bed.... More

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your most generous Review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Durn House. The nature of the House affords the luxury of extremely generously sized Rooms with our Beds mainly Super King or Empress sizes. The House dates from the 1770's and has been furnished in a style compatible to that of the... More

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous stone house with period features, many wonderfully selected pictures, and lovely ornaments add to the grand homely feel of olde world luxury. The bedrooms are individually furnished, with good sized bathrooms and plently of tea, coffee and bisc in your room to make you feel welcome and relaxed. The managers and their staff are courteous, friendly and professional, ensuring... More

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely Review - we are indeed flattered. Durn House is perfectly located to enjoy the local Distilleries and we are no more than an Hour's drive from the wonderfully scenic Cairngorm Mountains. Also, being located within the historic coastal Town of Portsoy, there is a wealth of maritime heritage to enjoy too. We do... More

East Yorkshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reviews on TripAdvsor say all that needs to be said about the place. Durn House is simply splendid. We were greeted by newly appointed managers, Mike and his wife Jackie who have returned to the UK from France to run the business and they gave us a great welcome. Because we arrived on a Monday night and were disappointed... More

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind and generous Review. We are in the process of organising additional Catering Staff in order to be able to provide a Dinner option every evening for our Guests and hope to have this in place very shortly. Michael and his lovely wife Tricia (you caused a few tongues to wag there!!) have recently joined us... More

Chorley, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great base for any travels around the Moray region, the owners made me feel really welcome and couldn't do enough. A beautiful and old manor house with all the trappings of years gone by - simply wonderful. Absolutely fantastic breakfast - one of the best I've had anywhere, great range and superb quality (eggs Benedict a dream). The room... More

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your most kind and generous Review. Our location offers the best of both worlds, being on the edge of Portsoy yet within a 10 minute walk of the town. This allows for a peaceful retreat, away from the traffic noise that can disturb Guests sleep. We offer the freshest of locally sourced produce for all of our... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a vintage tea party at this stunning Georgian house situated in the country only half a mile from the super sandy beaches of the moray coast, The cream teas were delicious and all the vintage stalls offered a superb selection of fashion, jewelry, glassware, crockery and antiques.

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and generous Review of Durn House. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Vintage Tea, as served in the luxurious setting of our Dining Room. We will be shortly introducing morning Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Vintage Teas and High Teas as a regular daily feature at Durn House and we hope to be able... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently stayed here for a night away from the City and really enjoyed it. Its a quiet, quirky Country House with no more than six bedrooms which leads it to seem fairly quiet. We were the only ones dining but the food was lovely, well presented and really tasty. Expensive enough but happy to pay for the quality. Just... More

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind and generous Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Durn House. We are in the process of obtaining a Premises Licence in order to serve alcohol but this is a rather drawn out procedure and will take some time. We can apply for Occasional Licences for special events such as... More

Sutton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a beautiful house full of gorgeous antiques and quirky bits and pieces. We stayed in the Durn Suite which was huge and very Downton Abbey like! Sandra and John were welcoming and friendly. We went antiquing in Cullen and when we got back John let us have some bubble wrap and found some boxes for us.The bed is very... More

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your generous Review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Durn House. We are also delighted that you found some lovely antiques in Cullen, an adjacent Town to Portsoy which is becoming well known for its antique shops as well as its world renown Cullen Skink soup. We look forward to the... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Well what can I say . . . just spent a lovely evening/night at Durn House celebrating a 70th Birthday event and it was perfect in every way. The house is set in its own grounds in a lovely location. We were warmly greeted on arrival by our host John, who was extremely helpful throughout our stay. The rooms are... More

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your warm and generous Review and we were delighted that you chose Durn House as the Venue for your celebrations. We feel that we offer a unique location for private celebrations whether it be Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries or just get together's and with whole house hire you can be guaranteed both privacy and personal service at the... More

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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Durn house hotel is set back on the very edge of Portsoy in rolling countryside. There is a warm welcome and refreshments on arrival for all guests plus a brief history of the house and surrounding area. The house itself is something special and has been beautifully renovated and decorated...with large and comfortable public rooms.The bedroom that we stayed in... More

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durnhouse, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind and generous Review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The House is quite unique and we are very proud of its rich heritage and history with links to the Jacobite Rebellion, Battle of Culloden and other notable facets of Scottish history. We have tried to sensitively restore the... More

Scotland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I have just returned from a two day stay at Durn House, our treat after organising our daughter's wedding in June. On arrival, we were warmly greeted by both our hosts, John and Sandra, and offered a very welcome cup of tea! The house is very impressive, tastefully decorated and crammed full of antique furniture and interesting... More

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John S, Owner at Durn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and generous Review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Portsoy and even more so that you enjoyed your stay at Durn House. Our Chef is getting a well deserved reputation for preparing delicious meals and he uses locally sourced produce wherever possible. We even have our own vegetable and herb... More

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Address: Durn Road, Portsoy AB45 2XT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Portsoy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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