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Durn House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Durn Road, Portsoy AB45 2XT, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 6 Portsoy B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Milngavie, Scotland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've just returned from a few nights away at Durn House and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The house is beautiful, with lots of antiques and interesting art work. It is in a really peaceful setting just outside the lovely village of Portsoy. Our room, the Culloden, was lovely, with a very comfy bed and spacious en suite bathroom. The... More

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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place and owners , and our breakfast was to die for. Can't wait to have another break away to durn house. All the beautiful antiques and furniture makes a gorgeous setting for a romantic break or a family getaway. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience we had at Durn House! We weren't sure what we were getting as had found the hotel on booking.com, and when we pulled up, the outside was no indication as to the lovely, comfortable and relaxing stay that we were to have! We were met by the lovely housekeeper, who looked after us extremely well in... More

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

Many thanks for your most generous Review, both Sandra and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have been working hard to ensure that our Menus offer the best of fayre, utilising whenever available the very best of local produce. We are beginning to get a great reputation for both the standard and quality of our... More

Turriff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter arranged afternoon tea at Durn house for us and we had a fab time in this lovely georgian manor house on the edge of Portsoy. There was a treatment room available for massage and facials. The owner gave us a few historical facts about the house and previous Durn Castle back to 1603. Lovely gracious surroundings, warm and... More

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your Mothers Day treat with us here at Durn House and we thank you for your very generous review. We hope to be able to greet you again in the future - Haste Ye Back!! Kindest regards - John and Sandra More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I will never forget my stay at Durn House as it is one of the best places I have ever stayed at! We went to celebrate a family birthday and on arrival we were given an upgrade and had two beautiful rooms. The whole house has been beautifully renovated by the owners and is very tastefully decorated. There are so... More

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

Many thanks for your most generous Review, both Sandra and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have been working hard to ensure that our Menus offer the best of fayre, utilising whenever available the very best of local produce. We are beginning to get a great reputation for both the standard and quality of our... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had a marvellous Burns night with friends at DURN HOUSE. Made to feel welcome from the minute we arrived. Perfect place to stay, cut and paste any of the reviews below, they are all accurate. Many thanks, we'll be back

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and particularly that you enjoyed the Burns Supper. The Portsoy Pipe Band added that extra special ambience to the occasion, which was rounded off with some excellent Fiddle playing and singing by Hannah, a very talented local musician. We look forward to greeting you again in the future - Haste... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay at Durn House, wish it could have been longer! We were warmly welcomed by the very friendly owners and were delighted to be told that we were given a free room upgrade! The room was very special with a 4 poster bed and huge bathroom with a beautiful bath in the middle. We had... More

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate your lovely Review. Whenever possible, we like to offer the option of a free Upgrade in order that you may enjoy your stay even more. We strive to offer the finest food, sourced locally whenever possible and all prepared fresh to order. We look forward to welcoming... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Spent a wonderful evening here with good friends for a special occasion the staff and environment were fantastic, Durn House has Ben decorated to a very high standard and detail with a real feel of its history. To top it all the food really was tip top

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

We offer a unique atmosphere for Groups to celebrate special occasions at Durn House and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you most sincerely for your kind Review and we hope to be able to greet you again in the near future - Haste Ye Back More

Cle Elum, Washington
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed at Durn House for the firs time this past autumn. We run small group tours in Scotland and with any first time stay I was a bit apprehensive, but should not have been! The house is lovely and John ushered us all in and settled us into the drawing room and then Sandra gave us a wonderful history... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are most flattered by your praise. We are continually striving to improve the Guest experience with us and 2014 will see the introduction of our new Spa Treatment Services for that extra special pampering. We are also looking to expand upon our very successful Gourmet Meal Evenings, recreating the ambience of... More

Forres, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We spent 2 nights over the New Year time at Durn House, Portsoy and received the highest possible service that anyone could expect anywhere. The owners of the 18th century country mansion John & Sandra and staff made us most welcome and relaxed over the 2 nights. The house has a great history with fantastic bedrooms and lounges with interiors... More

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

Many thanks for your generous Review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your festive stay with us. Portsoy has a wonderful Firework Display over the sea on New Years Eve, which is thoroughly enjoyed by all of the Town. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kindest regards John and Sandra More

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Additional Information about Durn House

Also Known As:
Durn House Hotel
Durn House Hotel Portsoy
Durn House Portsoy, Scotland
Address: Durn Road, Portsoy AB45 2XT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Portsoy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Portsoy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Durn House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Durn House nestles on a quiet country road, by a small stream, and within easy walking distance of the main street and Portsoy's famous 17th-c. Old Harbour. Durn House is an elegant Georgian Mansion House in its own grounds offering luxury accommodation in large rooms with luxury en-suites or private bathrooms at sensible rates. Warm hospitality, excellent service and sumptuous breakfasts await our guests. Steeped in history, Durn House was believed to have been built in the Adams style by Sir James Dunbar of Durn in circ. 1770. The house has retained many of its original features with huge open fires, superb plasterwork, magnificent stone spiral staircase, and very large rooms. Durn House has many important historical links including the Battle of Culloden, as well as being home to the famous Scottish Astronomer James Furguson. ... more   less 
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