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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 6 days ago
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Sutton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Durn House certainly exceeded our expectations! We stayed here for a combined business trip and golfing stay and could not have found anywhere better in this area of Scotland. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds, the decor is styllsh and the service impeccable! As for food, it is without a doubt up to Rosette level - we have not... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stunning house, wonderful hospitality and excellent food. Only negative!! Don't expect to get the room you book. Can double book!! We were extremely disappointed having booked 10 months in advance we then found that someone else had our rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Well what can I say, this place is on my door step and I had never been. They have now taken on an amazing chef and so do food as well as luxury accommodation. Was lucky enough to see one of the bedrooms and would love to go back and stay. Was given a lovely warm welcome from the owners... 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 extremely flattered. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to greeting you again in the future. Haste Ye Back Warmest regards - John and Sandra More

Nassau, New Providence Island
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Durn House has been spectacularly restored and furnished by its owners, and provides a large house filled with character, charm and comfort, combined with a homely and friendly welcome. The room we stayed in was enormous, with a bathroom to match, and was finished with high quality furnishings and linens of 5 star standard. However the undiscovered feature of Durn... More

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

Thank you so much for your generous and flattering Review. We are fortunate to have an extremely gifted Chef, who has certainly brought a new dimension to our food offerings at Durn House. We will be striving to gain official recognition of his talent via the Rosette Route and who knows.......... We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and... More

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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My brother-in-law booked the whole house for friends and family to stay in over his wedding weekend. We stayed 3 nights and the house was beautifully furnished, immaculately clean and extremely comfortable. The owners could not have been more accommodating to our needs. We all enjoyed a delicious meal on the Friday night and the food was outstanding. On the... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind and generous Review, it was indeed a pleasure to have your Party stay at Durn House for the Wedding. We can always accommodate whole house bookings, which allows our Guests the freedom to use the house without any concerns over worrying other Guests. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and particularly... More

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Address: Durn Road, Portsoy AB45 2XT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Portsoy
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Durn House Hotel Portsoy
Durn House Portsoy, Scotland

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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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