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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 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
LaineyDoll Ayr, United Kingdom
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Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we spend one night on our Scotland tour in Portsoy and the hosts took really well care of every need we had during this (to short stay). I can really recommend this if you are visiting the area! .....

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Tack för era vänliga och generösa Översyn av din vistelse på Durn House. Vi är glada att du haft erfarenhet... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Be careful booking at this hotel as they charge 1 days room rate if you cancel your booking, even if you give them 3 days notice of cancellation. I booked for 1 day and had to change my plans shortly after booking and they refused to refund my payment. Very poor attitude and not business friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed here over the late August bank holiday weekend in 2013. The property is beautiful and our room had all the comforts we're used to with the charms we hoped for from a Scottish B&B. The owners could not have been nicer. The breakfast was selection was impressive. I still haven't found a better bowl of... 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 stay with us at Durn House. We have tried to achieve a "homely" feel to the refurbishment of our lovely Georgian Mansion as well as maintaining a Scottish feel to the furnishings and decor. We do hope that you will visit again soon.... More

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a short weekend break with our young children (8&6) and were treated like royalty. The house is fantastically renovated, with tasteful period furnishings and a super-comfy 4poster bed...... the en-suite bathroom was bigger than your average bungalow!! Dinner and breakfast were both faultless. Would highly recommend.

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

Many thanks for your most generous Review and we are delighted that you and your Family enjoyed your stay with us at Durn House. We look forward to greeting you again in the future. Haste Ye Back Warmest regards - John and Sandra More

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Three days at Durn House were most enjoyable. It's a beautifully furnished and decorated house with lots of artefacts of interest. The hosts, John and Sandra, were welcoming and friendly but unobtrusive. The room we were in was in the attic but was huge, and had a lovely en suite. Only slight issue was the lack of full sized windows... More

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Many thanks for your generous Review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to be able to greet you again in the future. Haste Ye Back Warmest regards - John and Sandra More

Harrogate
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had 4 wonderful nights at Durn House & we wished we could have had more, on arrival we were warmly greeted by our hosts John & Sandra who gave us hot drinks and biscuits in the beautiful lounge,& told us the history of the house & about the renovation work they had done, the house is amazing the rooms... More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to offer such a wonderful Review - it is always heartening to see our efforts appreciated by our Guests, makes all the hard work worthwhile. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to greeting you again in the future. Haste Ye Back Warmest regards - John and... More

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Address: Durn Road, Portsoy AB45 2XT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Portsoy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Durn House 4*
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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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