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“Warm and Welcoming” 4 of 5 stars
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Castleview Bed & Breakfast
Castleview | Dufftown, Dufftown AB55 4DY, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 15 Dufftown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Beverly Hills, CA
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“Warm and Welcoming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Before we even arrived at Castleview B&B we knew we would have a great stay. Ian provided so much information via email, made our dinner reservation, and arranged taxis for all of our outings. We didn't get to meet Ian as he was away during our visit; however, his wife Betty was a perfect hostess. She cooked our dinner (vegan for me!) the night we arrived, made our breakfasts, gave us excellent tips for walking from Aberlour to Craigellachie to Dufftown, and she even left a birthday card in our room for my husband who was celebrating his 40th birthday while we were there!

The room was cozy. The decor is a little dated, it just adds to the charm of the place. The shower was hot with good water pressure -this is important when you're out in chilly and drizzly weather.

The location was a bit outside of town, but that was fine...and the town itself isn't that great, anyway.

Castleview B&B is a great place to stay when you're in whisky country.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The first accomodation where the words "come as guests and live as friends" are really true! The room was comfy, clean and was equiped with everything you need. The food was like in a five star hotel (breakfast) and we were so sorry to miss the dinner in that nice b&b since we only spent little time in Dufftown. The hosts gave us so many tips for our trip - better than a travel agent could do! We would stay there again! To town it is a walk of around 30 minutes but they gave us a lift to town once and offered it again! Taxis are available for around 7 pounds, too if you do not want to walk.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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hoofddorp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Good price for value! Ian is very helpfull, enjoys a laugh and is cooking an excellent breakfast and dinner...His wife Betty also helping out wherever possible, friendly!. Nice people, nice stay, you really feel welcome!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Very welcoming and cosy place. Signs from road helps to find location. Owner cooks very tasty - breakfast was excellent. Place located outside of town but makes it quiet indeed. Good value for money. Most probably we will stay there again if coming to this area again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

If there was a rating higher than 5 stars, we would would give it. Ian was the consumate host who exceeded all expectations. The personal touch was fantastic, from helping with our luggage to ensuring all our needs were met. We even got a lesson on the proper way to drink Scotch. The Inn was exceptionally clean, the beds were comfortable, the rooms well equipped. The morning breakfast, prepared by our gracious host, was magnificent. If you are even close to Dufftown, you must stay here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Castle view is located between Dufftown and Huntly in the countryside. It is a great retreat after a day of touring the highlands. Our room was spacious with a beautiful ensuite bathroom. The room had a comfortable bed, ample seating, and a lovely view of the countryside. In addition the guests have a seating area in the second floor landing. The Castleview has a beautiful garden with a stream running along the perimeter and two entertaining cats enjoying the good life.

Ian and Betty are gracious hosts. Ian is an amazing chef. We had delicious breakfasts each morning. In addition, Ian will also cook dinner upon request. Don't miss it! We had a gourmet dinner, topped with great conversation with Ian and Betty. It was the best kind of B&B experience. In addition, Ian and Betty gave us helpful site-seeing tips that enhanced our trip. They are very friendly and a pleasure to meet. We hope to return someday.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Staying with Ian and Betty at Castleview is like visiting best friends or relatives. They offer a clean, warm, well-equipped room, great meals and good conversation. You're in the heart of beautiful countryside, with spectacular views just a short walk away. I'm not sure there's any secret to becoming a place where people are happy to stay and to recommend you, but if there is, Castleview's owners have found it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Castleview | Dufftown, Dufftown AB55 4DY, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Dufftown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Dufftown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Castleview is a Visit Scotland 4 Star Gold Awarded Bed & Breakfast the only one to achieve this award in the heart of the Whisky and Castle trails of Scotland.  We are situated just outside Dufftown ,  close to some of the World Famous Whisky Distilleries the likes of Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Aberlour MacAllan, Glenlivet etc.Castleview offers superior en-suite accommodation comprising of one Twin /Superking room with spectacular views of historic Auchindoun Castle , one double/family room, and one double room, all individually furnished to a very high standard with luxury en-suite shower rooms. At Castleview you can expect a warm and friendly welcome, from your hosts Ian & Betty Sharp whether it be for 1,2 or 3 nights, in fact we pride ourselves on the relaxed homely atmosphere . The property is situated within a small valley bordering a small stream, their is a summerhouse in the garden where guests can relax with a glass of wine or perhaps a small dram from one of the many Distilleries close by. At Castleview, we aim to provide excellent value accommodation, whilst offering very high standards of quality and service, you can expect a high level of comfort, a friendly service and a hearty Scottish breakfast to start your day! Castleview also offers the convenience and the opportunity for a modern taste of Scotland. Our seasonal menu with locally sourced  produce is restaurant quality at affordable prices.As your hosts, Ian & Betty Sharp, we will endeavour to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and are happy to assist with local advice and recommendations on places to visit ... more   less 
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