The aim was to have a relaxing few days after a very busy and tense summer period and this was achieved. There is no doubt that is exceptionally difficult for Douneside to be all things to all elements of serving, retired and prospective military officers'. As a younger (36) serving officer I was delighted by the food, the accomodation, and the diligence and dedication of the staff. I brought two young children (10 and 6) to Dounseside who both had a wonderful time running in the gardens, playing on the swings, and taking advantage of the largely private liesure facilities. As we travelled slightly off season the majority of other guests were retired officers' who I gladly engaged with and who were curious how the Services were changing. Needless to say that my family and I adopted an evening wear standard commensurate with those of other guests. I do feel that the other guests would not have objected to a slightly lower dress standard but I felt obliged to adopt this standard; it did not detract from this wonderful visit. Highly recomended to serving military who need a break in beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AA Hotel of the Year (Scotland) 2017/18. 3 AA Rosette dining by Head Chef David Butters. Douneside House is owned and managed by The MacRobert Trust, a Scottish, grant making charity. All profits are donated to charitable causes. Douneside House is a truly special place in heart of The MacRobert Estate. Here you can expect a warm welcome, fine dining and luxurious comfort in this most hospitable and unique country house on Royal Deeside. Set in seventeen acres of landscaped gardens, Douneside House makes the perfect base to take part in traditional sporting activities such as fishing and stalking, hill walking and ski-ing. The Douneside Health Club is fully equipped with gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Outside we have an all-weather tennis court and croquet, badminton and putting on our splendid 2 acre lawn. Our restaurant offers a range of award winning menus including lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and our signature tasting menu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Douneside House Aboyne, Scotland