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“Ian was great and so was his suggestion of Castle Hotel for dinner.”

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Castleview Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 19 Dufftown B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
“Ian was great and so was his suggestion of Castle Hotel for dinner.”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Although, we had a bit of difficulty finding the b&b and the bedroom a bit small, the hospitality, breakfast, and helpful information and directions, made this a delightful place to stay. Ian could not have been more helpful. The Castle Hotel, he had suggested for dinner the night we arrived, was outstanding!! Ian and Betty's gardens were lovely. Denny and Linda McGurer

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Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We found the inn to be very nice, Cean and comfortable.
The host Ian made it even more of a joy with information on the area and his fine cooking.

I would recommend to anyone. The Castle Auchindoun is a shot walk and a special treat as you may be the only one there. May need to watch your step as it is in a pasturer.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Xanten, Germany
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Coming to Castle View was really like coming home, like meeting dear friends or family. Ian and Betty made us feel most welcome. They were great company, especially in the evenings after having enjoyed Ian´s first class cooking. Why go anywhere else for dinner if Ian has a go as chef? Even if you aren´t interested in Malt whiskies Castle View is THE base for visiting castles, ruins, Pictish stones or for hiking. The room was lovely, the bathroom superb. We were very well looked after and are determined to return next year.

Room Tip: Travelling as friends, not as a couple, we enjoyed the twin bedded room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Ashover
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Upon arrival through to us leaving we were looked after every step f the way. Ian's cooking will always be remembered along with his enthusiasm to assist with any request.
All amenities were first class and beds very comfortable. This was very quiet place and one we will definitely return to. A lovely stay thank you.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We found this a excellent base to explore the Speyside area. One can easily get to dozens of the world finest distilleries, the Speyside cooperage, Walkers shortbread factory, the national parks and other historic sites with a short drive. Ian is an accomplished cook and wowed us with his breakfasts and dinners. He and wife were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make reservations and print maps for us. Very comfortable and a lovely garden.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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San Francisco Bay
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Castleview was smack in the middle of a great area to visit - castles, distilleries, wonderful drives - we stayed in the Fiddich Room, which was perfect, clean, and well-stocked with just about every amenity you could think of. Our hosts, Betty and Ian, were lovely people who wanted to make sure we had a great time in the area - and what a great time we had!!!
Their recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants were all spot on - and the meal we had at Castleview (I had the pork tenderloin, my husband the venison) was incredible. From the short walks (we got back a little early one evening, before dinner, and it was drizzling slightly - wondering if there was anything to do, we asked and were encouraged to walk up to Auchindoun Castle - which we arrived at as the rain had stopped completely, and a rainbow filled the sky) to the longer drives and tours, with excellent directions, was perfect.
There's a small plaque on the wall that says "Enter strangers, leave friends"- 4 perfect words for a great B&B. (oh, and back in California, my husband is now using Ian's method to poach eggs- works great, thanks!)

Room Tip: With the window open in the Fiddich, I could here the stream rippling below us- pretty nice!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Ian and Betty are very gracious hosts and made us feel very welcome during our stay! The room was very clean and comfortable. Also Ian cooks fantastic breakfast as well as dinner. As there are not many (actually maybe just 1) good restaurants in Dufftown, this is a good alternative. Plenty of walks around as well as distilleries to visit. Don't stay in Dufftown, go to castleview!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Castleview Bed & Breakfast
Address: Castle View Castle View Castleview | Dufftown, Dufftown AB55 4DY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Dufftown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Dufftown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Castleview Bed & Breakfast 4*
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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