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Castleview Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 19 Dufftown B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Incredibly well presented B&B with all the facilities you could want, charming laid-back hosts and very reasonable price. Hard to think what more you could want.
It is situated a few miles out of Dufftown but benefits from a peaceful location with a burn in the garden singing you to sleep. Taxi into town took a few minutes and cost £9. A local restaurateur gave us a ride home for free at the end of the evening. So transport was no problem.
Rooms are spacious to a very high standard with satellite tv, free wifi, bottled water etc. The rooms are far better than many of the much more expensive hotels you will find around the country.
Our hosts were most welcoming and took the time to chat to us over breakfast which was appreciated and Ian came up with some really good (and different) ideas for what to do in the local area.
I would definitely stay here again,

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

My Husband and I have stayed at Castleview every time we have been in Dufftown, most recently in June of 2013. We have also brought friends with us on previous stays who highly recommend this B&B. When you enter the B&B, you'll see a sign "Enter as strangers, leave as friends". This is true not only of the owners, but also their customers. (My husband still corresponds with an Italian couple we met there a few years ago!) We have also had opportunity to share a dram with Betty and Ian on multiple occasions which is always a lot of fun. Breakfasts are wonderful - especially the fresh fruit - and this trip, we learned the secret of Ian's perfectly poached egg! Ian is always happy to recommend restaurants, but we highly recommend dining at Castleview over *any* restaurant in Dufftown. Castleview is truly the very best B&B we've stayed at in all our years of travel up to Scotland!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We agree with all the other positive reviews. Our room was very clean, comfortable and perfectly furnished. We were made to feel very welcome. Our only regret is that we were there for only one night. Next time, we will stay more nights and use the location as a hub. The breakfast was excellent. The scrambled egg with smoke salmon was delicious. Ian was very helpful regarding restaurants, distilleries and tourist sights.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

this was one of our best stays.
the room was very nice and clean. we had a beautiful view of the near by small river.
the people there were very sweet.
we had a very nice evening with our ghuestfamily and the other tourist.
breakfast made by Ian was very excellent :-)

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at Castleview B&B for one night at the end of August and couldn't agree more with all of the other positive reviews. Ian makes you feel like a friend who is visiting and is quick to give helpful and honest advice. He referred us to the Castle Hotel for dinner, mentioning that some other places take advantage of tourists. The meal was not only reasonably priced but high quality and really delicious (there was also a list of about 100 whiskeys to try!). The B&B itself is a couple minutes outside of Dufftown and situated along a beautiful creek and hill. After a long drive from Edinburgh we were thankful for this cleanly, well-kept, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Thanks again to Ian & Betty!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying with Ian and Betty for two noghts during our trip to Scotland. They went out of their way to we.come us into their home and make us fell like friends rather than paying customers. They definitely enriched our visit and would not hestitate to recommend thia as a great place to stay!

Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stay in this B&B just one night during our splendid trip in Scotland. Unfortunately just one night because Ian and Betty are excellent hosts and their B&B is very beautiful and placed in a pleasant countryside. Falling asleep with the water background of a stream is something very special. A special "bravo" to to Ian the "cook" and his fantastic breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Castleview Bed & Breakfast

Address: Castleview, 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: $96 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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