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Castleview Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 19 Dufftown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 26, 2009

We have just returned from the best B&B ever. On arrival we were made very welcome by our hosts Ian & Betty. Then shown to our large double room which is very tastfully decorated with every amenity necessary. This is certainly a 5* accomodation. Tea & Coffee, cake and shortbread is available in the room also chocolates provided on the side table next to the bed.

Breakfast was excellent and plenty of it. You must try Betty's home made jam, it is to die for!!! We never managed to sample Ian's evening meal but the menu looked very tastful (again).

The garden is very peaceful and the summer house at the top of the garden is a perfect spot for peace and quiet. A lot of hard work has been put into the garden and it is so nice to wander around, Ian & Betty have worked hard on this and are very proud to show it off (and so they should be).

WE WILL BE BACK!! as we were made to feel very much at home.

We hope your day went well showing your garden and trust that the weather was not too cruel to you. Many thanks again for a lovely comfortable two night stay.

Take care

Ruth & Willie x

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2009

I stayed at Castleview for 3 nights on a work trip and was astounded at the high class accomodation and meals supplied at this establishment. The owners could not have been more helpful and welcoming and after 3 nights I did not want to leave. The surroundings and gardens are truly breathtaking. 5 star is not a high enough rating!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 16, 2009

Ian and Betty welcome you to their home as if it were your own. The welcome is warm and sincere and they truly can't do enough for you. They offer evening meals and again do you proud with Ian being the imaginative and capable chef.
The bed rooms are just beautiful and would not look out of place in a highly rated 'many starred' hotel. The finish in the rooms and the ensuites is excellent.
As well as the house they have a lovely secluded well maintained garden which is at the guests disposal during their stay and is, I understand, part of the Scottish Open Garden Scheme, so that speaks for itself.
The b&b is a little way out of Dufftown but don't let that put you off. We found them only too willing to pick us up from or take us to the 'town' to enable us to enjoy our eveing out.
I would say that they offer a superb choice for breakfast and are good value for money. I would without hesitation recommend Castleview to my friends and family.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2009

Rik already wrote a review and so do we. We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely house ;

"Our eyes feasted on an excellent breakfast, our souls felt the warmth of our hosts and our body came to rest in the beautiful garden. A truly wonderful experience in an outstanding B & B " Thank you Ian & Betty

Jacques & Josée Van Hemelryck-Huysmans
Rik & Jeannine Van Hoof-Foubert

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 29, 2009

Dufftown may be the Whiskey Capitol of Scotland, but Castleview is the B&B Queen of Dufftown. Ian and Betty were gracious hosts who shared personal knowledge of both the country and the spirits. I can still hear the sound of the stream cutting through the meticulously landscaped gardens, see the view of the Castle from the skylight of my guest room and taste the full Scottish Breakfast that was served each morning. Our 2 day stay at Castleview was NO DOUBT the best B&B experience we had during this trip. New construction with flawless details and impeccable service...Castleview. Missouri, USA.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 8, 2009

In two weeks of travel through Scotland and Ireland, this B & B was by far the best experience we had. The owners were exceedingly hospitable, providing amenities that matched the nicest hotels in the States. We felt as though we were staying in the home of good friends. Moreover, the name of the B & B accurately describes it--there really is a castle to view from its windows. We often reserved rooms in B & B's called "Harborview" or "Seaview" with no harbor or sea in sight! The owners of Castleview have created a beautiful park-like setting on a creek that will have visitors feeling as though they are on a peaceful retreat. When we return to Scotland, we will be making Castleview our "home base" for our future travels.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2009

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Castleview Bed and Breakfast in Dufftown, Scotland. The rooms were superb and definitely a cut above the usual B & B. Our hosts, Betty and Ian Sharp, made us feel very welcome and went out of their way to prepare a scrumptious breakfast for us at an early hour so that we could begin our travels early that day. The B & B is in an excellent location, close to many tourist activities. They are also located in one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland and one can simply enjoy the wonderful scenery and relax. I would definitely recommend Castleview to anyone that might be visiting in the area and looking for an outstanding B & B. We hope to return there on our next trip to Scotland!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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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 - $120 (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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