Welcome to Douneside House
Douneside House is situated in the Scottish Highlands, steeped in history and full of character.
Following a major renovation, our historic house re-opened its doors on the 1st June 2016, offering guests a luxurious Scottish countryside stay.
Set within the grounds of the MacRobert Estate in Aberdeenshire, the main House features 14 beautiful guest rooms. The current refurbishment includes a complete re-design of each room to create a classic-contemporary style, whilst retaining important elements of Douneside’s original character through the careful placement of individual pieces of antique furniture and precious artwork.
Adjacent to the main House is the Casa Memoria building, which was originally brought to life by the MacRobert family, as a museum for artefacts collected on their extensive overseas travels. The building’s unusual architecture has enabled its transformation into four contemporary, architect-designed guest apartments, ranging in size from one to three bedrooms.
The property further encompasses guest cottages Gatehouse, Pine, Alpha, Dounebrae and Morven. Individual in style and size, each has been re-designed and furnished to the highest standards and features its own, beautifully tended garden and patio, perfect for al fresco dining on a balmy summer evening. During the colder months, wintery scenes of the local landscape can be enjoyed from the cosy sitting room, while keeping warm next to a traditional wood-burning stove.
Guests staying at Douneside House, Casa Memoria or the Douneside cottages can take advantage of our fully refurbished Health Club on the grounds. After a rejuvenating day spent hiking in the surrounding hills, fishing in the nearby river, or golfing at the local course, there is no better way to unwind than with a relaxing yoga class or refreshing dip in the pool, followed by a visit to the steam room or sauna. You may of course prefer to spend a leisurely few hours in the Douneside library, browsing our extensive range of books next to a roaring open fire while sipping a wee dram…
Our award-winning Head Chef will then indulge you with a true Scottish dining experience. The carefully crafted menu showcases seasonal, locally sourced produce, perfectly complemented by our extensive wine and whisky list.
Our breathtaking location, coupled with luxurious accommodation, outstanding facilities and a passionate, attentive team dedicated to indulging your every whim, will ensure that your stay with us here in the Scottish Highlands is a truly memorable one.