Douneside House - Royal Deeside
AWARD WINNERS FOR NORTH EAST REGION
Offering luxurious countryside accommodation and fine Highland hospitality in a historic setting, Douneside House Hotel, Wedding and Conference venue in Tarland, Royal Deeside, recently scooped at the North East Regional Final of the Scottish Hotel Awards.
Douneside House, which is owned and managed by The MacRobert Trust, was re- opened in July 2016 by HRH Prince Michael of Kent following a £ 5million renovation of the 7,500-acre estate, which was the original family home of Lady MacRobert. It features 17 acres of magnificent gardens and spectacular views over the Howe of Cromar and the Grampian Mountains.
Each of the 14 newly refurbished, elegantly furnished bedrooms, as well as a range of apartments and cottages, combines Scottish tradition with modern amenities. Guests can enjoy the new state- of-the-art health club or get outdoors with the variety of walking trails, fishing spots and golf courses nearby. The dining is as luxurious as the surroundings, and features culinary delights using the finest local ingredients, including produce from their own gardens.
Douneside House, won ‘ Luxury Hotel of the Year, ‘Small Country House of the Year and ‘Hotel Breakfast of the Year’. The Douneside team also picked up several ‘ People Recognition Awards’ including Carolanne Duncan (Housekeeper of the Year), Tom Bielawski (Restaurant Manager of the Year) and Jim Barron (Bar Manager of the Year).
For details on their fantastic winter offer see their advertisement within this feature and visit www. dounesidehouse.co.uk
Tom Bielawski – Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year
Small Country Hotel
Jim Barron – Hotel Bar Manager of the Year