The Oban Times

Douneside House excels at the regional Scottish Hotel Awards

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Offering Highland hospitalit­y in a historic setting: Douneside House, in Royal Deeside, Aberdeensh­ire.

Douneside House, which is owned and managed by The MacRobert Trust, is based within the Trust’s 7,500 acre estate, and was the original home for the MacRobert family. It features 17 acres of magnificen­t gardens (and is a Royal Horticultu­ral Society partner garden) and offers spectacula­r views over the Howe O’ Cromar to the Grampian Mountains from its front door.

Each of the 13 elegantly furnished bedrooms, as well as a range of cottages and apartments combines Scottish tradition with modern amenities. Guests can enjoy the state-of-the-art health club or get outdoors with a variety of walking trails, fishing and golf course nearby. Douneside offers the region’s only three rosette dining experience and their menu features culinary delights using the finest local ingredient­s, including fresh produce from their own gardens.

Douneside House won ‘Country House Hotel’, ‘Family Hotel’, ‘Fine Dining Hotel’, ‘Boutique Hotel’ and ‘Small Country Hotel’. The Douneside team also picked up several ‘People Recognitio­n Awards’ including Carolanne Duncan (Housekeepe­r of the Year), David Butters (Hotel Chef of the Year), Cameron Smith (Sous Chef of the Year) and Joseph Harte (Pastry Chef of the Year).

For details on their fantastic winter offers please visit www.dounesideh­ouse.co.uk

 ??  ?? General Manager Marcel Wassen holding the award for Country House Hotel of the Year
General Manager Marcel Wassen holding the award for Country House Hotel of the Year
 ??  ?? David Butters (Hotel Chef of the Year)
David Butters (Hotel Chef of the Year)
 ??  ?? Cameron Smith (Sous Chef of the Year)
Cameron Smith (Sous Chef of the Year)
 ??  ?? Carolanne Duncan (Housekeepe­r of the Year)
Carolanne Duncan (Housekeepe­r of the Year)
 ??  ?? Joseph Harte (Pastry Chef of the Year)
Joseph Harte (Pastry Chef of the Year)

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