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Douneside House

Douneside House


Douneside House, the MacRobert family home until Lady MacRobert’s death in 1954, is our flagship property and takes pride of place at the heart of the estate and its operations.DSC_5402  DSC_5382-HDRDSC_5391

For the majority of the year, Douneside House operates as a luxury country house and is open to the general public who wish to stay or dine.  Set within 17 acres of beautifully tended gardens with views over the Howe of Cromar, Douneside House is also a popular wedding or conference venue.  The main house features 14 elegantly designed guest rooms; many with antiques, photographs or artefacts reminiscent of the original interiors. Adjacent to the main hotel 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 and Morven. Individual in style and size, each features its own, beautifully tended garden and patio.Within the grounds of Douneside is a well-equipped Health Club which includes a swimming pool, fitness suite, sauna and Jacuzzi.  The local community are able to join the Health Club, with various membership options available.

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As part of the Trust’s charitable activities, Douneside House extends a warm welcome to military guests, and always offering preferential rates. Up until December 2014, Douneside was used exclusively by serving and retired military officers of the armed services. 


The discounted military rates are applicable to all ranks of the Armed Forces (serving and retired, regular and reserve (inc Cadet Force staff) and includes those from NATO and Commonwealth countries), widow or widower and their accompanying, immediate families (parent, spouse, child or siblings). Immediate families (parent, spouse, children or siblings) of currently serving members of the Armed Forces, who are away on duty, are also eligible for our discounted rates without the serving member, as long as they are ‘sponsored’ by that member. These rates are not available through our online reservation system.


To find out more about available military rates and to make a reservation, please contact

Charitable organisations may be eligible for reduced rates and we are delighted that many large charities choose Douneside annually as a venue for fundraising or conference events.

Find out more about the house or to make a booking, visit Please note military rates are not available on the website, to make a military booking please email

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