Country Hotels Aberdeenshire

11 Best Country Hotels Aberdeenshire Has To Offer!

11 Best Country Hotels Aberdeenshire Has To Offer!

Are you looking for a unique and memorable holiday experience in beautiful Aberdeenshire? Look no further than the incredible country hotels across this magical land!

From cosy pubs offering locally brewed beers to grand estates surrounded by stunning natural beauty, there is something for everyone in the north-east county.

Offering luxurious accommodations with stunning views, great hospitality and top-notch customer service, these country hotels strike the perfect balance between lively activity and peaceful serenity.

Whether it’s a romantic weekend getaway or an unforgettable family holiday, your stay at one of Aberdeenshire's excellent country hotels will leave you captivated and coming back time after time.

I've visited many of these hotels and know the area well, so here are my recommendations for the best country house hotels in Aberdeenshire.

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Country Hotels in Aberdeenshire
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    Aberdeenshire Country Hotels Worth A Stay

    • Best Country Hotel in Aberdeenshire

    • Individually designed rooms

    • Some rooms with private garden and patio

    • Set within the grounds of the MacRobert Estate

    • 17 acres of botanical gardens

    • Spa and Leisure Facilities

    Escape to the beautiful town of Tarland and stay in luxurious comfort at Douneside House.

    Enjoy stunning views of the Aberdeenshire countryside and unwind in your individually designed room that boasts a conveniently sized flat-screen TV with satellite channels and the usual amenities (some guest rooms even feature their own private garden and patio area!).

    Start each day right by indulging yourself in a full Scottish breakfast then take advantage of all the facilities on offer like an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and steam room or one of the fitness classes that are available daily.

    Activities on offer from Douneside House include tennis, mini-golf, and golf (9-hole course at Tarland nearby). T

    he hotel spa offers treatments, swimming pool access, gym, and fitness classes.

    The boutique hotel is a 28-minute drive from Balmoral Castle and is the perfect base for the Cairngorms National Park.

    Rated 9.8 out of 10 on - with more than 43 reviews!

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    • 350 acres of mature woodland

    • Own magnificent 18-hole golf course and on-site golf academy

    • Traditionally decorated

    • Each room has an individual style and unique character

    • Each room has views over the Aberdeenshire countryside

    • Restauant serving traditional Scottish cuisine

    Journey to the north east countryside of Aberdeenshire and discover a local gem - the beautiful Meldrum House Hotel!

    Nestled within 350 acres of lush woodland, it offers spectacular views across its tranquil rolling parkland.

    Enjoy all modern comforts with private bathrooms in each room as well as free WiFi access throughout your stay.

    Explore the beauty indoors too through antique works on display that exude elegance.

    With unique designs for every guestroom, you're sure to find something special just waiting to be discovered before heading out onto their very own golf course or enjoying evening meals at their restaurant which blends traditional Scottish cuisine with delectable international flavours daily!

    Activities on offer from the Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Club include cycling (including bike rental), skiing, fishing, golf (on their own private golf course), and horse riding. The hotel serves afternoon tea along with lunch and dinner options.

    Rated 9.4 out of 10 on - with more than 236 reviews!

    • 44 acres of garden and woodland

    • Set in an impressive 18th Century building

    • 4-star hotel

    • Swimming pool and Spa

    • Fitness Centre

    Enjoy a sumptuous stay in 44 acres of exquisite gardens and woodland at this country house hotel, just 15 minutes from Aberdeen Airport.

    At Thainstone House, revel in elegant rooms with tea and coffee facilities; some boasting spectacular views of the lush Aberdeenshire countryside.

    Take time to relax by the swimming pool or hot tub before indulging at 1AA Rosette awarded Green Lady restaurant with dishes made using local produce along with its extensive wine list.

    Enhance your visit further at this haven for restorative leisure, offering spa treatments in luxurious beauty rooms including sauna and steam room access too – so you can rejuvenate body and soul alike!

    Activities on offer from the Thainstone House Hotel include cycling (including bike rental), a games room, golf (Inverurie golf course within 3 miles away), spa, swimming pool, and fitness centre.

    Rated 8.4 out of 10 on - with more than 193 reviews!

    • Historic-looking country house hotel

    • Set on 2,400 acres of land

    • Individually decorated rooms

    • Restaurant serving Scottish cuisine

    Embark on a luxurious getaway to Pittodrie House, an iconic Scottish hotel with turrets and spiral staircases set in 2,400 acres of scenic land.

    Located just 30 minutes away from Aberdeen by car, the estate offers visitors individualised rooms that come with private bathrooms which boast a bathtub, shower, and hairdryers for added convenience.

    Treat your taste buds at The Mither Tap Restaurant where traditional local recipes are cooked up using fresh produce while you select one of many fine whiskeys or wines available at their Snug Bar or Lounge area - perfect places to relax after dinner!

    Don't forget the exciting activities such as golfing, clay pigeon shooting and pony trekking, and many other adventures – not forgetting various trout fishing spots located along the riverside of the River Don!

    Activities on offer from the MacDonald Pittodrie House Hotel include golf (courses within 5 miles of the hotel), clay pigeon shooting, pony trekking, and croquet.

    A selection of trout, sea trout, and salmon fishing is available on the Rivers: Don, Dee, and Deveron.

    Rated 8.4 out of 10 on - with more than 197 reviews!

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    • Victorian mansion

    • Built in the 19th Century with original features still remaining

    • Drawing room with grand fireplace

    • Spa and Health Club

    • 30 acres of grounds

    With its Victorian charm, the stunning Ardoe House Hotel & Spa is nestled 5 miles away from Aberdeen in the quiet countryside next to the River Dee.

    It offers an array of luxurious amenities – think pools, spas, gyms, and beauty salons - as well as a restaurant serving up mouth-watering Scottish fare made with fresh local produce.

    On top of that, it’s just 3 miles to the Castle Trail for those seeking out a historical adventure!

    With free private parking on site too and a refurbishment in 2019 of all rooms in the hotel, Ardoe House is a country hotel worth a stay!

    Activities on offer from the Ardoe House Hotel include golf (9-hole course within 1 mile of the hotel), fishing, spa treatments, and personal trainer availability. Aberdeen city centre is a short taxi ride away.

    Rated 8.6 out of 10 on - with more than 901 reviews!

    • 18th Century former coach inn

    • Set within local conifer plantations

    • Restaurant serving locally produced cuisine

    • Great price per night

    Enjoy a peaceful retreat in the stunning Aberdeenshire countryside at the Saplinbrae Hotel & Lodges, just 30 miles north of Aberdeen.

    Choose from luxurious accommodation options ranging from individual rooms to larger family suites and fully self-catering lodges - all featuring private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access.

    The onsite restaurant serves up an abundance of local delicacies during your stay, including Sunday roasts for everyone to enjoy!

    Activities on offer at the Saplinbrae Hotel include fishing, shooting, and golf (courses around 15 minutes away by car).

    The hotel is a perfect base to explore the culture of the area as it's situated close to many museums and heritage centres well worth a visit.

    Rated 9.6 out of 10 on - with more than 147 reviews!

    • Set in a scenic location between the River Feugh and King George V Park and Pavilion

    • Individually decorated rooms

    • Rooms have views of hotel grounds or the River Dee

    • Located walking distance to the centre of Banchory

    Banchory Lodge Hotel, a charming Georgian mansion set amidst a stunning countryside backdrop, offers exquisite lodging with complimentary private parking.

    Nestled next to the River Dee and close to the River Feugh, the hotel is perfect for views across the scenic Royal Deeside.

    Located on the outskirts of Banchory, the hotel is of a country house style that comes with plenty of local amenities on your doorstep!

    Activities on offer at the Banchory Lodge Hotel include fishing, shooting, and golf (9 hole course available within 2 miles of the hotel).

    The hotel is situated next to the Deeside Way which can be walked or cycled into Aberdeen city.

    Rated 9.0 out of 10 on - with more than 123 reviews!

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    • Picturesque setting on the banks of the River Dee

    • Scottish mansion dating back to the 13th Century

    • Grounds were once home to the Knights Templer

    • The 4-star hotel combines modern luxury with period details

    This historic property is an ideal escape for travellers looking to explore the majestic beauty of Scotland.

    With a picturesque setting along the banks of the River Dee, and origins dating all the way back to 1225 AD, the area around the hotel was once home to Knights Templar!

    Step outside your door and be transported into rolling hills nearby where you can embark on activities such as skiing, biking, or canoeing down rivers.

    Alternatively, retreat indoors while admiring its stylish luxury featuring hints of natural stone details that reveal its rich history - complete with exposed fireplaces and tall wooden beams lining the ceiling above to give an exquisite country house feel!

    Activities on offer at the Maryculter House Hotel include fishing, canoeing, and golf (9-hole and 18-hole courses nearby).

    The hotel is a short drive from the village of Peterculter with transport links into Aberdeen city.

    Rated 9.4 out of 10 on - with more than 283 reviews!

    • 5-star hotel

    • Fine dining restaurant

    • One of the best hotels in the area

    • Free parking

    Nestled on the outskirts of Aberdeen lies the Marcliffe Hotel, a beautiful country house hotel that offers a luxurious and tranquil escape from everyday life.

    The spacious en suite rooms offer the perfect retreat, with plush furnishings and endless views of the lush green landscape.

    But the Marcliffe Hotel is more than just a pretty face - with its award-winning restaurants, exceptional spa facilities, and superb customer service, it’s no wonder this hotel has become a favourite among travellers.

    Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away or a spa trip with friends, the Marcliffe Hotel has something for everyone. So why not indulge in a little luxury and book your stay now? You won’t regret it.

    The Marcliffe Hotel is an excellent base to explore the city of Aberdeen. The hotel is located just 4.5 miles from Aberdeen Harbour and the nearest airport is just a 20-minute drive away.

    Rated 9.4 out of 10 on - with more than 83 reviews!

    • 4-star hotel located in the town of Banchory

    Look no further than the Tor-na-Coille Hotel for your next Aberdeenshire retreat.

    Boasting stylish decor that oozes elegance and luxury, this hotel is the perfect spot to unwind and recharge.

    And the best part? You won't break the bank with this affordable accommodation. But it's not just the hotel that will make you want to stay - it's the serene surroundings.

    Only a short walk away from nearby attractions, this location provides the perfect escape from city life.

    The hotel has various activities available to do in the surrounding area including fishing, golf and great cycling routes.

    Rated 9.2 out of 10 on - with more than 205 reviews!

    MacDonald Norwood Hall Hotel

    • Reasonable room prices for this standard of hotel

    • Fine cuisine served at their restaurant

    If you're looking for a comfortable yet luxurious place to stay, look no further than the MacDonald Norwood Hall Hotel in Aberdeen.

    As one of the small luxury hotels in Scotland, this stunning property features magnificent wood paneling and a charming country house feel that sets it apart from the competition.

    Whether you're here for business or pleasure, you'll find that this hotel has everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

    With spacious rooms, modern amenities, and excellent customer service, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience in a historic location.

    Not to mention, it's located in one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland, set within a stunning setting and easy access to local attractions in the city centre.

    The hotel's front desk can provide information on current events in Aberdeen. Easy access from the A92 if travelling by car. The hotel is located next to Robert Gordon University.

    Rated 8.6 out of 10 on - with more than 384 reviews!

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