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Key features

  • 8 bedrooms
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 8 bathrooms
  • 1.07 acres
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Rural


Durn House is a B-listed Georgian guest house which has been tastefully restored and sits in a private position on the outskirts of the medieval harbour town of Portsoy. The property is approached off a quite country road via a private gravelled driveway with the original sandstone gate piers. There is a large parking area to the front and side. Renovated by the current owner, Durn House offers luxury guest house accommodation set over fourstoreys but offers options as a private country house. The property boasts many period features internally. Sandstone steps lead up to the front door with entrance porch and then into the large entrance hall complete with open fireplace and generous sitting areas. The property has three further well-proportioned reception rooms on the ground floor including the dining room, drawing room and bar each with open fireplaces. There is also a large office and commercial kitchen to complete the ground floor. A spiral staircase leads down to the basement which includes a wine cellar and snooker room as well as ancillary accommodation for the business. The property boasts a total of eight luxury bedrooms (six ensuite) over the first and second floors, all of which are large and tastefully decorated, each room having a different character.

Doors lead out from the cantilever staircase to a large stone terrace to the side. There is a large formal lawn which wraps around the side the terrace to the rear of the property with a mature woodland and stone wall border. On the other side of the property there is a kitchen garden with raised beds. There is also a potting shed and wood store. The policies extend to 1.07 acres in total. In addition to the owned grounds, there is an area of woodland extending to 0.45 acres which is currently rented from the neighbouring estate which is transferable to a buyer. The ground offers an overspill parking area. Further details are available from the Selling Agents.

Durn House is situated on the Moray coast on the edge of the historical village of Portsoy. The picturesque coastal village dates back to the 17th century and is often used as a film location, most recently in the popular TV drama Peaky Blinders. The village has local amenities including a Co-op supermarket, a selection of independent shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants, and a primary school. The village hosts the annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival each summer and is also home to an award-winning ice cream shop. More extensive services can be found in the county town of Banff including secondary schooling. The private school of Gordonstoun is 37 miles to the west, near Elgin. The nearest train station is Keith (17 miles) with direct services to Aberdeen (1hr 10 mins) and Inverness (1hr 5mins). There are also sleeper train services daily to London Euston from Aberdeen and Inverness.

The City of Aberdeen (50 miles) is a vibrant city with its corporate headquarters, universities, and colleges, it provides all the services expected of a major city. There is private schooling in Aberdeen including Robert Gordon's College, St Margaret's and Albyn, as well as the International School at Pitfodels. Gordonstoun School at Elgin is 37 miles to the west of Durn House.

The nearby A96 provides swift access between the cities of Aberdeen and Inverness (65 miles) and the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route providing quick access to the south.

The Moray Coast is renowned for its relatively mild climate. The surrounding coastline has a string of attractive fishing villages as well as many coves and sandy beaches. The Moray Firth offers sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sea angling bird and dolphin watching. The property sits on part of the North East 250, a popular tourist trail taking in the Moray coastline, exploring the Speyside distilleries, castles and country houses The surrounding area has plenty of sporting opportunities, as well as salmon and sea trout fishing on the Rivers Deveron, Dee, Don and Spey are all nearby. Driven grouse and pheasant shooting are available to rent on the surrounding estates. The beautiful Spey valley with its whisky trail and skiing at the Lecht in the Eastern Cairngorms is 52 miles away. For the golfers, there are local courses at Banff (Duff House Royal) and Macduff (Royal Tarlair) with the renowned courses of Royal Aberdeen and Trump International to the South at Menie.

Aberdeen Airport (47 miles) offers regular flights throughout the UK and European destinations. Inverness Airport (58 miles) offers regular flights to London, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, and other UK and European destinations


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Portsoy, Banff, Aberdeenshire, AB45


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