Just 30 miles west of Aberdeen and set in 17 acres of beautifully kept sweeping lawns and gardens, including a children’s playpark and an 18-hole mini-golf pitch and putt, Douneside lies within the MacRobert estate and within sight of the Cairngorms National Park.
There are beautiful views of the surrounding hills (Clachnaben, Mount Keen and Lochnagar) from the house gardens.
Each July, visitors can explore the grounds on a gardens open day, part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme. The small entrance fee and all funds raised from refreshments served in the house go to the Scotland’s Garden Scheme and to Perennial, the gardeners’ charity. Proceeds from a raffle are donated to local charities.
Douneside House, a country house that lies above the village of Tarland.