About Us

Durn House is a family run business based on the fabulous Moray Coast in North East Scotland offering boutique accommodation and fabulous food  in an 18th century Scottish Mansion in Portsoy.

Aquired in 2005 by the current owners, Durn House spent the next 6 years undergoing extensive renovation. Durn House now continues to provide memorable experiences for our visitors and guests.

Our Grade B listed Georgian Mansion is over 250 years old, and has many squirky original features. Natural and historical wear and tear to the building makes some of our features all the more special to Durn House, as they tell the story of how loved the House was by the owners from generations gone by. Most noticeably, the stairs to the main entrance are very individual, and require that extra little bit of appreciation when entering and leaving the building.

Durn House itself is not accessible for those who require special assistance in regards to mobility. Entrance in to the House, as well as to all bedrooms across two floors, is via stairs only. There is no lift inside the building in which to gain access to any floors. 

Durn House is a private, boutique Guest House, open to residents and non-residents . All of our non-resident events, such as Evening Dining, Afternoon Teas etc. are bookable in advance.  


The region is famed for its stunning beaches, wildlife, coastal trail as well as being on the famous Whisky and Castle trails.

The Banffshire Coast – a place of undisturbed natural beauty where dolphins, gannets, porpoises, puffins, and the occasional whale, make their home. And who would blame them when Banffshire has such an unspoilt environment on the land, in the sea and in the air?

You’ll find our coastline dotted with fishing villages which have remained remarkably well preserved and which have resisted the advances of too much modern development.

Discover Portsoy here.

Click here to see the Whisky Galore trailer which was filmed in Portsoy.


Pet Friendly

We strive to ensure that you have the most wonderful time at Durn House. This is why we are happy for you to bring along your 4 legged companion to enjoy your luxury stay, for an additional £15 per night. This includes a little pet treat from the Durn Team!
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Contact Us


Durn Road, Portsoy

Aberdeenshire AB45 2XT

Tel: 01261 843424

Email: enquiries@durnhouse.co.uk

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Durn Road, Portsoy

Aberdeenshire AB45 2XT

T: 01261 843424

E: enquiries@durnhouse.co.uk

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Durn House is the trading name of Highland Hideaways Limited, Company Number 10546406

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