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Woodend House

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Kincardinshire, Banchory AB31 4AY Scotland
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#4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Banchory
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Woodend House is set in an exceptionally peaceful and idyllic location on the banks of the River Dee. The house is surrounded by native woodlands where Roe and Red Deer roam, you can walk the river bank or through the woods with a chance of seeing a Red Squirrel going about its business. The house has recently been partly refurbished; warm comfortable sitting room to relax in front of an open fire. There are three rooms available, one double with ensuite, one twin with ensuite, and one twin with bathroom next door. Food at Woodend is homemade, breakfast with our own eggs, homemade granola and bread before heading out for the day. Dinner can be arranged three courses, veg from the garden in season and, as far is possible, locally produced ingredients. Our home is a very unique place to come and unwind to the sound of the river from your bedroom, you can walk the river bank and perhaps see a salmon being caught. Fishing may also be available depending on the season and availability.
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Sheri wrote a review Jul 2019
Burlington, Canada1 contribution
What a beautiful place to wind down for a few days with our teenage daughters. Julian and Miranda are exquisite hosts, as they offer a warm and inviting atmosphere from the get go. We awoke with a beautiful view of the River Dee, followed by a superb breakfast cooked by Miranda and a morning walk along the river. Woodend is situated close to Aboyne and Banchory, both with nice places to eat and shop. A 10/10 on all levels! We definitely will return on our next visit to Scotland.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Miranda M, Owner at Woodend House
Responded 13 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure meeting you and despite the rain I am glad you enjoyed your visit to this beautiful corner of Scotland. See you next time!
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Lucy Wallis wrote a review Jul 2019
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What an amazing time we had at Woodend! Beautiful walks, delicious food and masses of history. The perfect romantic getaway spot, but I also imagine an idyllic countryside weekend with friends. Log cabin is a must see! Miranda and Julian were lovely and their dogs were divine! Couldn’t recommend more.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Miranda M, Owner at Woodend House
Responded 10 Jul 2019
Thank you so much Lucy. It was a pleasure having you here, hope to see you again in the future.
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Lucia C wrote a review Jul 2019
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We have stayed a couple of times at Woodend house over the May Bank holiday, staying in the twin room with a friend. Miranda and Jules were the perfect hosts, cooking fabulous breakfasts in the mornings, and the option of supper too which was delicious. The beds were like clouds and waking up to such a beautiful setting and the sound of the River Dee added to the perfect relaxing weekend away. Everything is idyllic! Perfect for a fishing weekend, or like us lots of country walks and with the Balmoral estate a short drive away a fun place to visit.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Miranda M, Owner at Woodend House
Responded 10 Jul 2019
Thank you for this lovely review, glad we were able to help make your stay so memorable, you had the most perfect weather which helps show Woodend at her best!
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David W. Baird wrote a review Jul 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom11 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed as guests of Julian and Miranda McHardy last week-end ( 7th to 9th July 2018) and must say that we were highly impressed with the whole experience and would certainly recommend this beautiful place to others seeking solitude and relaxation, and we will certainly return in the future. A much better option than any of the local hotels. Both Julian & Miranda are very friendly and welcoming and it is a joy to share their lovely house with them.Everything is taken at a nice gentle pace and one immediately falls into the mood of relaxation in the comfortable surroundings, both inside the house and outdoors. Placed right by the river Dee there are river walks, and a beautiful sunny walled garden, and several well tended acres around the house. Indoors is well furnished in traditional style with many of the family's antiques featuring in the comfortable drawing-room, dining-room and bedrooms, and spotlessly clean too. Miranda is an excellent cook using much of the fresh produce from the garden, so dinner is well worth enjoying, as was the lovely breakfast. Not only an ideal place to stay if you enjoy fishing, but a great escape spot to re-charge the batteries and unwind. We must return soon!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms have good views, there are two twins and one double bedded room
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Response from Miranda M, Owner at Woodend House
Responded 14 Jul 2018
Thank you so very much for this kind review. this is a very special place and sharing it with others who appreciate all it has to offer is a pleasure. Look forward to seeing you in the future!
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kim S wrote a review May 2018
Inverness, United Kingdom1 contribution
My visit to Woodend House with friends in early May 2018 was my first break from work for 18 months, so was important to me. It excelled all my expectations. My room was clean and tidy and very nicely furnished making me feel immediately at home. Wi-fi was available so I was able to contact home to let my wife know all was well, and that we had arrived safely at our destination. Our meal that evening was excellent, as was the full English breakfast the following morning, following a really good nights' sleep. There then followed a sublime three days of breakfast, salmon fishing, a light lunch on the riverbank followed by a hot bath and a perfectly cooked meal in the evening. Perfect. Our host and hostess were excellent company and I cannot wait to do exactly the same next year. Five star award for making our stay at Woodend House such an enjoyable one.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Woodend House
Which popular attractions are close to Woodend House?
Nearby attractions include Falls of Feugh (4.4 miles), Scolty Hill (3.2 miles), and Platform 22 (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Woodend House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Woodend House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Woodend House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Woodend House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ride Coffee House, Birdhouse Cafe, and Platform 22.
Are there any historical sites close to Woodend House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kincardine O'Neil Old Parish Church (3.3 miles).