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2 nights (Jul 22 - Jul 24)
2 adults

Gowanbrae B&B

4.9 (35 reviews)
Gowanbrae BandB 19 Church Street Dufftown
Tel: 01340821505
First Bed & Breakfast in Dufftown and from early records showing the building here from 1877.

rooms

Ivy (Twin)

Max:  
En suite

2 x Single beds more >

2 x Single bedsRoom Facilities:

  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bottled Water (Complimentary)
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Digital Television Channels
  • Duvet
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Remote Control TV
  • Shower EnSuite
  • TV In Room
  • Wash Hand Basin EnSuite
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Wifi Free
  • Windows open

Rowan (Double)

Max:  
En suite

1 x Double bed more >

1 x Double bedRoom Facilities:

  • ALL bedrooms Non Smoking
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Bottled Water (Complimentary)
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Digital Television Channels
  • Duvet
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • En Suite
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Remote Control TV
  • Shower EnSuite
  • TV In Room
  • Wash Hand Basin EnSuite
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Wifi Free
  • Windows open

Facilities

  • Safe garage bikes / Motorbikes
  • Breakfast Room
  • Children Welcome
  • Drying Facilities
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement
  • Television Lounge

Policies

Check In: Between 16:00 and 18:30
Check Out: Between 9:00 and 10:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: On street parking is available and is free of charge. Parking is available nearby and is free of charge.

Children: Children aged 12 or over are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: All groups are accepted.

Average

4.9
out of 5
35 reviews

100% recommend

Breakdown

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5
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22nd January 2023:

Amazing! Jo and Steven are fantastics hosts.

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5
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7th December 2022:

We were made to feel welcome from the moment we stepped through the door. All the facilities and necessary information were clearly explained by the friendly owners. Our room was spotlessly clean and lovely and warm with a complimentary whisky which was a very nice touch. Everything worked as it should and the room and bed were very comfortable. There is a lounge available for guests to use in addition to their room. Wi-Fi available and good quality. Breakfast cooked to order at a time to suit us with plenty of options for everybody. Lovely friendly stay run by very nice people.

Tips:

Dufftown is a small settlement in the heart of “Whisky Country”. The surrounding countryside is beautiful with local attractions throughout the year such as “Dramathon”, Highland Games and outdoor pursuits to suit most people and families. A local shop for essentials and a wide range of choices stays open until 10pm. Within 2 minutes walk there is an Indian takeaway and a hotel with excellent hot food available.

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5
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29th November 2022:

We couldn't have found better

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We recommend Spice of India and Seven Stills Local Market was very nice too.

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5
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2nd November 2022:

Fantastic place to stay. Amazingly warm-hearted owners helped us with all our needs. Great recommendation for everyone. Cheers. Peter from Poland

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5
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17th October 2022:

Steve and Joe are very nice and caring. The full scottish breakfast was the best we had on our whole trip.

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4
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26th September 2022:

Excellent location at the heart of Speyside, clean rooms, excellent breakfast, friendly hosts, value for money.

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5
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26th September 2022:

Situated in a beautiful area. Very welcoming atmosphere. The room was very comfortable. Breakfast was well cooked.

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The Indian restaurant just down the road is lovely but only accepts cash.

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4.8
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24th September 2022:

Paar aus der Schweiz☺️ Gemütliche Unterkunft und sehr nette und freundliche Gastgeber. Toller Ausgangspunkt wenn man den Whisky-Trail abfahren will. Es lohnt sich! Sehr leckeres Frühstück😋

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5
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23rd September 2022:

Great stay. Our hosts were warm and welcoming. Would highly recommend.

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Book restaurants early!

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5
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23rd September 2022:

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5
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11th September 2022:

One of the best B&B we had in Scotland. Lovely and personally furnished rooms and breakfest with fresh and local products. Steve knows a lot about Whisky and provides insider tips. Although we stayed only for onw night we loved it. Thank you Steve and Jo! If you want to stay over in Dufftown I definitely recommend Gowanbrae!

Tips:

For dinner we can recommend the Indian takeaway/restaurant. Glenfiddich is a must but also the rest of the Speyside region with all the Destillieries is very nice.

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5
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9th September 2022:

Zentrumsnah und doch ruhig, keine 50 Meter vom Clocktower in Dufftown entfernt. Von dort kann man schnell zu Fuß alle Sehenswürdigkeiten oder Distillerien von Dufftown erreichen. Der Besitzer war sehr freundlich und hatte viele Tipps für uns parat. Es gab auch ein Wohnzimmer als Aufenthaltsraum. Das Frühstück war sehr gut und reichhaltig, mit selbstgemachten Produkten. Und auf dem Zimmer hat uns bei der Ankunft schon ein Whisky erwartet.

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5
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6th September 2022:

You were wonderful and made may stay very enjoyable. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness.

Tips:

Distillery Tours

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5
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4th September 2022:

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5
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2nd September 2022:

Very beautifful and comfy guest house. Steve and Jo are lovely and so caring. The breakfast is delicious. If we return to Dufftown we will definitely book here again.

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5
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30th August 2022:

The hosts Steve and JO are a very welcoming couple who done everything possible to make my stay memorable. Rooms were a good size, very clean, modern, warm and fresh. Excellent breakfast. Ice cold fresh water at hand in fridge 24hrs per day. Would go back without any doubt.

Tips:

Good Indian restaurant a stones throw from the B&B, Co-op open till late for your snacks and newspapers. The Glenfiddich Distillery tour is a must for the whisky connoisseur.

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5
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14th August 2022:

We had a super stay at Gowanbrae and our hosts Steve & Jo could not have been nicer. The house was first class in every way. Very clean and well kitted out with everything you need. Breakfast was excellent and Jo’s homemade preserves were lovely (fruit picked from the garden too) Very comfortable stay and will definitely return.

Tips:

We were at a wedding so didn’t explore but from previous visits there is so much to see in and around Dufftown. There are nice restaurants and coffee shops. The heart of Whisky country where many distilleries have visitor centres. If you want to see the real Scotland visit Dufftown

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4.8
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7th August 2022:

Jo and Steve are wonderfully welcoming hosts for whom nothing would appear to be too much trouble. Their local knowledge is to be relied upon - both very friendly and inclusive. Jo's home made preserves really get the day off to a cracking start as part of a very fulsome Scottish breakfast choice.

Tips:

If you are interested in the areas most outstanding and famous product, Gowanbrae is ideal. Steve has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the local industry and is enthusiastic in sharing it. Around the corner is one of the very best French restaurants in the area - again, with a wonderful whisky snug managed by a great hostess - if you are lucky enough to be able to get a table, it is only 4-5 minutes stagger back to Gowanbrae! Even if whisky and fine food is not your thing you only need to look around at the beautiful countryside - a short journey of just a few miles will enchant.

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5
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28th July 2022:

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5
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28th July 2022:

My daughter and I had an absolutely wonderful and relaxing stay at Gowenbrae. Steve and Jo are extremely friendly and accomodating hosts. The breakfast was delicious, and the bedroom and common areas were very comfortable.

Tips:

Next time we'll stay longer as there's so much to do in the area. The Indian restaurant just two doors away is delicious and there are other restaurants that would be fun to try.

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5
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27th July 2022:

Hi Steve and Joe, it was a pleasure to stay at your B&B, the rooms are very nice. We appreciated the warm welcome and all the valuable recommendations and information.

Tips:

Place to visit nearby: Elgin Cathedral

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4.8
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4th July 2022:

The house is extremely conformable and well kept. We received a warm welcome and support from the hosts throughout our visit. We had a nice room. The breakfast was good and there were was a comfortable lounge area. Nothing not to like here.

Tips:

Limited options for eating out so you need to book tables in advance. The train trip to Keith is worthwhile as is visiting nearby Aberlour. Lots of distilleries to visit in the area but again best to book in advance.

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5
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2nd July 2022:

Great B&B. Amazing place to stay

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5
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24th June 2022:

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5
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24th June 2022:

We had a lovely time at Gowanbrae. If we could rate our hosts higher than a 5 we absolutely would.

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5
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22nd June 2022:

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5
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14th June 2022:

Fantastic place friendly and fun

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4.8
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23rd May 2022:

Steve and Jo are very nice and friendly hosts ! They gave us very good tips for visiting of interesting places and also for the really great restaurant "Seven Stills" The breakfast is very good and Jo prepares it fresh according to the wishes of the guests

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Steve knows a lot of the best distilleries! Parking is no problem in front of the house

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5
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19th May 2022:

Best B&B ever i hat the luck to stay.

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5
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7th May 2022:

Steve and Jo went above and beyond in welcoming us and making our one night stay very comfortable and enjoyable. It was a pleasure to stay with them and they even provided a made-to-order breakfast. Thanks so much!

Tips:

We were in Dufftown especially for the distillery tours with Michelle & Andrew of Speyside Tours. Whatever you do book their tours!

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4.8
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13th April 2022:

Had a good stay.

Tips:

Town closes down early. B&B is quiet in the evening. Be sure to keep noise level down.

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5
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26th February 2022:

Steve and Jo went out of their way to make me feel extremely welcome and were always willing to share their local knowledge. An excellent breakfast was the perfect start to each day.

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5
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17th October 2021:

Thank you to Steve and Jo for making me feel so welcome. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and they were both always willing to offer local advice. The breakfast was amazing - I just wish I could have eaten it all! I am looking forward to staying again next year.

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5
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9th September 2021:

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5
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28th July 2021:

Very warm welcome, clean spacious room, comfortable bed and the breakfast was delicious with Jo's home made jams

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