Macdonald Pittodrie House
Picture the scene: you are sitting in the Pittodrie Hotel near Aberdeen, awaiting dinner in the period dining room and staring out over 2400 acres of prime Scottish countryside.
Your Scottish beef arrives, accompanied by a delicious red, and you tuck in, the open fire blazing nearby, knowing that afterward all you have to do is stumble upstairs to your luxurious bedroom.
This wonderful old Scottish country house sits within the Pittodrie Estate and every room seeps period charm – from the blood red walls covered in gilt-framed hunting scenes and Victorian rural idylls to the lovely function rooms. The views from just about any window you look out of are simply breathtaking – take your clubs and play a round or two at one of the nearby golf courses to really appreciate this part of Scotland. Oh, and one tip - book an executive room if you want to enjoy the views across the forbidding Bennachie Mountain.