About the Hotel
Raemoir House, Scotland's Country House Hotel of the Year 2012 is one of the most beautiful Country House Hotels in the Highlands. Located near Banchory, the gateway to Royal Deeside and the Whisky and Castle Trails, the recently refurbished Georgian house provides exceptional levels of Michelin accredited and 2 AA Rosette cuisine and comfortably furnished 3 AA Star accommodation.
Two distinct buildings house the 20 individually decorated ensuite bedrooms - the older, the Ha’Hoose, dates back to 1715 and has 6 rooms. Directly in front of the Ha’Hoose stands the Georgian Mansion which became a bedroom hotel in 1943 and holds the other 14 rooms.
In the grounds and behind the doors of Raemoir you will find a world of privacy and peace. The Panelled Drawing Room has open views over the grounds, lawns and hills beyond and it makes an ideal place for our popular afternoon teas while the atmosphere in the evening is replaced with a warm ambience when the shutters are closed and the fire lit. It is not unusual for patrons to drift off into slumber in the comfort of our large armchairs.
The equally impressive Dining Room, historically the Oval Ballroom, and available to use as such, is a unique feature of the building with its Victorian flocked velvet covered walls, hung with 19th century family portraits and gilt wood mirrors. The room underlines the grandeur of days gone by with its vast windows overlooking the grounds, making it one of the most splendidly-atmospheric dining rooms in the Highlands.
The Big Fish bar is dominated by the 96lb “monster” which sits above the well stocked Whisky Cabinet and serves as a reminder that not all of them get away. Next door, the Private Sitting Room affords smaller parties the opportunity of privacy whether it be for a meeting or dining for up to 16, and the larger Georgian Room accommodates up to 70 and is used frequently for weddings and meetings.
Outside, there is our clearspan, gable-end Marquee which can accommodate up to 150, although it can be extended to create space large enough for almost any event. Eleven acres of secluded wood and parkland lend themselves perfectly for private parties, outdoor activities and corporate days and comes complete with a helipad for those wishing to arrive or leave in style.
We might be close to Aberdeen – just 15 miles – but the seclusion of Raemoir means you could be a world away. The views in all directions are of nothing but hills, forest and countryside.
The Hill of Fare behind the hotel is accessible directly from the grounds and provides increasingly wonderful panoramas the higher you climb. Near the top it is possible to see large swathes of North East of Scotland countryside with vistas to Aberdeen and the North Sea. All this offers a quite unique and stunning backdrop, particularly for a bride and groom and, weather permitting, we can take you to the top for photographs with a difference.
We look forward to welcoming you to Raemoir.
Neil & Julie Rae
Who we are
Neil & Julie Rae
Neil & Julie Rae - and the 'Big Fish' - bought the hotel in September 2010 and effected a refurbishment programme to rejuvenate the Raemoir and return it to its position as one of the area's leading Country House Hotels. The Scottish Hotel Awards recognised the efforts and nominated Raemoir as their Country House Hotel 2012.