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Experience luxury at Raemoir House in the heart of Royal Deeside, Scotland. Nestled within a private estate surrounded by ancient woodlands, this exclusive property offers 17 en-suite bedrooms and elegantly furnished public rooms with cozy open fires, perfect for any gathering. Savour gourmet meals prepared by a Master Chef with local produce, enjoy our private bar and games room, and take advantage of our helicopter landing pad. Minutes from Banchory and close to Aberdeen, the Cairngorms National Park, and Royal family summer residence, Balmoral, Raemoir House is the ideal base for exploring Scotland’s stunning landscapes and rich heritage.

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Raemoir House

Highland Retreat

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Originally Built In

Associated Family Names
Smith, Hogg, Innes, Cowdray

Number of Rooms

Type of Architecture
Georgian / Victorian

Notable Visitors
Known as the “Claridge’s of the North,” this property has hosted Royalty, Politicians, dignitaries, TV stars from the 60s to 80s, and media icons including Oasis, Van Morrison, Cliff Richard, Ronnie Corbett, and Charlton Heston.

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Perfect for
Weddings, Family Gatherings

Property type
Exclusive Use


About Raemoir House

Raemoir House, set in Royal Deeside’s heart, offers a private retreat within ancient woodlands. The house includes 16 en-suite double bedrooms along with five public rooms, featuring open fires for a warm, inviting atmosphere. Being fully staffed 24 hours we can provide all services including 2 AA Rosette dining prepared by Robert, our Master Chef, who is adept at using local ingredients to match the abundance of marvellous choice available Aberdeenshire’s rich larder.

Our House

Nestled in the heart of Royal Deeside, Scotland, Raemoir is a grand Georgian Mansion sitting within an estate steeped in history, surrounded by secluded and ancient grounds and
woodland offering an indulgently comfortable and private retreat. Less than half an hour from Aberdeen and its airport and just a short journey from the village of Banchory, Raemoir House serves as a fabulous base for exploring the stunning landscapes of Royal Deeside, the Castle, Whisky and Golf Trails, the Cairngorms National
Park and beyond.

The house is only available on a private hire basis and comes fully staffed and with 16 en-suite double bedrooms, each with its own unique charm reflecting the property’s rich heritage. The accommodations include the 4 bedroomed Ha’ Hoose annexe which is the original Raemoir estate house dating back to the early 1500’s and like the main house it provides guests with a blend of historical significance and modern luxury.

Exclusive Use


Raemoir has retained its homely charm from its time as a private residence until 1943, has seamlessly embraced the 21st century without losing its personal touch. It is as popular for meetings, events and weddings as it is for family gatherings as it is the only exclusive use venue in the area that offers an all inclusive service where everything is provided on site including all catering which makes planning your stay so much easier.


Scotland is renowned for its unique Castle and Whisky Trails, and is also the The Home of Golf with over 70 courses in Aberdeenshire alone. From scenic links to grand inland courses, the north-east region offers a golfing legacy nearly as extensive as its more famous counterparts, like St Andrews, just 90 minutes from Raemoir. The Scottish Golf Trails celebrate this rich golfing heritage, urging enthusiasts not to overlook the region's courses, promising some of the world's finest rounds.

Corporate Event

Corporate events are seen at Raemoir a lot as it provides a private and professional setting with ample breakout areas and a sense of space. It offers the perfect balance of bringing everyone together while allowing for relaxation or distancing as needed. The venue is impressive, accessible and we have experienced event organisers on hand who can help and accommodate your ideas and requirements.

Our Lodges


With over 2000 acres of lush glens, lochs, wilderness and beaches, guests can enjoy a wide array of activities right on the estate. From a raucous game of woodland laser tag to foraging and fishing, the possibilities of what you can do are almost endless. We’ll take care of all the minute details, coordination and planning for you — you just need to show up for the fun. And, if you want to head off the property for a day, the Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, pubs, and village are just a short walk from Dunskey. All activities must be booked at least 30 days prior to arrival.

Our history

"Claridge's of the North"'

Raemoir’s history reaches back to 1533 when the grounds upon which the house sits was gifted to a local farming family by a grateful King James V. The first building onsite was the Hall House in 1690, now known as the Ha’ Hoose. This served its 3,500 acre estate and still has the original front door and handle bearing the date with the occupant’s initials, the exterior bell which was used to call the estate workers in and the Coat of Arms. The “new” house was built in 1815 and was extended at various times up until the 1920’s which explains the two different styles of the front facing gables, one Georgian the other Victorian. It was occupied by various private families until 1943 when the indomitable sisters Kit Sabin and Peggy Jordan took it over and initially ran it as a respite home for war wounded officers before opening the hotel. They and subsequent owners entertained many familiar faces, celebrities and royals over the years including many from the London set which reputedly gave rise to Raemoir being known as “the Claridges of the North”. The Rae family continue to serve discerning clientele, providing Raemoir House on a private hire basis.



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Raemoir House
Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Scotland AB31 4ED