Douneside House is a hotel with a difference.  We are owned and run by The MacRobert Trust, a charitable Trust based in Aberdeenshire, which gives us unique values and a focus on our team and their development.

Based in beautiful Royal Deeside, Douneside House is home to Aberdeenshire’s only three rosette awarded restaurant and Scotland’s Executive Chef of the Year.  We are the 2018 winner of the AA’s Hotel of the Year (Scotland).  We have 13 bedrooms and a range of holiday cottages and apartments.  Our on-site Health Club has a swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room – which our team can use and enjoy on their time off.

Outside, we are situated within Royal Horticulture Society Accredited Gardens and each year six garden trainees join our team too to undertake horticulture training and qualifications.

You will be joining a small, passionate team of the very best the hospitality industry has to offer.  Our apprentices can expect to work hard, learn lots, and have lots of fun whilst being well supported and gaining opportunities to learn all about this fantastic hospitality industry.

Shared accommodation is provided for our apprentices in the local village of Tarland.


Hospitality Apprenticeship North East is delivered by Training Matters