Friday 7th - Sunday 9th September 2018

Douneside Hotel

Your full board package includes:

  • 2 nights dinner, lunch (soup & sandwiches) and breakfast in Douneside House, the AA Scotland Hotel of the Year, 2017-18.
  • For runners: 3 guided runs on superb off road trails in the beautiful Highlands in groups according to ability. c. 75 minute run on Friday afternoon, up to 3 hours on the Saturday morning and around 90 minutes on the Sunday; all at a nice easy, relaxed pace so you can enjoy the run and not feel it is like a race! The runs will all be in different places so that you will get to see quite a lot of the overall area. 
  • For walkers: 3 guided walks also on wonderful trails in the Highlands and also for the same sort of times & places as the runs; 75 minutes Friday, up to 3 hours Saturday and 90 minutes on Sunday.
  • A one hour Pilates session.
  • Full use of the Douneside Hotel's health club including pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium, etc
  • Transport to/from running/walking routes; all of which are within 30 minutes of Douneside House.

 Douneside Library

Your Accommodation

Douneside Country House Hotel is located about 30 miles west of Aberdeen on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. The area is renowned for its castle and whisky trails and especially for its stunning scenery. Also, the Queen's Balmoral Castle is about 12 miles up the road. The hotel has a number of rooms within the hotel building itself and there are also several superbly refurbished cottages in the hotel's grounds; offering additional accommodation options. Douneside's award winning restauarant is renowned for its excellent cuisine and so you will be able to combine a healthy running/walking weekend with some wonderful food! The Health Club offers an excellent range of facilities. These include a 12.5 metre swimming pool, sauna and steam room, state-of-the-art gymnasium, games room and all-weather tennis court. There is also a super wee 9 hole golf course (pay and play) in the village a mile down the road!

 Douneside Bedroom

Price

£375pp based on 2 sharing. Single supp. = £200pp. Please note that the single supplement is applicable if you are booking for one person only. However, should you wish to share and we are able to find someone else for you to share with then the supplement will be removed. If we are unable to source someone for you to share with then the single supplement applies.

Payment

Payment options (a) Cheque payable to Running The Highlands or (b) Paypal – an online credit/debit card system. However, due to the costs charged by Paypal we need to add a charge of 3.5% for this method of payment (c) Electronic bank transfer - please advise us if you wish to take up this option and we will supply the bank details. The cost of processing will have to be added in the case of international bank transfers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email us for a Paypal invoice or details of our bank account for an electronic transfer.

A deposit of £150pp is required to confirm a booking and the balance is then payable 10 weeks prior to the Weekend.

If you have to cancel, please inform us in writing. If you cancel more than 12 weeks before the start of the Weekend, we will retain the deposit. If you cancel less than 8 weeks before the start, we will retain 50% of the cost of the trip. If you cancel less than 4 weeks before the start of the holiday, we will retain 100% of the cost of the holiday. However, 95% of monies paid will be refunded if we are able to fill your place with a ‘reserve listed’ guest (5% being retained to cover administration expenses).

In the very unlikely event that we cancel, we will offer a full refund or alternative holiday.

 Douneside Health Club

Optional Extras

In addition to the full accommodation package you may wish to book a sports massage (or just a normal relaxing massage!). You may also need transfers between Aberdeen Airport or Aberdeen train station and Douneside. So optional extras are:

  • Half hour massage session = £30pp
  • Transfers = £25pp total return