This passion is matched by our commitment to taking practical steps that will help to sustain our natural environment.

The River Dee flows majestically past Maryculter House, and we take our responsibility to it very seriously. We have partnered with our friends at the River Dee Trust, a community-based charity which works to improve and restore the river and the wildlife it supports. We are asking guests to donate £1 on their bill towards the Trust’s million tree planting project.

Our hospitality doesn’t stop at humans! We’re doing our bit to help the animals that call Maryculter home too, with the installation of several squirrel feeders, and mini-picnic table bird tables for our feathered friends.

All our heating and hot water is generated by a biomass system, fed by wood pellets from sustainable forests.

We also provide charging points for electric vehicles. We have two Tesla charge points and one generic vehicle 7kw charge point.

The Green Tourism business scheme has awarded us silver status in recognition of our efforts so far, but we’re not finished yet. We pledge to reduce the amount of electricity, food waste and water produced or used by 5 – 10% annually.

We’ll get there by rolling out a raft of sustainable practices, from in-room recycling to the abolition of single-use plastic. For example, we have replaced our plastic bathroom mini toiletries with gorgeous – and re-usable – ceramic Molton Brown decanters.

Simple steps to preserve our natural heritage for today and tomorrow.

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