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  • 2 Sep. 2016
    “Excellent B & B in a most interesting village”
  • 24 Jul. 2013
    “Worth every single point of its five stars!”
Academy House School Rd., Banff AB45 2SJ Scotland See on map
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

We arrived to a great welcome and Richard & Sandra were most helpful telling us about Fordyce and taking me to see the Joiner's Workshop. The house is beautifully furnished and breakfast was a treat. All in all a most successful visit.

Thank Anne-Mary P
Reviewed 25 July 2013

What an amazing place - from our first contact to our farwell, we felt welcomed and in good hands. This truly was an exceptional B&B. Our hosts Richard & Sandra have long experience but still bring an obvious fresh delight to their role. Their tastefully...More

1  Thank Sarah4dyce
Reviewed 25 June 2012

We spent 2 nights at this beautiful house surrounded by a peaceful garden and located in the tiny and quaint village of Fordyce, only a few miles away from the attractive seaside villages of Portsoy and Cullen. Richard and Sandra gave us a very kind...More

1  Thank Illy67Cremona
Reviewed 14 February 2012

We have just returned home from two superb nights in the care of Richard and Sandra Leith, owner/hosts of Academy House, a very charming 1840’s property. On arrival we were warmly greeted by our hosts who showed us round their immaculately maintained, tastefully decorated and...More

1  Thank TwoBlackDogs
Reviewed 15 September 2011

Sandra and Richard were the perfect hosts. Their B&B is just gorgeous - the grounds beautiful and the rooms large and comfortable. Richard showed us all around the village and told us a lot about the history of the area. We had Sandra and Richard...More

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Academy House Banff, Scotland
United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Banff
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Academy House Banff, Scotland
United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Banff
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"Oops - didn't mean to clck the two button for swimming pool and fitness centre as there weren't..."
24 Jul. 2013
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"None really, I would expect the second room (which is en-suite) would be just as good as the room we were in."
13 Feb. 2012
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