About us

Our journey to becoming B&B hosts at Duntrune House


We became B&B hosts at Duntrune House in 2001 when we opened our home to guests, who might like to experience staying in a historic country house. This was the best decision we have ever made. Barrie’s retirement from civil engineering in 1999, followed by Olwyn’s decision to change to freelance teaching in 2000, allowed us to pursue our interest in genealogy. The history of Duntrune House, which we had been renovating since 1981, is fascinating and we have met  descendants of the original family – the Grahams –  and the family who purchased the house from them.  We love our home and enjoy sharing it with guests from all over the world.  It is an ideal base from which to explore sea, countryside, hills and towns. Road and rail links to all areas of Scotland are favourable allowing you to make day excursions to castles, whisky trails, antique trails, glens of Angus, Forfar, Kirriemuir,(birthplace of Sir J M Barrie, author of Peter Pan) and Perth, the Gateway to the Highlands.  Just a few miles along the coast are Arbroath, home of the famous “smokie”, cliffs, bird watching (think Puffins), and the Abbey.Olwyn and Barrie at front door of Duntrune House with gold award f