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Mayar Bhan

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 25 reviews

Mayar Bhan

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Mayar Bhan is an architect designed eco home built in 2005, and finished to a very high standard. The house has been simply but tastefully decorated with double glazing and underfloor heated wooden & tiled floors throughout, supplemented by a cozy wood burning stove for the winter. It is fitted with a high quality kitchen, and all 3 bedrooms have en-suite facilities. The conservatory area provides additional space for relaxation.

The house sits in a private, fully enclosed garden with decks accessed from the patio doors in the living area providing stunning views over Gruinard Bay, which can also be enjoyed from the upstairs bedroom balconies.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Laide 1 km
Will consider House swap
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness (Flights from all UK main airports) 140 km, Nearest railway: Inverness (Linking bus service to Laide) 120 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Facilities are for 6 people, but a travel cot and high chair are also provided.

The accommodation includes 2 en-suite double bedrooms and 1 en-suite twin bedroom, kitchen, living area, conservatory (with dining area), WC and utility room. All the en-suites have a shower and the downstairs bedroom also has a bath. The downstairs WC and bedroom is wheelchair accessible. The utility room provides storage for coats, shoes etc.

An ipod player, digital radio and tumble drier are also provided in addition to facilities detailed above.

Further details outdoors

The property sits in approximately 1 acre of private fully enclosed garden laid mainly in grass with decking on both sides of the house. Outdoor wooden furniture and BBQ are provided. Ample off road parking is available within the property boundary. A large lockable shed is provided for storage of bikes and outdoor equipment.

The Scottish Highlands region

The Scottish highlands have a huge variety of stunning mountain, valley, and beach scenery all steeped in hundreds of years of history. Whether you are looking for an activity packed holiday or relaxing break, the highlands has something for everyone throughout the year.


To keep the kids entertained, there is Laide, Gruinard and Mellon Udrigle beaches nearby plus many more in the area; a public swimming pool in Poolewe and leisure centre, horse riding and pitch 'n' putt in Gairloch. If you are interested in wildlife, there are Sea Eagles on Gruinard Island, Whale & Dolphin Watching at Mellon Udrigle, wildlife cruises from Gairloch, and lots of deer and birdlife. If you are looking for outdoor activities there is mountain biking; some great hills, mountains and beaches to walk, and sea fishing. If you are interested in the flora and fauna, there is Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe (National Trust) and the Beinn Eagh nature reserve.

In addition, there is a wide variety of cafes and restaurants in the area such as the Old Inn, Mountain cafe and The Sheiling in Gairloch; the Badachro Inn; the Bridge coffee shop in Poolewe, and the Drumchork and Aultbea hotels in Aultbea.

The garage in Laide (1 km) has a good selection of groceries; Aultbea (5 km) has a grocer and butcher, and Gairloch (22 km) has a further selection of shops for groceries and provisions.

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15 Sep 2014


"Second stay, and just as impressed!"

This is our second stay at Mayar Bhan. The property offers exceptionally high standard accommodation with the most amazing views out across the bay towards Gruinard Island. The property has been built with Highland weather in mind, being incredibly wind tight, and very warm. The accommodation is very well equipped with everything you might need for your stay; we were welcomed with a bottle of wine, Tunnock's Caramel Wafers, and handwash/toilet rolls in every bathroom (very handy on arrival after a long journey!). The local area is stunningly beautiful, and the whole reason why you would travel to and holiday in such a remote area. If you enjoy the outdoors but are looking for very comfortable accommodation after long days in the hills, this is the perfect accommodation for you. Highly recommended!

1 Sep 2014



The house is exceptional - although relatively modern it has character and a great 'feel'. The accommodation is of a very high standard - fantastic open plan downstairs with panoramic views across a quite magnificent vista - seascape and distant hills. Bedrooms are lovely - all ensuite and well appointed.

Lots of outside space - shed, garage etc. and of course the location is stunning. If you want to leave the stresses and pressures of city living this is a must. This part of Scotland , although remote has a wealth of interesting places to see and visit if that's what you want.

Communication and arrangements from Neil are exceptional - personal, not 'corporate'. The whole experience is unique and nourishment for the soul (sounds pretentious but its true!).

You will find every last detail taken care of and I've no doubt that if anything was amiss/damaged etc. it would be dealt with immediately.

Exceptional in every way.

4 Jun 2014


"Fabulous family holiday house"

Mayar Bhan was absolutely perfect for our relaxing stay in the Highlands. The house has stunning views and we made good use of the log burner during the typically dodgy Scottish weather. There was plenty of room for our young children to play and I think the house would work just as well for a group of friends. We hope to be back in 2015.

1 Apr 2014



We had a three night stay at Mayar Bhan in March. The house is fantastic. Everything is in great order. The kitchen is well equipt with everything you can possibly need, and plenty for six people. The setting of the house is great, with lovely views over the bay (especially the bedrooms upstairs) and close to walks and local beaches. The addition of the wood burning stove was great for the chilly evenings but 5 minutes of sun during the day and the house is super warm. Neil was great-lots of tips of where to eat etc though we used to live there so didnt use them, but great for folk who do not know the area. My one suggestion for improvement would be that some information added to the visitor folder, on the eco side of the house would be very interesting. It would have been good to learn more about it. All in all a great trip and stay-already looking to book again for later in the year.

17 Mar 2014


"We were so impressed on our first visit that we had to return."

Mayar Bhan enjoys an outstanding location overlooking Gruinard Bay with views from the lounge window over 30 miles to Suilvan and way beyond to the mighty hills of the far North West. Closer to hand is An Teallach which is easily within cycling and walking distance. For the less energetic, or if the weather is inclement, there are numerous coastal and low level walks in the Glens; not forgetting the World Famous Inverewe Gardens which are open all year.
Mayar Bhan is an extremely well appointed house which is warm and comfortable whatever the weather. It is immaculately clean and fresh and everything works and performs just as it should. However it is the attention to small details which I found impressive: for example there are a pair of insulated gauntlets provided to facilitate loading the woodstove; there is a customised 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey Map for guest use; and last but by no means least a drawer with board games and jigsaws to keep everyone entertained.

22 Nov 2013


"Mayar Bhantastic"

Mayar Bhan is a modern "Grand Design" style house maintained to a VERY high standard with all the utilities and a panoramic view to die for, Owner could not be more helpful. A great experience overall.

1 Oct 2013


"Stunning property set in a stunning location"

For once I am left almost speechless. However, I will manage to say that Mayar Bhan is a beautiful property situated in a stunning location over looking Gruinard Bay. The house has huge floor to ceiling windows in the lounge over looking the bay and a large conservatory hall/dining area to the front the combination of both floods the building with light during the day. Equally if you're eating dinner and its dark you can see up to the stars in the conservatory. The kitchen is well equipped, the lounge has a log burning stove, the bedrooms with en suites were spotlessly clean and there's plenty of bedding, towels etc. There is also a utility area with sink, fridge, freezer, w/machine & tumble dryer.
Another thing I really liked about the house is that it's very simply decorated and with simple minimal furnishings, this added to the whole feel of space and calm in the buliding and it all works very well

5 Sep 2013


"Amazing Property, in fantastic setting"

We stayed here for a week in August 2013. The house was immaculate and had everything you could wish for. The views overlooking the bay were spectacular and great for watching ships come and go as wel… More

24 Jul 2013


"The best holiday rental I have ever experienced."

Neil was most helpful with information about the house and the area before I booked. The house is spotless and very well equipped and although there is TV etc there, we thought the view over Gruinard Bay much better viewing. We fell in love with Mayar Bhan the minute we opened the door. There is so much space and light and our abiding memory is the sense of tranquility we all felt. Mayar Bhan is a beautiful house in a beautiful part of Scotland, a perfect combination.

5 Jul 2013


"5 star quality - cannot be faulted"

We usually use self-catering accommodation as we find it more flexible with small children and Mayar Bhan is one of the best places we have ever stayed. It really is a home from home - lots of living … More

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:06 Aug 2014

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