|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||5000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
Self catering accommodation for up to 12 people in Elgin, Moray, Scotland
Mayne House is a very spacious Mayne House is a very spacious and comfortable property ideal for relaxing holidays with family and friends. Situated one mile south of Elgin, it stands detached within 13 acres. The totally secluded grounds with large lawns and fine mature woodland is a haven for wildlife including red squirrels and buzzards. The benefit of a large sun room, formal drawing room and dining room, ensures it accommodates larger groups perfectly. Visitors can explore at their leisure the private lawns and woodland which surround the property. There are...Read more
Elgin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Additional Location Information
The lively market town of Elgin still has its medieval street plan, with a cobbled marketplace. Superb shopping, cinema and good restaurants can also be found in Elgin. The surrounding area boasts many sandy beaches with some of the best to be found in Lossiemouth and Findhorn, and of course the Moray Firth dolphins are a popular attraction for visitors to this area. Castles, stately homes and distilleries are abundant as well as good walking, most notably on the Speyside Way and traffic-free cycling can also be enjoyed. Inverness is within easy driving distance. There is fishing on the River Spey and Findhorn. Shop 1 mile.
On entering Elgin from Forres on A96 take the first right into Wittet Drive then take the third right turn into Mayne Road. Cross the railway bridge and fork left into the driveway after about half a mile. Proceed down the drive past the greenhouses to Mayne House.
Take train to Elgin Station. Taxi rank is outside the station. Direct driver to Mayne House which is next to Mayne Farm over the railway bridge at the lower end of Mayne Road.
Inverness airport is about 1 hour by car from Elgin. Aberdeen airport is 1.5 hrs. from Elgin by car. If car is not hired it is possible to get to Elgin by either bus or train from either airport.
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$0||$1,519 - $3,341||$0||3 nights|
|Oct. 1 2011 - May. 31 2012
|Jun. 1 2012 - Sep. 30 2012
|Dec. 23 2012 - Jan. 6 2013||-||$3,341||-||3 nights|
|All Other Dates||-||$2,278||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Reduced rates for early or late booking. Log central heating provides a warm centrally heated house over the winter months. linen and towels are provided at no extra cost. Rates are an indication only and detailed information will be provided on calling Ewan or Eileen Buchanan telephone 44(0)1343541388 mobile 44(0)7788547787 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Perfect base for exploring Moray
Mayne House is ideal for a large group with lots of really spacious rooms including a bathroom on all three floors and a laundry room and boot room. The kitchen is really well equipped and we enjoyed cooking on an aga, but the highlight is the sun room where we spent most of our time in the house. That said we spent very little time inside as Mayne House is the perfect base for exploring Moray and all it has to offer. The grounds of the house are home to herons, red squirrels and pheasants and there's plenty of lawn space for cricket or football. Our top spots in the local area were Findhorn, Hopeman and Roseisle beaches and we also had a great day out at Landmark adventure park. It's a wonderful part of Scotland and we would highly recommend both the accommodation and the area for families who enjoy the outdoors.
Good size for families or groups
We chose Mayne House for its size and location, as both were important to us for our extended family holiday.
Liked best: good location, near to the town and supermarkets, as we were self catering. Spacious house, with a separate sitting room for 'grown-ups' in addition to a family/sun room where everyone could eat together and watch TV. Two spacious bathrooms, both with a shower, and a ground-floor toilet too. Laundry room was very useful with two young children, also back porch area for dirty shoes and boots. Good wi-fi access on the ground floor of the property. Family kitchen, had plenty of crockery and cutlery. Lots of parking and outdoor space. Local park (swings, slide) within half a mile.
Liked least: No instructions for microwave/combi oven - not ideal when arriving late in the day with two children! Aga made kitchen very hot all the time (would be ok in the winter). Fridge door broken, difficult to open. Not enough towels for everyone, and no spare bedding in case of accidents. No access to the summerhouse, no garden furniture, no barbeque. Disappointing lack of current local information - would have been useful to have had leaflets about local attractions, menus for restaurants and take-aways, details of walks, etc.
Despite the dislikes, we had a very good holiday and will undoubtedly return to the area in the future. The scenery is breathtaking and Elgin provides a good base for visiting many local attractions. Mayne House would certainly suit families and large groups, as it has five bedrooms and two bathrooms on two floors, with the living space and a separate toilet on the ground floor.