Baymore House, Grimsay, North Uist
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Description from the owner
Experience the Outer Hebrides at its most beautiful and rugged.
Built as a family house in 2004, Baymore House was recently purchased by the present owners (who live almost next door) and fully refurbished as a high quality holiday let.
The house features a spacious upstairs lounge with a fabulous view over Baymore (Bagh Mor - big bay) which is an extraordinary natural harbour used by the local fishing industry until 25 years ago. Beyond the bay the view encompasses the rugged island of Ronay where red deer roam free and eagles fly overhead.
The accommodation comprises a large dining area with a patio door which shares the s...Read more
Baymore House, Grimsay, North Uist
North Uist, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Scotland
Additional Location Information
From the air, Grimsay is difficult to distinguish in the confused mass of shifting tidal sands, sea, lochs, islands and islets that occupies the area between North Uist and Benbecula. The island is about four miles long by two wide, and is encircled by a single track road that links most of the island's small crofts and fishing settlements together. It is connected to North Uist and Benbecula by causeways which remain dry even at the highest of tides.
Although Baymore House is only six miles from the shops and garages and airport on Benbecula, it retains a unique feeling of having one foot firmly rooted in the past, A walk right round the island takes about one and a half hours and on the way you will pass a small and busy fishing harbour from where boat trips leave regularly in the summer. Shellfish can be puchased here.
North Ford Causeway
Free Church on the South Side
Fish Market at Kallin
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$151||$151||$604 - $1,132||$0||7 nights|
|Apr. 28 2012 - Jun. 30 2012
|Jul. 1 2012 - Aug. 31 2012
|Sep. 1 2012 - Dec. 22 2012
|Dec. 22 2012 - Jan. 5 2013
|All Other Dates||$151||$151||$604||-||7 nights|
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What Past Guests Are Saying
An oasis of calm
Had a fantastic week here last august with friends. Everything is thought about by the owners who are so friendly and helpful, even coming along with 4 lobsters one night! If you want a holiday away from it all then this is the place. Just relax taking n the lovely view from the upstairs lounge or venture further to the other islands joined by causeways. Berneray is like heaven on earth with the whitest sands and azure sea with not another soul. The Machair along by the sea in august was covered in wild flowers, just lovely. We were lucky and had good weather but I think even in the rain it would still be idyllic. Just take most things with you although there is a coop a few miles away. Lots of books supplied in the house so just sit back and relax!
Response from Nick Ingledew - 03/29/2013
Thanks for the great review - hope I don't have to supply 4 lobsters to eveyone this year!!
Best wishes, Nick
Grimsay, what a special place
I'm little bit reluctant to write this review as North Uist really is a hidden gem. I would selfishly like it to stay that way. But I think everyone should experience this place at least once in your life and this house is the perfect base for that adventure. Nick and Wendy are very welcoming and helpful and the house is of a very high standard. The lounge has lovely views of Baymore and a telescope for watching the local wildlife.
we had wonderful weather and spent a lot of our time at the wonderful white sand beaches and often had a beach to ourselves. Where else would you get that on a hot summers day! There was plenty of fishing spots with in walking distance and the cycle round Grimsay is beautiful.
I would high recommend a boat trip with Nick in the Lady anne, I saw the most amazing sight of about 20 deer swiming from one island to another and Sea eagles.
That's all I'm going to say about North Uist as it has lots of hidden gems and part of the fun is finding them for yourself
Stunning house in an idyllic location with great hosts.
This house definitely has the 'wow' factor - architect designed with breathtaking views from the living areas over sea lochs to the island of Ronay and mountain of Eaval on one side and over a freshwater loch and the village of Baymore on the other. We reluctantly left this 'home from home' in February after two long stays during summer 2011 and over the winter 2011/2012 whilst working on the neighbouring island of Benbecula.
The house was a joy to live in, large but cosy open plan rooms from which to spot deer, eagles and otter, comfy king size beds and a very well stocked kitchen and dining room with everything you could possibly need for entertaining friends and family. Drinking coffee on the patio in October listening to the roar of the stags across the loch in the early morning mist on the nearby island of Ronay, well, it doesn't get much better than that. Unless of course it's a mouthwatering meal of freshly caught scallops and salmon eaten by the stove in candlelight from Kallin harbour just a 15 minute walk away or even better Wendy's own langoustine and lobster - I could go on and on... oh and you can watch the shooting stars on a clear night or if you are a plane spotter use your smart phone app and find out all about the high level flights you can watch coasting out over the atlantic.
Wendy and Nick were perfect hosts from the moment we arrived when we were met and shown round the house. Nothing was too much trouble - thank you for some memorable evenings - Bonfire night with fireworks and a blazing fire by the lochside with great company, food and music and a glorious Christmas Day with family, enough food to sink a battleship and games to follow - we did win that quiz didn't we???
There is so much to see within easy reach of the house, our trip on Nick's boat the Lady anne from Kallin harbour on a warm summer's day in June spotting seals, deer and eagles was sublime. The gently shelving beaches at Balranald Bird Reserve and Baleshare were regular dog walking haunts for us and further afield but easily accessible by car are the stunning beaches and machair over the causeway at Berneray. A full day's trip to Eriskay and Barra are well worth the effort not only for the amazing beaches including the airport at Traigh Mhor where you can watch the Loganair Twin Otter operate the world's only scheduled beach service but also for the sights featured in an Island Parish TV series.
It's a great place and we think one of Britain's best kept secrets just waiting to be discovered - we loved it and will be back. Thanks Wendy and Nick for making our stay here so special - extending the fence and putting in a gate to keep in Holly Houdini the spaniel was beyond the call of duty but so much appreciated! Wishing you every success with your new business!!! The Basson family xxx.