Description from owner
Description from owner
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
Comfortable contemporary house in a sublime, tranquil location with unparalleled views on the rocky, rugged east coast of Harris.
Enjoy long walks, deserted sandy beaches, undisturbed wildlife, fishing, fresh air, peace and quiet, fine dining, sea trips etc etc
Mol Ban is a new build hebridean style long house with modern styling, panoramic windows, slate floors, underfloor heating, log burner, open plan and a stylishly furnished double height lounge.
360 degree uninterrupted views of the mountains behind and the sea in front - all the way over to Skye and the Scottish Highlands. You can sit all day and watch the buzzards, gulls, eagles, seals, otters, herons or just the ferries coming and going between the isles.
The house is ideally positioned as a base for a trip out to St Kilda, from Leverburgh, or for other sea trips with your own boat or as a passenger on one of the many excellent local sea excursions.
Sleeps six people in three bedrooms: 1 twin (w/ ensuite - shower), 1 double. One bathroom (with a bath!) on the ground floor and 1 king size upstairs.
One well behaved dog - by arrangement; please ask
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Book this 3 bedroom house in Isle of Harris today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 48 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $759 to as high as $1582, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Dec 07, 2018.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 07 Dec 2018
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Languages spoken: English
- Check in time:17:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Isle-of-harris Attractions
- Central heating
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Mountain Views
- Sea view
- Wheelchair accessible
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Private garden
- Shared garden
- Smoking not allowed
- 1 Full bath
- 1 Attached (ensuite)
– based on 48 reviews
- Very Good
“Mol Ban is simply wonderful.”
We've stayed on Harris several times and at Mol Ban twice. It feels like a beautifully calm, perfectly isolated retreat. No artificial light at night, Skye visible across the Minch, Common Seals in the bay. Well placed to explore Harris, Lewis, the Uists and Berneray. Really good base from which to make the trip to St Kilda. Eat out at the Anchorage, get an exceptionally good takeaway (seafood thermidor) from Croft 36. Try tea overlooking the beach in the garden at Scarista house. Mo Ban is bright, calm with great facilities and a glorious view - so much so that we tended to spend evenings in, rather than go out. Rare to find a holiday let of such quality that is utterly dog-friendly. Harris itself is extraordinary - wonderful beaches on the west coast, rocky bays on the east, mountains in the north. Great wildlife. Fascinating history. Some fine galleries - notably the Mission House in Finsbay. Unhesitatingly recommended.
“A perfect retreat with your own live show!”
I have to admit, when we arrived on Harris and took the east coast road to Molban through the moonscape scenery, we wondered where on earth we had come! However, as soon as we walked into Molban it was like entering a warm and spacious cocoon. The view onto the bay is mesmerising and as the weather was pretty windy and wet, it was a haven to be on the other side of glass behind the elements! The house is very well kitted out and even though there were a couple of places to eat out, we cooked in most nights as it would have been a shame to leave the view! We had all sorts of plans to do all sorts of things but somehow never got around to 3/4 of them! The one full sunny day we had, we could not tear ourselves away from the shelter of the headland just beyond the back garden fence, just watching all 11 seals doing exactly the same as us..basking in the sun! Molban gets you by the short and curlies and does'nt want to let you go. It was the perfect place to re charge weary batteries from the hubbub of daily life. The west coast beaches are stunning and its definitely worth exploring the other bays too if you get the chance...they all have lovely galleries, all different, and if you come away empty handed you are stronger than we were! Great art work allowing us to take some of Harris home with us.
“A boutique hotel all of your own with an ever-changing tidal view and sunrises”
Mol Ban is an oasis of comfort in the wilderness. The view through the floor to ceiling windows is ever-changing and utterly spectacular. Make sure you use binoculars to enjoy the antics of the seals as the tide ebbs and flows. Skye is clearly in view. Apart from friendly waves from a fisherman, the house is completed isolated (great!) and very comfortable. It is a pleasant surprise to come in and find under-floor heating that works so well. We padded around in shorts and bare feet in October. Harris was everything I had hoped for (I was told it was similar to the terrain in Sutherland, which is my favourite part of the mainland, and this was true). No photos will do the nearby beaches and dunes at Luskentyre and Scarista justice - they have to be seen (and preferably with an energetic dog, who enjoyed this area most of all). The owners and caretaker have made no compromises with Mol Ban. For isolation, views, comfort and reading, it was the best holiday I have ever had. Thanks Beverley. David and family.
“One of the best locations ever”
We stayed in Mol Ban for two weeks in June and it was hard to leave on the last day. We never found such a perfect service any time before. A warm welcome with a fantastic birthday cake, goodies and towels for the dogs, a big water bowl. A perfectly equipped kitchen, we often used it in order to watch the seals during our meal. We`re missing words to discribe this wonderful place better. Hope we will come back there. Mol Ban is one of the most beautiful places in the world we`ve ever been. Betsy and Jürgen from Germany, near Cologne
Response from the owner Hi Betsy and Jurgen, many thanks for the nice review; we're glad you enjoyed your stay and had such good weather. Angus and Beverley
“Well equipped house with lovely view.”
We have stayed in Mol Ban before and always wanted to return. Located on the east coast of Harris the house overlooks a rocky bay. We had great weather and revisited many beaches on the west coast. The house is very clean and warm and well equipped. Would love to return.
“A beguiling setting”
Great house , superb location, very clean and comfortable. Loved the big window, you can while away a lot of time just looking out at the sea and the changing light. House was really cosy , we lit the stove a couple of times , it wasn't really necessary. but it was nice. We had a lot of clear sunny weather which meant that the stars were amazing. The night we arrived we got out of the car and looked up and saw the Milky Way, it was fabulous. Harris is beautiful , great walking on the beaches and on the mountains but the hills are tough. Bought Harris tweed and some lovely handspun yarn in Lewis. A perfect trip!
Response from the owner Hello Liz, Thank you for the fab review, Best Wishes Beverley
“Just as we expected.”
This was our second visit to Mol Ban and was expected excellent in all ways. The house is very comfortable, clean & welcoming, even to the log burning stove being set ready for us to light; which this year we did not require to do, as the underfloor heating was sufficient. When we arrived there was a lovely home made cake sitting on the sideboard & a bottle if milk in the fridge, these little touches makes one feel welcome straight away. Once again we enjoyed sitting looking out the wonderful "window wall' we did not see as many Seals as last year, nor have we yet seen an Otter, however we did see on more than one occasion, see the Golden Eagle which the adults thought magnificent, we were more excited about this than our six year old grandson, who is really too young to understand what a treat that really was. We will probably not manage to visit Mol Ban in 2015 for family reasons, but we would like to thank angus & Beverley for giving us the opportunity to spend our Easter Holiday at their very comfortable house, and assure them we fully intend to visit in the future.We would also like to thank Mamie for getting the house clean & ready for us
Response from the owner Hello Isabel, Thank you for the fab review. Best Wishes Beverley
“Blissful tranquility and scenery”
Gorgeous setting overlooking a rugged bay full of seals. Peace and quiet on tap - a laid back approach is essential to enjoy Harris. We had great weather and that helps. But the cottage is very comfy and kicking back to read, listen to music and stare at the ever changing scenery - tides in and out, counting the seals, occasional eagle, heron, otter etc and wonderful light - would not be a hardship if the weather did close in. Not much out there but enjoyed food at Rodel Hotel and the anchorage. Also Butty Bus a must! Watch out - CoOp shut on Sundays.
“Lovely house - sublime setting”
We had a wonderful week here and could barely tear ourselves away from the stunning view and the frolicking seals below us, not to mention the eagles overhead. The weather threw everything it had at us but sometimes that made the view even more dramatic and the everchanging light and beautiful colours inside the house were inspiring. This is a great base for exploring Harris, with lovely art cafes and gorgeous beaches all within easy reach. We can thoroughly recommend Hebrides art, Skoon art, and especially the fabulous Croft 36 who provided us with eggs and fresh-baked bread all week and some delicious evening meals. And if the weather permits - don't hesitate to take the St Kilda trip. We went with Kilda Cruises and it was a day we'll remember forever.
“Mol Ban , Wonderful, Magical, Fantastic, Peaceful !!”
Our stay at Mol Ban was absolutely wonderful, the house was cosy, comfortable and very well equipped with everything we required to make it a real home from home. The house was spotlessly clean & immaculate in its appearance. The situation of Mol Ban is breathtaking, with the views over The Minch towards Skye magical. We were at Mol Ban with our daughter,son-in-law and 5 year old grandson who said he wished he could live there for ever, he particularly liked watching the seals basking on the rocks in the little bay outside the window, the most we counted at any one time were nine. The beaches on Harris are completely unspoiled and beautiful, it is hard to describe just how beautiful they are but, the colours of the water are best describe as turquoise. While we were at Mol Ban we also saw a pair of Golden Eagles on the rocks not far from the house, on one occasion saw one of the Eagles being cased by a pair of Seagulls obviously the Eagle had got too near the Seagulls nest. Lingerbay is approximately three miles from the village of Leverburgh where there is small supermarket which stocks a range of grocery items etc.,there is also a very nice restaurant The anchorage situated near the Leverburgh Ferry Terminal, they serve a varied menu of seafood and traditional. On the road to Tarbert there is a coffee shop/ art gallery (Hebrides art) which serves lunches and coffees the cakes are all home baked and very tasty. The suggestions given as to how to write a great review are to say what we liked best or least, I hope from what I have previously written, hopefully conveys adequately what we liked best and I have no negative points to make. This was our first ever visit to Harris but, it certainly won't be our last. Ron & Isabel MacInnes & Danny, Helen & Neil (5) Rainey