A sumptuous collection of hot-tub retreats for couples and families, secluded on a sweeping, heritage-rich Scottish estate in the natureful Deveron Valley.
  • Sleeps: 2-6
  • Bedrooms: Varies
  • Bathrooms: 1 per unit
  • Minimum stay: 3 Nights

Perfectly located close to the Moray Firth coastline and Scotland’s magical Castle Country, Mayen Estate is a historic, family-run estate that spans 700 private acres.

Here you can picnic in the two-acre Walled Garden, fish in the glistening River Deveron, or simply watch the resident sheep and wildlife – including deer, hares, and diverse bird species – going about their day.

You’ll also have a sublime selection of self-catering accommodation to choose from, giving you the opportunity to retreat to slow living. Ideal for a romantic couple, MidPark A-Frame is a bespoke rural retreat within contemporary stylings.

A soaring glass apex invites you to get up close and personal with the surrounding nature, as the Scandi-style wood-burning stove encourages snuggly evenings in. You’ll also have a king-size bed to curl up in… before delicious pizza cooked al fresco and a stargazing soak in your private hot tub.

Built in 1788, The Guardhouse is an elegant Georgian escape that breathes with historic tales. A listed building decorated with well-chosen antique furniture, this is an exquisite retreat that’s perfect for a couple celebrating something special.

There’s a piano and a freestanding roll-top bath to help you while away lazy afternoons, while the garden features a full outdoor kitchen and a hot tub for impeccably stylish sunset-watching.

Meanwhile, The Pheasantry is a traditional granite cottage that once served as the laundry to Mayen House, newly transformed into a charming family-friendly retreat. Adjacent to the Walled Garden, you can enjoy truly beautiful morning views and, of course, there’s a hot tub to help you unwind in the evenings!

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At a glance

  • Accommodation sleeps 2-6 guests and includes:
    • MidPark A-Frame (2 guests – adults only)
    • The Guardhouse (2 guests – adults only)
    • The Pheasantry (4 guests)
    • Butlers Cottage (4 guests)
    • Bailies Cottage (6 guests)
  • A collection of uniquely-styled retreats for couples and families, secluded on a stunning 700-acre estate in the Deveron Valley, near Rothiemay in North East Scotland.
  • Each property is perfectly private and self contained, with full kitchens, bathrooms and their own private gardens and hot tub.
  • Estate activities available at an extra cost include wild salmon and trout fishing, clay pigeon shooting, and pre-booked Posh Picnics. There is a two-acre Walled Garden with exclusive access to guests – perfect for reading, painting, and relaxing!
  • The estate is perfectly placed to explore the wider area, including Moray Firth beaches, distilleries, castles, and world-class golf courses.


  • Disability Accessible
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs


Selection of individually-styled retreats: MidPark A-Frame (2 guests), The Guardhouse (2 guests), The Pheasantry (4 guests), Butlers Cottage (4 guests), Bailies Cottage (6 guests) with full kitchen and bathroom facilities, antique and contemporary furniture, wood-burning stove with unlimited logs, private garden space with barbecue and hot tub. TV and Wi-Fi included. Premium quality cotton linen and towels provided. On site: private parking, shared secure bike storage.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature-watching, picnic spots, farm shops, pubs, fishing, watersports, beaches, distillery tours, golf.

Accommodation Options

MidPark A-Frame - sleeps 2

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs

The Guardhouse - sleeps 2

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs

The Pheasantry - sleeps 4

  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs

Butlers Cottage - sleeps 4

  • Disability Accessible
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs

Bailies Cottage - sleeps 6

  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs

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Also sleeping up to four guests, Butlers Cottage is a traditional estate cottage with designer furnishings, traditional artist-painted “box beds” and is heated by two woodburning stoves; one in the living room and one in the master bedroom. There’s also a wood-fired garden hot tub that overlooks the Deveron Valley… perfect with a glass of fizz.

Last but by no means least, Bailies Cottage offers the ultimate family-friendly self-catering! Set in an enclosed garden, there’s a large family kitchen, bathroom, barbecue and hot-tub-equipped al fresco space, with crisp cotton-dressed beds sleeping up to six guests.

What to do once you’ve settled in? The choice is yours. You could arrange a full Scottish Estate Experience, which includes wild salmon and trout fishing, clay pigeon shooting, and access to that mesmerising Walled Garden.

Or how about indulging in a mouth-watering Posh Picnic, freshly-prepared with homemade goodies and dropped off either at your retreat, or one of the estate’s designated picnic-spots?

Further afield lie unique Scottish delights that include distillery tours, world-class golf courses, and deserted beaches.

Oh, and there’s even a chance you’ll spot the Northern Lights later on, as you laze in your hot tub at the end of yet another enthralling day… what could be better?

Things to note

Children are not permitted to stay in MidPark A-Frame and The Guardhouse, however The Pheasantry, Bailies Cottage and Butler’s Cottage are perfect for families. While some properties do allow dogs to stay by arrangement, any visiting dogs must be well-behaved and always kept under control around the estate’s sheep and wildlife. Check in – Any day except Thursday’s and Sunday’s, strictly between 4pm and 6pm (later check in times must be pre-approved)

EPC numbers:

Guardhouse – G
MidPark – E
Butler’s – G
Bailies – F
Pheasantry – F


Current Offers

Grab 10% off all July holidays (3 nights or more) using the discount code 10JULY when you book through our website - www.mayenestate.com

Where you'll be staying

Rothiemay, Moray

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