Reviews made on TripAdvisor
“Great location, lovely house.”
Left on 06/24/2015 for a stay in June 2015
Nothing but good to report for Baymore House - excellent kitchen, dining area, comfortable bedrooms and beds, spectacular views from the first floor lounge. Grimsay is a superb location for getting to see the Uists and Benbecula - so central and easy to get anywhere on the islands in less than about 45 minutes' drive. Most places much nearer. We'd done the Lady Anne boat trip last year, so were disappointed the weather was not good enough this time to do it again - but it gives us an excuse to come back! Can also recommend a wildlife day tour with Steve Duffield of Western Isles Wildlife, and the Archaeology tours with Kate McDonald of Uist Archaeology. Last year we missed seeing the Grimsay iron age wheelhouse - well worth a look if a bit tricky to find on the open moorland, but only about 15 minutes' walk from the house
“Wonderful Stay in Lovely House”
Left on 09/04/2014 for a stay in August 2014
We stayed her in August for a week and had a fantastic time. The house is amazing with everything you could possible want available to you. We travelled around the North and South Islands and saw more birds and wildlife that I could have hoped for. We went out with the owner on his boat and had the pleasure in seeing white tailed egles, stags swimming across the islands, herons, divers, gannets and so much more, it was increadible and Nick knew just where to take us. We did a spot of fishing (albeit trial and error) off the Kallin harbour which was great fun and bought live lobster from the shellfish company there also which was delish. The week went so quickly but we crammed a lot in as we didnt want to miss anything. Thanks for a brilliant stay and the house is something to be proud of, we wanted for nothing.
“Very well appointed flexible accommodation with superb views and great hosts”
Left on 06/01/2014 for a stay in May 2014
Three generations of the family thoroughly enjoyed staying at Baymore House. It is well equipped to a high standard. The library of books and DVDS is impressive, and the toys and games were much appreciated. We had great weather but had we not I could still imagine having a great time. It worked particularly well as there are bedrooms on different floors and discreet areas to 'retreat' to. Nicks boat trips are recommended. Photographs of the house do not do it justice.
“Rest and relaxation in beautiful home on a beautiful island.”
Left on 04/26/2014 for a stay in April 2014
We had such a lovely week in Bayview House - the house is beautiful. Warm and cosy, yet modern and wonderfully well equipped. There were great views from the windows - of the sea and the lochs and lots of wildlife spotting opportunities. We visited huge white sandy bays, nature reserves, ancient monuments, but the highlight of the week was a visit down to Kallin harbour for a trip on Nick's boat. It was so good we went out twice and saw, amongst other things, sea eagles, an otter and deer.
The food on the island is delicious - thank you for the wine and smoked salmon pate that you left for us. We had to go back to the smokehouse several times for more! The children loved every minute and are asking when we will go back, which we intend to do, very soon.
Left on 10/13/2013 for a stay in October 2013
Thank you Nick and Wendy for making us so welcome in your beautiful holiday home. We arrived stressed from our busy jobs and are leaving totally relaxed and refreshed. We didnt have a pen to write in the guest book before we left and wanted to thank you both. Baymore House is so very thoughtfully well equiped and beautifully furnished, and the garden safe for our dog, thank you for the little treats you left us on arrival , they were very gratefully recieved after the long journey. Your photographs on the website don't do the house justice, it is very spacious and well thought out, and the location is just wonderfull, we had a fabulous time. We hope to come back soon!
“Excellent venue with superb views”
Left on 09/06/2013 for a stay in August 2013
Baymore House occupies a prime position on Grimsay. It is spacious, very well equipped and furnished and ideal for exploring North Uist and further afield. Wendy and Nick have worked hard to provide this gem of a place. With an upstairs lounge and large windows to two sides, visitors have extensive views across the lochs and to the mountains. They also get discounted rates on Nick's boat trips either for fishing or to see wildlife! Don't take my word for it though, try it for yourself and I bet you will agree!
“An oasis of calm”
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in August 2012
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!
“Grimsay, what a special place”
Left on 08/13/2012 for a stay in August 2012
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.”
Left on 03/11/2012 for a stay in February 2012
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!!!