Experience Mayen

Mayen Estate, near Rothiemay in Banffshire is a private, family run estate, where we enjoy welcoming holiday guests to enjoy our beautiful surroundings, with opportunities for wild swimming, river salmon and trout fishing, stargazing, clay pigeon shooting, wildlife spotting and a chance to see the Northern Lights.

Escape to nature and experience the Deveron Valley and all that Banffshire has to offer, from castles, to distilleries, to world class golf courses and to the wonders of the Moray Firth.

We offer fishing, shooting and hunting experiences for beginners, children and old hands alike. Please enquire for more information. Our gardens and grounds are strictly open to resident guests only.

The Walled Gardens

Our private walled garden is the perfect place to relax with a book. Strictly open to resident guests only, access to our beautiful Walled Garden is £20 per week (per cottage) during the Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Opening times are Monday to Friday, 8.00am till 4.30pm. Dogs are not permitted in The Walled Garden. The Glasshouses can be booked for events, please enquire for more information.

Bailies cottage private garden and chocolate box exterior with fire pit and seating.
Comfortable living room with large wood burning stove.
Large family kitchen and dining table.
Classic twin room perfect for children.
Bright double bedroom with views of the the sunny private garden.


One of the best ways to enjoy the gardens is with a picnic!  

The Summer House, on the front lawn of Mayen House, is the perfect spot to enjoy views across the valley over lunch! It is lit by candles, with a dining table and french doors to enjoy the view. Available from £20 per day.

The Fishing Lodge sits on the bank of the River Deveron, a short stroll from The Guardhouse. The lodge is equipped with a woodburning stove, soft seating, toilet facilities and a kitchenette. It’s ever so comfortable, and can be difficult to leave! Available from £50 per day.

River Deveron Fishing

At Mayen Estate we offer fishing experiences for beginners, children and seasoned anglers alike. For more information see our fishing page.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Brilliant fun for the family, we offer Clay Pigeon Shooting experiences on Mayen Estate. Perfect for complete beginners or more experienced shots alike, we offer all of the equipment and expert tuition from our gamekeeper, and of course cake and refreshments! 
This is a private experience and shooting will be at your own pace.
Prices start from £80 per person for a half-day shooting for a minimum of 2 people.

Roe Deer Hunting

As part of our sustainability and diversity action plan, we sensitively and strategically manage the Roe Deer population on the estate to ensure all of the other wildlife and plant life can thrive. Subject to seasonality and availability, we offer Roe Deer Hunting experiences in the Deveron Valley.

You will meet with our expert gamekeeper in the early morning or late evening, be provided with tuition, equipment and refreshments. This experience is for one gun and maximum one companion. Prices start from £200, please enquire for more information.

If you’re dreaming of a holiday on a Scottish Estate, take a look at our unique Cottages, Cabin and Guardhouse.