The Guardhouse

Sleeping two, The Guardhouse offers the discerning traveller an exclusive opportunity to indulge in the most exquisite self-catering accommodation in a unique Georgian property.

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Large bathroom with roll-top bath with portholes.
Enjoy a unique pothole bath with a good book and glass of bubbly
Warm bedroom with exposed wooden beams and chandelier.
The Guardhouse exterior in summer with blooming flowers
The cosy guardhouse living room with piano and woodburning stove.

Built in 1788, The Guardhouse is a beautiful historic guardshouse with a calm and relaxing atmosphere, adjacent to Mayen House, in the heart of the stunning Deveron Valley.

Steeped in history, the unique, listed building has been completely reimagined and transformed into an exclusive romantic hideaway. The Guardhouse is complete with beautiful antique furniture, a piano, woodburning stove, full kitchen, freestanding roll-top bath, an especially comfortable bed decked in luxury linen and a private garden with a full outdoor kitchen and hot tub.

Pick up the freshest ingredients from the local farm shop to cook a delicious meal, or let us pack you a picnic to enjoy at one of our spots with a view. Whatever the occasion this romantic Scottish retreat will allow you to escape from it all, to enjoy one another’s company in stunning surroundings.


Living Room

  • Wood-burning Stove with unlimited Logs
  • 4G WiFi
  • Television
  • Soft Seating
  • Dining Table


  • Electric Mini Range Cooker
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Kettle & Toaster
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Materials


  • Double Bed
  • Crisp White Linen
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Dressing Table with Mirror
  • Full Length Mirror
  • Writing Desk with a View
  • Wardrobe
  • Hairdryer


  • Double-ended Slipper, Roll-top Bath
  • Separate Shower
  • White Fluffy Towels
  • Scottish Fine Soaps
  • Heated Towel Rail 


  • Private Garden with full kitchen
  • Kamado BBQ Grill (charcoal)
  • Wood-burning Hot Tub
  • Ooni Pizza Oven
  • Outdoor Dining Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Shared Secure Bike Storage

House Rules

  • Not Suitable for Infants
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking/ vaping
  • No Parties

Please Note

Please note that The Guardhouse is a wing of Mayen House which is a private residence. The Guardhouse has its own entrance and plenty of parking. The private garden is a very short walk (100m) from The Guardhouse and is in a secluded corner of our private walled gardens . The Guardhouse is heated by a wood-burning stove, logs are provided. The Guardhouse is not pet friendly nor suitable for children nor infants.


Warm and cosy living room with soft seating and piano
The Guardhouse exterior in summer with blooming flowers
The living room with stairs to the mezzanine level.
Kitchenette with Belfast sink and all the essentials for a self-catered stay.
Enjoy steaming coffee and traditional shortbread in the comfort of the Guardhouse.
Master bedroom with traditional furniture and Juliette balcony over the living room.
Warm bedroom with exposed wooden beams and chandelier.
Large bathroom with unique roll top bath and separate corner shower.
Fresh flowers from the garden on the sunny bathroom window sill.
Luxury bath with petals floating in the steaming water.
Koi Carp Aquarium in the private garden of the Guardhouse.

Your Escape

Step out of The Guardhouse in the morning to discover the estate’s walled garden, and then stroll through the acres of woodland and meadows.  Enjoy the river, by wild salmon fishing with a dedicated ghillie, or simply by taking a long walk along its banks, returning to the warmth of the wood-burning stove. Unwind and relax in the most comfortable surroundings, enjoying the pleasures of a wood fire, piano, and a good novel, or explore the 700 acres with an easel.

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