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Mol Bàn, Urgha

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The view from the master bedroom of the private shore and beyond
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as the name implies (shingle beach in Gaelic) a path leads from the front door down to your own pebble beach, where Seals play and Otters shyly go about their business. Mol Bàn makes an ideal self catering holiday cottage, in a perfect location for you to take advantage of the wealth of activities Harris has to offer. The beautiful Harris beaches, such as stunning Luskentyre, are a close 15-20mins drive away. On your doorstep you will find wonderful walks, wildlife to watch, fishing lochs close by, art galleries to try and the Isle of Harris Distill...Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as the name implies (shingle beach in Gaelic) a path leads from the front door down to your own pebble beach, where Seals play and Otters shyly go about their business. Mol Bàn makes an ideal self catering holiday cottage, in a perfect location for you to take advantage of the wealth of activities Harris has to offer. The beautiful Harris beaches, such as stunning Luskentyre, are a close 15-20mins drive away. On your doorstep you will find wonderful walks, wildlife to watch, fishing lochs close by, art galleries to try and the Isle of Harris Distillery all within walking distance or a short drive. Our visitors comment on the incredible views from every window and enjoy watching the Ferry on its travels or spend time spotting wildlife in the bay. If you are really lucky you might even catch the Aurora Borealis! Mol Ban offers comfortable and spacious accommodation with three large double bedrooms which can sleep up to six people. Two large reception rooms provide plenty of space for family, or friends and a large garden with your own pebble beach where children can play, take their fishing nets and explore. The cottage is well equipped for all weather, including wifi, a small, varied library, a well stocked games cupboard, sky tv package, table tennis table and even a baby grand piano! The open fire and Jacuzzi bath make returning back from a hike in the hills a pleasure. Please note access to this cottage is gained using a key code which is provided to guests ahead of their stay. Molban is accessed by steps leading down to the property and as such is unsuitable for anyone with mobility concerns. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Gill T
Hosting since February 2014
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (33)
Mary186487
Mary186487
Aberdeen, United Kingdom2 contributions
What an amazing place! Absolutely loved our stay and Gill was so helpful throughout and before our stay. Would love to go back.
Visited July 2022
Written July 29, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Clare O
Clare O
19 contributions
We stayed in this amazing house for a week in the middle of April. The house is fabulous, perfect location, right on the beach with wonderful views. Everything we needed (and more) was provided. The beds were really comfy and the bathrooms to a very high standard, loved the view out to sea from the bath! The house has so much space that there is plenty of room if you did stay indoors, but we had wonderful weather so enjoyed all the amazing landscapes of Harris & Lewis. The beaches are out of this world! Can completely understand why they are in the top 10 beaches of the world. Managed to swim in the sea one day. Saw eagles and seals. So much to do and see and the restaurants were superb. Flavour (10 minutes walk away) and North Harbour Bistro both definitely worth visiting. The islanders we met were very friendly. The hosts of Mol Ban were excellent, super helpful and lovely! We can't wait to stay again.
Visited April 2022
Written May 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rohan
Rohan
Barcelona, Spain6 contributions
Lovely secluded cottage eight on the waters edge. Surprisingly spacious with wonderful views. Table tennis a bonus!
Visited August 2021
Written August 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Inspire28249406533
Inspire28249406533
1 contribution
A long awaited holiday, due to COVID. Well equipped house. Beds and linen very good. Nice and warm. We enjoyed the quiet with just the resident cuckoos and one day a juvenile stag looking over the fence. Would certainly recommend Mol Ban.
Visited June 2021
Written June 22, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nicola A
Nicola A
1 contribution
Absolutely beautiful. Perfect location, very close to harbour and really easy to find. Cottage is beautifully done, a lot of love and attention has gone into from hosts, they really have thought of everything you could possibly need, and I mean everything! We had a wonderful time on the island made so much more memorable by staying here. Can’t recommend enough, it is really a little piece of paradise.
Visited May 2021
Written May 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

anon08
anon08
2 contributions
House so warm and comfortable which is needed with the diverse weather . In a great location for some amazing walks . Loved going to sleep with the window open listening to the waves and seals in the bay and Oyster Catches. The views from the windows ever changing. The house is so well equipped books games table tennis Our holiday was as some restrictions had been lifted and the Owners were very helpful. The house was so clean and well maintained. Great house lots of space. Would definitely love to stay again
Visited August 2020
Written August 13, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JS186525
JS186525
Edinburgh, United Kingdom29 contributions
Highly recommended. The house had everything we needed and lots of nice touches. Rooms are sizeable, location next to the beach is great, lots to do nearby.
Visited August 2019
Written August 18, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adventure22673379487
Adventure22673379487
Mol Ban is tucked away beside a lovely beach with great views and yet is near to the amenities of Tarbert and Scalpay and within easy reach of the roads leading to the other areas of Harris and Lewis. It is a very relaxing private spot but with open aspects. We enjoyed fabulous walks and scenery within a five mile radius of the house but also ventured further afield on easy day trips to the south of Harris and up to Callanish and Carloway on Lewis. The house was warm and very comfortable and was very well maintained. It was spacious, with two separate sitting rooms, and plenty of room for keeping boots and outdoor gear out of the way. We hope to go back some time.
Visited May 2019
Written May 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

thetomatopeople
thetomatopeople
Kula, HI20 contributions
Mol Ban is a vintage home renovated to provide modern comfort The home was clean and comfortable, with excellent hot water, super shower, great kitchen appliances, a comfortable bed, double-glazed windows, and comfy lounge, complete with flat screen modern TV and internet. The location on a shingle beach provided great views of the tide coming in and going out, like a kinetic art gallery. The location, a few minutes from Tarbert, provided easy access to several walking trails within an hour's drive, including a few on the 'Birds of Prey' trail, where one can see eagles, herons and egrets in the right weather conditions. It was also only an hour away from Stornoway and the lovely walks in the Lews Castle grounds. We very much enjoyed our week at Mol Ban.
Visited May 2019
Written May 12, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dianne H
Dianne H
Fabulous time at Mol ban. Everything you could hope for. Relaxing spacious weather was fantastic also. Would totally recommend this cottage.
Visited April 2019
Written May 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
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Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Car required
How to get there
From Tarbert ferry: upon leaving the ferry, follow the road round back into Tarbert main high street, past AD Monroe store on your left hand side. Continue for approximately 1.5km on road to Scalpay until you see sign for Urgha, on right hand side is an orange sign for Mol Ban, turn right and follow track for 200m down to the bottom of the hill where you will see the house and the car park/garage.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Mol Bàn, Urgha

Mol Bàn, Urgha is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Mol Bàn, Urgha has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Mol Bàn, Urgha has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Mol Bàn, Urgha must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.