This was the first time we have visited the island and were overwhelmed by both the property and the warmth of the two hosts and their lovely small dog 'Cussack'.
Located at the top of a long gravel drive with cows and sheep framing either side the house appears at the top of the hill and has magnificent views over the bay below and out towards sea.
Having large windows and balconies you truly feel at one with your surroundings!
The house is a real home from home, there is a lovely guests sitting room on the ground floor with an open fire and large windows over looking the bay. The dining room allows all guests to sit together and enjoy an excellent local breakfast.
The room we had was large with plenty of room for our greyhound. It was very well maintained and cleaned to a very high standard. There was a large balcony and large en-suite with a superb power shower.
We were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble.
All in all The Monachs is excellent value for money and well worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After a wonderful breakfast, (Mhari is an excellent cook) you can enjoy the magnificent views from the spacious balcony before setting out to explore the many beautiful and interesting sites of Islay, look up old friends or make new ones, cycle on the quiet single track roads, (we have two well equipped bikes available), or just relax on the balcony or patio, where you may spot our neighbour’s, such as the Hen Harriers, Choughs, Red and Roe deer, or the Brown Hare. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Monachs Port Charlotte, Islay