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“Church guesthouse on a small Scottish island”

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College of the Holy Spirit
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
348 reviews
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“Church guesthouse on a small Scottish island”
Reviewed 26 October 2010

The "College of the Holy Spirit" is the guesthouse of the "Cathedral of the Isles" (of the Scottish Episcopal Church), the smallest cathedral in Great Britain. It is located in Millport on the Isle of Great Cumbrae. The island can be easily accessed by ferry from Largs, then a short connecting bus ride to Millport followed by a short walk up the hill to the cathedral.

The Cathedral and guesthouse were built in Victorian times (early 1850s) - originally as a seminary for the training of priests. The buildings are architecturally highly notable (and listed as category A), but also lack some of the comforts and conveniences of modern buildings. The guesthouse itself has a mixture of rooms, all of which are rather spartan, but with reasonably comfortable beds. Some rooms have recently installed en suite facilities. The single-glazed Victorian windows do make the bedrooms rather cold in winter, although the heating is good. It should be remembered that this is a guesthouse of a working church, not a luxury hotel!

The majority of persons staying here are probably church groups, but B&B accommodation is available. Overall, a very characterful and welcoming place, but do not expect the latest standards of luxury.

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Property: College of the Holy Spirit
Address: KA28 0HE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > North Ayrshire > The Cumbraes > Great Cumbrae
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Great Cumbrae
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — College of the Holy Spirit 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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