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Port Charlotte PA48 7UE, Scotland
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The Monachs
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Grimbergen, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This B&B is located in an big house a couple of miles outside Port Charlotte. The rooms are very spacious and clean and the living room and lounge are excellent to enjoy a nice single malt. Ronnie and Marie and very friendly and enthusiastic hosts. Excellent fresh cooked breakfast. Highly recommended!

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Monachs, Owner at The Monachs, responded to this review

Marie, & I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Monachs, More

Devon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Every guest house is a one-off, but The Monachs is more ‘one-off’ than most. The situation for a start: up a track, on its own, on a hillside amid sheep, cows, skylarks and curlews - with 300-degree views ranging from Islay's gentler lochside scenery to the formidable mountains of distant Jura. The Monachs’ other unique feature is the hosts, Ronnie... More

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Monachs, Owner at The Monachs, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, Mari & I are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at both Islay, & The Monachs Regards Ronnie More

Naphill, Buckinghamshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We enjoyed our two day stay here in September. Super big room and bathroom. Wonderful view of the sea. Super breakfast and excellent hospitality. The house is large and enjoys a good view of the sea as it is high up. There is an excellent place to eat at the Port Charlotte Hotel.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

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... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We (Husband, wife , two boys and Hugo the dog) stayed for two nights. The welcome ,facilities and breakfasts were all excellent. The fenced-in curtilage (Other than the access road entry its a good bit up from the public road) around the house was a definite plus to enable a safely supervise a well behaved dog for a short walk... More

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Disneyland Paris, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We've just come back from islay where we spent 6 nights at Monach. We lost while going there and arrived late. No restaurants gives supper after 9 o'clock p.m. Ronnie gave us a nice dinner and he was not obliged at all! It's was nice of him. The room we had was large and quiet, we had great relaxing time.... More

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Flawil, Switzerland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We visited Islay in August 2012 and found this B&B by pure luck! This is a wonderful and quiet place to stay. Although the weather was pretty bad we had such a heartwarming welcome that my husband and I didn't bother much about what was going on outside. My husband still wallows in the memory of the best trout he's... More

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Sao Paulo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I stayed there for 3 nights between Sep 21st and 24th. It was recommended by the Kilmeny who had run out of rooms. From the 1st email, Ronnie made us feel very welcome to The Monachs and Islay. Upon late arrival (approx. 9 pm), we were greeted firstly by jumping deer on the path to the B&B,... More

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is a wonderful B&B. I have just read a recent posting and have to say the writer is at best unkind in the extreme or more likely unhinged. Some form of heritage would suit them The owners were VERY welcoming and helpful. The rooms are spacious and very clean with beautiful furnishings. We were invited to take a drink... More

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USA
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

In response to “Worst B&B I’ve Ever Stayed At!” The comments posted were made by a woman who has very strong anti-hunting views. I hunt red deer in Scotland when I visit and was discussing the previous days hunt with her brother at the breakfast table. My wife mentioned some other hunts I have been on to her brother, at... More

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Address: Port Charlotte PA48 7UE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Charlotte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Monachs Port Charlotte, Islay

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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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 
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